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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: A guide to India’s fixtures, squad announcement and other important dates

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule, Fixtures, Squad, Players List Announcement Dates: India will begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton. The deadline for squad announcement is April 23.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Australian batsman Peter Handscomb during the 5th ODI cricket match, at Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium in New Delhi Virat Kohli-led Indian side will go into the mega event with an aim to secure the third title. (PTI/File Photo)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule, Fixtures: After tasting maiden World Cup glory back in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev, India had to wait for another 28 years to clinch their second title. Now with the mega-event looming, Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will go into the mega event with an aim to lift the covetous cup for the third time, as they begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5.

Here is all you need to know about the Indian squad and other important dates:

When will India announce their squad?

BCCI has announced that India’s squad will be announced on April 15 – eight days before the April 23 deadline. All the participating nations have to submit their final 15-man squads by April 23. However, the team list can be revised at any point till May 23 in case of injuries.

When will all the teams announce their squads?

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World Cup squads announcement date:

New Zealand – Announced
India – April 15th
Australia -April 15th
England – April 17th
South Africa – April 18th
Pakistan – April 18th
Bangladesh – April 16, 12 PM IST
Afghanistan – Date not yet revealed (Announced a 22-member preliminary squad)
Sri Lanka – Date not yet revealed
West Indies – Date not yet revealed

When will the 2019 World Cup start? 

The World Cup is scheduled to start from May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa in the opening fixture. The final will be played on July 14.

ICC World Cup 2019: Complete squads of all teams

What is the format?

A total of 10 teams will participate in the World Cup (Australia, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Afghanistan) and unlike the previous editions, it will be played in a round robin format. A total of 45 league matches will be played where all the teams will play against each other. The top four nations will advance to the semi-finals.

When is India’s first match?

India will begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton.

When are the remaining league matches of India?

June 9: India vs Australia

June 13: India vs New Zealand

June 16: India vs Pakistan

June 22: India vs Afghanistan

June 27: India vs West Indies

June 30: India vs England

July 2: India vs Bangladesh

July 6: India vs Sri Lanka

All the league matches will start at 3:00 pm IST.

How can I watch the World Cup?


Star Sports Network are the official broadcasters of the World Cup. You can also live stream it on the Hotstar application or the website and can catch the live scores, updates and commentary on

First published on: 03-04-2019 at 01:05:08 pm
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