Know your 2019 World Cup venue: Headingley

The venue for Sir Don Bradman’s two Test triple-centuries in 1930 and 1934, Headingley was built in 1890 and can hold up to 17,000 people.

Leg-spinner Anil Kumble's match figures of seven for 159 continue to be the best by an overseas spinner in Headingley.   -  AFP

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales from May 30, 2019 to July 14, 2019.

The first round of the tournament will see 10 teams — England (hosts), Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies — play against each other. The top four teams will progress to the semifinals.

The Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds will host the following matches: (All times in IST)

June 21 (Friday): England vs Sri Lanka - Headingley - 3 p.m.

June 29 (Saturday): Pakistan vs Afghanistan - Leeds - 3 p.m.

July 4 (Thursday): Afghanistan vs West Indies - Leeds - 3 p.m.

July 6 (Saturday): Sri Lanka vs India - Leeds - 3 p.m.

Headingley

The venue for Sir Don Bradman’s two Test triple-centuries in 1930 and 1934, Headingley was built in 1890 and can hold up to 17,000 people.

India, too, has its share of glory at this ground. In 2002, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly each scored a hundred in the same Test for the first time as the visiting side beat England by an innings and 46 runs to complete a remarkable Test win away from home.

Leg-spinner Anil Kumble's match figures of seven for 159 continue to be the best by an overseas spinner in Headingley.

Trivia From Leeds

Leeds gave the world Marks and Spencer.   -  afp

 

– Leeds gave the world Marks and Spencer. In 1884, Michael Marks opened up a penny bazaar stall in Kirkgate Market, and a decade later he enlisted the help of Tom Spencer to grow the business.

– Hollywood actor Russell Crowe is a Leeds United fan and even tried to buy the club in 2015.

– Karl Marx once wrote for The Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser newspaper.

– The first black FA Cup finalist played for Leeds United. Winger Albert Johanneson was a South African who became one of the first high-profile black footballers to play in the top flight of British football.