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The 2019 Cricket World Cup will take place in England and Wales from Thursday, May 30 until Sunday, July 14.
The Cricket World Cup is the biggest ODI event on the international calendar. Played just once every four years, it features the leading teams in the game including Australia, England, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka as they fight it out for the ultimate prize.
The structure of the tournament has varied over the years, with as many as 16 teams (last seen in 2007) and as low as ten. This year’s tournament will feature ten teams, which has drawn criticism given there are now 12 Test nations.
Australia are the most successful team in Cricket World Cup history, winning five of the 11 tournaments. India and the West Indies have won two apiece, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other teams with victories.
The last tournament, in 2015, was hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The two hosts squared off in the final, with Australia recording a famous victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
|1983||England, Wales||India||West Indies|
|1992||Australia, New Zealand||Pakistan||England|
|1996||Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Australia|
|1999||England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands||Australia||Pakistan|
|2003||South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya||Australia||India|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||Sri Lanka|
|2011||India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh||India||Sri Lanka|
|2015||Australia, New Zealand||Australia||New Zealand|
After the 2019 World Cup, the tournament will head to India, with the sub-continent nation hosting the 2023 tournament.