Cricket World Cup 2019: Qualifications and Analysis

Cricket World Cup 2019:

Cricket World Cup is the most significant extravaganza in the game of cricket. There is nothing bigger than this. Every player just starts playing cricket for their country so that they can win that prestigious trophy for their flag, for their people.

ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2019 is the tournament of 50 over the game.
Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England from 30th May to 14th July 2019, a nation which invented this historic game.

World Cup is more than just a sport. Billions of fans cheer for their countries, and there are as many emotions connected with the game. Every person that walks on the field has responsibilities, prayers, and feelings attached to them.

History:

• Cricket World Cup was started in the year 1975.
• ICC World Cup 2019 will be the 12th edition of the tournament.
• Reigning Champions Australia has won the world cup 5 times.
• Hosts: England and Wales
• Total no. of teams participating: 10
• Tournament Format: Round Robin then Knockout
• Number of Venues Finalized: 12
• Number of matches: 48
• Finals: Lords Cricket ground.
• Reigning Champions: Australia

Qualifying Rules:

• Hosts + another top seven team in ICC ODI Ranking as per 30th September 2017 automatically qualified.
• The remaining two teams will be decided by “Cricket World Cup Qualifier” in 2018
So as per these rules, the eight teams which have qualified for world cup are:
• England (hosts)
• Australia
• Bangladesh
India
• New Zealand
• Pakistan
• South Africa
• Sri Lanka
The remaining teams will play World Cup Qualifiers in 2018

World Cup Qualifier 2018:

• Ten teams will play a tournament, and the top two will qualify for the world cup.
• Eight teams have been decided, and the remaining two will be selected with the commencement of 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two commencing in February 2018.
• World Cup 2019 Playing Format
• There will be only one group of 10 teams.
• Every team will play the other nine in the round robin stage.
• The top four teams after the round robin will qualify for semifinals.
• Winners of Semifinals will play against each other in the Finals to be held at Lords Cricket Ground
• There will be total 48 matches in the world cup.

Team-wise Analysis of Qualified teams for ICC ODI world cup 2019:
Australia
Current ODI Ranking: 3
Key Players: Steven Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc

Bangladesh
Current ODI Ranking: 7
Key Players: MustafizurRehman, Shaqib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal

England
Current ODI Ranking: 4
Key Players: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Joe Root

India
Current ODI Ranking: 2
Key Players: ViratKohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya

New Zealand
Current ODI Ranking: 5
Key Players: Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee

Pakistan
Current ODI Ranking: 6
Key Players: Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmad

South Africa
Current ODI Ranking: 1
Key Players: AB de Villiers, HashimAmla, KagisoRabada

Sri Lanka
Current ODI Ranking: 1
Key Players: Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, UpulTharranga

Every sports event it created with many principles like sportsmanship, spirit, and passion but the prime goal of any game in the world is to bring people closer to celebrate happiness and smiles. Cricket World Cup 2019 also promises to bring everyone together in the stadium, jumping and cheering.

Roar for your teams and may the best team win.