Cricket World Cup 2019 Guide
May 2019: This month, ten teams will be gunning for the ultimate glory in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Hosted by England and Wales, the Cricket World Cup takes place from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
To make sure that you don't miss any of the action, First Car Rental has put together a 2019 Cricket World Cup Guide complete with match schedules, cricket trivia and details on the 2019 South African Squad.
2019 Cricket World Cup Fast Facts:
Dates: 30 May to 14 July 2019
Format: Round-Robin Format
Unlike the previous editions, this time the World Cup will be played in a round-robin format which means that all the participating nations will go head-to-head against each other. The format was last used in the 1992 World Cup, which was won by Pakistan.
Hosts: England and Wales
Tournament format and schedule:
• 10 teams play against each other in a total of 45 games before the final stage of the tournament.
• The top 4 teams from the group stage will qualify for the semi-final.
• There are no quarter-finals for this 2019 World Cup tournament. The winner of the semi-final qualifies for the final match.
• England, the host nation, and South Africa will be the first teams to face each other on 30th May 2019.
Keep up with the action:
South African viewers will be able to catch all the action on SuperSport, which will air all 48 matches.
Use #ProteaFire to cheer South Africa.
The 2019 South African Squad
Interesting Cricket World Cup Trivia
• Australia is the only team that has won 4 World Cups, 3 of which were consecutive wins (1999, 2003 & 2007).
• England has hosted the most Cricket World Cups (4) followed by India and Pakistan (2 each).
• Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest recorded ball, in the history of cricket, in the 2003 World Cup match at Newlands. To this day, it is the only 100mph (160.94kph) ball recorded in ODI.
• The 1983 Cricket World Cup Final was the last time an ODI game had 60-overs-per-innings.
• India's Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in World Cup history; he has scored 2, 278 runs in 6 World Cups.
• South Africa co-hosted its first Cricket World Cup in 2003, along with Zimbabwe and Kenya.