ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The prestigious event that’s held once in every four years is back again. It’s that time again when top cricket teams will compete to win the coveted Cricket World Cup title. The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019.

ICC Cricket World Cup Host

With only 10 teams qualifying this year, the group stage has been revamped to ensure that all teams play each other in the group stage and four will advance onto the semi-finals.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule – Full fixtures and timings for group stage World Cup matches

The host nation England will take on South Africa in the opening world cup match on 30th May 2019. Defending champions Australia will face off against Afghanistan in their first match. India will play their first world cup 2019 match against South Africa on 5th June 2019.

ICC Cricket World Cup Participating Teams

A total of 45 matches will be played in the round-robin format with all teams playing 9 group stage matches each. The top 4 teams from the group stage will progress to the knockout stage.

Here is the Full schedule and timings for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 group stage matches:

Match Date Venue Details Match Time Teams
30 May 2019 The Oval, London 3:00 PM
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England Vs South Africa
31 May 2019 Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM
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Pakistan Vs West Indies
1 June 2019 Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 PM
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New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka
1 June 2019 Bristol Country Ground, Bristol (D/N) 6:00 PM
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Australia Vs Afghanistan
2 June 2019 The Oval, London 3:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs South Africa
3 June 2019 Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM
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England Vs Pakistan
4 June 2019 Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 PM
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Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka
5 June 2019 Hamsphire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM
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India Vs South Africa
5 June 2019 The Oval, London (D/N) 6:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs New Zealand
6 June 2019 Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM
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Australia Vs West Indies
7 June 2019 Bristol Country Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM
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Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka
8 June 2019 Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs England
8 June 2019 Country Ground, Taunton 6:00 PM
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Afghanistan Vs New Zealand
9 June 2019 The Oval, London 3:00 PM
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India Vs Australia
10 June 2019 Hamsphire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM
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South Africa Vs West Indies
11 June 2019 Bristol Country Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka
12 June 2019 Country Ground, Taunton 3:00 PM
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Australia Vs Pakistan
13 June 2019 Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM
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India Vs New Zealand
14 June 2019 Hamsphire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM
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England Vs West Indies
15 June 2019 The Oval, London 3:00 PM
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Australia Vs Sri Lanka
15 June 2019 Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff (D/N) 6:00 PM
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Afghanistan Vs South Africa
16 June 2019 Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM
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India VS Pakistan
17 June 2019 Country Ground, Taunton 3:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs West Indies
18 June 2019 Old Trafford, Manchester 6:00 PM
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 Afghanistan Vs England
19 June 2019 Edgbaston, Brimingham 3:00 PM
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New Zealand Vs South Africa
20 June 2019 Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM
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Australia Vs Bangladesh
21 June 2019 Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM
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 England Vs Sri Lanka
22 June 2019 Hamsphire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM
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India Vs Afghanistan
22 June 2019 Old Trafford, Manchester (D/N) 6:00 PM
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New Zealand Vs West Indies
23 June 2019 Lords, London 3:00 PM
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Pakistan Vs South Africa
24 June 2019 Hamsphire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs Afgjanistan
25 June 2019 Lords, London 3:00 PM
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Australia Vs England
26 June 2019 Edgbaston, Brimingham 3:00 PM
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New Zealand Vs Pakistan
27 June 2019 Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM
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India Vs West Indies
28 June 2019 The Riverside, Durham 3:00 PM
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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka
29 June 2019 Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM
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Afghanistan Vs Pakistan
29 June 2019 Lords, London (D/N) 6:00 PM
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Australia Vs New Zealand
30 June 2019 Edgbaston, Brimingham 3:00 PM
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India Vs England
1 July 2019 The Riverside, Durham 3:00 PM
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Sri Lanka Vs West Indies
2 July 2019 Edgbaston, Brimingham 3:00 PM
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India Vs Bangladesh
3 July 2019 The Riverside, Durham 3:00 PM
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England Vs New Zealand
4 July 2019 Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM
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Afghanistan Vs West Indies
5 July 2019 Lords, London 3:00 PM
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Bangladesh Vs Pakistan
6 July 2019 Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM
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India Vs Sri Lanka
6 July 2019 Old Trafford, Manchaster (D/N) 6:00 PM
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Australia Vs South Africa
9 July 2019 Old Trafford, Manchaster 3:00 PM
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10 July 2019 Old Trafford, Manchaster 3:00 PM
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11 July 2019 Edgbaston, Brimingham 3:00 PM
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12 July 2019 Edgbaston, Brimingham 3:00 PM
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14 July 2019 Lord’s, London 3:00 PM
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15 July 2019 Lord’s, London 3:00 PM
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

