ICC World Cup 2019 India’s schedule: Virat Kohli & Co to play 9 round-robin matches at 6 different venues: The team India is all set to play their nine round-robin league matches of the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup at six different venues. These matches for the ICC World Cup 2019 will be all set to begin to post their campaign against South Africa at Southampton on this 5th June.
The team India will play two games as per schedule each at Southampton (SA, Afghanistan), Birmingham (England and Bangladesh) and Manchester (Pakistan and West Indies) correspondingly.
They are playing the game each at Oval (Australia), Nottingham (New Zealand) and Leeds (Sri Lanka).
ICC World Cup 2019 Schedule: Virat Kohli & Co to play 9 round-robin matches at 6 different venues
5 June: South Africa (Southampton)
9 June: Australia (Oval)
13 June: New Zealand (Nottingham)
16 June: Pakistan (Manchester)
22 June: Afghanistan (Southampton)
27 June: West Indies (Manchester)
30 June: England (Birmingham)
2 July: Bangladesh (Birmingham)
6 July: Sri Lanka (Leeds)
9 July: 1st Semifinal (Manchester)
11 July: 2nd Semifinal (Birmingham)
14 July: Final (Lords).
On the match note, last night Dhoni blasted 7 sixes, which includes, 1 to seal the winning runs, while Rayudu also received 8 sixes.
This was rained a record 33 sixes on the last night which witnessed at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“The way we bowled is just not acceptable. Just not good enough on the day, 72/4 and giving away runs like that for just 1 wicket is criminal. Something that we need to address going forward because we haven’t bowled well. If we cannot defend even 200, it’s a problem somewhere,” Kohli stated post the match.
“We have to back the guys and have enough confidence in them and they need to be clear in their head to execute things. The pitch played really well, spin played a massive factor. Some quality batting with both sides getting 200”.
“Great game for people to see but as a team, we are disappointed to not get across the line,” added Kohli.
Kohli somehow praised Rayudu and Dhoni for their glowing knocks. “Rayudu has been around for 15 years now. He’s a quality player and he’s done well for India. You never know who gets a chance somewhere and I’m happy for him,” he said.
“Dhoni is looking in really good touch, he’s hitting the ball really well this IPL but not great to see it against us.”
Dhoni, who was regarded as being the Man of the Match, consider it as a difficult chase. “I thought it was a difficult chase when I saw AB batting to see them over 200, I thought it was 15-20 beyond par. We also lost some key batsmen early but it’s a small ground, the ball travels a lot here, there was some dew, not a lot. Overall, it went according to the script, not according to how we would have thought but went well,” he told.
“This was a slightly slowish wicket, AB’s innings was very special, it seemed as if he took them at a really good pace, especially against good quality spinners. Credit goes to the spinners and it’s good to be on the winning side, everyone is chipping in, we’re chasing totals and Thakur is bowling well, he was under the pump earlier.”
Recitation the chase as “unbelievable”, Rayudu said they are keen to play out Yuzvendra Chahal, who scalped 2 wickets in an inspiring spell.
“Unbelievable… We lost a few wickets early, but on this ground anything is possible. I’m not really bothered (about where I’m batting) because I’m hitting the ball really well. We had the belief and we were calculating which bowler had how many bowlers, we just wanted to play out Chahal,” he told.