ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Venues, Records & Match details

All these grounds in England and Wales have a rich history and will play host for the World Cup this time.

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England and Wales are the hosts for one of the biggest carnivals of cricket. The Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played here in two of these beautiful nations in the United Kingdom. The quadrennial tournament is scheduled to begin on 30 May 2019. It will come to a close with the final that will be played on 14 July 2019. This is the fifth time that the 50-overs World Cup be hosted there. Earlier, they had hosted 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the tournament.

10 teams will take part in this tournament this time and all of them have been placed in the same group. Thus, each team will play the other nine once and the four teams that finish on the top of the points table will advance to the semifinals. Also, this is the first World Cup where all the Test playing nations will not take part. Moreover, there is no associate team taking part either, the first of its kind instance.

11 venues have been picked for the mega event where a total of 48 matches will be played. The proceedings begin with the first match that will be played at the Kennington Oval in London. The final will also be played in London but at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. While ten of the venues for the World Cup are in England, one is in Wales.

1. Kennington Oval – London

The Kennington Oval, also known as The Oval, is one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world. Opened in 1845, it has a capacity of 25,500. This is the place where it all began. The first ever Test match in England was played here at this venue. Also, this is the ground where the legend of Ashes came into origin.

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Matches to be played:

May 30, Thu

England vs South Africa, Match 1

Kennington Oval, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 02, Sun

South Africa vs Bangladesh, Match 5

Kennington Oval, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 05, Wed

Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Match 9

Kennington Oval, London

6:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 09, Sun

India vs Australia, Match 14

Kennington Oval, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 15, Sat

Sri Lanka vs Australia, Match 20

Kennington Oval, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

2. Trent Bridge – Nottingham

Established in 1841, Trent Bridge in Nottingham is another iconic venue in England. It is one of the best places in the world to watch cricket and has a capacity of 17,500. The ground also has got the history of hosting football matches late in the 19th century.

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Matches to be played:

May 31, Fri

Windies vs Pakistan, Match 2

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 03, Mon

England vs Pakistan, Match 6

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 06, Thu

Australia vs Windies, Match 10

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 13, Thu

India vs New Zealand, Match 18

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 20, Thu

Australia vs Bangladesh, Match 26

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

3. Sophia Gardens – Cardiff

The Sophia Gardens is located in the capital of Wales, Cardiff. Sometimes also referred to as the Cardiff Wales stadium, the venue has got short straight boundaries but very long square boundaries.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 01, Sat

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 3

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 04, Tue

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 08, Sat

England vs Bangladesh, Match 12

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 15, Sat

South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

6:00 PM (12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL)

4. County Ground – Bristol

The Country Ground in Bristol plays hosts to Gloucestershire but isn’t one of those highly famous grounds in England. The architecture is slightly peculiar and hosts occasional ODI games. County Ground is a perfectly circular area and it is quite tough to get the angles right on the field.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 01, Sat

Afghanistan vs Australia, Match 4

County Ground, Bristol

6:00 PM (12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL)


Jun 07, Fri

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 11

County Ground, Bristol

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 11, Tue

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 16

County Ground, Bristol

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

5. The Rose Bowl – Southampton

The three-storied pavilion with a canopied roof is the first thing one would recall as soon as they hear about The Rose Bowl. Situated slightly away from the city in Southampton, it is one of the most delightful venues in the country. The sunsets here are picturesque and joy to watch.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 05, Wed

South Africa vs India, Match 8

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 10, Mon

South Africa vs Windies, Match 15

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 14, Fri

England vs Windies, Match 19

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 22, Sat

India vs Afghanistan, Match 28

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 24, Mon

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 31

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

6. The Cooper Associates County Ground – Taunton

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The official home of English women’s cricket, The County Ground in Taunton is minutes away from the town centre. This venue has never hosted a Test match thus far but hosts limited-overs games regularly. It has a capacity of 12,500 for international games. Even though opened in 1882, the first international game was played here only during the 1983 Cricket World Cup

Matches to be played:

Jun 08, Sat

Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 13

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

6:00 PM (12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL)


Jun 12, Wed

Australia vs Pakistan, Match 17

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 17, Mon

Windies vs Bangladesh, Match 23

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

7. Old Trafford – Manchester

Situated in the south of Manchester City, Old Trafford has also got a rich history. This is the venue where Jim Laker picked up all the 10 wickets in an innings for the first time in 1956. It has got a capacity of 19,000 and plays hosts to Lancashire.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 16, Sun

India vs Pakistan, Match 22

Old Trafford, Manchester

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 18, Tue

England vs Afghanistan, Match 24

Old Trafford, Manchester

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 22, Sat

Windies vs New Zealand, Match 29

Old Trafford, Manchester

6:00 PM (12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL)


Jun 27, Thu

Windies vs India, Match 34

Old Trafford, Manchester

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 06, Sat

Australia vs South Africa, Match 45

Old Trafford, Manchester

6:00 PM (12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL)


Jul 09, Tue

TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4)

Old Trafford, Manchester

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

8. Edgbaston  Birmingham

Edgbaston Stadium is one of the finest venues in England. It is one of the youngest cricket venues in the country and is an excellent place to watch cricket. At this venue, Brian Lara scored a record 501 not-out against Durham in 1994. The scoreboard at Edgbaston is one of the most notable features of the ground.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 19, Wed

New Zealand vs South Africa, Match 25

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 26, Wed

New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 30, Sun

England vs India, Match 38

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 02, Tue

Bangladesh vs India, Match 40

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 11, Thu

TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-Final (2 v 3)

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

9. Headingley – Leeds

Headingley will remain in the record books forever courtesy the heroics of Sir Donald Bradman. The Australian scored two of his triple centuries at this venue – one in 1930 and the other in 1934. Bradman registered his highest-ever Test score (334) here out of which he scored 309 runs in a single day. The venue has also witnessed several other feats and is a regular host to the Tests and ODI matches.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 21, Fri

England vs Sri Lanka, Match 27

Headingly, Leeds

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 29, Sat

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Match 36

Headingly, Leeds

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 04, Thu

Afghanistan vs Windies, Match 42

Headingly, Leeds

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 06, Sat

Sri Lanka vs India, Match 44

Headingly, Leeds

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

10. Lord’s – London

The Lord’s is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world. The pavilion itself is quite a landmark and is one of the most recognisable sport’s structure. Referred to as the ‘Home of Cricket’, the Lord’s Cricket Ground is in the centre of London, the capital of England.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 23, Sun

Pakistan vs South Africa, Match 30

Lord’s, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 25, Tue

England vs Australia, Match 32

Lord’s, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jun 29, Sat

New Zealand vs Australia, Match 37

Lord’s, London

6:00 PM (12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL)


Jul 05, Fri

Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Match 43

Lord’s, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 14, Sun

TBC vs TBC, Final

Lord’s, London

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

11. Riverside Ground – Chester-le-Street

Over the years, the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street has hosted several cricket matches. The stands in most parts of the ground are pretty low and the ball travels to the fence rather quickly. The first international game (ODI) here at this venue was played in 1999 between Pakistan and Scotland.

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Matches to be played:

Jun 28, Fri

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 35

Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 01, Mon

Sri Lanka vs Windies, Match 39

Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)


Jul 03, Wed

England vs New Zealand, Match 41

Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street

3:00 PM (09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL)

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