Cricket World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Cricket World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Cricket Word Cup 2018 Qualifier Tournament was held in Zimbabwe in march 2018, Afghanistan and West Indies were the toppers of the tournament and have qualified for the Cricket World Cup online 2019.

World Cup 2018 Qualifier Host

In October 2017, ICC announced that Zimbabwe would host the World Cup Qualifier which was held from 4 March to 25 March 2018. Previously the tournament was scheduled to be played in Bangladesh, but after the possible automatic qualification of Bangladesh for Cricket world cup 2019, it was decided to schedule the tournament in Zimbabwe as Bangladesh would not be needed to play in the Qualifier tournament.

World Cup 2018 Qualifier Teams

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Four full members teams West Indies, Ireland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, and Six associate members team UAE, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong contested in the World Cup 2018 Qualifier Tournament. So, total 10 teams played the tournament with the aim of qualifying for Cricket World Cup 2019.

The Windies along Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe were not able to go through the automatic qualification for CWC19 as they all were ranking above the 8th spot of ICC ODI rankings.

The other four teams Scotland, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, and Hong Kong qualified after getting the top four position in the 2015-2017 ICC World Cricket League Championship.

The remaining two teams Nepal and UAE (United Arab Emirates) selected for Zimbabwe hosted tournament after becoming the finalist of ICC World Cricket League Division 2.

Cricket World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

World Cup 2018 Qualifier Tournament Format

10 teams participated in the tournament and a total of 34 matches were played among these teams. This tournament was the decider for two teams that would progress to play in Cricket world cup 2019 in England & Wales.

In the group stage total 20 matches were played among ten teams and after the conclusion of the group stage matches Afghanistan, West Indies, Ireland, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe qualified to the Super Six stage.

The teams which didn’t qualify for the super Six stage were Nepal, Hong Kong, Netherlands, and Papua New Guinea. The good news for Scotland and United Arab Emirates is that they kept alive their ODI status till 2022 after progressing to the Super Six stage of the tournament.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Full Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams Online

The bottom four teams of the group stage competed in the playoffs for getting ODI (One day Internationals) status. The teams were Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands, and Hong Kong. Netherlands gained their ODI spot after beating Hong Kong in the playoffs while Nepal beat Papua New Guinea to guarantee their ODI Status for the first time.

1st World Cup Qualifier West Indies

West Indies vs Scotland World Cup Qualifier

West Indies become the first CWC19 qualifier after beating Scotland by five wickets through Duckworth-Lewis method.

West Indies the two times World Cup Champions didn’t qualify in the automatic ranking spots as they were ranking above the eighth spot in ICC ODI ranking at 30 September 2017 cutoff date.

The top eight teams automatically qualified for World Cup 2019. West Indies contested the World Cup 2018 Qualifier tournament among nine other teams. They shattered the hopes of Scotland for qualifying World Cup 2019 after beating them by 5 runs in a rain-affected match in a super sixes stage. The winner was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Scotland’s Safyaan Sharif was named man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance of 3-27. Scotland previously participated in 1999, 2007 and 2015 World Cups.

2nd World Cup Qualifier Afghanistan

2nd World Cup Qualifier Afghanistan

Afghanistan was the winner of ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier 2018 after beating West Indies in the Final at Harare sport club and has become the second qualifier for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Afghanistan was living on the edge after they lost their initial three matches at the group stage and then somehow they managed to qualify for the Super Six stage after Nepal upset Hong Kong.

Afghanistan was given the green signal for Cricket World Cup 2019 after they beat Ireland in a last tension-filled match of Super Six stage. Afghanistan bowled really well on a good batting pitch and restricted the Ireland batsmen to 209 for seven. On the other hand, Afghanistan completed the target at the cost of Five wickets with Five bowls to spare. The player of the match was Mohammad Shahzad.

This year’s world cup would be Afghanistan’s second consecutive world cup event, they previously played in World Cup 2015 as well and has beaten Scotland by three wickets in that tournament.

After beating Ireland, Afghanistan faced West Indies the two times World Cup champions in a Final of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier. They confidently beat the Windies by a big margin of seven wickets with almost ten overs to spare. Again player of the final match was Mohammad Shahzad. Rashid Khan picked up his 100th wicket in that match.

Points Table of Super Six Stage

Points Table of Super Six Stage

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Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

cricket world cup 2019 teams,host,venues and groups

Cricket World Cup 2019 is the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup (CWC) which is scheduled from May, 30 to 14 July, 2019.

10 teams would be playing this year’s World Cup. The top eight teams as per ICC Ranking qualify automatically 18 months prior to the event. The remaining two teams qualify through the Cricket World Cup Qualifier round which is played in the year prior to Cricket World Cup event.

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Tournament: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams

Cricket World Cup (CWC) is played after every four years. Previously, in CWC 2011 and 2015 total 14 teams featured in the tournament, but ICC has reduced the number of teams to 10 for this year CWC. Have a look at the list of teams that would compete in this year’s World Cup.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 Host

England & Wales would host this year’s Cricket World Cup 2019 which would kick off from May, 30 to July, 14.

It is the fifth time that England and Wales is hosting the Grand event following 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups. England and Wales has been awarded the rights to host Cricket World Cup 2019 in April, 2006 as result of backing out from the bidding to host Cricket World Cup 2015 which was played in Australia and New Zealand.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Venues

The Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule along venues has been announced on 26 April 2018 by ICC. The first match will be played on 30 May in Oval between the host England vs South Africa. Semi-Finals would be played on 9th July in Old Trafford, Manchester and 11th July in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Cricket World Cup 2019 Final would be played on 14th July in Lords, London.

