Cricket fever around the world in recent years has increased tremendously. Everyone is curious and crazy about what would be the Cricket World Cup 2019 groups this year or which teams have made it to the group stage of the cricket world cup. Here we will discuss which teams are hot favorites to win the tournament this year and who have the most chances to progress first from the group stage.
ICC Cricket World Cup Group 2019
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the 12th Edition to be hosted in England this year. Teams from Cricket Boards around the world participate in the qualifying round before the WC to make it to the main stage. Form them, selected teams feature in the main event.
Throughout the year, various cricketing events are arranged between different teams at different venues. Based on those events, teams are ranked and made eligible for cricket world cup groups 2019. Teams ranked in top 4 qualify directly to the main groups whereas the remaining need to play qualifying matches to make it to the main event.
Which Teams Qualify for World Cup 2019?
In previous editions of the tournament, group stage featured a random number of teams. For Example, in 1992 Cricket World Cup, 9 Teams played. As of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 10 Teams are selected for the tournament based on their rankings and points acquired during the whole year. Official groups list for the cricket world cup 2019 is tabled below.
|1||Australia||Aaron Finch(C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon|
|2||Bangladesh||Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(C), Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman|
|3||England||Eoin Morgan(C), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, David Willey, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood|
|4||India||Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(C), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Ravinder Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendrs Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jason Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar|
|5||New Zealand||Kane Williamson(C), MartinGuptill, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee|
|6||Pakistan||Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Sahibzada Farhan, Abid Ali, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah|
|7||South Africa||Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Christiaan Jonker, Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Gihahn Cloete, Chris Morris, Wiaan Mulder, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Farhaan Behardien, Dwaine Pretorius|
|8||Sri Lanka||Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Avishka Fernando, Roshen Silva, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Jeevan Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Shehan Madushanka, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara|
|9||West Indies||Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Chris Gayle, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kieran Powell, Devon Smith, Shane Dowrich, Jahmar Hamilton, Nicolas Pooran, Denesh Ramdin, Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard, Raymon Reifer, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Khary Pierre|
|10||Afghanistan||Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib(C), Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman|
Just for the information, the cricket world cup 2019 grounds include Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester-Le-Street, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton, and Taunton. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 pool describes clearly how sensational and crazy event this would be.