Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, teams will take part in the warm-up matches. The practice matches for the World Cup will be played between May 24 to 28. Each team will play two warm-up matches. Practices matches ahead of the proper ICC tournament have become a norm now and it helps teams wrap up their final preparations. Though these games do not get the international status, fans follow them keenly. Even broadcasters provide live telecast and live streaming of these warm-up matches. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm-Up Schedule for Free PDF Download Online: Full Timetable Including Team India’s Fixtures, Venue and Match Timings in IST.
As per the schedule, there will be two warm-up matches per day. On the opening day, Pakistan will take on Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be up against South Africa. India will play their practice matches on May 25 and 28 against New Zealand and Bangladesh respectively. All World Cup practice matches will be day-games and will have 10:30 AM (Local Time) start, which means as per the Indian Standard Time (IST) matches will be telecast at 3:00 PM. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.
In the warm-up games, teams field 11 players but there is no restriction on the playing XI. Different players feature on different stages of the game. For example, a player may not take the field when his team is fielding, but he can come out to bat. Similarly, teams can use all the bowlers in their squad and replace them batsmen while batting. Indian Team For ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Players Who Will Be Playing Their First ODI CWC Trophy.
Is live telecast of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches available?
Star Sports is the official broadcaster of ICC Cricket World Cup in India. The broadcaster has in the past provided live telecast of practice matches of ICC tournaments and is likely to continue that this World Cup as well. However, chances are only select warm-up matches will be telecast live. As far as India’s matches are concerned, both its matches will get the live telecast.
Is live streaming online ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches available?
With Star Sports as an official broadcast partner, the live online streaming of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches will be provided on its OTT platform Hotstar. Fans will have to pay a nominal fee to access the World Cup-related content on Hotstar’s app and website.
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