Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming HD Video Highlights: The event started with the introduction of captains of all 10 participating teams, followed by 60-second challenge. Former India coach Anil Kumble and Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar represented India in the challenge but they only scored 19 runs, the lowest among all teams. Hosts England scored 74 runs, four more than Australia’s 69, and won the challenge. The opening party also included two melodious performances. After the challenge, former Australia skipper Michael Clarke, who lifted the trophy in 2015, brought the glittering trophy on the stage. The event ended with the ICC World Cup 2019 theme song. The matches will kick-start tomorrow when England take on South Africa in the tournament opener at the Oval, London.
- The 2019 World Cup will be played from May 30 to July 14
- 10 teams from around the world will be fighting for the trophy
- England take on South Africa in the tournament opener
World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Live Updates, straight from The Mall
22:29 (IST)May 29, 2019
That’s all for tonight!
Thank you for joining us. We will see you tomorrow. England face South Africa in the tournament opener.
22:27 (IST)May 29, 2019
Musical performance lifts crowd’s mood after the 60-second challenge. They are all dancing and enjoying to the fullest. The opening party ends with ICC World Cup 2019 song.
22:23 (IST)May 29, 2019
Trophy presented before the crowd
Michael Clarke who lifted the trophy as Australia’s captain four years back now brings the trophy on the stage. Calrke calls his World Cup victory “very special”. He thinks five or six teams have great chance at this year’s tournament, including hosts England.
22:20 (IST)May 29, 2019
Malala Yousafzai praises women cricketers
Malala who took part for Pakistan in 60-second challenge talks about women cricketers and how they inspire millions. She adds that cricket is the binding factor and brings people together.
22:16 (IST)May 29, 2019
The hosts win the 60-second challenge
Hosts England are led by Kevin Pietersen and they score 74 runs five more than Australia’s 69. England have a great chance to “bring it home” this time feels Pietersen. He wishes Eoin Morgan’s side best of luck for the tournament.
22:09 (IST)May 29, 2019
India finish at 19
Anil Kumble is missing balls while Farhan Akhtar is hitting well. Their innings end at 19 — the lowest total so far.
22:07 (IST)May 29, 2019
South Africa manage 48
Jacques Kallis is hitting well but lack of support from his teammate ends their innings at 48.
22:06 (IST)May 29, 2019
New Zealand innings ends
New Zealand have scored 32. Not enough to beat Australia’s total.
22:05 (IST)May 29, 2019
Australia on top
Brett Lee and his teammate hit 69 runs. They go top of the list with that.
21:59 (IST)May 29, 2019
Indian pair talk to host
Indian pair of former India coach Anil Kumble and Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar speaks to host Shibani Dandekar ahead of their turn. Will they be able to beat Afghanistan’s total?
21:57 (IST)May 29, 2019
Pakistan innings ends
Pakistan score 38 runs
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Bangladesh score 22
Bangladesh fail to impress the crowd. Next in are Pakistan.
21:54 (IST)May 29, 2019
West Indies score 47 points
47 runs takes them to the second spot.
21:52 (IST)May 29, 2019
Sri Lanka score 43
Mahela Jayawardene is part of Sari Lanka team. They finish at 43.
21:51 (IST)May 29, 2019
Afghanistan score 52 in 60 second
The batsman has to change strike after every ball.
21:49 (IST)May 29, 2019
Rules are being explained
David Boon will officiate the game. First to walk in is Afghanistan team.
21:48 (IST)May 29, 2019
Teams for 60-challenge
The 60-challenge teams are being introduced. West Indies are represented by Viv Richards and Yohan Blake. Brett Lee take part for Australia. Anil Kumble and Farhan Akhtar form the Indian team. Kevin Petersen will play for England. Malala YousafZai is part of Pakistani team.
Party is on!
The opening party has started with a singing performance.
Virat Kohli thanks Indian fans
Virat Kohli acknowledges the support of Indian fans and says that they have strong fan base in England which is good to see and also feel proud to play here.
What TV channel and live stream is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opening ceremony on?
The opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup can be viewed on Doordarshan, Star Sports 1 and 2. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream the opening ceremony.
Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opening ceremony be held?
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opening ceremony will take place at The Mall, in the City of Westminster, Central London on Wednesday, May 29.