As always, Indian cricket was the biggest eyeball-grabber in sports in India in the decade coming to an end.
The iconic Eden Gardens, the venue for some of India's most landmark matches, will host the first-ever day-night Test to be played in India.
India vs Bangladesh: India and Bangladesh have so far played eight T20Is of which Bangladesh have not won a single game.
India vs Bangladesh: India have been overwhelming favourites whenever both the sides have met but Bangladesh have become an unpredictable side in the recent past.
India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma's double century and some fiery bowling by the fast bowlers helped India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs.
Virat Kohli reached another landmark which reflects India's tremendous record in Test cricket, especially at home.
Rohit Sharma's 212 against South Africa on Day 2 of the 3rd Test helped him break Don Bradman's record for the highest Test average at home after 10-plus innings.
Rohit Sharma converted his sixth Test hundred into maiden double century in the longest format of the game.
The ICC World Test Championship gets underway from August 1 when England take on Australia in the first Ashes Test.
Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996. They were runners-up in 2007 and 2011, semi-finalists in 2003 and quarter-finalists in 2015.
Afghanistan boast some exciting players, but their 50-over credentials will be sorely challenged.
Bangladesh have not been able to justify their long existence at the One-day International level and World Cup 2019 comes as another chance to redeem themselves.
The Windies (as the West Indies now go) will see the finals essays of many star players.
New Zealand had a great run in the last edition of the World Cup till they ran into Australia in the final.
England will kick-start the tournament with everything seemingly in place to finally win a trophy that has eluded them for the competition's entire 44-year history
South Africa have reached the semi-finals on four occasions
Australia off late having been looking good to give a good account of themselves at the WC 2019 and go in with practically a full-strength team.
Pakistan is a team that can carry its fans to the heights of ecstasy and then send them crashing down, all in a matter of a few overs.