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Sport 2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures revealed: Who will Australia play?

04:16  06 june  2018
04:16  06 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The full schedule of the 2019 Cricket World Cup has been revealed.

The schedule was approved by the ICC's chief executives' committee and will be officially presented to the ICC Board, for final approval, on Thursday in Kolkata.

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The fixture for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in the UK has been revealed , with Australia to begin their title defence against the two lowest-ranked teams in the tournament. The 10th staging of cricket 's showpiece event will see it revert to the format used for the 1992 tournament; with 10 nations involved

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The format for the tournament will be a single group of ten teams - yes, one group of ten teams - with each team playing the other nine teams once.

The top four teams will progress to a knockout stage of semi-finals and a final.

This means a total of 48 matches will be played - down from 49 in 2015, as 14 teams participated in the 2015 tournament.

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A similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, also held in Australia and New Zealand, with Pakistan defeating England in the final.

Who will Australia play?

The tournament's opening match will be played between the hosts, England, and South Africa at The Oval on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Australia's first hit-out will be against Afghanistan in Bristol two days later.

The Aussies will play three day/night matches, while England, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka won't play any day-night matches in the round-robin phase.

The semi-finals and final are all day games.

OpponentDateVenue
AfghanistanSaturday, June 1 (D/N)County Ground (Bristol)
West IndiesTuesday, June 6Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
IndiaSunday, June 9The Oval (London)
PakistanWednesday, June 12County Ground (Taunton)
Sri LankaSaturday, June 15The Oval (London)
BangladeshThursday, June 20Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
EnglandTuesday, June 25Lord's (London)
New ZealandSaturday, June 29 (D/N)Lord's (London)
South AfricaSaturday, July 6 (D/N)Old Trafford (Manchester)

The knockout stages

The final will be played at Lord's, following the two semi-final matches at Old Trafford (Manchester) and Edgbaston (Birmingham).

GameDateVenue
Qualifier 1 v Qualifier 4Tuesday, 9 JulyOld Trafford (Manchester)
Qualifier 2 v Qualifier 3Thursday, 11 JulyEdgbaston (Birmingham)
FinalSunday, 14 JulyLord's (London)

Australia's World Cup history

The Aussies are the most successful team in World Cup history, having won the tournament five times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015).

The West Indies (1975, 1979) and India (1983, 2011) have won twice each, while Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) are the tournament's other winners.

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