The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be the 11th Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015. 49 matches will be played in 14 venues with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosts 23 games in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington.The final match of the tournament will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It will be one of the world's largest international sports tournaments, with 14 competing teams and more than 400 accredited players and officials taking part in it.
The World Cup will open with a New Zealand- Sri Lanka contest, followed by Australia taking on England on the same day. India, the defending champions, open their account against arch-rivals Pakistan in the fourth ODI of the tournament.
There will be 49 matches played over the course of the World Cup, with 14 teams scheduled to participate. Apart from the 10 Test-playing nations, Ireland and Afghanistan have managed to get through, which leaves two spots open for teams such as Netherlands, Kenya, Canada, and Scotland, among others.