CWC 2019 world Cup is kicked off with a starting match between the host and the Proteus (South Africa). England beat South Africa and claimed there the first victory of the tournament.
2nd Match of the World Cup 2019 was played on 31st May in which Pakistan played very disappointed cricket and WI defeated them with 7 wickets. Sri Lanka got beaten by inform Kiwi’s whereas Australia taught a lesson to newly born Cricket team Afghanistan.
On 2nd June 2019, Bangladesh marked first mega upset when they defeated South Africa with 21 runs.
Pakistan is played against the mighty England team on 3rd June and made 348 in the first innings. Roots and Buttler made the centuries but their efforts went in a van. Muhammad Hafeez was nominated as the Playe of the match.
The wait is over, and we are near to witness the most awaited tournament of the cricketing world. Yes, I am talking about the ICC World Cup 2019. The CWC 2019 is going to be held in England and Wales. ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was also played in England and hosted by same hosts. Australia will defend its title in an upcoming edition of World Cup. England, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan are the favorites of the 2019 World Cup.
It is organized by ICC governing body, after every four years. Eight top-ranked teams managed to qualify directly for the event whereas host automatically qualified. The last spot was required to be filled through the qualifying round winner.
After the initial two world cups, several changes have been made in the format and rules of ODI matches. After 1983 world cup, ICC amended the rules and decreased the number of overs per match, as initially an inning was comprised of 60 overs. Later, reduced to 50 overs. ICC had imposed some fielding restrictions as well in the law approved by the governing body.
The CWC 2019 has always been a sensation for cricket fans all over the world. The Rules and the structure of CWC 2019 have now been changed in order to capture the attention of cricket fans and to update the cricket format with the advancement of Technology.
Since the past few years, ICC has made huge progress to uplift the caliber of Cricket. Due to which, cricket events are now more sensational than previous events. Due to the advancement in the field of technology and broadcasting industry has also made it easy for a cricket analyst to understand the complexities more easily.
These modern rules have not only caught the attention of cricket lovers but also motivated the Sponsors and broadcasters from all over the world to take part.
Once again CWC 2019 is going to be held in England and Wales. It is the second time that England and Wales will host the event. CWC 2019 will commence from May 13 and the final will take place on July 14. Eleven different venues of England and Wales will host the event. The historical Oval cricket ground will be ready to witness the Final of this mega war of cricket.
Here is the List of 11 different venues for world cup Matches:
- 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
Total ten cricket teams will take part to win the battle of cricket. The Teams will have to play through round-robin format which has introduced in the world cup after a long time, confirming the encounter among all sides before the Knock Out Round. there is no match of ICC when it comes to the prize as The champion of CWC 2019 gets the prize money of $3,975,000 approximately, which can be increased as this time ICC officials are very much concerned to Double the prize money.
As most of the part of the event will play through round-robin format. In this format each team will face all other 9 teams once in this round, the top 4 teams of this initial round will progress to the semi-final which will be a knockout stage.
Many of the former cricketers and cricket experts are criticizing the absence of associates teams. This is the first in the history of CWC 2019 that world cup is going to be held without all test playing nations.
In recent times, ICC has increased the number of test playing nations. With the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan, the numbers are increased from 10 to 12. These top 8 teams of ICC international ODI ranking as of 30 September 2017, had directly gone into the list of participants.
The remaining spots had to be decided after qualifier tournament. This qualifying round helped Afghanistan and the windies to fill the remaining spots as Afghanistan had beaten windies in the final. So Both the teams have successfully managed to get the spots in the event.
Here is the List of all teams playing in the world cup 2019:
- England (Host country)
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
According to ICC rules and regulations, the top 8 teams directly qualify for the event and the other test playing teams or associates teams are required to play through qualifying tournament and won the qualifying round to secure their participation in the event.
WHEN WILL CWC 2019 START?
2019 ICC World Cup will start on 30th May with a kickoff match between England vs South Africa at Oval Cricket Stadium, England. Total 48 matches will be played between 10 teams in CWC19. The final match will be played in Lords, England on 14th July 2019.
