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2019: Cricket World Cup

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 trophy.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 trophy.

About CWC

The Cricket World Cup is an international cricketing event held every four years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is considered to be one of the most viewed sporting events in the world. ICC first produced the event in 1975 and has since produced 11 editions, with the most recent been jointly held at two different venues i.e. Australia & New Zealand on February 14, 2015. The CWC is considered to be ICC’s flagship event. The success and popularity of the domestic one-day competitions in England and other parts of the world, as well as the early One-Day Internationals, prompted the ICC to consider organizing a Cricket World Cup. The first Cricket World Cup (also known as the Prudential Cup '75) was held in England. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was televised in 200 countries with over 2.2 billion viewers, highest for any edition of a Cricket World Cup, with 1,229,826 (25,098 per match) fans in attendance. The widespread success of the Cricket World Cup has helped transform International cricket. The event has facilitated the rise to stardom of several top cricketers. Many celebrities and distinguished personalities from all over the world have attended or made special appearances within the events.

History

ICC Cricket World Cup Logos (1975-2019).

ICC Cricket World Cup Logos (1975-2019).

The first three World Cups were held in England and the first ever world cup tournament match was played between the host nation England and India at Lord’s Cricket Ground which England won by 202 runs. From the 1987 tournament onward, 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 World Cup is open to all members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), although the highest-ranking teams receive automatic qualification. The remaining teams are determined via the World Cricket League and the ICC World Cup Qualifier.

Quick Stats

A total of 20 teams have competed in 11 editions of the tournament so far, with 14 competing in the latest edition in 2015. The 2019 edition will have only top 10 teams. Australia has won the tournament a record 5 times, while the West Indies & India winning it twice each, and Pakistan & Sri Lanka winning it once each.

Attendance

World Cup attendances over the years (1975-2015).

#EventHostAttendance

1

CWC 1975

England

158,000 (10,533 per match)

2

CWC 1979

England

32,000 (Final Match)

3

CWC 1983

England

231,081 (8,559 per match)

4

CWC 1987

India & Pakistan

95,000 (Final Match)

5

CWC 1992

Australia & New Zealand

87,182 (Final Match)

6

CWC 1996

Pakistan, India & Sri Lanka

62,645 (Final Match)

7

CWC 1999

England & Wales

30,000 (Final Match)

8

CWC 2003

South Africa

626,845 (11,608 per match)

9

CWC 2007

West Indies

1,172,000 (22,980 per match)

10

CWC 2011

India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

1,229,826 (25,098 per match)

11

CWC 2015

Australia & New Zealand

1,016,420 (20,743 per match)

12

CWC 2019

England & Wales

To be held

Did you know?

In 2007, the final between the winning team Australia and runners-up Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown stadium in West Indies was decided by the Duckworth–Lewis method, making it the first and only final to be decided in this fashion.

— ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

Cricket World Cup Records

#RecordHeld byStats

1

Highest Score by a Batsman

Martin Guptill (NZ) v West Indies

237* (In 2015)

2

Most Runs in a tournament

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

673 (In 2003)

3

Highest Run Scorer

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

2,278

4

Fastest 50

Brendon McCullum (NZ) v England

18 balls

5

Fastest 100

Kevin O’Brien (IRE) v England

50 balls

6

Fastest 150

AB de Villiers (SA) v West Indies

64 balls

7

Fastest 200

Chris Gayle (WI) v Zimbabwe

138 balls

8

Most Fifties

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

21

9

Most Centuries

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

6

10

Highest Partnership

Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels (WI) v Zimbabwe

372 (In 2015)

11

Highest score by a Team

Australia v Afghanistan

417/6 (In 2015)

12

Lowest score by a Team

Canada v Sri Lanka

36 (In 2003)

13

City that hosted most finals

London

4

14

Most tournaments hosted

England

4

15

Most dismissals

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

54

16

Most catches

Ricky Ponting (Australia)

28

17

Most Wickets

Glenn McGrath (Australia)

71

18

Most Appearances in CWC

Javed Miandad (Pak) & Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

6

19

Number of teams participated

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, East Africa, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, West Indies, Zimbabwe.

20

20

Teams that won the tournament

Australia (5), India (2), West Indies (2), Pakistan (1) & Sri Lanka (1).

5

21

Most tournaments won

Australia

5

22

Team finishing with most runners-up

England

3

23

Team playing most finals

Australia

7

24

Most matches won

Australia

62

25

Most matches lost

Zimbabwe

42

Cricket World Cup Squads

Past Champions

Following is the list of champions who won the tournament in chronological order:

Only 5 teams have become champion in 11 Tournaments from 1975 to 2015.

#YearFinal's VenueWinner

1

1975

London

West Indies

2

1979

London

West Indies

3

1983

London

India

4

1987

Kolkata

Australia

5

1992

Melbourne

Pakistan

6

1996

Lahore

Sri Lanka

7

1999

London

Australia

8

2003

Johannesburg

Australia

9

2007

Bridgetown

Australia

10

2011

Mumbai

India

11

2015

Melbourne

Australia

2K19 Schedules & Fixtures

The tournament would comprise of 10 teams first facing each other in the group stage round-robin format. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage. The knockout stage will see two semi-finals, with the winners of each progressing to the final at Lord's.

The ICC released the fixture details on 26 April 2018.

The ICC released the fixture details on 26 April 2018.

Team Australia will enter the tournament as the defending champions while 5 teams will seek to win it for the first time with 4 others trying to win it again. Two of the most anticipated matches of the tournament include India v Pakistan to be held on June 16, 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester and England v Australia on June 25, 2019 Lord's, London. The stakes are high as the cricketing fans are looking forward to their favorite teams to lift the championship trophy this year.

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Comments

yogitech207 on February 02, 2020:

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Muhammad Ali (author) on February 24, 2019:

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