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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Schedule, Teams, Format, Venues, Timings and Telecast

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Everything You Need to Know

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule Announced

Every cricket fan waits for the ICC events, and now they are rooting for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The big event is returning to India after 12 years. Indian fans can’t keep calm as they are hoping for history to repeat.

The World Cup will kick off on the 5th of October 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The defending champions, England will take on the runners-up New Zealand in the opening game of the Cricket World Cup 2023.

There will be ten warm-up games, with Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad being the hosts of these games. With the first match taking place on the 5th of October, the tournament will conclude with the Final on the 19th of November at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Schedule

Here’s the full schedule of the Cricket World Cup 2023:

Date Fixture Venue Time (IST)
5th October 2023 England vs New Zealand Ahmedabad 2:00 PM
6th October 2023 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Hyderabad 2:00 PM
7th October 2023 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Dharamsala 10:30 AM
7th October 2023 South Africa vs Netherlands Delhi 2:00 PM
8th October 2023 India vs Australia Chennai 2:00 PM
9th October 2023 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Hyderabad 2:00 PM
10th October 2023 England vs Bangladesh Dharamsala 2:00 PM
11th October 2023 India vs Afghanistan Delhi 2:00 PM
12th October 2023 Pakistan vs Netherlands Hyderabad 2:00 PM
13th October 2023 13 Australia vs South Africa Lucknow 2:00 PM
14th October 2023 14 England vs Afghanistan Delhi 10:30 AM
14th October 2023 14 New Zealand vs Bangladesh Chennai 2:00 PM
15th October 2023 15 India vs Pakistan Ahmedabad 2:00 PM
16th October 2023 16 Australia vs Netherlands Lucknow 2:00 PM
17th October 2023 17 South Africa vs Sri Lanka Dharamsala 2:00 PM
18th October 2023 18 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Chennai 2:00 PM
19th October 2023 19 India vs Bangladesh Pune 2:00 PM
20th October 2023 20 Australia vs Pakistan Bengaluru 2:00 PM
21st October 2023 21 England vs South Africa Mumbai 10:30 AM
22nd October 2023 21 Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Lucknow 2:00 PM
23rd October 2023 22 India vs New Zealand Dharamsala 2:00 PM
23rd October 2023 Pakistan vs Afghanistan Chennai 2:00 PM
24th October 2023 South Africa vs Bangladesh Mumbai 2:00 PM
25th October 2023 Australia vs Sri Lanka Delhi 2:00 PM
26th October 2023 England vs Netherlands Bengaluru 2:00 PM
27th October 2023 Pakistan vs South Africa Chennai 2:00 PM
28th October 2023 Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Kolkata 10:30 AM
28th October 2023 Australia vs New Zealand Dharamsala 2:00 PM
29th October 2023 India vs England Lucknow 2:00 PM
30th October 2023 Afghanistan vs Netherlands Pune 2:00 PM
31st October 2023 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Kolkata 2:00 PM
1st November 2023 New Zealand vs South Africa Pune 2:00 PM
2nd November 2023 India vs Netherlands Mumbai 2:00 PM
3rd November 2023 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Lucknow 2:00 PM
4th November 2023 England vs Australia Ahmedabad 10:30 AM
4th November 2023 New Zealand vs Pakistan Bengaluru 2:00 PM
5th November 2023 India vs South Africa Kolkata 2:00 PM
6th November 2023 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Delhi 2:00 PM
7th November 2023 Australia vs Afghanistan Mumbai 2:00 PM
8th November 2023 England vs Sri Lanka Pune 2:00 PM
9th November 2023 New Zealand vs Netherlands Bengaluru 2:00 PM
10th November 2023 South Africa vs Afghanistan Ahmedabad 2:00 PM
11th November 2023 India vs Sri Lanka Bengaluru 2:00 PM
12th November 2023 England vs Pakistan Kolkata 10:30 AM
12th November 2023 Australia vs Bangladesh Pune 2:00 PM
15th November 2023 Semifinal 1 Mumbai 2:00 PM
16th November 2023 Semifinal 2 Kolkata 2:00 PM
19th November 2023  Final Ahmedabad 2:00 PM

Teams

Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have occupied the two remaining spots by winning the qualifiers. So now we have ten teams who will compete in the biggest ICC event.

Here are the 10 teams that will be contesting for the World Cup 2023 Trophy:

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • England
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Bangladesh
  • Afghanistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Netherlands

Format

The tournaments will be played in a round-robin format, where each team will play every team once. Each team will get to play nine games. The top four teams will move ahead to the knockout stage and the Semi-Finals. In this 50-over World Cup 2023, we are all going to see some epic thrillers.

Venues

  • Mumbai: Wankhade Stadium
  • Delhi: Arun Jaitley Stadium
  • Chennai: M Chidambaram Stadium
  • Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
  • Lucknow: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
  • Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
  • Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera
  • Kolkata: Eden Gardens
  • Pune: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Bangalore: M Chinnaswami Stadium

Broadcaster and Streaming

Back in 2015, Star Sports acquired the rights of the ICC events for the period 2015-2023. So, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will have Star Sports as the broadcasters. Disney Plus Hotstar have quoted that the 2023 World Cup will be streamed free for the users of the OTT platform and will have a reach of over five million users.

Biggest Match- India vs Pakistan

After a lot of debate and rumours, India is all set to play Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 15th of October. The Indian team is yet to lose a game against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup. With both teams looking strong, we are set for a cracker of a game with a packed stadium. May the best team wins.

 

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