India to face New Zealand, Bangladesh in 2019 ICC World Cup warm-up matches

first_imgIndia will take on New Zealand and Bangladesh in their warm-up matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. All 10 teams competing at the showpiece event will play two warm-up matches before the tournament proper, starting May 30.”The fixtures will be held over five days between 24-28 May, and will be hosted at four of the official CWC19 Tournament Venues; the Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval,” an ICC release read.India will face New Zealand on Saturday, May 25 at The Oval and take on Bangladesh on Tuesday, May 28 at the Cardiff Wales Stadium. Virat Kohli’s men will begin their campaign in the tournament proper against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.India will be playing six more ODIs before the World Cup as the Asian giants will take on Australia at home after the end of the ongoing limited-overs tour of New Zealand.As per previous ICC tournaments, warm-up fixtures will be 50 overs per side, but will not carry official ODI status, as teams can field all members of their 15-man squad during the match.”It is always a huge milestone announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting underway this summer,” ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, said.BREAKINGThe official #CWC19 warm-up fixtures have been revealed! World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 31, 2019″These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allows the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup.”advertisementAlso Read | India don’t want to be dependent on Virat Kohli all the time: Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Without Kohli-Dhoni, Kuldeep-Chahal help India avoid dubious recordAlso Read | Rohit Sharma on 4th ODI defeat: One of our worst batting performances in a long timeAlso See:last_img

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