The ICC World Cup 2019 is all set to commence from May 30. With all 10 teams at the World Cup part of the round-robin group stage, each team will play a total of nine matches before the knockout stages, starting July 9. The top four teams will qualify for the knockouts.
The 2019 World Cup will be held between May 30 and July 14 and 48 matches will be played across 11 venues. The first match will take place at the Kennington Oval in London, between England and South Africa.
Here is the list of full squad of all the 10 teams participating in ICC World Cup 2019:
The Black Caps have featured in six ICC World Cup semi-finals and appeared only in one final four years ago where they suffered a heavy defeat to Australia. Wellington keeper Blundell was selected after Tim Siefert, the regular back-up to first-choice gloveman Tom Latham, broke his finger in a domestic match. Mitchell Santner will be the New Zealanders’ primary spinner, with Ish Sodhi edging Todd Astle to claim the second slow bowling position. New Zealand will begin their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on June 1 at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff.
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Team India begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. While most members of the squad were automatic selections after their consistent performances over the last few years, the selection committee had to make a crucial call when it came to the No. 4 spot and the fourth pacer for the World Cup team.
India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar.
Former skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner have been included in the Australian World Cup squad after serving their bans following the Sandpaper Gate fiasco in South Africa in 2018. Aaron Finch will lead the side as Steve Smith won’t be able to captain sides for a year after the completion of his ban while David Warner is banned from captaincy for his life now. But there was no room for Josh Hazlewood or Peter Handscomb at the tournament in England and Wales. Australia will begin their world cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 at the County Ground in Bristol.
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon.
Mashrafe Mortaza, playing in his fourth and probably his final World Cup will lead the Bangladesh side for the ICC World Cup 2019. Mortaza and Co. will begin their World Cu campaign against South Africa at the Kennington Oval on June 2. Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the New Zealand tour with a finger injury, has been named as the vice-captain for Bangladesh. He has replaced fellow left-handed batsman, Mominul Haque. Tamim Iqbal is an automatic selection while Mohammad Mithun’s recent form earned him maiden World Cup call. Mohammad Saifuddin and Mehidy Hasan have also received maiden World Cup call.
Bangladesh squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed.
Eoin Morgan is set to lead the England team for ICC World Cup 2019. England are currently at the first place in ICC ODI Team Rankings. England will begin their campaign against South Africa on May 30 at the Kennington Oval, London. England made some changes to their preliminary squad which includes the likes of Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson and James Vince in place of David Willey, Joe Denly and Alex Hales.
England (preliminary) squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Dawson, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, James Vince, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka will begin their World Cup campaign against New Zealand on June 1 at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff. Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed Sri Lanka’s ODI captain and will lead the team during their campaign in the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks to the Sri Lanka World Cup squad. Siriwardana and Vandersay last played one-day internationals in October 2017, while Jeevan Mendis’ previous appearance in the format came in the 2015 World Cup match against Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardena, Avishka Fernando, Jeewan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.
Faf du Plessis will lead the Proteas World Cup squad that contains a good mix of players with proven World Cup experience and a new generation of exciting talent at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to be played in England and Wales later this year. South Africa will begin their World Cup campaign against the hosts England on May 30 at the Kennington Oval, London. Recently, Anrich Nortje has been replaced by Chris Morris.
South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (c), JP Duminy, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Quinton de Kock (wk), Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday, April 18 announced its 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to take place in England & Wales between May 30 and June 14. Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Pakistan have included the teenage fast-bowling duo of Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Shah Afridi while they have also included two very experienced players, with each of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez having featured at the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2007. Pakistan have replaced players Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Junaid Khan with the likes of Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.
Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (C), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.
Afghanistan have recalled seam bowler Hamid Hassan after nearly three-year and former captain Asghar Afghan for the upcoming World Cup to be held in England, starting from May 30. Afghanistan will face the defending champions Australia in their opening World Cup 2019 fixture at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol on June 1. Afghanistan have decided to name Gulbadin Naib as their ODI captain and will be leading the side for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Afghanistan squad: Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced their 15-man squad for ICC World Cup 2019 on April 24. All-rounder Andre Russell has been picked for the World Cup squad but surprisingly CWI has left out experienced duo of Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine. Jason Holder will continue to be the captain and Chris Gayle will also play his fifth World Cup. Gayle’s opening partner will most likely be Evin Lewis. Fast bowlers Keemo Paul and Alzarri Joseph along with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo failed to make the cut. West Indies will begin its World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31 at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
West Indies squad: Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse.