2019 World Cup: Detailed analysis of the stadiums
The schedule for 2019 World Cup has been confirmed by the ICC and the mega event will be hosted by England and Wales. 48 matches will be played in the biggest ODI event which is held once in four years. Ten teams will participate in the World Cup and each team will play the other nine teams once and a total of 45 matches will be played in the group stage.
The format will be similar to that of the 1992 World Cup and top four teams from the group stage will make it to the semi-finals. The opener will be played between hosts England and South Africa on 30th May 2019 and the finals will be played on 14th July 2019.
The matches will be played across 11 venues in England and Wales. Here is a look at the venues which will host matches during the 2019 World Cup.
#11 County Ground- Taunton:
The County Ground in Taunton, which is the home ground for Somerset County, will host three matches in the 2019 World Cup. Till date, the County Ground has hosted just three ODIs and the last ODI played on this ground was in the 1999 World Cup when India had thrashed Sri Lanka by a margin of 157 runs. Zimbabwe defeated Kenya on this ground in the 1999 World Cup as well.
The County Ground has a capacity of 12500 and will be hosting its first ever ODI in 20 years. In the three ODIs played at this ground, three centuries have been scored - by David Gower, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.
Matches to be played at the County Ground:
8th June 2019 - Afghanistan vs New Zealand (Day/Night)
12th June 2019 - Australia vs Pakistan
17th June 2019 - West Indies vs Bangladesh