India, South Africa, ICC World Cup 2019, IPL 2019
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The schedule and fixtures of the ICC World Cup 2019 were made during the ICC meeting at Kolkata. However, the full schedule of the World Cup will be announced till April 30 but it is known that the India will face South Africa in their opening match on June 4. The tournament is been scheduled to be played at England and Wales starting from May 30 to July 14.

The Indian Premier League 2019 is supposed to be schedule from March 29 to May 19 leaving teams just under two weeks to join up with their national teammates for the World Cup. According to the current Future Tours Programme (FTP), India will play 19 Test matches at home in the period between 2019-2023.

West Indies and Afghanistan are the two teams who qualified from the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe. Afghanistan defeated West Indies by three wickets in the final to lift their maiden World Cup Qualifier trophy.