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.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli would be extremely keen to add this coveted trophy to his cupboard.
Sachin Tendulkar credited fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for Mumbai Indians' success.
England's Barmy Army has already fired the first shots at their arch-rivals with a brutal pot shot on Twitter.
Jhye Richardson was left out of the Australian World Cup squad after dislocating a shoulder.
Yuvraj Singh thinks that the new fielding format at World Cup 2019 will aid competent all-rounders.
India will face Pakistan at the World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester.