How to watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup 2019

Everything you need to know about this year's limited overs tournament...

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Michael Clarke of Australia bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

The wait is almost over, as fans soon prepare for the 12th ICC Cricket World Cup. Here is everything you need to know…

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When is the Cricket World Cup 2019?

The Cricket World Cup will begin on Thursday 30th May when England play South Africa, and will run until the final on Sunday 14th July.

What times are the matches for the Cricket World Cup?

Matches are mostly at 10.30am (BST) daily, with some matches also taking place in the afternoon at 1.30pm (BST).

See further below for a full list of fixtures. 

Where is the Cricket World Cup taking place?

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales and will take place across a range of venues, including grounds in Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and Cardiff. The final will be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

See below for the full list of venues:

  • Headingley – Leeds
  • Trent Bridge – Nottingham
  • The Oval – London
  • Lord’s – London
  • Edgbaston – Birmingham
  • The Riverside – Durham
  • Bristol County Ground – Bristol
  • County Ground – Taunton
  • Hampshire Bowl – Southampton
  • Old Trafford – Manchester
  • Cardiff Wales Stadium – Cardiff

How can I watch the Cricket World Cup live in the UK?

The ICC Cricket World Cup is live on Sky Sports and NowTV.

You can watch the games live on Sky Sports Cricket. Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the match via the SkyGo app.

If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the match through NOW TV. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £7.99, a week pass for £12.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Chris Woakes of England bats in front of Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval on March 9, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
Chris Woakes of England bats in front of Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval on March 9, 2015. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Which teams will be playing in the Cricket World Cup?

There are ten teams playing in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. These are:

  • England
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Afghanistan
  • West Indies

What are the fixtures for the Cricket World Cup?

The teams will play each other in a round-robin format, with 45 matches of One Day Internationals, before the semi-finals for which the top four teams will qualify. See below for the full list of fixtures:

  • Match 1: England v South Africa
    Thursday 30th May, 10.30am – The Oval, London
  • Match 2: West Indies v Pakistan
    Friday 31st May, 10.30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Match 3: New Zealand v Sri Lanka
    Saturday 1st June, 10.30am – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • Match 4: Afghanistan v Australia
    Saturday 1st June, 1.30pm – Bristol County Ground, Bristol
  • Match 5: South Africa v Bangladesh
    Sunday 2nd June, 10.30am – The Oval, London
  • Match 6: England v Pakistan
    Monday 3rd June, 10.30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Match 7: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka
    Tuesday 4th June, 10.30am – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • Match 8: South Africa v India
    Wednesday 5th June, 10.30am – Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • Match 9: Bangladesh v New Zealand
    Wednesday 5th June, 1.30pm – The Oval, London
  • Match 10: Australia v West Indies
    Thursday 6th June, 10.30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Match 11: Pakistan v Sri Lanka
    Friday 7th June, 10.30am – Bristol County Ground, Bristol
  • Match 12: England v Bangladesh
    Saturday 8th June, 10.30am – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • Match 13: Afghanistan v New Zealand
    Saturday 8th June, 1.30pm – County Ground Taunton, Taunton
  • Match 14: India v Australia
    Sunday 9th June, 10.30am – The Oval, London
  • Match 15: South Africa v West Indies
    Monday 10th June, 10.30am – Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • Match 16: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
    Tuesday 11th June, 10.30am – Bristol County Ground, Bristol
  • Match 17: Australia v Pakistan
    Wednesday 12th June, 10.30am – County Ground Taunton, Taunton
  • Match 18: India v New Zealand
    Thursday 13th June, 10.30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Match 19: England v West Indies
    Friday 14th June, 10.30am – Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • Match 20: Sri Lanka v Australia
    Saturday 15th June, 10.30am – The Oval, London
  • Match 21: South Africa v Afghanistan
    Saturday 15th June, 1.30pm – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • Match 22: India v Pakistan
    Sunday 16th June, 10.30am – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Match 23: West Indies v Bangladesh
    Monday 17th June, 10.30am – County Ground Taunton, Taunton
  • Match 24: England v Afghanistan
    Tuesday 18th June, 10.30am – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Match 25: New Zealand v South Africa
    Wednesday 19th June, 10.30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Match 26: Australia v Bangladesh
    Thursday 20th June, 10.30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Match 27: England v Sri Lanka
    Friday 21st June, 10.30am – Headingley, Leeds
  • Match 28: India v Afghanistan
    Saturday 22nd June, 10.30am – Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • Match 29: West Indies v New Zealand
    Saturday 22nd June, 1.30pm – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Match 30: Pakistan v South Africa
    Sunday 23rd June, 10.30am – Lord’s London
  • Match 31: Bangladesh v Afghanistan
    Monday 24th June, 10.30am – Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • Match 32: England v Australia
    Tuesday 25th June, 10.30am – Lord’s London
  • Match 33: New Zealand v Pakistan
    Wednesday 26th June, 10.30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Match 34: West Indies v India
    Thursday 27th June, 10.30am – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Match 35: Sri Lanka v South Africa
    Friday 28th June, 10.30am – The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street
  • Match 36: Pakistan v Afghanistan
    Saturday 29th June, 10.30am – Headingley, Leeds
  • Match 37: New Zealand v Australia
    Saturday 29th June, 1.30pm – Lord’s London
  • Match 38: England v India 
    Sunday 30th June, 10.30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Match 39: Sri Lanka v West Indies 
    Monday 1st July, 10.30am – The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street
  • Match 40: Bangladesh v India 
    Tuesday 2nd July, 10.30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Match 41: England v New Zealand
    Wednesday 3rd July, 10.30am – The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street
  • Match 42: Afghanistan v West Indies
    Thursday 4th July, 10.30am – Headingley, Leeds
  • Match 43: Pakistan v Bangladesh 
    Friday 5th July, 10.30am – Lord’s, London
  • Match 44: Sri Lanka v India 
    Saturday 6th July, 10.30am – Headingley, Leeds
  • Match 45: Australia v South Africa
    Saturday 6th July, 1.30pm – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Semi Final 1: 1st place v 4th place 
    Tuesday 9th July, 10.30am – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Semi Final 2: 2nd place v 3rd place 
    Thursday 11th July, 10.30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Final: TBC v TBC
    Sunday 14th July, 10.30am – Lords, London

Who won the Cricket World Cup last?

Australia were the winners of the Cricket World Cup in 2015, when they beat fellow co-hosts New Zealand by 7 wickets.

Who are the favourites to win in 2019?

It is still a little while to go before the tournament, but cricketer Ian Bell has named England, Pakistan, and India as potential favourites to win the World Cup.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13: Shafiqullah Shafiq bats of Afghanistan during the 2015 Cricket World Cup match between England and Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Shafiqullah Shafiq of Afghanistan bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 13, 2015. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

How can I get tickets to the Cricket World Cup?

Tickets for the Cricket World Cup 2019 are available at a limited general release. You will need to register through the official ticketing site in order to apply for tickets. More information about tickets and hospitality can also be found here.


International broadcasters

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in Australia?

Coverage for those watching from Australia is on ESPN.

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in India?

Coverage for those watching from India is on Star Sports 2 with live streaming on Hotstar.com.

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in Bangladesh?

Coverage for those watching in Bangladeshis on GTV, streaming on Rabbitholebd.com

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in New Zealand?

Coverage for those watching in New Zealand is on Sky Sport with live streaming on SkyGo

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in Pakistan?

Coverage for those in Pakistan can be found on PTV Sports and Ten Sports with live streaming on SonyLiv

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in Sri Lanka?

Coverage for those in Sri Lanka can be found on SLRC (Channel Eye) with streaming on Channel Eye

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in Afghanistan?

Coverage for those in Afghanistan can be found on Moby with live streaming on Hotstar

How can I watch and live stream the Cricket World Cup live in the West Indies?

Coverage for people living in countries represented by the West Indies can be found on ESPN with live streaming on ESPN+ Caribbean 


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A full guide of how to watch and stream the Cricket World Cup from other parts of the world can be found on the ICC website.