ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Format
The group stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will observe a single group of ten groups, with each team playing the other nine teams at a round-robin format. The best four teams at the end of the group stage will advance to the knockout stage comprising of two semi-finals and a final. The winner from each semi-final will battle it out for the coveted trophy in the closing.
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CWC 2019 Updates and Latest News
Shaun Marsh Out of CWC 2019 through Injury (05-July-2019)
Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out with a forearm of the rest of the Cricket World Cup 2019. He sustained the injury after being struck on his left forearm by a Pat Cummins delivery while practicing in the nets on the eve of their final league match against South Africa. The Australia group has announced wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb as a replacement for Marsh within their group.
Vijay Shankar’s World Cup Campaign Ends Because of Injury (01-July-2019)
India all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled from the remainder of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a foot injury which kept him out of action against England. Ignoring Ambati Rayudu, the group management has announced uncapped batsman Mayank Agarwal as Shankar’s replacement.
Nuwan Pradeep Ruled Out of CWC 2019 with Chickenpox (01-July-2019)
Sri Lanka pace bowler Nuwan Pradeep was ruled out of the rest of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and has been sent back home because of Chickenpox. Kasun Rajitha has been called up as a like-for-like replacement for Pradeep. He played a one time international earlier this season in March against South Africa.
Sayed Ahmad Shirzad Replaces Aftab Alam at Afghanistan World Cup Squad(27-June-2019)
The Afghanistan Cricket Board has eliminated pace bowler Aftab Alam in the group’s CWC 2019 squad due to his violation of the ICC’s disciplinary code of conduct. Left-arm seamer Sayed Ahmad Shirzad has been termed as Alam’s replacement for the remainder of the tournament.
Sunil Ambris Replaces Andre Russell in WI CWC Squad (26-June-2019)
Andre Russell has been ruled out of this continuing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 due to a knee injury which had troubled him throughout the championship. The West Indian all-rounder has been replaced in the 15-man group by batsman Sunil Ambris who has represented his country in six one-day internationals, scoring 316 runs in an average of 105.33. Ambris is set to join with the team ahead of the must-win tie against India on June 27.
Injured Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out of Cricket World Cup 2019 (19-June-2019)
The Indian team was dealt a huge blow as opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the remainder of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 due to a fractured left thumb. Dhawan, who sustained the injury while batting throughout the game against Australia, was under observation for over a week. The Indian team management has asked the ICC to get Rishabh Pant as a replacement for Dhawan from the squad.
Injured Shikhar Dhawan to Miss Three World Cup Matches (12-June-2019)
India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan suffered a thumb injury in the match against Australia last Sunday and his involvement in the remainder of the World Cup is in doubt. Dhawan was hit on the thumb by a rising Pat Cummins delivery and was sent for scans that showed a hairline fracture. He’s currently under the monitoring of the team direction and can be set to overlook India’s next three games – against New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rishabh Pant has been called in as cover for Dhawan.