BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - JANUARY 21 : Joe Root of England throws a ball during a training session before the first test match against the West Indies at Kensington Oval on January 21, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto)

There are few things better in the world of sport than a good slate of cricket spread throughout the year. With a good stretch of tests and one-day events in 2018, the attention and excitement is going to go up yet another notch in 2019, with some of the biggest tournaments and series in the sport coming back around. The talent in the game right now is at an incredible level, and with settled squads getting ready to do battle with experienced captains and hungry coaches, the level of competition should be palpable.

2019: An exciting year of cricket ahead in the UK

While you’re going to have to wait until the summer months to give your freshly knocked in bat from Talent Cricket an outing, there’s plenty to watch from around the world going on in the meantime. Not just a healthy international offering, either, but plenty art the country level as well – which can be just as entertaining to watch and far cheaper to attend – 2019 is going to be an amazing year if you’re as cricket mad as we are.

2019 World Cup

All the best cricketers in the world going at each other in a series of ultra-competitive one-dayers? Alright then. Last won by Australia in 2015 when they shared the hosting commitments with New Zealand, the tournament will be making its way home this year, with England hosting for the first time since 1999.

While the early favourites appear to be the Virat Kohli lead India team, England will be hoping that home advantage plays in their favour, with our pitches not as favourable to the subcontinent skillset as those down under. With tickets already close to selling out across the board, it’s going to be one real celebration of the game.

2019 Ashes Series

Does it get any better than The Ashes?

Cricket in its purest form, the art of the test series is something we desperately don’t want to lose our passion for. With five tense affairs sure to take place, the series rarely – if ever – fails to live up to the hype, with the past decade or so throwing up some of the most competitive and enjoyable editions we’ve ever seen, no matter the result.

A real barometer of how far Joe Root’s captaincy has come and more than a little interesting with the subplot of Australia’s banned ball-tampering trio thrown in to the mix too, drama could be at a premium this summer in England.

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