The sound of leather on willow. The smell of the newly mown grass. The teas! The Cricket World Cup 2019 has arrived and with it (hopefully) a great British summer. 10 of the world's elite cricket playing countries are competing titles of the best ODI team on earth. Expect big hits, athletics, and only one triumphant team to survive the end of July 14 – you've come to the right place to find out how to stream every last ball of the Cricket World Cup live, no matter where you live .
So what should we expect from the 12th incarnation of Cricket World Cup? Well, the England hosts are entering the tournament as favorites (at least according to Betfair). Not only have they proven over the years to be feared in the unique British circumstances, but Eoin Morgan ' s men also come in in fantastic form. Their batsmen in particular have set new standards, with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root all taking the right shape at the right time.
India has the two highest ICC ODI ranked batsmen (Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma) and the number one bowler (Jasprit Bumrah) and will naturally be a feared force. But perhaps most attention will be paid to reigning champions Australia, as they welcome pushed back duo Steve Smith and David Warner.
With the will of South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the West Indies involved and hungry to win the competition, it should be a fantastically exciting few weeks of daily cricket action. If you want to know where you can watch each individual match, we'll tell you exactly where to find them online with a live stream from the Cricket World Cup.
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How to view the 2019 Cricket World Cup from outside your country
You don't have to miss a minute of the Cricket World Cup – even when you are abroad and discover that the online coverage of your home channel is geo-blocked (we hate when that happens).
If that happens to you and you are desperate to look at that domestic reporting, there is still a way to get it, without jeopardizing your safety with some dodgy, illegal Reddit stream. You can easily use a VPN to sign up to your country that broadcasts the promotions, and it's easy to do:
Upcoming cricket World Cup competitions
Friday, May 31
Pakistan versus West Indies – Trent Bridge, Nottingham 10.30 am BST
Saturday, June 1
New Zealand versus Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 10:30 AM BST
Australia vs Afghanistan – County Ground, Bristol, 1.30 pm BST (D / N)
Sunday, June 2
South Africa versus Bangladesh – The Oval, London, 10.30 am BST
Monday, June 3
England versus Pakistan – Trent Bridge, Nottingham 10.30 am BST
Tuesday, June 4
Afghanistan versus Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 10:30 AM BST
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What does the cricket World Cup 2019 look like?
The Cricket World Cup is a tournament with ten teams. Each country plays each other in a round-robin format, after which the best four teams qualify for the semi-final. The two winning semi-finalists can then compete in the final on Sunday, July 14.
How long do Cricket World Cup matches usually last?
Most games of the Cricket World Cup 2019 start at 10:30 am BST and end early in the evening – around 6:30 pm BST. A number of day / night games starts at 1.30 pm BST and ends under spotlight around 9 am BST.
Cricket World Cup competitions broadly follow the rules of One Day Internationals, with each side receiving 50 overs within a time limit of 210 minutes. Add in drinks breaks for each side and a 30 to 40 minute break and competitions can last up to nine hours. However, some games are much shorter – the English capitulation for New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup saw the game be packed within four and a half hours, while the Kiwis reached their goal in 123 runs in just 12 overs.
Which teams participate in this year's Cricket World Cup?
After making their first appearance in the 2015 World Cup, Afghanistan is probably not on the pre-match favorites list.
The five-time winners suffered a blow, excluding the fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, but were boosted by the return of key player David Warner after a ban on tampering with the ball.
With an outside chance at 80/1 to win the trophy, Bangladesh hopes that Talisman batsman Tamim Iqbal will continue his excellent ODI record, clocking more than 5000 runs.
The hosts are clear favorites who participate in the tournament. Led by Eoin Morgan, England has defeated every country participating in the tournament in a one-day series with the exception of Afghanistan since the last World Cup.
Their recent ODI defeat to Australia does not bode well, but India hopes to repeat the 1983 victory, winning the English World Cup.
The Kiwi ' s were sensational during the tournament and reached their very first Cricket World Cup Final in 2015, eventually losing the final hurdle against Australia. A strong top order from Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham should appear in the fight again this time.
After a recent test series has been played in England, Pakistan, the tournament is well prepared. Tipped by many to reach at least the semi-final, the most unpredictable side of the tournament guarantees a good chance of glory.
The Proteas enter the World Cup in good shape after having won nine of their last 11 ODI series, but injuries in the run-up to major stars such as Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Dale Steyn will raise concerns about their chances.
A run of only one win in the last 11 games suggests that the 1996 winners will compete in 2019. Much will depend on the shape of the former captain and the most important batsman Angelo Mathews, as they emerge from their current routine.
Just like Sri Lanka, the ODI form of the West Indian islands has recently fallen off a cliff. However, the rise of Shimron Hetmyer and powerful batsman Shai Hope means that there is some sense of optimism for a decent show at the World Cup.
What grounds are used for the Cricket World Cup?
The Oval, London
The Surrey County Cricket Club house was founded in 1845 and was the first English-style test match between England and Australia in 1880.
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
House of Nottinghamshire CCC, the ground 17,500-capacity will host five World Cup matches, including England vs Pakistan.
Bristol County Ground, Bristol
Built in 1889, and subsequently purchased by WG Grace, the land has since been home to the CCC of Gloucestershire.
Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
The 17,000-seat site will host ICC Cricket World Cup competitions for the first time in 2019, with five competitions taking place at the venue.
The County Ground, Taunton
Three World Cup matches are held at the County Ground Taunton, home of the Somerset County Cricket Club.
Old Trafford, Manchester
The Lancashire County cricket club has the honor to hold the most 2019 cricket world cup matches with six games to be played there, including one of the semi-finals.
Warwickshire CCC ' s terrain was the scene of the semi-final 1999 confrontation between Australia and South Africa – perhaps the best cricket world cup of all time.
Adjacent to Headingley Rugby Stadium, the complex is home to the Leeds Rhinos rugby competition and the Yorkshire Carnegie rugby club and Yorkshire County cricket club. The cricket pitch has organized test competitions since 1899 and has a capacity of 18,350.
Lord & apos; s, London
In the iconic north of London, the Cricket World Cup Final in 2019 is often referred to as the home of cricket.
The Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
The northernmost ground of English cricket is also one of the most picturesque. Home to Durham CCC, the stadium is overlooked by the 14th-century Lumley Castle.
Cardiff Wales Stadium
The only reason for this year's World Cup, outside of England, is that the Glamorgan County Cricket Club stadium will organize four games during the tournament.