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11 Gorgeous Stadiums Hosting the Cricket World Cup in 2019

Ishaan Govardhan Jul 5, 2019
With the eyes of the world on England, the 12th ICC ODI World Cup comes to its exciting conclusion on 14th July 2019. 10 nations have clashed and several records have been broken. Here's a look at the stunning British stadiums where the action is taking place.

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Capacity: 24,500

The Oval

This iconic London venue has seen many record-setting games since 1845 and it was chosen to host the opening match of World Cup 2019.

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Capacity: 30,000

Lord's Cricket Ground

It saw Ganguly’s famous shirt-wave on its balcony in 2003. It’s fitting that the final match for the ultimate trophy will be hosted by this Mecca of Cricket in London.

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Capacity: 15,000

The Ageas Bowl

Also known as the Rose Bowl, this Southampton stadium's pavilion has been integrated with a 4-star hotel overlooking the pitch.

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Capacity: 17,500

Bristol County Ground

It’s owned by one of the greats: W. G. Grace. But due to notoriously bad weather, 2 of its 3 World Cup 2019 matches had to be cancelled.

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Capacity: 12,500

County Ground

This modest-sized stadium in Taunton is the home of the England women’s cricket team, and it was chosen to host 3 World Cup matches.

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Capacity: 15,643

Cardiff Wales Stadium

Unlike some of the other World Cup venues in England, this pitch is a bowler’s paradise – especially considering the weather conditions.

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Capacity: 25,000

Edgbaston Stadium

This semi-final venue in Birmingham has seen its share of historic cricket moments, including the epic Australia vs South Africa face-off (1999 World Cup semis).

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Capacity: 17,500

Trent Bridge Stadium

With their winning record at this Nottingham stadium, England was expected to make good use of homeground advantage, but they lost to Pakistan in a shocking upset.

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Capacity: 26,000

Old Trafford

This Manchester venue’s seating capacity was put to the test during the epic India vs Pakistan World Cup showdown – which is as important as the final match itself, to millions of cricket fans.

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Capacity: 18,350

Headingley Stadium

A good pitch for batting, Headingley of Leeds has hosted the matches of 5 other editions of the World Cup. This year, the stadium is a host to 4 World Cup bouts.

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Capacity: 19,000

The Riverside Stadium

It's a relatively new stadium, home to the Durham County Cricket Club. It was chosen to host 3 of this year’s World Cup fixtures.