CWC 2019 FIXTURES
As per the ICC World Cup 2019 Schedule, top 10 teams based on the ICC ODI Rankings qualified for the World Cup 2019. Each team will play against every other team participating in the World Cup. 48 matches will be played in this World Cup. 45 matches will be played in the first phase and top four teams will qualify for the CWC 2019 Semi-Finals and after the contest, the winners from the Semi-Finals will meet in a WC 2019 Final at Lords Cricket Ground, England on 14th July. Check out the complete Cricket World Cup, CWC19, schedule and match fixtures below.
Cricket World Cup Broadcast & Live Streaming
Through CWC Live Streaming 2019 you can watch your favorite matches of the mega event of cricket online. Many TV Channels have purchased broadcasting rights for bringing ball by ball coverage of Cricket World Cup 2019 in their legally licensed territories.
The CWC 2019 World Cup is the most-watched Men’s cricket tournament in the world. 48 matches of this 12th edition of the World Cup will be played at the ten different stadiums of England & Wales between the 10 best cricket teams of the World.
The World Cup begins with an opening ceremony on 30th May 2019 at the Kennington Oval, London. Watch Cricket World Cricket Cup 2019 live streaming and catch the latest action live of the CWC 2019 One Day Internationals from England & Wales. If you cannot watch the entire match, on TV or online, then check out the live scores from espncricinfo & cricbuzz.
Ball by ball Live coverage for each and every match of the tournament will be available for free & paid through the official broadcast, telecast, and live streaming rights holders.
England will begin their campaign against South Africa on Thursday, 30th May 2019.
Below we have enlisted the TV Channels & Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming details for the CWC coverage for the different countries:
Which TV channel will broadcast the CWC 2019?
The entire tournament will be broadcast on different TV Channels depending on their geographical restrictions. In India, the Star Sports Network will televise all matches of the CWC 2019 Worldcup whereas, DD Sports & DD National (Doordarshan) will only telecast matches of India only.
Similarly, In Pakistan PTV Sports, Geo Super & Ten Sports will broadcast live matches from England & Wales. Cricket fans from USA and Canada can watch it on Willow TV, Willow Cricket & Willow Xtra. Afghan’s can watch cricket WC 2019 on Moby and residents of Bangladesh can get access to live matches through GTV (Gazi TV).
Fox Sports will provide live coverage of the cricket world cup 2019 in Australia whereas Supersports has taken the responsibility for the broadcasting ball by ball live coverage of the complete world cup 2019 in South Africa.
UK & New Zealand fans will have to see games of CWC 2019 live on Sky Sports.
How do I watch the live streaming of the ICC World Cup 2018?
The CWC 2019 live streaming will be available here and on many other websites including Hotstar, Sonyliv, Sky Sports, Willow TV, Fox Sports. For live updates, you can follow espncricinfo.com
CWC 2019 Points Table
As the tournament will progress, we will update this points table accordingly.
CRICKET WORLD CUP HISTORY
The inaugural edition of the Cricket World Cup was first organized by ICC in 1975. First three editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup were hosted by England. West Indies being a strong cricketing side won the first two editions and was about to claim the 3rd edition of ICC World Cup but India with the virtue of the then, skipper Kapil Dev made an impact and registered their name as the winner of 1983 Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan and India hosted the 1987 Cricket WC in which Australia managed a close contested win in a final match against England and lifted a World Cup 1987 Trophy. Pakistan won the CWC’92 after beating England in the final match of the World Cup whereas Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup title in 1996 after beating 1996.
Australia reached into the final of ICC CWC 1999 after beating South Africa in a Sensational last ball finish match. The dominance of Australia over the ICC tournaments lasted for almost a decade. As they won three consecutive Cricket world cups, Australia beat Pakistan in 1999, India in 2003 and Sri Lanka in 2007.
In 2011, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka hosted the World Cup and India lifted the title at his home ground after beating Sri Lanka in the final. 2015 World Cup was hosted by Australia and New Zealand jointly, and eventually, both of these hosts reached into the final of World Cup 2015. Kiwi’s reached into the final of any World Cup edition and were favorites but Australia nailed them and grabbed a victory in 2015 Cricket World Cup.
In short, Australia is the only team who won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the four times, West Indies and India won twice, Pakistan and Sri Lanka lifted World Cup Trophy only once.
Now, in 2019, England and Wales are jointly hosting the upcoming edition of the ICC World Cup……
Who will win ICC World Cup 2019?
God knows better who will win it…..