The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 starts today. Google Thursday celebrated the initiation of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England by dedicating an animated doodle. Ten teams will challenge with one another in a month-long tournament which will host its final on July 14. Hosts England will confront South Africa in the first match of the tournament Thursday.
The animated doodle includes a cricket ball and three stumps. On clicking the doodle, one can see a bowler delivering a ball and batsman hitting it before the ball is caught by a fielder.
This year, anyway the arrangement of the World Cup has experienced a slight change. Each team will be required to play other nine teams in the group stages, after which the top four will qualify for the semifinals.
While the final is set for July 14, hosts England will confront South Africa in the first match of the tournament today.
This doodle has a reach in nations like India, Pakistan, hosts United Kingdom, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
The following countries are participating in the tournament:
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the tournament.
India is among the strong contenders at the tournament. The men dressed in blue being led by captain Virat Kohli, some explosive bowling from Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, desires are riding high on the team to bring back the world cup for the third time.
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