ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches: Complete schedule, dates and venues

International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule of the official warm-up matches that will be played ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 starting from May 30.

“It is always a huge milestone announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting underway this summer,” ICC Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, was quoted as saying by an ICC release.


“These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allows the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup,” he added.

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The warm-up matches will be held over five days between May 24-28, and will be hosted at four of the official CWC19 tournament venues; the Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval.

There are a number of high-profile clashes, including England v Australia, Pakistan v Bangladesh and India v New Zealand.

As per previous ICC tournaments, warm-up fixtures will be 50 over per side, but will not carry official ODI status, as teams can field all members of their 15-man squad during the match.


ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up fixtures:

DateFixtureVenue
May 24Pakistan v AfghanistanBristol County Ground
May 24Sri Lanka v South AfricaCardiff Wales Stadium
May 25England v AustraliaHampshire Bowl
May 25India v New ZealandThe Oval
May 26South Africa v WindiesBristol County Ground
May 26Pakistan v BangladeshCardiff Wales Stadium
May 27Australia v Sri LankaHampshire Bowl
May 27England v AfghanistanThe Oval
May 28Windies v New ZealandBristol County Ground
May 28Bangladesh v IndiaCardiff Wales Stadium

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