Cricket World Cup 2019 venues
May 30, 2019 - July 14, 2019 - England and Wales host the ICC Cricket World Cup, with 48 matches at 11 venues over six weeks. Lord’s Cricket Ground in London will host the final on July 14, while the semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The other eight venues are: The Riverside (Durham), Headingley (Leeds), Trent Bridge (Nottingham), The Oval (London), Rose Bowl (Southampton), County Ground (Bristol), County Ground (Taunton) and Wales Stadium (Cardiff).
Host nation England open the tournament against South Africa at The Oval, in London, on May 30. Reigning champions Australia begin their campaign against an improving Afghanistan, while 2015 finalists New Zealand face Sri Lanka.
India get a late start in the tournament due to the demands of the Indian Premier League. Captained by the world No.1 batsman Virat Kohli, they begin their campaign on June 5, also against South Africa.
Australia are aiming for a record-extending sixth title after their triumph in 2015. Only five countries have ever won the Cricket World Cup – the West Indies and India have each won it twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have one title apiece.
The winning team will hoist the imposing silver and gilt trophy created for the 1999 World Cup by London jewellers Garrard.
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