England were crowned the 2019 Cricket World Cup champions in stunning fashion as they beat New Zealand by virtue of having scored more boundaries than them.
Five-time World Champions, Australia will face the hosts and tournament favorites, England in the final knockout match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
After 45 group matches, four teams it’s down to the last four teams in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Another World Cup, another disappointing campaign and yet personally the only thing I am more disappointed about from the last six weeks has been the reaction from the so-called Protea ‘fans’ who have become the teams biggest nightmare.
After the warm-up matches, a few were optimistic on how many matches would be completed after a series of washed out matches during the warm-up matches. Thankfully after 11 days and 13 matches, only one had to resort to the Duck-Worth Lewis method and one rained out.
Currently ranked 1st on the ICC ODI rankings, the hosts will be looking to utilize the home crowds and familiarity with the conditions to go all the way.
Currently ranked 3rd on the ICC ODI rankings, South Africa arrive in good shape, having the third highest win-ratio since the heartbreak of the 2015 World Cup.
Currently ranked 6th on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan will be looking to repeat their form from 2017 after winning the champions trophy in 2017 in England.
The cricket world has had a number of cliches that get wheeled out at the start of any World Cup. South Africa always choke, Pakistan are unpredictable, and New Zealand are the dark horse.
West Indies won the first two editions of the World Cup and were known for their seamers and power hitters.