2019 Cricket World Cup Teams – Complete player-list of all the World Cup 2019 teams

10 teams will be participating in this world cup. The top 8 teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 – India, Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand Sri Lanka, and Pakistan – qualified automatically. The 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier was played to decide the remaining two spots. 8 teams competed for the 2 spots up for grabs. Afghanistan and the West Indies emerged as winners. Zimbabwe failed to reach the group stage for the first time since 1983.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams

The teams need to submit their final 15-man squad lists for the WC a month prior to the event i.e. by 30th April. Up to seven days prior to the tournament, the teams will have the option of changing players in this 15 anytime.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Warm-up Matches Schedule

Match DateVenue DetailsMatch TimeTeams
24 May 2019Bristol County Ground, Bristol3:00 PM IST Pakistan Vs. Afghanistan
24 May 2019Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff3:00 PM IST Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa
25 May 2019Hampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM IST England Vs. Australia
25 May 2019The Oval, London 3:00 PM IST India Vs. New Zealand
26 May 2019Bristol County Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM IST South Africa Vs. West Indies

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Team Captain and Players List – Team list and World Cup squad

New Zealand – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

New Zealand announced their 15-man squad on 3 April 2019.

PlayerRole
Kane Williamson (c)Batsman
Tim Southee (vc)Bowler
Tom Blundell (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Trent BoultBowler
Colin de GrandhommeAll-rounder
Lockie FergusonBowler
Martin GuptillBatsman
Matt HenryBowler
Tom Latham (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Colin MunroBatsman
James NeeshamAll-rounder
Henry NichollsBatsman
Mitchell SantnerAll-rounder
Ish SodhiBowler
Ross TaylorBatsman

India – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

India announced their 15-man squad on 15 April.

PlayerRole
Virat Kohli (c)Batsman
Rohit Sharma (vc)Batsman
Shikhar DhawanBatsman
K. L. RahulBatsman
Vijay ShankarAll-rounder
MS Dhoni (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Kedar JadhavBatsman
Dinesh Karthik (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Kuldeep YadavBowler
Bhuvneshwar KumarBowler
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Hardik PandyaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Mohammed ShamiBowler

Australia – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

Australia announced their 15-man squad on 15 April.

PlayerRole
Aaron Finch (c)Batsman
Alex Carey (vc, wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Pat Cummins (vc)All-rounder
Jason BehrendorffBowler
Nathan Coulter-NileBowler
Usman KhawajaBatsman
Nathan LyonBowler
Shaun MarshBatsman
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder
Jhye RichardsonBowler
Steve SmithBatsman
Mitchell StarcBowler
Marcus StoinisAll-rounder
David WarnerBatsman
Adam ZampaBowler

Bangladesh – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

Bangladesh announced their 15-man squad on 16 April.

PlayerRole
Mashrafe Mortaza (c)Bowler
Shakib Al Hasan (vc)All-rounder
Tamim IqbalBatsman
Liton Das (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
MahmudullahBatsman
Mohammad Mithun (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Sabbir RahmanBatsman
Mehedi Hasan MirazAll-rounder
Soumya SarkarAll-rounder
Rubel HossainBowler
Mohammad SaifuddinAll-rounder
Mosaddek HossainAll-rounder
Mustafizur RahmanBowler
Abu JayedBowler

England – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

England announced their World Cup squad on 17 April.

PlayerRole
Eoin Morgan (c)Batsman
Jos Buttler (vc, wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder
Jonny Bairstow (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Tom CurranBowler
Joe DenlyAll-rounder
Alex HalesBatsman
Liam PlunkettBowler
Adil RashidBowler
Joe RootBatsman
Jason RoyBatsman
Ben StokesAll-rounder
David WilleyAll-rounder
Chris WoakesAll-rounder
Mark WoodBowler

Pakistan – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

Pakistan announced their World Cup squad on 18 April.

