The 12th edition of the cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales from May 30 to July 14 2019. As per the tournament format, all teams will play a total of nine league matches, against each opposition. At the end of the league stages, four teams will progress to the knockouts or semis based on the world cup points table.
The ICC world cup 2019 points table will be decided on the basis of the teams which have the most points in descending order. Teams will be given two points for a win, one point for a tie/NR (except the semi-finals and final which will be decided by a super over in case of a tie), and no points for a loss.
The top four teams in the ICC world cup points table by the end of the group stages will then take part in the semi-final, with the winners playing the final. Here is how the cricket world cup points table currently stands –
Australia currently tops the points table of ICC world cup 2019. New Zealand is second, followed by India and England in third and fourth respectively to make up the top 4 of the cricket world cup 2019 points table.
The 2019 tournament consists of 10 participating teams, out of which two sides — West Indies and Afghanistan — made the cut through World Cup qualifiers in 2018. England made the cut as the host nation.
As far as the tournament prize money is concerned, the winner of the 2019 World Cup will be awarded four million dollars (INR 28.04 crore), the highest prize money to date. Australia received 3,975,000 dollars when they won the 2015 World Cup on their home soil.
Apart from the winner, the runners-up will be given two million dollars (INR 14.02 crore), while the losing semi-finalists are assured of 0.80 million dollars (INR 5.60 crore) each.