Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket world cup is an international cricket championship event conducted by International Cricket Council (ICC). The format of this event is 50 overs One day International Cricket (ODI) cricket and it can be held every four years time span since 1975. This tournament is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Upcoming cricket world cup 2019 is set to be organized by England and Wales. It is the 12th edition of the cricket world cup. The tournament will be held between 30th May to 14th July. Below are some of the interesting facts about the cricket world cup 2019.

Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019

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ICC world cup 2019 schedule & Results:


Venues & Date        

Match details & Result

May 30, Thu Kennington Oval, London


England vs South Africa, Match 1

England won by 104 runs

May 31, Fri Trent Bridge, Nottingham


West Indies vs Pakistan, Match 2

West Indies Won By 7 wickets

Jun 01, Sat Sophia Gardens, Cardiff


New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 3

New Zealand won by 10 wickets

Jun 01,Sat County Ground, Bristol Afghanistan vs Australia, Match 4

Australia won by 7 wickets.

Jun 02, Sun Kennington Oval, London


South Africa vs Bangladesh, Match Bangladesh won by 21 runs
Jun 03, Mon Trent Bridge, Nottingham


England vs Pakistan, Match 6

Pakistan won by 14 runs

Jun 04, Tue Sophia Gardens, Cardiff


Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7

Srilanka won by 34 runs in DLS method

Jun 05, Wed The Rose Bowl, Southampton



South Africa vs India, Match 8

India won by 6 wickets

Jun 05, Wed Kennington Oval, London


Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Match 9

Newzealand won by 2 wickets


Jun 06, Thu Trent Bridge, Nottingham



Australia vs West Indies, Match 10

Australia won by 15 runs

Jun 07, Fri  County Ground, Bristol



Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 11

Match abandoned due to rain

Jun 08, Sat Sophia Gardens, Cardiff



England vs Bangladesh, Match 12

England won by 106runs

Jun 08, Sat The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton


Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 13

New zealand won by 7 wickets

Jun 09, Sun Kennington Oval, London



India vs Australia, Match 14

India won by 36 runs

Jun 10, Mon The Rose Bowl, Southampton



South Africa vs West Indies, Match 15

Match abandoned due to rain

Jun 11, Tue County Ground, Bristol



Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 16

Match abandoned due to rain

Jun 12, Wed The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton



Australia vs Pakistan, Match 17

Australia won by 41 runs

Jun 13, Thu Trent Bridge, Nottingham



India vs New Zealand, Match 18

Match abandoned due to rain

Jun 14, Fri The Rose Bowl, Southampton



England vs West Indies, Match 19

England won by 8 wickets

Jun 15, Sat Kennington Oval, London



Sri Lanka vs Australia, Match 20

Australia won by 87 runs


Jun 15, Sat Sophia Gardens, Cardiff South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21

South Africa won by 9 wickets in DLS method


Jun 16, Sun Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester



India vs Pakistan, Match 22

India won 89 runs in DLS method

Jun 17, Mon The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton


West Indies vs Bangladesh, Match 23

Bangladesh won by 7 wickets


Jun 18, Tue Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester


England vs Afghanistan, Match 24

England won by 150runs

Jun 19, Wed Edgbaston, Birmingham


New Zealand vs South Africa, Match 25

New Zealand won by 4 wickets

Jun 20, Thu Trent Bridge, Nottingham


Australia vs Bangladesh, Match 26

Australia won by 48 runs

Jun 21, Fri Headingley, Leeds


England vs Sri Lanka, Match 27

Srilanka won by 20 runs

Jun 22, Sat The Rose Bowl, Southampton


India vs Afghanistan, Match 28

India won by 11 runs

Jun 22, Sat Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester


West Indies vs New Zealand, Match 29

New Zealand won by 5 runs

Jun 23, Sun Lord’s, London


Pakistan vs South Africa, Match 30

Pakistan won by 49 runs

Jun 24, Mon The Rose Bowl, Southampton


Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 31

Bangladesh won by 62 runs

Jun 25, Tue Lord’s, London


England vs Australia, Match 32

Australia won by 64 runs

Jun 26, Wed Edgbaston, Birmingham


New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33

Pakistan won by 6 wickets

Jun 27, Thu Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester



West Indies vs India, Match 34, India won by 125 runs
Jun 28, Fri Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street


Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 35

South Africa won by 9 wickets

Jun 29, Sat Headingley, Leeds


Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Match 36

Pakistan won by 3 wickets

Jun 29, Sat Lord’s, London


New Zealand vs Australia, Match 37

Australia won by 86 runs

Jun 30, Sun Edgbaston, Birmingham


England vs India, Match 38

England won by 31 runs

Jul 01, Mon Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street


Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Match 39

Srilanka won by 23 runs

Jul 02, Tue Edgbaston, Birmingham


Bangladesh vs India, Match 40

India won by 28 runs

Jul 03, Wed Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street


England vs New Zealand, Match 41

England won by 119 runs

Jul 04, Thu Headingley, Leeds


Afghanistan vs West Indies, Match 42

Westindies won by 23 runs

Jul 05, Fri Lord’s, London


Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Match 43

Pakistan won by 94 runs

Jul 06, Sat Headingley, Leeds


Sri Lanka vs India, Match 44

India won by 7 wickets

Jul 06, Sat Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester


Australia vs South Africa, Match 45

South Africa won by 10 runs

Jul 09, Tue Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester


India vs Newzealand, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4)

Newzealand won by 18 runs

Jul 11, Thu Edgbaston, Birmingham


Australia vs England, 2nd Semi-Final (2 v 3)

England won by 8 wickets

Jul 14, Sun Lord’s, London


Newzealand vs England, Final


History of the cricket world cup:

  • The first cricket world cup was held in England in 1975. During that time it was conducted as 60 overs per side ODI tournament.
  • First three world cup took place in England and in the year 1987, the tournament was reduced into 50 overs per side. India and Pakistan were the hosts for 1987 world cup tournament.
  • Australia became the first country to win three consecutive world cup tournament in 2007.
  • In 1975 and 1979 Clive Lloyd of West Indies, In 2003 and 2007 Ricky Ponting of Australia are the only captains to win world cup twice.
  • Chetan Sharma was the first person to took a hat-trick in the world cup cricket in 1987.
  • Nolan Clarke of the Netherlands was the oldest player to play in the world cup in the 1996 (47years and 257 days).
  • Until now Australia had won world cup 5 times, India 2 times, West Indies 2 times, Pakistan and Sri Lanka each one time.
  • Australia and New Zealand were the only two countries to host the opening ceremony twice for the first time in 2015.
  • First ODI hit wicket happened in the finals of 1975 world cup.  Roy Fredericks a West Indian hit the stumps while going to defend the short ball.
  • First time in the finals of 2011 world cup coin toss has taken place twice.
  • The only team to win both 50 overs and 60 overs world cup is India (1983 and 2011).
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019

Hosting and Media coverage:

  • Hosting the tournament can be given to the country who bid more in the auction and executive committee members of ICC votes for the nations. Finally, after examining the auction, chairman of ICC will take the decision.
  • Television coverage of this event also conducted in the auction. Around 2.2 billion viewers watching this sporting event all over the world. In 2011 and 2015 television rights were sold for the price of $1.1 billion.

World cup records:

  • Sachin Tendulkar scored a total of 2278 runs from 1992 to 2011 which is the most by any batsman.
  • Martin Guptill scores the highest individual score in the world cup history. He scored 237 runs against west indies in 2015.
  • Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have the record of highest partnership in the world cup history – 372 runs against Zimbabwe.
  • Most runs in a single tournament and most hundreds in the world cup history, both the records belong to Sachin Tendulkar.
  •  Glenn McGrath had taken most wickets in the world cup tournament – 71 wickets.
  • The record for Most wickets in a single tournament and Best bowling figures in the world cup history also belongs to Glenn McGrath.
  • Kumar Sangakkara has a record of 54 dismissals by a wicketkeeper in the world cup tournament.
  • Ricky Ponting holds the record for most catches in the history of the world cup.
  • Australia has the highest winning percentage in the tournament which is around 74% and also having most consecutive wins.
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019

Amazing facts about world cup 2019:

  • It is the 12th edition of the world cup. England and Wales hosting the tournament.
  • World cup final match is going to happen in the Lord’s venue. It is the 5th time world cup final match has taken place in the Lord’s venue which means England is hosting the tournament for the fifth time.
  • Previously in the year 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 England hosted the world cup.
  • Since 1983, For the first time in the world cup championship, Zimbabwe will not participate in the tournament.
  • The weight of the world cup trophy is 11 kilogram which is 24.25 pounds and the height of the trophy is 650mm.
  • Only 10 teams qualifying for this year world cup because tournament size is bigger.
  • There are no associate member nations teams in this world cup.


Selection of the teams for 2019 world cup:

  • England hosting the tournament, therefore, they will qualify automatically.
  • Next seven spots belong to the top seven ODI ranking teams in the ICC will be qualify.
  • However, for the Last two spots ICC conducting a qualifying tournament for remaining test playing nations in the world. Those spots have been occupied by Westindies and Afghanistan. Both teams made sure their entry for the final of the qualifying tournament that was held in Bangladesh in March 2018.
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019

Tournament format and schedule:

  • 10 teams play against each other that there will be a total of 45 games before the final stage of the tournament.
  • Top 4 teams from the group stage will qualify for the semifinal, Most importantly, there are no quarter-finals for this 2019 world cup tournament. In that winner of the semifinal qualify for the final match.
  • Hosting nation England and South Africa will face each other on 30th May 2019 which will be the first match of the ICC world cup tournament 2019 and the last match will take place on 14th July.


Venues and Stadiums:

  • Venues are London, Birmingham, Southampton, Trent bridge, Chester Le Street, Leads, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, and Taunton.
  • Stadiums for the world cup 2019 is Lord’s, The Oval, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Rose bowl, Old Trafford, River Side Ground, County Cricket Ground, Headingley, and Sophia Gardens.
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019
Facts About Cricket World Cup 2019

Prize money for the tournament: 

  • The winner of the tournament will receive the amount of US$ 4,800,000.
  • The runner-up of the tournament receives the amount of US$ 2,200,000.
  • Both the losers of the semifinal will have prize money of US$ 1,100,100.
  • Team participating in the tournament will receive US$ 500,000.
  • Total Amount of the tournament is around US$ 14,000,000.


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