The much-awaited sports event ICC cricket world cup 2019 has started from 30 May 2019 in England and Wales. This is the 12th edition of One Day International Cricket World Cup and 10 International teams are participating in this tournament. The teams contesting in this World Cup are Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, West Indies, and South Africa. The first match had already been played between England and South Africa. England won the match by 104 runs. Ben Stokes with his all-round performance become the first man of the match of the tournament.
The Final match of the tournament will be played on 14 July 2019 at Lord’s. This is the fifth ICC ODI Cricket World Cup that is being hosted by England and Wales. Earlier in 1975, 1979, 1989, 1999, this tournament happened in England and Wales.
The format of this World Cup is different from the last one. This time it is round-robin format in the group stage. All ten teams will play in a single group, so each team is going to play each other once in the group stage. Hence every team will play 9 matches and a total of 45 matches are scheduled in the group stage. After the group stage matches the top four teams will move to the knockout stage. Earlier this format was used in 1992 although 9 teams played in World Cup 1992. Top Four teams from the group stage will play in Semi-Finals which are scheduled on 9 July and 11 July 2019. Winners of the Semifinals will further play in the final match at Lord’s on 14 July 2019.
The first ICC ODI Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 and West Indies won that World Cup. Australia is the most successful team in ODI Cricket World Cup history as it won the World Cup record five times.
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