PlayerRole
Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Shoaib Malik (vc)All-rounder
Fakhar ZamanBatsman
Imam-ul-HaqBatsman
Abid AliBatsman
Babar AzamBatsman
Mohammad HafeezAll-rounder
Shadab KhanAll-rounder
Imad WasimAll-rounder
Hasan AliBowler
Faheem AshrafAll-rounder
Shaheen AfridiBowler
Junaid KhanBowler
Mohammad HasnainBowler
Haris SohailBatsman

South Africa – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

South Africa announced their World Cup squad on 18 April.

PlayerRole
Faf du Plessis (c)Batsman
Quinton de Kock (vc, wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Hashim AmlaBatsman
Aiden MarkramBatsman
Rassie van der DussenBatsman
David MillerBatsman
JP DuminyAll-rounder
Andile PhehlukwayoAll-rounder
Dwaine PretoriusAll-rounder
Dale SteynBowler
Kagiso RabadaBowler
Lungi NgidiBowler
Anrich NortjeBowler
Imran TahirBowler
Tabraiz ShamsiBowler

Sri Lanka – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka announced their World Cup squad on 18 April.

PlayerRole
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)Batsman
Avishka FernandoBatsman
Lahiru ThirimanneBatsman
Kusal Mendis (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Kusal Perera (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Angelo MathewsAll-rounder
Dhananjaya de SilvaAll-rounder
Thisara PereraAll-rounder
Isuru UdanaAll-rounder
Jeffrey VandersayBowler
Jeevan MendisAll-rounder
Milinda SiriwardanaAll-rounder
Lasith MalingaBowler
Suranga LakmalBowler
Nuwan PradeepBowler

Afghanistan – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

Afghanistan announced their 15-man squad on 22 April.

PlayerRole
Gulbadin Naib (c)All-rounder
Rashid Khan (vc)All-rounder
Aftab AlamAll-rounder
Asghar AfghanBatsman
Dawlat ZadranBowler
Hamid HasanBowler
Hashmatullah ShahidiBatsman
Hazratullah ZazaiBatsman
Mohammad NabiAll-rounder
Mohammad Shahzad (wk)Wicket-keeper-batsman
Mujeeb Ur RahmanBowler
Najibullah ZadranBatsman
Noor Ali ZadranBatsman
Rahmat ShahBatsman
Samiullah ShinwariAll-rounder

West Indies – Complete Player List For World Cup 2019

West Indies will announce their World Cup squad on 23 April.

Previous World Cup Winners List – Complete list of teams who have won the World Cup from 1975 – 2015

Australia is the most successful team in the World Cup history, winning five tournaments and finishing as runners-up twice. Two teams have won successive tournaments – West Indies in 1975 & 1979 and Australia 1999, 2003 & 2007. Australia has reached the maximum number of finals (seven out of eleven: 1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015). England, while reaching the final on three occasions has never won the title.

Complete List Of Past ODI World Cup Winners

Here’s a complete list of past ODI World Cup winners:

  1. 1975 – West Indies
  2. 1979 – West Indies
  3. 1983 – India
  4. 1987 – Australia
  5. 1992 – Pakistan
  6. 1996 – Sri Lanka
  7. 1999 – Australia
  8. 2003 – Australia
  9. 2007 – Australia
  10. 2011 – India
  11. 2015 – Australia

ICC Cricket World Cup Records

Since the inaugural world cup in 1975, the World Cup has been a record-breaking tournament. But, who have been the movers and shakers of this legendary tournament in the past eleven editions?

Let’s take a look at some of the amazing ICC World Cup records:

  • Australia holds the record for the highest World Cup score. They scored 417/6 against Afghanistan in 2015.
  • The record for lowest World Cup score is held by Canada. They were bowled out for just 36 runs by Sri Lanka in 2003 World Cup.
  • In 2011, Ireland chased 328 runs against England. This was the highest successful run chase by any team in the world cup.
  • With 2,278 runs, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most World Cup runs.
  • The records for the fastest double hundred, 150, century and half-century are held by Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kevin O’Brien, and Brendon McCullum respectively.
  • Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record for most World Cup centuries and half-centuries. He has scored 6 hundreds and 21 fifties in the WC.
  • Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers hold the record for maximum sixes. Both have hit 37 sixes each.
  • Australia’s Glenn McGrath holds the record for the maximum number of wickets. He has taken 71 wickets in the tournament.
  • The record for most wicketkeeper dismissals is held by Kumar Sangakkara.
  • The record for most fielder dismissals is held by Ricky Ponting.
  • Headingley, Leeds has hosted the maximum number of matches.  
  • David Shepherd has umpired in a record 46 World Cup matches.
  • Javed Miandad and Sachin Tendulkar have represented their teams 6 World Cups each. They hold the record for the maximum number of World Cup appearances.
  • Ricky Ponting has played the maximum number of World Cup matches.
  • India’s Kapil Dev is the youngest captain ever to lift the World Cup trophy. He was 24 years old when India won the 1983 world cup.

