The biggest International Cricket fest is about to start. The MSK Prasad currently the chief selector of Indian National cricket team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. After the selection, he named the team as 15-man squad That will represent India in the cricket’s biggest extravaganza, scheduled to commence on May 30 in England and Wales. It will end on 14th July 2019 so before it actually begins let’s celebrate the arrival of the tournament back.
India matches schedule
Amazing Facts you should know about 2019 ICC Worldcup-
1. Break- The Jinx Time
In the history of Worldcup South Africa, England, New Zealand in spite of the three strongest teams have never won a world cup for their respective nation. England being anticipated as the strongest team of this season will surely try to change this fact this season. South Africa, on the other hand, would like to move on from their tag of chokers after having few of the saddest endings in world cup history. New Zealand came very close in 2015 where they got defeated by the mighty Aussies as they hunted them down in the finals.
2. The Round Robin Concept
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be following the IPL way of going about the tournament, i.e. each team will first play each team in a round robin format, unlike the previous editions where there were pool stages & then super 8’s or super 6’s to eventually knockout to the semifinals. This has happened previously only in the 1992 World Cup.
3. WorldCup 2019 at home-country
England has been the venue for the World Cup fixtures for the fifth time after 1975, 1979, 1983 & 1999. After 20 years, the world cup goes back to where it all started and practically the place from where the game originated. The opening game is all set to be played at The Oval between South Africa & England.
4. Last Tournament of some of the Legends
Chris Gayle, Faf Du Plessis, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy & even MS Dhoni might just be playing their last World Cup tournament before calling it quits. This year’s world cup might witness some very famous and emotional exits from the international cricket stage. Let’s hope these legends receive the farewell they so very well deserve.
5. “The World Cup 2019 is going to be a high-scoring one”, says Virat Kohli.
|Stage||Prize money (US$)||Total|
|Winner of each league stage match||$40,000||$1,800,000
|Teams that do not pass the league stage||$100,000||$600,000