In 2019 the cricket world cup goes back to the home of cricket – England (and Wales), with the final set to be played at Lords. Its the first time in 20 years that its been hosted by England and Wales with the 1999 final being won by Australia with Pakistan runners up. You can get the full details of that match here.
That was the first of a hat trick of wins for Australia who also took the 2003 and 2007 world cup titles too. in 2011 in Bangladesh India broke at that run with a win over Australia in the final in front of 42,000 people. Australia then took the title back in Melbourne in 2015 in front of a massive crowd of 93,013 the second highest evert crowd at a final in history!
The 2019 World Cup logo!
In betting terms Australia will be the favourites for the 2019 cricket World Cup again with India and England also highly fancied. The betting markets are open already but you’ll probably want to wait until a little closer to the time to back a team as there will be changes to the playings staff until close to the final. Want to bet on the cricket but don’t know where to start? Check out this handy Cricket betting guide here from the guys at betfc.co.uk
Here’s the bid video from Surry for the ICC 2017 and World Cup 2019
In the build up to the tournament the lower nationals will play each other in a league format to see who qualifies for the main tournament.
Teams hoping to qualify
- Hong Kong
You can keep track of the qualifying progress here.
2019 Cricket World Cup key dates
Tournament starts 30th May – The Oval
Final 15th July – Lords
We don’t have a fully release schedule yet so we’ll add one when it comes out and ticket are available. We do know that the 2 semi finals will be played at Old Trafford (Manchester) and Egbaston (Birmingham) so there will be a close enough ground to most places in England to get to.