A total of 10 teams will be competing this year for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 throne in a full round robin format. The top 4 teams at the end of 45 matches played (each team plays the rest of the teams once) will enter into the knockout stage.
The points are assigned in the following manner.
If two or more teams have the same amount of points at the end of 9 matches played per team, then the team with the higher number of wins will be ranked higher. If the teams are still tied, then the NRR (net run rate) will be taken into account.
Defending champions Australia has the strongest World Cup record with five titles, followed by India and West Indies both of whom have won twice.