The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is soon to commence. And with the much awaited event round the corner, Virat Kohli- led Indian Cricket team will enter with an aim to lift the cup for the third time. The session will begin on June 5 against South Africa.
The World Cup is scheduled to start from May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa in the opening fixture. The final will be played on July 14.
A total of 10 teams will participate in the World Cup (Australia, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Afghanistan) and unlike the previous editions, it will be played in a round robin format. A total of 45 league matches will be played where all the teams will play against each other. The top four nations will advance to the semi-finals.
When is India’s first match ?
India will begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton.
When are the remaining league matches of India ?
June 9: India vs Australia
June 13: India vs New Zealand
June 16: India vs Pakistan
June 22: India vs Afghanistan
June 27: India vs West Indies
June 30: India vs England
July 2: India vs Bangladesh
July 6: India vs Sri Lanka
All the league matches will start at 3:00 pm IST.
Other important dates ?
All the participating nations have to submit their final 15-man squads by April 23. However, the team list can be revised at any point till May 23 in case of injuries.
How can I watch the World Cup ?
Star Sports Network are the official broadcasters of the World Cup. You can also live stream it on the Hotstar application or the website and can catch the live scores, updates and commentary on