The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday released the official warm-up fixtures for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019, with the matches set to take place between May 24- May 28, 2019.
All ten nations set to compete in the tournament will be playing two warm-up matches, which are set to take place at four of the CWC19 Tournament Venues.
The Cardiff Wales Stadium, Bristol County Ground, Hampshire Bowl and 'The Oval' will witness clashes between Bangladesh and India, Australia against England as well as Afghanistan vs Pakistan during the five day period.
However, these matches do not carry an official ODI status, with all 15 members of the squad permitted to be fielded during the matches.
“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," ICC quoted ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy as saying.
“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,” he added.
Friday 24 May- Pakistan v Afghanistan- Bristol County Ground
Sri Lanka v South Africa-Cardiff Wales Stadium
Saturday 25 May- England v Australia- Hampshire Bowl
India v New Zealand- The Oval
Sunday 26 May- South Africa v Windies- Bristol County Ground
Pakistan v Bangladesh- Cardiff Wales Stadium
Monday 27 May- Australia v Sri Lanka- Hampshire Bowl
England v Afghanistan-The Oval
Tuesday 28 May- Windies v New Zealand-Bristol County Ground
Bangladesh v India- Cardiff Wales Stadium