The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup kicks off in May this year and Briefly.co.za presents an introduction to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.
The 2019 version of the cricket world cup takes place in England, with the first match played on 30th May.
The fireworks will start from the get go for South Africans as the Proteas battle the English in the opening encounter.
The match kicks off at 11h30 and takes place at The Oval in London.
It will be an extremely tough opener for South Africa as host nations have a huge advantage due to the home support and knowledge of conditions – with Australia and India prime examples of host nations winning the tournament.
Only 1 match will be played on most days but 2 games are guaranteed every Saturday.
The bulk of matches will therefore be played from 11h30.
Double headers will see the 2nd match starting at 14h30.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new format for this year’s edition, with all teams facing each other.
The result will be a lengthy duration but reduces the element of luck as there are no favourable draws.
Group stages will finish on 6th July and the top 4 teams will then face-off in semi-finals.
The final will be staged on 14th July at the prestigious Lord’s stadium.
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