List of venues for Cricket World Cup 2019

Total 48 matches would be played in a span of 45 days on 11 venues in 10 cities of England and Wales. The Oval cricket ground would host the opener match of CWC19, Old Trafford and Edgbaston in Birmingham would host the Semi-Finals and Lords ground to stage the Final of CWC19.

Old Trafford would be the host of maximum six matches of World Cup 2019, whereas Edgbaston, Hampshire, Lords, The Oval and Trent Bridge would be staging five matches each. The venues of cricket world cup 2019 with capacity details are discussed below.

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Edgbaston, Birmingham

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Warwickshire is the county team of Edgbaston stadium. Edgbaston capacity for spectators is 25,000. It is the fourth largest ground in England. Edgbaston would host five matches including the semi-final of Cricket world cup 2019.

Bristol Country Ground, Bristol

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Bristol County Ground is also known as Nevil Road. It is the home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. This ground is privileged with world-class media center and conference facilities. First One Day International on this ground was played in 1983. The total capacity of this ground is 17,500. Three world cup matches would be played on this venue.

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Sophia Gardens is located in the city of Cardiff, Wales. It is officially listed as Test matches venue and home to Glamorgan county club. The first test match was hosted on this ground in 2009, whereas first one day international was played in 1999 which was a 1999 World cup match. Sophia Gardens capacity is 15,643 and a total of four matches would be played on this ground in this year’s Cricket world cup 2019.

Riverside Ground, Chester Le Sreet

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Riverside Ground is located in Chester Le Street, County Durham England. It was established in 1995. This ground was opened in 1999 World cup and hosted two world cup matches. Its capacity is 20,000 and three world cup matches would be played on this ground.

Headingley, Leeds

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Headingley cricket ground is the home to Yorkshire county club. It is one of the oldest ground and has hosted test matches since 1899. Its capacity is 18,350 and a total of four matches would be played on this ground in the upcoming cricket world cup 2019.

Lords, London

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

The Lords cricket ground is named after its founder James Lords. It’s an 18th-century cricket ground. It is situated in St. Johns wood London. It is also called as Home of the Cricket. Middlesex is the county club of Lords. Lords has hosted the first ever test match in 1884. It can accommodate around 28,000 spectators. Lords celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2014. Total of five matches including World cup 2019 Final would be played on this ground.

The Oval, London

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

The Oval cricket ground is an international venue located in south London. It is the home to Surrey county cricket club. This ground was established in 1845 which means this ground is 174 years old ground. This ground has the privilege of hosting the first international Test match in England in September 1885. It has a capacity of 25,500 spectators and five contests of the CWC19 would be played here including the mouth-watering contest of Australia vs India.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Old Trafford cricket ground is also known as Emirates Old Trafford due to sponsorship commitments. It is established in 1857 in Greater Manchester, England and has a capacity for 26,000 spectators. It is home to Lancashire country cricket club since 1864. This venue is selected for one of the Semi-Final of upcoming World Cup 2019, beside semi-final five other group matches would be contested on this ground.

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Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Trent Bridge cricket ground is located in West Bridgford Nottinghamshire, England. This ground has the privilege of hosting T20 blast finals twice. It has also hosted the semi-final of T20 World cup in 2009. It was established in 1841 and has the capacity of adjusting 17,500 spectators. Trent Bridge would host five matches of this year’s World cup 2019 including the match between Pakistan vs England on 3rd June.

Rose Bowl, Southampton

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

The Rose Bowl cricket ground is also known as The Ageas Bowl due to its sponsorship commitments. It is located between the M27 motorway and telegraph woods in West End Hampshire, England. It is the home to Hampshire county cricket club since 2001. This ground was constructed in 2001 as a replacement to previous home ground, which was a county ground to Southampton. That previous ground was Hampshire’s home ground since 1885. Currently, The ground has the capacity of 25,000 and would host five matches of Cricket world cup 2019.

County Ground, Taunton

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams, Host, Venues and Groups

Taunton County ground is an international venue for Test and One day internationals in Taunton, Somerset. This ground is located between Priory Bridge Road and St James Street and was built in 1882. This ground is the home to Somerset County cricket club and have played their first match in 1882. It has also hosted two group stage matches in 1999 World Cup. This ground is also being used for Women’s international cricket matches since 1999 and has become the home to England Women’s Cricket team. It has the capacity of 12,500 and would host three group matches of Cricket world cup 2019.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Groups

Cricket World Cup 2019 would have a single group of all 10 teams. All matches would be played in a round-robin format, in which each team would contest the other nine teams. The top four teams of the list would progress to knock out stage of semi-finals and then the two winners teams of semi-finals would then play the final on 14 July.

The new thing about this year’s world cup is that no associate teams are included in this world cup due to the reason this event has been criticized as well. It would be the first time in history that two test playing nations Ireland and Zimbabwe would not be the part of this year’s World Cup.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Logo

The official logo for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has been released by ICC, it is completely changed than the previous version of World Cup. It contains the contrast of grey and red color, whereas the World Cup is placed in the middle.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Official logo

Have a look at the previous World Cup 2015 official logo