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Ground Zero: Venues of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

A look through the locations across England and Wales that will host the cricketing world's showpiece event, in pictures.
Sportstar May 17, 2019

Lord's Cricket Ground

London | Established in 1814, Lord's is the home ground of the England and Wales Cricket Board. It was also the headquarters of the ICC until 2005. 

Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Birmingham | England played its 1,000th Test match against India at the 25,000-capacity Edgbaston stadium in August last year.

Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

This ground has seen many splendid innings, including the 318-run partnership between Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid against Sri Lanka in the 1999 World Cup.

Bristol County Ground

Bristol | The ground is known for having longer boundaries than other county grounds. It is home to the Gloucestershire county team. 

Headingley Cricket Ground

Leeds | Headingley witnessed leg-spinner Anil Kumble's wrath when he returned match figures of seven for 159. The spell continues to be the best at the venue by an overseas spinner.

Emirates Old Trafford

Manchester | Old Trafford entered the annals of cricket history when in 1956 England off-spinner Jim Laker returned record match figures of 19 for 90 against Australia in the fourth Ashes Test. 

Rose Bowl

Southampton | This ground hosted England’s first T20 International against Australia in 2005 and became England’s 10th Test venue in 2011.  India plays its CWC19 opener against South Africa here. 

Sophia Gardens

Cardiff | Sophia Gardens is well remembered for Bangladesh’s shock five-wicket win over Australia in 2005. It has been Glamorgan County’s home since 1967.

Riverside Ground

Durham | Established in 1995, this venue earned Test status in 2003, making it the first new five-day venue in England since 1992.

Kennington Oval

London | With a capacity of 23,500 – owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, currently held by Charles, Prince of Wales – the Kia Oval also hosted the first FA Cup final in 1872.

Trent Bridge

Nottingham | Trent Bridge, which can hold 15,350 spectators, is the world’s second oldest cricket ground after Lord’s. The stadium staged England's first Test match against arch-rival Australia in 1899.