2019 Cricket World Cup

2019 Cricket World Cup
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 logo.svg
Official logo
Dates30 May – 14 July 2019
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
  • England England
  • Wales Wales
Champions England (1st title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Matches played48
Player of the seriesNew Zealand Kane Williamson
Most runsIndia Rohit Sharma (648)
Most wicketsAustralia Official website

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was the 12th Cricket World Cup, a quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament contested by men's national teams and organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was hosted between 30 May to 14 July across eleven venues in England and Wales with the tournament being the fifth time that England had hosted the World Cup while for Wales it was their third.

The tournament was contested by 10 teams, an decrease from 14 teams the previous edition with the format of the tournament changing to a single round-robin group with the top four teams qualifying through to the knockout stage. After six weeks of the round-robin matches which saw four games not have a result; India, Australia, England and New Zealand finished as the top four with Pakistan missing out by net run rate.

In the knockout stage, England and New Zealand won their respective semi-finals to qualify for the final, which was played at Lord's in London. The final which saw the first Super Over in an ODI, ended in a tie after the match ended with both teams scoring 241. England took home their first title by the boundary countback rule, which was later scrapped by the ICC. Overall, approximately 2.6 billion people around the world watched the tournament, making it the most-watched cricket competition as of 2019.[1]


The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew their bid to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was played in Australia and New Zealand. It was the fifth Cricket World Cup played in England, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups. Wales also hosted matches at the 1983 and 1999 tournaments, the latter also seeing matches played in Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands.[2][3]

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