ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), every four years, with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament. The tournament is one of the world’s most viewed sporting events and is considered the “flagship event of the international cricket calendar” by the ICC. The first World Cup was organised in England in June 1975, with the first ODI cricket match having been played only four years earlier. However, a separate Women’s Cricket World Cup had been held two years before the first men’s tournament, and a tournament involving multiple international teams had been held as early as 1912, when a triangular tournament of Test matches was played between Australia, England and South Africa. The first three World Cups were held in England. From the 1987 tournament onwards, hosting has been shared between countries under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen ICC members having hosted at least one match in the tournament.
The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, an international cricket tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the ICC. It is being hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match was played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup is being held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.
The 2019 World Cup features 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Standings:
ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table
Top 5 highest run scorers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
Highest run scorers of ICC World Cup 2019
|1||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||260|
Top 5 highest wicket takers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
Highest wicket takers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
|Lockie Ferguson||New Zealand||8|
|1||Matthew James Henry||New Zealand||7|
|2||James Neesham||New Zealand||6|
|4||Oshane Thomas||West Indies||6|
List of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Centuries:
ICC World Cup 2019 Hundreds
|3||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||121|
List of Best Bowling Figures:
Five-wicket Hauls in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
|1||James Neesham||New Zealand||5/31|