About World Cup 2019 Venues

  • Trent Bridge, Nottingham – The home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club will host five group matches in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The stadium was established in 1841 and has the capacity to seat 17,000 people.
Trent Bridge Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • The Riverside Durham, Durham – Established in 1995, England’s most northerly cricket ground, is the home of Durham County Cricket Club. It will host three World Cup 2019 fixtures. The venue capacity currently stands at 14,000 people.
The Riverside Durham Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • The Oval, London – This great London ground will host five group matches. Established in 1845, The Oval has the capacity to seat 25,000 people.
The Oval Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Old Trafford, Manchester – The home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, will be the busiest WC venue, as it will host six games, including a semi-final. Established in 1857, this venue has the capacity to seat 24,600 people.
Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Lords, London – Established in 1814, Lords, – the mecca of cricket – will host four group games before staging the final on 14 July. This iconic venue has the capacity to seat 28,500 fans.
Lords London Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Headingley, Leeds – The historic home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club will host four group matches. Established in 1890, this venue has the capacity to seat 18,350 people.
Headingley Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Hampshire Bowl, Southampton – The home of Hampshire County Cricket Club will host five World Cup matches this year. Established in 2001, the Hampshire Bowl has the capacity to seat 17,000 people.
Hampshire Bowl Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Edgbaston, Birmingham – The home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club will host five World Cup matches this year including a semi-final. Established in 1886, Edgbaston has the capacity to seat 24,500 people.
Edgbaston Birmingham Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • County Ground Taunton, Taunton – The home of Somerset County Cricket Club will host three World Cup matches this year. Established in 1882, Taunton has the capacity to seat just 8,000 people.
County Ground Taunton Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff – The home ground of Glamorgan County Cricket Club will host four group matches. Established in 1854, Cardiff Wales Stadium has the capacity to seat 15,200 people.
Cardiff Wales Stadium ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue
  • Bristol County Ground, Bristol – Established in 1889, this England stadium is the home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. It will host three World Cup 2019 fixtures. The venue capacity currently stands at 11,000 people.
Bristol County Ground  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venue

ICC World Cup Tickets – Book your World Cup 2019 match tickets online 

Tickets can be bought through the dedicated ticketing page on the official cricket world cup website. The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first served basis. To be able to purchase the tickets, customers need to register on the official website.

ICC Cricket World Cup Official Travel Agent - Bharat Army

Fans can also guarantee their seat at World Cup 2019 with Hospitality Tickets. These tickets can be directly from the host venues or from one of their authorized hospitality vendors. Official Hospitality packages have also been launched. A wide selection of packages is on offer to meet all expectations and budgets. Hospitality packages not only include match tickets but also pre and post-match hospitality in an exclusive facility. If required, customers can even book accommodation and transfer through these agents.

ICC Cricket World Cup Official Travel Agent - Fanatic Sports

In India, the Official Travel Agents for the World Cup are Bharat Army, Fanatic Sports, and Leisure Sports Travel.

ICC Cricket World Cup Official Travel Agent - Leisure Sports Travel

World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony

The World Cup 2019 opening ceremony will take place on 29 May 2019 on The Mall, a famous road in Westminster. With the Buckingham Palace serving as a backdrop for the event, the much-awaited ceremony is sure to be an extravagant affair. There will be live music, sports, and entertainment for millions of fans.  

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming & TV Channels Telecast List

In the Indian subcontinent, World Cup 2019 will be telecasted on Star Sports Network which will offer the coverage in six languages – Hindi, English, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. All matches will also be streamed live on Hotstar Website and app.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Official Merchandise

From replica wear to exclusive team collections and souvenirs, 100 % official merchandise of every team taking part in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, is available on the official World Cup website. With shipping available worldwide, fans all around the globe can gear up to cheer for their country.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Merchandise

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