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Before letting you know that who is supposed to host cricket’s greatest spectacle in four years, we’ve plenty to discuss the twelfth edition of the ODI showpiece. Overall, the 2019 World Cup had been remarkable in many ways following a dull start which subsequently saw inclement weather marring at least four league stage games.
Come this Sunday, the grand finale of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be held between hosts England and resurgent New Zealand the at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’, Lord’s in the heart of bustling London.
As we’re hours away to witness the enthralling finale between the two teams, it will also culminate the ICC World Cup 2019 by presenting us with a new champion since 1996 when Sri Lanka thrashed Australia at Lahore.
Then, it’s all about those four years for the 13th edition of the quadrennial event.
In between, the time will allow teams to make amends and come back stronger despite running out of luck.
Pakistan were close but yet so far. India had produced outstanding results, but their World Cup hopes diminished in just 45 minutes of the semi-final contest against the Black Caps. India looked stronger, but they were outclassed when it mattered the most for the time.
Kiwis had a stroke of luck before making it to the semis. Overall, this World Cup had witnessed mixed emotions, drama and dream with the Three Lions and Kiwis a win away to create history in for their respective countries.
The teams will rewind the clock to look at their mistakes, before making things fall in their way.
Meanwhile, India will host the 13th edition of the ICC World Cup 2013. The tourney will take place between February 9 and March 25.
Interestingly, it will be for the first time that India will host the World Cup on its own. However, in 1987, 1996 and 2011, India had co-hosted the marquee event with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively.
However, later the officials removed Pakistan from co-hosting the event. The move took place following a despicable attack on the Sri Lankan team bus at the Liberty Chowk in Lahore in 2009.
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For the 2023 World Cup, apart from hosts India, seven top-ranked teams will partake in the event. The ten-nation tournament will also get two teams from the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers.
Thus, India will join England for solely hosting the World Cup.
Including the 2019 World Cup, India had hosted five World Cups. They have organised the mega ICC event in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 too. Besides, they have hosted the World Cups solely in 1975, 1979.
Moreover, they’ve co-hosted the World Cup with Scotland and Wales, Netherlands and Ireland in 1999 and 1983.
Pertinently, India won the 1983 World Cup under the dynamic leadership of Kapil Dev.
Meanwhile, India had co-hosted the 1987 World Cup with Pakistan. Also, the Asian countries had co-hosted the 1996 and 2011 World Cup.
Well, after 28 years, India won the second World Cup by six wickets against Sri Lanka in 2011.
This time, the Men in Blue were too close, but unfortunately lost the momentum in the semis before losing the game by 18 runs.