Cricket’s biggest carnival, the ICC Cricket World Cup, is all set to begin from May 30. 10 teams will lock horns in two these beautiful nations in the United Kingdom to win the coveted title. Each team will play the other nine once and the top-four teams will qualify for the semi-finals.
For the World Cup, total of 11 venues have been picked where 48 matches will be played. The first match will be played at Kensington Oval between host England and South Africa. And the final will be played on July 14 at iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. While 10 venues are in England, 1 is in Wales. Here we see the stats about all 11 grounds where World Cup matches will be played:
Kennington Oval (London)
The first match of 2019 World Cup will kick start at this very ground. The Kensington Oval, or The Oval or the Kia Oval, is the place where it all began. The first-ever Test matches in England was played at this venue. The ground is one of the oldest in the world. The stadium was opened in 1845 and has the capacity of 23,500.
Highest team total: 398/5 by New Zealand vs England in 2015
Lowest team total: 103 all out by England vs South Africa
Highest individual score: 176 not out by Evin Lewis vs England in 2017
Best bowling figure: 6/42 by Umar Gul vs England in 2010
Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
The ground will host five matches during World Cup. The ground is one of the best places to watch a game and has capacity of 17,500. The ground has also hosted football matches in the last 19th century.
Highest team total: 481/6 by England vs Australia in 2018
Lowest team total: 83 all out by South Africa vs England in 2008
Highest individual score: 171 by Alex Hales of England vs Pakistan in 2016
Best bowling figure: 6/25 by Kuldeep Yadav vs England in 2018
Rose Bowl Cricket Ground (Southampton)
The Rose Bowl Ground is one of the most delightful venues in the country and will debut as World Cup host this year. The first match here will be played between India and South Africa.
Highest team total: 373/3 scored by England against Pakistan in 2019
Lowest team total: 65 all out by USA vs Australia in 2004
Highest individual score: 189 not out by Martin Guptill against England in 2013
Best bowling figure: 5/29 by Mervyn Dillon of West Indies vs Bangladesh in 2004
County Ground (Bristol)
The Bristol County Ground will host three matches this World Cup. The ground is a perfectly circular area and it is quite tough to get the angles right on the field. Interestingly, Indian has a 100% win record at this ground.
Highest team total: 369/9 by England vs West Indies in 2017
Lowest team total: 92 all out Zimbabwe vs England in 2003
Highest individual score: 140 by Sachin Tendulkar vs Kenya in 1999
Best bowling figure: 5/25 by Richard Hadlee vs Sri Lanka in 1983
Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)
Sophia Gardens in Cardiff will be hosting four matches during the ICC World Cup 2019. The ground has short straight boundaries but very long square boundaries to hit. The ground has capacity for 15,643. The ground first played host for 1999 Cricket World Cup between Australia and New Zealand.
Highest team total: 342/8 by England vs Australia in 2018
Lowest team total: 138 all out by Sri Lanka vs New Zealand in 2013
Highest individual score: 131 by Shaun Marsh of Australia vs England in 2018
Best bowling figure: 4/28 by Ravindra Jadeja vs England in 2014
The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton)
The County Ground in Taunton has a capacity of 12500 and will be hosting its first ever ODI in 20 years. Though the stadium was opened in 1882, the first international game at this venue was played during the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
Highest team total: 373/6 by India vs Sri Lanka in 1999
Lowest team total: 216 all out by Sri Lanka vs India in 1999
Highest individual score: 183 by Saurav Ganguly vs Sri Lanka in 1999
Best bowling figure: 5/31 by Robin Singh vs Sri Lanka in 1999
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Old Trafford, situated in Manchester will witness the greatest cricket rivalry in the first match itself when India will take on Pakistan on June 16. Earlier, the two arch-rivals faced each other on this ground was in 1999 where India emerged victoriously. It has got a capacity of 19,000.
Highest team total: 318/7 by Sri Lanka vs England in 2006
Lowest team total: 45 all out by Canada vs England in 1979
Highest individual score: 189 not out by Sir Viv Richards vs England in 1984
Best bowling figure: 5/14 by Glenn McGrath of Australia vs West Indies in 1999
The finest and also one of the youngest venues in England. At this ground, the scoreboard is one of the most notable features. It is the fourth-largest cricketing venue in the UK, after Lord’s, Old Trafford and The Oval with seating arrangements for approximately 25,000 spectators.
Highest team total: 408/9 by England vs New Zealand in 2015
Lowest team total: 70 all out by Australia vs England in 1977
Highest individual score: 171 not out by Glenn Turner vs East Africa in 1975
Best bowling figure: 6/52 by Josh Hazlewood vs New Zealand in 2017
The ground has witnessed many feats but the memorable one came when Sir Donald Bradman smashed two triple centuries at this ground, one in 1930 and other in 1934. Bradman also registered the highest-ever Test runs (334) out which he scored 309 in a single day. The ground has capacity for 17,500 spectators.
Highest team total: 339/6 by England vs South Africa in 2017
Lowest team total: 93 all out by England vs Australia in 1975
Highest individual score: 152 by Sanath Jayasuriya vs England in 2006
Best bowling figure: 7/36 by Waqar Younis vs England in 2001
The iconic cricket ground will host 5 World Cup matches including final on July 14. It is the ground where India won its first World Cup in 1983. Sir Viv Richards (West Indies) scored 138 not out against England is the highest individual score at this venue. The highest team total at this ground is 334/4 smashed by England vs India in 1975.
Highest team total: 334/4 (60) by England vs India in 1975
Lowest team total: 107 all out by South Africa vs England in 2003
Highest individual score: 138 not out by Sir Viv Richards vs England in 1979
Best bowling figure: 5/30 by Daniel Vettori vs West Indies in 2004
Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street)
The Riverside Ground was established in 1995, but the first international game was played during 1999 World Cup when it hosted Pakistan and Scotland. The ground is mostly used for county games. This venue has a capacity for 5000 people but can host 17,000 for internationals.
Highest team total: 314/4 by England vs Australia in 2018
Lowest team total: 99 all out by England vs Sri Lanka in 2014
Highest individual score: 126 not out by Mahela Jayawardene vs England in 2006
Best bowling figure: 5/28 by Graeme Swann vs Australia in 2009