One of the most awaited cricket sports event of the year – The ICC World Cup 2019 – begun from May 30, 2019. The event is e hosted in England and Wales for the first time in 20 years. You will be witnessing top 10 ODI cricket teams compete against one another to claim the title this year.
Whether you want to cheer for Team India or catch a glimpse of some of the best personalities in cricket like Ross Tylor(New Zealand) and Jos Buttler(England) , this 48-match tournament is bound to be nerve-wrecking and emotionally overwhelming. If you still haven’t booked your match tickets yet, now is the time to plan your most-awaited trip to Great Britain.
To help you with your itinerary, here’s an overview of the ICC World Cup 2019 schedule.
ICC World Cup 2019 – Top Matches
#1: England vs South Africa (May 30, 2019, at Kennington Oval, London)
The inaugural game is scheduled between the hosts and South Africa. The game is set to begin around 10:30 am (IST 3:00 pm) at the Kennington Oval stadium in London.
Make sure you are at the venue 2 hours before the game begins.
#2: South Africa vs India (June 05, 2019, at The Rose Bowl, Southampton)
Our Men in Blue will be competing against the ever-dangerous team of South Africa in their World Cup match. The game begins at 10:30 am (IST 3:00 pm) at The Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.
Be there to cheer Team India to a winning start!
#3: India vs Australia (June 09, 2019, at Kennington Oval, London)
We are back to the Kennington Oval Stadium in London for yet another exciting match between the five-time winners Australia versus the title-favorites India.
Starting at 10:30 am (IST 3:00 pm), do not miss the action between some best cricket players like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bhumrah against Steve Smith and David Warner.
#4: India vs Pakistan (June 16, 2019, at Old Trafford, Manchester)
You surely do not want to miss the heat between one of the cricket’s fiercest rivalries. Although Team India has a better track record, we still lost to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 Final.
Let us cheer our Men in Blue as they get a chance to set the record straight.
#5: ICC World Cup Final (Lord’s, London)
Do you think that Team India will repeat the history of 1983 and 2011? You might as well book your seats in advance to know who claims this year’s title.
You surely don’t want to miss this, do you?
Traveling to England and Wales This Summer
Best Stadiums to Visit in England
England is home to some of the best cricket pitches and glorious stadiums in the world. The stadiums here hold significance in history and have beautiful architecture. The home of cricket – Lord’s in London – is the biggest most magnificent cricket ground in England.
Edgbaston witnessed Brain Lara’s outstanding 501 not out and the overwhelming Ashes 2005 test match. On the other hand, Headingley in Leeds is home to many milestones – amongst which Don Bradman’s career-best 334 not out is noteworthy.
Other amazing stadiums in England include the Rose Bowl, Trent Bridge, Riverside, Kennington Oval, and Old Trafford.
Book Your Seats – Get Official ICC WC Tickets
It is highly recommended to book your tickets for the ICC World Cup 209 from their official website. Visit the website https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/ for booking.
All you have to do is register to create an account and apply for the tickets. The prices range from 20 pounds to 50 pounds(4,386 INR), 6 pounds(526 INR) for children and 52 pounds(4,562 INR) for a family (set of 4). The tickets are given on the first-come-first-serve basis – so make sure that you book your seats as soon as possible.
Touring in England and Wales
Apart from cricket zest, there is a lot to see in Great Britain. You can take a tour of the medieval monuments if you have some time to spare. For instance, there is an 11-hour tour to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle. Also, avail the Bath tour from London (costing INR 8700 per person).
You can have a day trip starting from London and exploring Cardiff in Wales along with a professional tour guide for INR 5165. Moreover, there are many bus tours that take you around the city. If you are a movies fanatic, you can visit the Warner Bros studio as well.
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