The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to begin in the summers and will be hosted by England and Wales. The schedule for the sporting extravaganza is out and it will take place from 30 May to 14th July 2019.

Hosts England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May, when they will take to the field against South Africa.

India, the 1983 and 2011 world champions will kick start their campaign on 5 June against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. The much-anticipated match against arch-rivals Pakistan will be at Old Trafford in Manchester on 16 June. While Australia will commence their campaign against Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol.

Pakistan will play their first match against two-time champions the Windies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on 31 May.

According to the ICC schedule, Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham will stage the two semi-finals on 9 and 11 July, while Lord’s will play host to a World Cup final for the fifth time, on 14 July. All these three matches will have reserve days.

Eleven world-class venues will be used in the 46-day tournament in which each side will play the other once in a single-league format with the top four sides after 45 matches progressing to the semi-finals.

48 ODIs. May 30-Jul 14.

Date

Match Details

Time

May 30, ThuEngland vs South Africa, Match 1   Kennington Oval, London3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
May 31, Fri
Windies vs Pakistan, Match 2

Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 01, Sat

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 3

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Afghanistan vs Australia, Match 4
County Ground, Bristol
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jun 02, SunSouth Africa vs Bangladesh, Match 5

Kennington Oval, London

3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 03, MonEngland vs Pakistan, Match 6

Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 04, TueAfghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 05, WedSouth Africa vs India, Match 8

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Match 9

Kennington Oval, London
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jun 06, ThuAustralia vs Windies, Match 10

Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 07, FriPakistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 11

County Ground, Bristol

3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 08, Sat

England vs Bangladesh, Match 12

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 13
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jun 09, SunIndia vs Australia, Match 14

Kennington Oval, London
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 10, MonSouth Africa vs Windies, Match 15

The Rose Bowl, Southampton
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 11, TueBangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 16

County Ground, Bristol
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 12, WedAustralia vs Pakistan, Match 17

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 13, ThuIndia vs New Zealand, Match 18

Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 14, FriEngland vs Windies, Match 19

The Rose Bowl, Southampton
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 15, Sat

Sri Lanka vs Australia, Match 20

Kennington Oval, London
South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jun 16, SunIndia vs Pakistan, Match 22

Old Trafford, Manchester
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 17, MonWindies vs Bangladesh, Match 23

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 18, TueEngland vs Afghanistan, Match 24

Old Trafford, Manchester
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 19, WedNew Zealand vs South Africa, Match 25

Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:00 PM                                                     09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 20, ThuAustralia vs Bangladesh, Match 26

Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 21, FriEngland vs Sri Lanka, Match 27

Headingley, Leeds
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 22, Sat

India vs Afghanistan, Match 28

The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Windies vs New Zealand, Match 29
Old Trafford, Manchester
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jun 23, SunPakistan vs South Africa, Match 30

Lord’s, London
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 24, MonBangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 31

The Rose Bowl, Southampton
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 25, TueEngland vs Australia, Match 32

Lord’s, London
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 26, WedNew Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33

Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 27, ThuWindies vs India, Match 34

Old Trafford, Manchester
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 28, FriSri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 35

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jun 29, Sat

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Match 36

Headingley, Leeds
New Zealand vs Australia, Match 37
Lord’s, London

3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jun 30, SunEngland vs India, Match 38

Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 01, MonSri Lanka vs Windies, Match 39

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 02, TueBangladesh vs India, Match 40

Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 03, WedEngland vs New Zealand, Match 41

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 04, ThuAfghanistan vs Windies, Match 42

Headingley, Leeds
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 05, FriPakistan vs Bangladesh, Match 43

Lord’s, London
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 06, SatSri Lanka vs India, Match 44

Headingley, Leeds

Australia vs South Africa, Match 45

Old Trafford, Manchester
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

6:00 PM

12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Jul 09, TueTBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4)

Old Trafford, Manchester
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 11, ThuTBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-Final (2 v 3)

Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Jul 14, SunTBC vs TBC, Final

Lord’s, London
3:00 PM

09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

Recently, India sealed a historic bilateral ODI series on Australian soil. Their first after the series win in the 50-over format came in 1985 (World Championship of Cricket) and 2008 (CB Series).

The ‘Men in Blue’ will now take on New Zealand in a limited over series following which they will face a visit from the Aussies at home. The preparations for the World Cup is ongoing Virat Kohli and his men, who will be strong contenders for the coveted trophy.