What, where and when?
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is 50-over cricket's blue-riband event and takes place every four years.
The last one was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia and those two contested the final, comfortably won by Australia.
This time round it's held in England (and Wales) with matches taking place at 10 different grounds: Edgbaston, Bristol County Ground, Sophia Gardens (Wales), Riverside Ground, Headingley, Lord's, The Oval, Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, the Rose Bowl and Taunton.
Edgbaston and Old Trafford will host the two semis while Lord's (pictured), unsurprisingly, will host the final.
Out of curiosity, Old Trafford is also the busiest ground, hosting six matches.
It all kicks off on May 30 with hosts England playing South Africa that day and the final will take place on July 14, with the two semis being played on the Tuesday and Thursday leading up to it.
England, Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh all qualified automatically based on their world ranking. West Indies and Afghanistan are there thanks to both making the final of a special qualifying tournament held in Zimbabwe last summer (the Windies won it).
Ireland, Scotland and Zimbabwe are the biggest nations to have missed out.
What's the format?
If you thought that a round-robin in the first stage followed by two semis and a final was the first time this system has been used at a World Cup...you'd be wrong.
It's what they used back in 1992 but there have been many variations since, including having two group stages before the knockout games and also having quarter-finals, which is what we had in the last two editions.
First plays fourth in one semi and second plays third in the other.
What will English conditions be like?
That obviously varies a bit from ground to ground but in general we can expect conditions that will favour swing bowlers with the ball and where batsmen can play through the line without having to worry too much about inconsistent bounce or the ball sticking in the wicket.
Old Trafford is probably the wicket where spinners will enjoy themselves the most while Taunton in Somerset is notorious for being a beautiful wicket with short boundaries, so the smart money is on Taunton having the highest-scoring matches.
As the weather gets warmer throughout the tournament and pitches get worn, we should expect the wickets to take more spin, playing into the hands of the likes of India and Pakistan.
What's the betting saying?
The Exchange layers are making it something of a two-horse race. Hosts England are 3.55 after winning just about every ODI Series they've played over the past two or three years, while India, so consistent over the past few ICC tournaments, are 4.216/5.
Next up are Australia, at 5.24/1, who have improved markedly over the last few months and have welcomed back disgraced duo David Warner and Steve Smith and then there's a big gap to the others.
South Africa and New Zealand are 12.5 and 11.521/2 respectively, West Indies and Pakistan are 18.5, with Sri Lanka 70.069/1, and finally Afghanistan and Bangladesh (both 110.0109/1).
Don't forget that Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy two summers ago, when it was held....in England.
Players to watch and who has missed out?
Given it's the World Cup, it's fair to say that about 95% of the world's best limited-overs players are there. That said, notable absentees include Windies quartet Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels (not selected) and Dwayne Bravo (recently retired from international cricket).
Sri Lanka decided to drop the exciting wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella and the highly experienced Dinesh Chandimal. Peter Handscomb was the sacrificial lamb when Australia recalled Smith and Warner while big-hitting Rishabh Pant was considered surplus to requirements for India. Jofra Archer has been left out of England's preliminary squad but has been included in the squads to play Ireland and Pakistan so could yet gate-crash the party.
Virat Kohli is the favourite to be the tournament's top runscorer at 13/2 on the Sportsbook so that's an obvious place to start regarding one of the tournament's big stars.
David Warner (12/1) has been in scintillating form in the IPL and could be extremely dangerous given he'll feel he has a point to prove. Chris Gayle has said that this will be his last World Cup but then again, we've heard that before. He's 16/1 to be top scorer. Jos Buttler is as good a middle-order batsman as anyone in the world but though he bats too low to be in with a shout of top-scoring, he's arguably England's key man with bat in hand.
With the ball South African speedster Kasigo Rabada is one to look out for, as is last World Cup's player of the tournament Mitchell Starc and the brilliant Indian death bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Star spinners on show include Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, England's Adil Rashid and veteran South African legs-spinner Imran Tahir.
As far as all-rounders go, England's Ben Stokes will look to make an impact after a few months of indifferent form, Glenn Maxwell of Australia can win any match on his own and the three-dimensional young Indian Hardik Pandya will be crucial to his team's success.
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