World Cup of Cricket is one of the biggest cricketing tournaments followed all over the globe. This tournament is the grandest of all where every team fights each other for claiming the title of being the best in 50 overs cricket. International Cricket Council, ICC has decided to host nation for the Cricket World Cup 2019.
The tournament will be returning to the land of its origin in the year 2019. England will be acting as the hosts to the world cup tournament.
The world cup will be hosted by England and Wales together and is scheduled to be played from 30th May to 15th July 2019. The country last hosted this major tournament in the year 1999 and it was one of the most successful tournaments which saw many twists. Australia later emerged as the champions in the tournament and it will be interesting to see how the hosts perform in the tournament.
In the latest official International Cricket Council rankings released on Sunday, Pakistan was floundering at number nine on 86 points – just eight rating points behind the once mighty West Indies in eighth spot.
With hosts England along with the seven highest-ranked nations qualifying automatically for the 2019 50-overs World Cup, the latest rankings mean there will be a mad scramble at the bottom of the table for a top eight spot.
The two remaining spots for the marquee tournament will be filled through a 10-team qualifying competition set for 2018.
On Sunday, Pakistan scored a consolation four-wicket victory in the fifth and final One-Day International against England in Cardiff but conceded a 4-1 series loss to crash to their lowest-ever points tally in the 15-year history of the current rankings system.
Pakistan will now face the challenge of sweeping the day/night series against West Indies in order to remain in contention for an automatic World Cup berth.