2019 Cricket World Cup

2019 Cricket World Cup
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 logo.svg
Official logo
Dates30 May–14 July
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)England England
Wales Wales
Champions England (1st title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Participants10
Matches played48
Player of the seriesNew Zealand Kane Williamson
Most runsIndia Rohit Sharma (648)
Most wicketsAustralia Official website
2015
2023

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was the 12th Cricket World Cup, a quadrennial, international cricket tournament contested by men's national teams from the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019, making it the fifth time England and Wales have hosted the World Cup. The final was played at Lord's on 14 July 2019, where England beat New Zealand on boundary count after both the match and the subsequent Super Over finished as ties.

The format for the tournament was a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once, and the top four at the end of the group phase progressing to the semi-finals. The first semi-final was played between the teams finishing first and fourth in the league, while the second semi-final was played between the teams finishing second and third. Given the increase of ICC Full Members since the last World Cup, from 10 to 12, this is the first World Cup to be contested without all of the Full Member nations being present[1] and the first to feature no ICC Associate Member nations.

Around 2.6 billion people around the world watched the tournament making it the most watched cricket competition ever as of 2019 and the 15th most watched televised event ever.[2][3]

Hosting

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 is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup is being played in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.[4][5]

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