Who defends the Cricket World Cup title? How many teams participate in the tournament? Who seems as the biggest favorite? You can find answers to all these questions in OneHash’s guide to Cricket World Cup 2019.
2019 Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of One Day International cricket rivalry for the title of the best national team on the planet. It will be hosted by England and Wales, from May 30 to July 14. It’s organized by International Cricket Council (ICC), official global governing body of cricket. Ten teams will participate in the tournament. Below you have more information about each of them.
Which teams are in 2019 Cricket World Cup?
World ranking: 1
Best World Cup finish: Second place 1979, 1987, 1992
Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Liam Dawson.
World ranking: 2
Best World Cup finish: Champions 1983, 2011
Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.
3. South Africa
World ranking: 3
Best World Cup finish: Semi final: 1992, 1999, 2007, 2015
Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.
4. New Zealand
World ranking: 4
Best World Cup finish: Second place: 2015
Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor.
World ranking: 5
Best World Cup finish: Champions 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015
Squad: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson.
World ranking: 6
Best World Cup finis: Champions 1992
Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, capt), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.
World ranking: 7
Best World Cup finish:Quarter final 2015
Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das (wk), Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal.
8. West Indies
World ranking: 8
Best World Cup finish: Champions 1975, 1979
Squad: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russel, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.
9. Sri Lanka
World ranking: 9
Best World Cup finish: Champions 1996
Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.
World ranking: 10
Best World Cup finish: Group stage 2015
Squad: Gulbadin Naib (c), Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan, Hamid Hassan, Hazrat Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shinwari.
2019 Cricket World Cup venues:
- Headingley – Leeds
- Trent Bridge – Nottingham
- The Oval – London
- Lord’s – London
- Edgbaston – Birmingham
- The Riverside – Durham
- Bristol County Ground – Bristol
- County Ground – Taunton
- Hampshire Bowl – Southampton
- Old Trafford – Manchester
- Cardiff Wales Stadium – Cardiff
2019 Cricket World Cup schedule:
In this edition ICC has introduced a new formula of playing matches at Cricket World Cup. This time all of teams will meet each other in round-robin group stage, that's going to last until July 6. Later four of the best teams will face-off in semi-finals and, ultimately, in the final which will be staged on July 14 at prestigious Lord's ground.
30 England v South Africa, The Oval (11:30 CEST)
31 West Indies v Pakistan, Trent Bridge (11:30 CEST)
1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Cardiff (11:30 CEST)
1 Afghanistan v Australia, Bristol (d/n) (14:30 CEST)
2 South Africa v Bangladesh, The Oval (11:30 CEST)
3 England v Pakistan, Trent Bridge (11:30 CEST)
4 Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Cardiff (11:30 CEST)
5 South Africa v India, Southampton (11:30 CEST)
5 Bangladesh v New Zealand, The Oval (d/n) (14:30 CEST)
6 Australia v West Indies, Trent Bridge (11:30 CEST)
7 Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Bristol (11:30 CEST)
8 England v Bangladesh, Cardiff (11:30 CEST)
8 Afghanistan v New Zealand, Taunton (d/n) (14:30 CEST)
9 India v Australia, The Oval (11:30 CEST)
10 South Africa v West Indies, Southampton (11:30 CEST)
11 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Bristol (11:30 CEST)
12 Australia v Pakistan, Taunton (11:30 CEST)
13 India v New Zealand, Trent Bridge (11:30 CEST)
14 England v West Indies, Southampton (11:30 CEST)
15 Sri Lanka v Australia, The Oval (11:30 CEST)
15 South Africa v Afghanistan, Cardiff (d/n) (11:30 CEST)
16 India v Pakistan, Old Trafford (11:30 CEST)
17 West Indies v Bangladesh, Taunton (11:30 CEST)
18 England v Afghanistan, Old Trafford (11:30 CEST)
19 New Zealand v South Africa, Edgbaston (11:30 CEST)
20 Australia v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge (11:30 CEST)
21 England v Sri Lanka, Headingley (11:30 CEST)
22 India v Afghanistan, Southampton (11:30 CEST)
22 West Indies v New Zealand, Old Trafford (d/n) (14:30 CEST)
23 Pakistan v South Africa, Lord's (11:30 CEST)
24 Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Southampton (11:30 CEST)
25 England v Australia, Lord's (11:30 CEST)
26 New Zealand v Pakistan, Edgbaston (11:30 CEST)
27 West Indies v India, Old Trafford (11:30 CEST)
28 Sri Lanka v South Africa, Chester-le-Street (11:30 CEST)
29 Pakistan v Afghanistan, Headingley (11:30 CEST)
29 New Zealand v Australia, Lord's (d/n) (14:30 CEST)
30 England v India, Edgbaston (11:30 CEST)
1 Sri Lanka v West Indies, Chester-le-Street (11:30 CEST)
2 Bangladesh v India, Edgbaston (11:30 CEST)
3 England v New Zealand, Chester-le-Street (11:30 CEST)
4 Afghanistan v West Indies, Headingley (11:30 CEST)
5 Pakistan v Bangladesh, Lord's (11:30 CEST)
6 Sri Lanka v India, Headingley (11:30 CEST)
6 Australia v South Africa, Old Trafford (d/n) (14:30 CEST)
9* First semi-final: 1st v 4th, Old Trafford (11:30 CEST)
11* Second semi-final: 2nd v 3rd, Edgbaston (11:30 CEST)
14* Final, Lord's (11:30 CEST)
Who won the last Cricket World Cup?
The last Cricket World Cup was hosted in 2015 by both Australia and New Zealand. Aussies were not too hospitable and beat all of the rivals throughout their way for gold medals.
In the decisive game they defeated - oh, the sweet irony - co-hosts New Zealand by seven wickets at Melbourne Cricket Ground
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