The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. The latest edition of the cricket World Cup will see a participation of ten teams. The participating teams will face each other in a round-robin format and top four teams will qualify for semifinals. Bangladesh cricket team is a force to reckon in this format of the game and one of the unpredictable sides in the tournament. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the second World Cup that will feature the Afghanistan National Cricket Team and all eyes are on the Afghan warriors as they have produced some magnificent performance in the run-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.
Afghanistan even beat Pakistan in their World Cup warm-up game on May 24 at Bristol. However, Afghanistan were beaten by 9 wickets by tournament favourites England in the other practice match on May 28. But Afghanistan boasts of players who can change the game very quickly, and they are bound to learn from the loss for the better. Afghanistan Team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 5 Key Players to Watch Out for at CWC19.
Most of Afghanistan's first-round matches will be day games with a start time of 3 PM IST (Indian Standard Time & 02:00 PM Afghanistan Time) with few exceptions. Afghanistan's CWC 2019 campaign begins on the third day of the tournament on June 1 against Australia at County Ground, Bristol. This match will be played at 6 PM IST & 05:00 PM Afghanistan Timing. Afghanistan's last round-robin match will be played on July 04. Bangladesh also played two warm-up matches before the actual games.
Afghanistan Schedule at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
|Date and Time (IST)||Match||Venue|
|01 June | 06:00 PM||Afghanistan vs Australia||County Ground, Bristol|
|04 June | 03:00 PM||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|08 June | 06:00 PM||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||County Ground, Taunton|
|15 June | 06:00 PM||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|18 June | 03:00 PM||Afghanistan vs England||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|22 June | 03:00 PM||Afghanistan vs India||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|24 June | 03:00 PM||Afghanistan vs Bangladesh||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|29 June | 03:00 PM||Afghanistan vs Pakistan||Headingley, Leeds|
|04 July | 03:00 PM||Afghanistan vs West Indies||Headingley, Leeds|
Afghanistan Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Aftab Alam, Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Ikram Ali Khil (Standby Player), Karim Janat (Standby Player), Sayed Shirzad (Standby Player).
The Afghanistan team led by Gulbadin Naib is more than capable of pulling off major upsets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While it is too much to expect the World Cup debutants Afghanistan team to win the trophy, but with star performers like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi and others, the Afghan warriors can go a long distance in Cricket's grandest event and surprise many with their performance.