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2019 World Cup: Tickets, Stadiums, Best Matches - All You Need to Know

  • Highlights

  • The cricket extravaganza starts on 30 May in England

  • India plays against Australia, Pakistan, England and others

  • Catch the games and some of UK’s best sporting attractions

  • Choose an instant personal loan and fund your trip with ease

This summer, cricket fans will flock to England and Wales as the top 10 ODI cricket teams battle it out for the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy. Whether you’re looking to catch the Men in Blue or the best of cricketing greats like Ross Taylor and Joe Root, the 48-match tournament is sure to be an exhibition of skill par excellence. If you haven’t yet chalked up an itinerary and booked match tickets, then there’s no time like now to plan a memorable, exciting, action-packed trip to Great Britain.

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To help you do this, here’s a brief rundown on what to keep an eye out for this ICC World Cup 2019.

Top 5 World Cup Matches You Shouldn't Miss

#1: England vs South Africa, May 30, Kennington Oval, London

The opening match of the 2019 World Cup! It features the host and number one ODI team in the world, England, and the ever-competitive Proteas.

#2: South Africa vs India, June 05, The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Team India’s first match! Be there to cheer the men in blue to a winning start.

#3: India vs Australia, June 09, Kennington Oval, London

A repeat of the 2003 World Cup final, this clash will feature the 5-time winner Australia vs title-favourite India. Be sure not to miss the action as Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Steve Smith take centre stage and David Warner - Jasprit Bumrah face off against each other.

#4: India vs Pakistan, June 16, Old Trafford, Manchester

One of the game’s fiercest rivalries. India has a better track record, but Pakistan did beat India in the 2017 Champions Trophy Final. This is India’s chance to set the record straight!

#5: World Cup final, Lord’s, London

Will India script a repeat of 1983 and 2011? Book a seat to know who will carry the prestigious trophy.

Additional Read: India's Matches at Cricket World Cup 2019

Best Stadiums in England to Visit

England houses some of the best pitches and most magnificent stadiums in the world. These stadiums have beautiful architecture and age-old history to go with them. Lord’s is known as the home of cricket and is the biggest ground in England. Edgbaston hosted Brian Lara’s monumental 501 not out and the gruelling Ashes 2005 test match. Headingley in Leeds is also home to several milestones, most notably Don Bradman's career best 334 not out. Other breath-taking stadiums are Rose Bowl, Trent Bridge, Riverside, Kennington Oval and Old Trafford.

Where to Get Official ICC WC Tickets

To avoid facing any inconveniences, it’s advisable to get your tickets from the official ICC ticketing source. To book tickets, visit the official ICC WC ticketing website, https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/, register and create an account, and then buy the tickets.

Ticket prices range from 20 pounds to 50 pounds each, 6 pounds for children and 52 pounds for a family of four. Since the tickets are given on a first-come-first-served basis, you should hurry up and book your seat quickly.

What to do when in England and Wales

In between the matches there’s more to see in Great Britain. The best way to immerse yourself into the medieval monuments is to take guided tours. For example, you could to a 11-hour tour of Stonehenge, Windsor castle, and Bath tour from London by taking a package costing Rs.8,700 per head. Or, you could do a day trip from London and explore Cardiff in Wales with a professional guide for Rs.5,165. Additionally, there are plenty of hop on hop off bus tours you can make and if movies interest you, you even have the Warner Bros studio to visit!

Additional Read: How to Get a UK Visa?

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