Know your 2019 World Cup venue: Rose Bowl

The ground hosted England’s first Twenty20 International against Australia in 2005 and became England’s 10th Test venue in 2011.

The venue for India’s campaign opener against South Africa in the 2019 World Cup is a fairly new addition to the list of grounds in England.   -  AP

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 Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton will host the following matches: (All times in IST)

June 5 (Wednesday): South Africa vs India - Southampton - 3 p.m.

June 10 (Monday): South Africa vs West Indies - Southampton - 3 p.m.

June 14 (Friday): England vs West Indies - Southampton - 3 p.m.

June 22 (Saturday): India vs Afghanistan - Southampton - 3 p.m.

June 24 (Monday): Bangladesh vs Afghanistan - Southampton - 3 p.m.

 

Rose Bowl

The venue for India’s campaign opener against South Africa in the 2019 World Cup is a fairly new addition to the list of grounds in England, being built in 2001 by award-winning architects Michael Hopkins and Partners.

The ground hosted its first ODI on July 10, 2003, when South Africa beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets. England last played an ODI there on September 29, 2017, when it beat the West Indies by a convincing nine-wicket margin.

The ground hosted England’s first Twenty20 International against Australia in 2005 and became England’s 10th Test venue in 2011.

Trivia from Southampton

The RMS Titanic’s ill-fated journey started in Southampton.

 

– Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, worked on the Semantic Web at the University of Southampton.

– The RMS Titanic’s ill-fated journey started in Southampton.

– Author Jane Austen spent a year at the age of 8-9 in Southampton in 1783, and moved there for three years in her late 20s.