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Right after the gala event of IPL ended with a glorious match, the mega event of cricket is right around the corner. World Cup 2019 is about to begin from 30th May and the hosts for this year’s tournament is going to be England and Wales. The opera of cricket will continue for a period of one and a half months in total. The format for this year is going to be round robin, similar to that of the IPL. The round-robin format emphasizes each of the 10 teams to play against one another at some of the other points in the game.
The teams representing each of the 10 nations include India, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Pakistan. While all of these teams will try to give all that they have into this tournament, the Indian team as announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India aka BCCI looks quite strong to start with.
Astroyogi brings to you a thorough analysis of the 2019 World Cup and how might the Indian team perform in the biggest event of the Cricket world. Here is the schedule of all the matches to be played by the Indian team:
Scheduled Matches of Indian Team
Match Date Time Venue
India VS South Africa 5th June 2019 3 PM The Rose Bowl, Southampton
India VS Australia 9th June 2019 3 PM Kennington Oval, London
India VS New Zealand 13th June 2019 3 PM Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India VS Pakistan 16th June 2019 3 PM Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
India VS Afghanistan 22nd June 2019 3 PM The Rose Bowl, Southampton
India VS West Indies 27th June 2019 3 PM Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
India VS England 30th June 2019 3 PM Edgbaston, Buckingham
India VS Bangladesh 2nd July 2019 3 PM Edgbaston, Buckingham
India VS Sri Lanka 6th July 2019 3 PM Headingley, Leeds
2019 World Cup for the Indian Team
The Indian team is being considered one of the strongest at this moment. The playing 11 is a balanced pick by the selectors and some new faces that proved their mettle in the 12th season of IPL have been given a chance to play. The first match of India is against South Africa, which has continued to be one of the strongest teams in the 50 over format. Second, in the ranking, India would want to have a good start and maintain the good form throughout the qualifying matches. The Indian team consists of all the big guns that are currently in their best form. Virat Kohli will be leading the team with MSD by his side for guidance and planning. He would want to continue his winning streak as an Indian captain as he has a strong and well-balanced team that could lead all the way to the final of the 2019 World Cup to be played at the biggest and most advanced field in the world for international cricket, Lords.