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.
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.
|Tournament||ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018|
|Dates||13 January – 3 February 2018|
|Venue||Barbados, Caribbean (West Indies)|
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.
|Group A||Group B|
|Kenya||Papua New Guinea|
|Group C||Group D|
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.
|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|