Today marks the start of the Cricket World Cup as hosts England take on South Africa in the first game of the tournament at The Kia Oval. England start as favourites with home advantage and also being ranked as the World Number one team. England will face stiff competition along the way from India, Australia and the West Indies to name but a few.
The competition takes place between the 30th May and 14th July as 9 teams battle head to head in a league style tournament followed by the top 4 going into a semi final and final respectively with the final to be held on the 14th July at Lords.
Some of the worlds best players such as Joe Root, Steve Smith, Virat Kholi, Adil Rashid and Trent Bolt among the many.
A fantastic event which will hopefully be all the better for some nice weather and plenty of runs and wickets.
Will we see the first ever 500 plus innings scored in international one day cricket?!
Enjoy and good luck England!!!
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