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Thursday, 17 August 2017

ICC U19 *Cricket World Cup* schedule announced 2018

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Schedule Announced 2018, Fixture, Group, Venue and Teams

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 tournament on Thursday. The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Schedule first match will be played between New Zealand vs West Indies on 13 January 2018 at Oval. Team Indian first match will be played from Australia. It will be the investiture of the tournament. The tournament will begin on January 13, 2018 and the final match of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 Fixture will be on February 3. For the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, The Indian team is placed in Group-B with Australia, Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea.

ICC U19 *Cricket World Cup* schedule announced 2018

Before the start of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group match The India will face FIFA matches on January 9 in South Africa and January 11 in Kenya. Separately from this, the recent winner of the tournament will be played the first ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Fixture match West Indies vs New Zealand. Both teams have been included in ICC U19 World Cup Group A.

In addition ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group C has included Canada, England and Namibia, even as the two-time champions Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Asia qualifier Afghanistan and Europe qualifier Ireland have been included in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group D.  Two groups of top rank teams will join the Super League in each ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group as the remaining 8 teams will be seen in the plate championship.

Team India has become the 3rd Champion

Team India had lost the final to the West Indies in 2016, but they have won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 3 times. In the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif in 2000 Team India won the first Under-19 World Cup. In the year 2008, Virat Kohli became the captain of the team India champion.
Later than in 2012, India became the winner in the captaincy of Unmukt Chand. Team India will be the biggest candidate for the title in 2018 as Team India is performing extremely well under the leadership of Prithvi Shaw.

Match Information

Tournament ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018
Participants 16
Dates 13 January – 3 February 2018
Format 50 overs
Venue Barbados, Caribbean (West Indies)
Host New Zealand

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Teams

16 Teams will play in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 their matches in 4 cities in Christchurch, Queenstown, Taouranga and Wangarei. Ten Test countries have got automatic admission in this, even as Namibia will also be seen in the best performing team in the last season. 5 local qualifiers will play in this along with them.
The ten full members of the International Cricket Council qualify automatically for the tournament.

Team Name Mode of Qualification
Australia ICC Full Member
Bangladesh ICC Full Member
England ICC Full Member
India ICC Full Member
New Zealand ICC Full Member
Pakistan ICC Full Member
South Africa ICC Full Member
Sri Lanka ICC Full Member
West Indies ICC Full Member
Zimbabwe ICC Full Member
Namibia Highest-ranked associate team at 2016 World Cup
Afghanistan Under-19 Premier League
Kenya Africa Under-19 Championship
Canada Americas Under-19 Championship
Papua New Guinea EAP Under-19 Trophy
Ireland Europe Under-19 Championship

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group will divided into 4 groups. Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. Here you can see the the details of every group. 

ICC U19 *Cricket World Cup* schedule announced 2018

Group A Group B
New Zealand India
West Indies Australia
South Africa Zimbabwe
Kenya Papua New Guinea
Group C Group D
England Pakistan
Bangladesh Sri Lanka
Canada Afghanistan
Namibia Ireland

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 Venues

The Seven venues are scheduled to host matches of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018. 
Hagley Oval John Davies Oval
Rangiora Oval Bay Oval
Bert Sutcliffe Oval Cobham Oval
Lincoln No. 3

Match Schedule of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Fixture for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 tournament were confirmed by the ICC on 17 August 2017. The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup opening match will be played between defending champion West Indies vs New Zealand on 13 January at Bay Oval. 
Date Time Fixture Venue
13 January 2018 14:30 New Zealand vs West Indies Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
13 January 10:30 Zimbabwe vs Papua New Guinea Lincoln Green, Lincoln
13 January 10:30 Bangladesh vs Namibia Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
13 January 10:30 Pakistan vs Afghanistan Cobham Oval, Whangarei
14 January 10:30 South Africa vs Kenya Lincoln Green, Lincoln
14 January 14:30 India vs Australia Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
14 January 10:30 Sri Lanka vs Ireland Cobham Oval, Whangarei
15 January 10:30 Bangladesh vs Canada Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
15 January 10:30 England vs Namibia John Davies Oval, Queenstown
16 January 14:30 India vs Papua New Guinea Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
16 January 10:30 Pakistan vs Ireland Cobham Oval, Whangarei
17 January 10:30 New Zealand vs Kenya Hagley Oval, Christchurch
17 January 14:30 West Indies vs South Africa Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
17 January 10:30 Zimbabwe vs Australia Lincoln Green, Lincoln
17 January 10:30 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Cobham Oval, Whangarei
18 January 10:30 Namibia vs Canada Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
18 January 10:30 Bangladesh vs England John Davies Oval, Queenstown
19 January 10:30 Australia vs Papua New Guinea Lincoln Green,Lincoln
19 January 14:30 India vs Zimbabwe Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
19 January 10:30 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Cobham Oval, Whangarei
20 January 10:30 West Indies vs Kenya Lincoln Green, Lincoln
20 January 14:30 New Zealand vs South Africa Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
20 January 10:30 England vs Canada John Davies Oval, Queenstown
20 January 10:30 Afghanistan vs Ireland Cobham Oval, Whangarei

Super League Semi-Finals Match

29 January 10:30 TBD vs TBD Hagley Oval, Christchurch
30 January 10:30 TBD vs TBD Hagley Oval, Christchurch

3rd-Place Playoff Match

1 February 10:30 TBD vs TBD John Davies Oval, Queenstown

ICC U19 World Cup Final 2018

3 February 14:30 TBD vs TBD Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

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