World Cup fever takes over the UK this summer

Throughout June and July, the biggest names in the world of cricket will be taking each other on in a bid to be crowned as the world champions.

The tournament, which sees England, India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, South Africa and Afghanistan take each other one at 11 stadiums throughout England and Wales in a round robin competition before the top four teams move forward to the semi-final stage.

Those four teams will lock horns on 9 July & 11 July with the winners taking each other on in the final which takes place in a month’s time on Sunday 14 July.

Game one got underway on Thursday 30 May when hosts England beat South Africa by 104 runs and the tournament is now onto game 17 with Australia and Pakistan most recently stepping onto the field to battle it out at the County Ground in Taunton.

New Zealand currently top the table after victory in all three of their games to date, they’ve successfully seen off against Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They’re closely followed by England, India and Australia.

The big surprise in the tournament, however, has been South Africa, albeit for the wrong reasons. The Proteas are ranked third in the world ODI rankings but have lost all three of their games so far, having been demolished by England and comfortably beaten by India and Bangladesh.

The stars of the tournament so far with the bat have been Bangladesh Shabib Al Hasan who is the top scorer at the competition, Australia’s David Warner who smashed 100 past Pakistan and England’s Jason Roy who smashed 153 past Bangladesh. Whilst Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir has been the magic man with the ball, leading the way with most tournament wickets after his five-wicket haul against Australia.

With around four weeks of round-robin action left there are still plenty of fantastic matches to feast your eyes on before we reach the latter stages, including India V Pakistan on 16 June, England v Australia on 25 June and England v India on 30 June.

For everything you need to know about this year’s tournament including tickets, stats and fixtures then head to https://www.cricketworldcup.com

Heading out?

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We also offer free child seats.

Wherever you are headed this month, whether on a day out to the cricket or off to the airport, let Parkers do the driving. Contact us to make your booking today.