The warm up matches for the upcoming ICC World Cup tournament will kick off from 8 to 13 February in Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney, Adelaide Oval, Hagley Oval in Christchurch, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Meanwhile, the World Cup warm up matches will be played at the following non-tournament venues such as Blacktown’s International Sports Park in Sydney’s western suburbs, Junction Oval in Melbourne and Lincoln Oval outside Christchurch.
Most of the teams can grab the opportunity to practice well in the warm up matches and chance to prepare for the World Cup. However, they are going to operate under slightly different rules with up to 15 players able to be used throughout the game. The range of activities and spectator experiences in and around warm up venues will in most cases be less than what is provided during the World Cup itself.
The schedule of warm-up matches:
8 February: Australia v India, 2pm, Adelaide Oval
9 February: South Africa v Sri Lanka, 11am, Hagley Oval
9 February: New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 11am Lincoln Oval
9 February: England v West Indies, 2.30pm Sydney Cricket Ground
9 February: Pakistan v Bangladesh, 2.30pm Blacktown
10 February: India v Afghanistan, 2pm, Adelaide Oval
10 February: Ireland v Scotland, 2.30pm, Blacktown
11 February: South Africa v New Zealand, 11am, Hagley Oval
11 February: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 11am, Lincoln Oval
11 February: Australia v United Arab Emirates, 2.30pm, MCG
11 February: England v Pakistan, 2.30pm, SCG.
12 February: West Indies v Scotland, 9.30am, SCG
12 February: Bangladesh v Ireland, 9.30am, Blacktown
13 February: Afghanistan v United Arab Emirates, 10am, Junction Oval
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