World cup 2019
World cup The biggest event of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is going to start on 30 May 2019. It is the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup and England and Wales are going to host 5th one. England and Wales got the hosting rights of 2019 Cricket World Cup in 2006 after withdrew from 2015 Cricket World Cup which was hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The first match will be played on 30th of the May at the historic ground of The Oval and the last one will be played on 14 of July at Lord’s.
This time, the format of the event is changed as there are no groups but only one group of 10 teams. Each team has to play with other nine teams and the 4 top teams will progress to the knock out stage of the semi-final and final just like 1992 World Cup. This is for the first time that all the test ranking teams are not playing the Cricket World Cup.
The decision of the ten team’s tournament is facing a lot of criticism but ICC is not going to change the decision of the ten team’s tournament. Although, there are 12 teams with the test ranking by including Ireland and Afghanistan in the list on June 2017 but to include 10 teams for this session is unbelievable.
This session is not just cricket but there will be cricket wars in many competitions. If we see the nearby past then Pulwama Attack on Indian Army happened in February 2019 will change the environment of India and Pakistan match. Indian blame Pakistan for this attack. Many former Indian cricketers asked to boycott the match with Pakistan. Just Tendulkar said that “we should not give Pakistan 2 points so easily because if we boycott the match, we will lose 2 points.” Live Streaming
BCCI also requested ICC to ban Pakistani team from Cricket World Cup Tournament. After a press meeting of ICC officials in Dubai, ICC rejected BCCI’s request regarding ban Pakistan from Cricket World Cup and assure that the matches will be conducted as per schedule despite the ongoing standoff between the two nations.
Due to recent success, Afghanistan and Ireland were promoted into the ICC ODI Championship and they were awarded as the permanent members of ICC after getting test ranking. But, both teams have to play qualifying round to enter into ICC World Cup Tournament.
Afghanistan beat West Indies in final and both teams were selected for World Cup. Zimbabwe couldn’t qualify for World Cup despite hosting the qualification tournament and will miss the biggest event first time since 1983. Ireland will also miss the tournament for the first time since 2007. In this way, for the first time, no associate member will participate in the World Cup.
The final list of venues was released on 26th April 2018 after the meeting of ICC officials in Kolkata. London stadium was named as a possible venue. ICC officials visited the ground in 2017 and found that the wicket dimensions are suitable to host ODIs but when the final list was announced, London Stadium was not included in the final venues.
|Ground||Edgbaston||Bristol County||Sophia Gardens||Riverside Ground||Headingley|
|Lord’s||The Oval||Old Trafford||Trent Bridge||Rose Bowl||Country ground|
|5 (Include Final)||5||6 (Include Final)||5||5||3|
Teams didn’t release the names of the squad as the ICC allowed them to finalize the list of the players up to 30 April 2019.
Ten warm-up matches will be played from 24 to 28 May 2019.
This time, there are no groups but the only one group of all teams. This is a Round-Robin format where each team has to compete with all the teams one by one. Now all ten teams will play with all teams and top 4 teams will be selected for the knock out stage. This is the second time that round-robin format is used in the World Cup as the same process was used in 1992 World Cup whole there was 9 teams instead of 10.
Players Likely to be retire after World Cup 2019
There are some players who will be missed too much after this World Cup 2019 because they are going to be retired. We can say that Cricket World Cup 2019 is going to end the carrier of some legendary players. Here is a list of players from each country who can declare their retirement after his World Cup.
India’s most famous and most successful previous captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni is likely to be retired after this World Cup. In a press conference during 2016 T20 World Cup, the man himself desired to be available till 2019 World Cup. Dhoni is a key player for the success of the Indian cricket team. We can say that after the retirement of MS Dhoni, the Indian cricket won’t be the same. For example, without Dhoni, 90% of the Virat Kohli’s review are gone wrong.
Indian players likely to be retired: MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir.
South Africa’s best ever opener A Muslim player Hashim Amla can declare his retirement after this World Cup as well as reverse swing king Dale Steyn. These two players can announce retirement from all kind of international cricket.
South African players likely to retired: Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn
Yes! Here come the biggest names in present cricket who will disappoint the fans after this World Cup. The legend and the master class sixer, Chris Gayle is likely to be retired after this World Cup. Gayle is second highest scorer in ODIs after Brian Lara for West Indies. The other player from West Indies is Darren Sammy who is likely to be retired from ODI Cricket after this World Cup. Both players have the highest number of fans in the world and their retirement will disappoint many cricket loving hearts.
Pakistani team has only a legendary player which still playing and he is Shoaib Malik. Malik is the only player from Pakistan who had played cricket in the ’90s. He as officially declared that 2019 World Cup will be his last World Cup.
Hafiz is also a good name in Pakistani cricket which is likely to be retired.
Pakistani players likely to be retired: Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafiz, Sohail Tanveer.
Lasith Malinga is one of the well-known bowlers and most loved ever fast bowler from Sri Lanka and he is going to leave the cricket fields forever after this World Cup. Malinga is mostly famous due to his bowling action and hairstyle. His hairstyle now has a name as Malinga style and mostly used fashion for the cricket lovers. Malinga has officially announced his retirement. Along with Malinga, spin bowler Dilruwan Perera is also likely to retire. The other fast bowler is Nuwan Kulasekara who has been officially retired from test cricket and may be from ODIs as well after 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Sri Lankan players likely to retire: Lasith Malinga, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara
Most of the Australian players are young but still here some players who are likely to be retired from ODIs. Cameron White is likely to be retired along with George Bailey.
Australian players likely to retire: Cameron White, George Bailey
Ross Taylor is the only player to retire after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He is the highest century scorer in ODIs ever from New Zealand. The thing which is going to be missed after Ross Taylor is his sixes on square leg and mid-wicket. world cup 2019
New Zealand players likely to retire: Ross Taylor
After the retirement of Alastair Cook, the test legend and the most ever wicket-taker from England James Anderson is likely to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup.
England player likely to retire: James Anderson
Musharfe Murtaza and Mashfiq-ur-Rahim are likely to retire after his World Cup. Musharfe Murtaza has announced his retirement from t20 international and maybe this time from ODIs also.
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