ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule : The 2023 Cricket World Cup is poised to commence on October 5th, featuring an enticing opening match between the reigning champions, England, and the previous edition’s runners-up, New Zealand.
This highly anticipated showdown will take place at the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. As anticipation builds, cricket enthusiasts can eagerly mark their calendars for yet another high-stakes encounter: India is scheduled to face their arch-rivals, Pakistan, at the same venue on October 14th.
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The pinnacle of the tournament is set for November 19th, with the world’s largest cricket stadium once again serving as the battleground for the final showdown.
In total, the tournament will showcase 48 matches, spread across 10 distinct venues. This marks the fourth occasion on which India has had the privilege of hosting ODI cricket’s premier event, the last being in 2011 when India emerged as the triumphant hosts.
The host cities for this edition encompass Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Dharamsala, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. Notably, the historic Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, boasting a seating capacity of 55,000 and a rich legacy of hosting international matches, will not host any league matches for Team India.
Furthermore, both semifinal matches will include reserve days to accommodate unforeseen contingencies.
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The participating teams in this World Cup comprise the eight that had previously secured their berths and two additional teams determined through the World Cup Qualifiers. The tournament format follows a round-robin stage, where each team competes against the other nine. The top four teams from this stage will progress to the semifinals. To kickstart the excitement, warm-up matches are scheduled from September 29th to October 3rd in Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad.
India’s campaign in the tournament will commence on October 8th when Rohit Sharma’s squad faces a formidable Australian team at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Aside from Pakistan and Australia, India anticipates formidable challenges from New Zealand in Dharamsala and England in Lucknow. These are the only two teams that managed to defeat India during the 2019 World Cup. India’s previous encounter with England in the league stage four years ago resulted in a loss at Edgbaston, followed by their elimination by New Zealand in a rain-affected semifinal match at Manchester, which extended over a grueling 24-hour period.
The tournament schedule underwent a revision, with the new dates announced two weeks after the initial schedule was released. This delay was primarily due to Pakistan’s request to reschedule two of their matches: one against Australia in Bengaluru on October 20th and another against Afghanistan in Chennai three days later. Regrettably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined their request, leading to the revised schedule.
In stark contrast, the fixtures for the 2019 World Cup in England were disclosed well in advance, more than a year before the tournament commenced on May 30, 2019. This disparity in schedule announcement timelines has contributed to a somewhat subdued level of anticipation surrounding the tournament. The International Cricket Council (ICC) chose to keep the schedule under wraps, with the BCCI maintaining a similar stance until the recent announcement.
ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule
|ENGLAND vs NEW ZEALAND||Thur Oct 5, 2023||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|PAKISTAN vs NETHERLANDS||Fri Oct 6, 2023||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|BANGLADESH vs AFGHANISTAN||Sat Oct 7, 2023||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|SOUTH AFRICA vs SRI LANKA||Sat Oct 7, 2023||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|INDIA vs AUSTRALIA||Sun Oct 8, 2023||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|NEW ZEALAND vs NETHERLANDS||Mon Oct 9, 2023||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|ENGLAND vs BANGLADESH||Tue Oct 10, 2023||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|PAKISTAN vs SRI LANKA||Tue Oct 10, 2023||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|INDIA vs AFGHANISTAN||Wed Oct 11, 2023||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|AUSTRALIA vs SOUTH AFRICA||Thur Oct 12, 2023||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|NEW ZEALAND vs BANGLADESH||Fri Oct 13, 2023||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|INDIA vs PAKISTAN||Sat Oct 14, 2023||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|ENGLAND vs AFGHANISTAN||Sun Oct 15, 2023||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|AUSTRALIA vs SRI LANKA||Mon Oct 16, 2023||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|SOUTH AFRICA vs NETHERLANDS||Tue Oct 17, 2023||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|NEW ZEALAND vs AFGHANISTAN||Wed Oct 18, 2023||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|INDIA vs BANGLADESH||Thur Oct 19, 2023||2:00 PM||Pune|
|AUSTRALIA vs PAKISTAN||Fri Oct 20, 2023||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|NETHERLANDS vs SRI LANKA||Sat Oct 21, 2023||10:30 AM||Lucknow|
|ENGLAND vs SOUTH AFRICA||Sat Oct 21, 2023||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND||Sun Oct 22, 2023||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|PAKISTAN vs AFGHANISTAN||Mon Oct 23, 2023||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|SOUTH AFRICA vs BANGLADESH||Tue Oct 24, 2023||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|AUSTRALIA vs NETHERLANDS||Wed Oct 25, 2023||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|ENGLAND vs SRI LANKA||Thur Oct 26, 2023||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|PAKISTAN vs SOUTH AFRICA||Fri Oct 27, 2023||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|AUSTRALIA vs NEW ZEALAND||Sat Oct 28, 2023||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|NETHERLANDS vs BANGLADESH||Sat Oct 28, 2023||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|INDIA vs ENGLAND||Sun Oct 29, 2023||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|AFGHANISTAN vs SRI LANKA||Mon Oct 30, 2023||2:00 PM||Pune|
|PAKISTAN vs BANGLADESH||Tue Oct 31, 2023||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|NEW ZEALAND vs SOUTH AFRICA||Wed Nov 1, 2023||2:00 PM||Pune|
|INDIA vs SRI LANKA||Thur Nov 2, 2023||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|NETHERLANDS vs AFGHANISTAN||Fri Nov 3, 2023||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|NEW ZEALAND vs PAKISTAN||Sat Nov 4, 2023||10:30 AM||Bengaluru|
|ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA||Sat Nov 4, 2023||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|INDIA vs SOUTH AFRICA||Sun Nov 5, 2023||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|BANGLADESH vs SRI LANKA||Mon Nov 6, 2023||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|AUSTRALIA vs AFGHANISTAN||Tue Nov 7, 2023||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|ENGLAND vs NETHERLANDS||Wed Nov 8, 2023||2:00 PM||Pune|
|NEW ZEALAND vs SRI LANKA||Thur Nov 9, 2023||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|SOUTH AFRICA vs AFGHANISTAN||Fri Nov 10, 2023||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|AUSTRALIA vs BANGLADESH||Sat Nov 11, 2023||10:30 AM||Pune|
|ENGLAND vs PAKISTAN||Sat Nov 11, 2023||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|INDIA vs NETHERLANDS||Sun Nov 12, 2023||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||Wed Nov 15, 2023||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||Thur Nov 16, 2023||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||Sun Nov 19, 2023||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|