CRICKET WORLD CUP
The ICC cricket world cup is one of the biggest international championships tournament which was first organized in June 1975 in England by the International Cricket Council also known as the ICC. The Tournament is held every four years and thus it becomes one of the most exciting and watched tournaments in the world in the field of cricket. England was the first country to hold the first three World Cup until 1987 when other countries were given a share to host the Cricket World Cup under an unofficial rotation system. The ICC allows all members to play in the World Cup however only top 10 teams in ranking are selected for it and remaining teams to have to compete in ICC World Cup Qualifier to be part of Cricket World Cup.
The previous Cricket World Cup was held in Australia & New Zealand where Australia won the final under the Captaincy of Michael Clarke against New Zealand to win the World Cup for 5 times.
Cricket World Cup Format:
The ICC Cricket World Cup is played by only Test-playing nations who automatically qualify for the tournament. The format of the ICC World Cup has changed over a period of time. Since 2015 there were 14 teams competing under 2 groups of seven teams each in a round-robin format to determine the top two team in both groups. The four teams will finally compete in the playoffs in knockout semi-finals and then a final to determine the winner of the tournament. While from 2019 Cricket World Cup only top 10 teams on basis of ranking will play in the tournament.
Tournaments Records of ICC World Cup :
- Most runs – Sachin Tendulkar(IND) 2,278 runs (1992–2011)
- Most wickets Glenn McGrath(AUS) – 71 (1996–2007)
Teams to watch in 2019 Cricket World Cup:
- Australia the defending champion and five times Cricket World Cup champion is always graded as one of the strongest team in the world since the beginning of cricket. They always have powerful batsmen with superb allrounders and bowler who can shatter any batsmen wickets with their pace. They will be stronger if they add Steven Smith & David Warner in the World Cup 2019 squad as they were bad for cricket for 1 year so the ban will be complete before the World Cup starts.
- India is one the best team when it comes to One Day International match. India team have become better after MS Dhoni lead their side in 2007 T20 World Cup. They have won all the 3 ICC tournaments Champions Trophy, World Cup, T20 World Cup under the Captaincy of MS Dhoni. Now Virat Kohli leading the team as captain will have some pressure but he will be accompanied by MS Dhoni in the team.
The venue for 2019 World Cup:
The 12th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in Wales & England.
- Kennington Oval
- Trent Bridge
- County Ground
- The Rose Bowl
- The Cooper Associates County Ground
- Old Trafford
- Riverside Ground
- Sophia Gardens
World Cup 2019 fixtures & Schedule:
The first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be held on 30th June 2019 between England and South Africa and the Final match of cricket world cup 2019 will be on 14th July 2019 at Lord’s.