The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will begin from May 30. Team India, one of the favourites, will play nine matches in a bid to qualify for the semi-finals. Although there will be several interesting clashes in the run-up to the SFs, the one match that is most awaited is the one between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. All eyes will be on India vs Pakistan fixture, the 22nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, that will be played Old Trafford in Manchester, England. 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.
The ICC will follow a single round-robin schedule for World Cup 2019 meaning each participant in a group plays every other participant once. India will begin their campaign with a fixture against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton. The Virat Kohli-led team will clash with Pakistan on June 16. India hold an upper hand over Pakistan in the marquee tournament, winning all six of their previous meetings. Ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Here’s a Look Back at How India Fared at the Last Edition of the CWC.
However, in June 2017 when India met Pakistan last time, the former faced a humiliating defeat by the arch-rival in the final match of Champions Trophy. According to Cricket Lancashire, the tickets for India vs Pakistan match were sold out within 48 hours with 70 per cent of the enquiries from India. The night before the big match, a huge concert will notably be organised in the city by Bharat Army with noted Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa. Know All About 1975 Cricket World Cup: History, Participants and Winner of the Inaugural Edition of World Cup.
There was a clamour for a boycott of cricketing ties with Pakistan in the wake of the Pulawama terror attack in February which claimed lives of 40 CRPF troopers. The BCCI, in fact, went to the extent of writing to the ICC, urging the world body and its member nations to sever ties with countries which harbour terror. However, the ICC turned down BCCI's request.
Apart from Pakistan, India will play against South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the CWC 2019.