(Reuters) - Hosts England will begin their quest for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title against South Africa on May 30 next year with Lord's staging the final on July 14, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday.
One-day cricket's most coveted trophy has eluded three-times finalists England who staged the first three World Cups between 1975-1983 and also in 1999.
Ashes rivals Australia will begin their title defence against qualifiers Afghanistan on June 1 at Bristol.
Old Trafford will host the 10-team tournament's most-anticipated match on June 16 between Asian arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
The 46-day tournament will be played across 11 venues in England and Wales with Manchester's Old Trafford venue hosting six matches.
Jun 05: India vs South Africa at Rose Bowl, Southampton
June 09: India vs Australia at Oval, London
June 13: India vs New Zealand at Trentbridge, Nottingham
June 16: India vs Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester
June 22: India vs Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton
June 27: India vs West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester
June 30: India vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham
July 02: India vs Bangladesh at Edgbaston, Birmingham
July 06: India vs Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds
(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Kolkata, editing by Sudipto Ganguly and Ken Ferris)