ICC World Cup 2015 FixturesThe 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is being jointly co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The International Cricket Council has announced the pools, venues and fixtures of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. ICC president Alan Isaac and Therese Walsh, Head of New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 have announced the fixtures in Wellington on 30 July 2013. The ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship tournament of the 50-over game. The 2015 tournament will mark 40 years since the first World Cup in 1975.

The first match of the prestigious one-day tournament will be held in Christchurch between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The day-night final match will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29. Australia and New Zealand are grouped with England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and two qualifiers. Title-holder "India" is pooled with Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and one other qualifying team. The top four sides from each pool will go through to the knockout stage.

Forty-nine matches will be played in 14 venues across the two host nations, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. New Zealand will host 23 games in seven cities, including Christchurch where international cricket is set to return for the first time since the 6.3-magnitude quake which killed 185 people in 2011. Other New Zealand cities to host games are Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington.

Pool A: England, Australia (co-host), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand (co-host), Qualifier 2 (TBD), Qualifier 3 (TBD)

Pool B: South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Qualifier 1 (Ireland), Qualifier 4 (TBD)

Venue Cities: Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, Nelson, Hamilton, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington

Fixtures - ICC World Cup 2015

  1. Sri Lanka V New Zealand, Match 1, Pool A, Hagley Oval, Christchurch: Saturday 14 February 2015, Day
  2. England V Australia, Match 2, Pool A, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Saturday 14 February 2015, Day/Night
  3. South Africa V Zimbabwe, Match 3, Pool B, Seddon Park, Hamilton: Sunday 15 February 2015, Day/Night
  4. India V Pakistan, Match 4, Pool B, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide: Sunday 15 February 2015, Day/Night
  5. West Indies V Ireland, Match 5, Pool B, Saxton Oval, Nelson: Monday 16 February 2015, Day
  6. New Zealand V Qualifier 3, Match 6, Pool A, University Oval, Dunedin: Tuesday 17 February 2015, Day
  7. Bangladesh V Qualifier 2, Match 7, Pool A, Manuka Oval, Canberra: Wednesday 18 February 2015, Day/Night
  8. Zimbabwe V Qualifier 4, Match 8, Pool B, Saxton Oval, Nelson: Thursday 19 February 2015, Day
  9. England V New Zealand, Match 9, Pool A, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: Friday 20 February 2015, Day/Night
  10. Pakistan V West Indies, Match 10, Pool B, Hagley Oval, Christchurch: Saturday 21 February 2015, Day
  11. Australia V Bangladesh, Match 11, Pool A, The Gabba, Brisbane: Saturday 21 February 2015, Day/Night
  12. Sri Lanka V Qualifier 2, Match 12, Pool A, University Oval, Dunedin: Sunday 22 February 2015, Day
  13. South Africa V India, Match 13, Pool B, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Sunday 22 February 2015, Day/Night
  14. England V Qualifier 3, Match 14, Pool A, Hagley Oval, Christchurch: Monday 23 February 2015, Day
  15. West Indies V Zimbabwe, Match 15, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra: Tuesday 24 February 2015, Day/Night
  16. Ireland V Qualifier 4, Match 16, Pool B, The Gabba, Brisbane: Wednesday 25 February 2015, Day/Night
  17. Qualifier 2 V Qualifier 3, Match 17, Pool A, University Oval, Dunedin: Thursday 26 February 2015, Day
  18. Sri Lanka V Bangladesh, Match 18, Pool A, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Thursday 26 February 2015, Day/Night
  19. South Africa V West Indies, Match 19, Pool B, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: Friday 27 February 2015, Day/Night
  20. Australia V New Zealand, Match 20, Pool A, Eden Park, Auckland: Saturday 28 February 2015, Day/Night
  21. India V Qualifier 4, Match 21, Pool B, WACA, Perth: Saturday 28 February 2015, Day/Night
  22. England V Sri Lanka, Match 22, Pool A, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: Sunday 1 March 2015, Day
  23. Pakistan V Zimbabwe, Match 23, Pool B, The Gabba, Brisbane: Sunday 1 March 2015, Day/Night
  24. South Africa V Ireland, Match 24, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra: Tuesday 3 March 2015, Day/Night

  1. Pakistan V Qualifier 4, Match 25, Pool B, McLean Park, Napier: Wednesday 4 March 2015, Day/Night
  2. Australia V Qualifier 2, Match 26, Pool A, WACA, Perth: Wednesday 4 March 2015, Day/Night
  3. Bangladesh V Qualifier 3, Match 27, Pool A, Saxton Oval, Nelson: Thursday 5 March 2015, Day
  4. India V West Indies, Match 28, Pool B, WACA, Perth: Friday 6 March 2015, Day/Night
  5. South Africa V Pakistan, Match 29, Pool B, Eden Park, Auckland: Saturday 7 March 2015, Day/Night
  6. Zimbabwe V Ireland, Match 30, Pool B, Bellerive Oval, Hobart: Saturday 7 March 2015, Day/Night
  7. New Zealand V Qualifier 2, Match 31, Pool A, McLean Park, Napier: Sunday 8 March 2015, Day
  8. Australia V Sri Lanka, Match 32, Pool A, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: Sunday 8 March 2015, Day/Night
  9. England V Bangladesh, Match 33, Pool A, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide: Monday 9 March 2015, Day/Night
  10. India V Ireland, Match 34, Pool B, Seddon Park, Hamilton: Tuesday 10 March 2015, Day/Night
  11. Sri Lanka V Qualifier 3, Match 35, Pool A, Bellerive Oval, Hobart: Wednesday 11 March 2015, Day/Night
  12. South Africa V Qualifier 4, Match 36, Pool B, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: Thursday 12 March 2015, Day/Night
  13. Bangladesh V New Zealand, Match 37, Pool A, Seddon Park, Hamilton: Friday 13 March 2015, Day/Night
  14. England V Qualifier 2, Match 38, Pool A, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: Friday 13 March 2015, Day/Night
  15. India V Zimbabwe, Match 39, Pool B, Eden Park, Auckland: Saturday 14 March 2015, Day/Night
  16. Australia V Qualifier 3, Match 40, Pool A, Bellerive Oval, Hobart: Saturday 14 March 2015, Day/Night
  17. West Indies V Qualifier 4, Match 41, Pool B, McLean Park, Napier: Sunday 15 March 2015, Day
  18. Pakistan V Ireland, Match 42, Pool B, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide: Sunday 15 March 2015, Day/Night
  19. TBD V TBD, Quarter Final 1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: Wednesday 18 March 2015, Day/Night
  20. TBD V TBD, Quarter Final 2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Thursday 19 March 2015, Day/Night
  21. TBD V TBD, Quarter Final 3, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide: Friday 20 March 2015, Day/Night
  22. TBD V TBD, Quarter Final 4, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: Saturday 21 March 2015, Day/Night
  23. TBD V TBD, Semi Final 1, Eden Park, Auckland: Tuesday 24 March 2015, Day/Night
  24. TBD V TBD, Semi Final 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: Thursday 26 March 2015, Day/Night
  25. TBD V TBD, Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Sunday 29 March 2015, Day/Night

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, said the Cricket World Cup 2015 would likely be watched by a global television audience of one billion.