ICC World Cup 2019: India to play NZ, Bangladesh in warm-ups

Virat Kohli's side will start their World Cup camp against the Kiwis on May 25 at The Oval.

A glimpse from the ongoing India-New Zealand ODI series that is keeping the selectors on their toes.   -  AFP

Team India will take on New Zealand and Bangladesh in the warm-up matches leading up to the ICC World Cup 2019 that starts May 30 in the United Kingdom.

Virat Kohli's side will start their World Cup camp against the Kiwis on May 25 at The Oval.

Two days later, on May 28, they will meet Bangladesh at the Cardiff Wales Stadium.

The ICC released the fixtures for the preparatory games, to be held from May 24 to May 28, on Monday.

Friday 24 MayPakistan v AfghanistanBristol County Ground
Friday 24 MaySri Lanka v South AfricaCardiff Wales Stadium
Saturday 25 MayEngland v AustraliaHampshire Bowl
Saturday 25 MayIndia v New ZealandThe Oval
Sunday 26 MaySouth Africa v WindiesBristol County Ground
Sunday 26 MayPakistan v BangladeshCardiff Wales Stadium
Monday 27 MayAustralia v Sri LankaHampshire Bowl
Monday 27 MayEngland v AfghanistanThe Oval
Tuesday 28 MayWindies v New ZealandBristol County Ground
Tuesday 28 MayBangladesh v IndiaCardiff Wales Stadium


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, said: “It is always a huge milestone announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting underway this summer.

“These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allows the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup.” 

The other high-profile clashes include England vs Australia and Pakistan vs Afghanistan.

All fixtures will be 50 over a side, but it will not carry the ODI status as teams can field all members of their 15-man squad.

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