The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule has finally been revealed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are gearing up for the excitement, as this prestigious event is set to unfold in India from October 5 to November 19, 2023. This article takes you through the crucial details of the tournament, including team line-ups, match fixtures, and exciting venues.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule
The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup promises an action-packed extravaganza with 10 teams battling for glory. India, the host nation, automatically secures a spot in the tournament, along with Afghanistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa. These teams earned their berths through their stellar performances in the 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The remaining two teams will be determined through the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers held in Zimbabwe.
Here’s a look at the World Cup 2023 schedule
|Oct 5||England vs New Zealand||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
|Oct 6||Pakistan vs Qualifier 1||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|Oct 7||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Dharamsala||10:30 AM|
|Oct 7||South Africa vs Qualifier 2||Delhi||2:00 PM|
|Oct 8||India vs Australia||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 9||New Zealand vs Qualifier 1||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|Oct 10||England vs Bangladesh||Dharamsala||10:30 AM|
|Oct 10||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|Oct 11||India vs Afghanistan||Delhi||2:00 PM|
|Oct 12||Pakistan vs Qualifier 2||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|Oct 12||Australia vs South Africa||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Oct 13||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 14||India vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
|Oct 15||England vs Afghanistan||Delhi||2:00 PM|
|Oct 16||Australia vs Qualifier 2||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Oct 17||South Africa vs Qualifier 1||Dharamsala||2:00 PM|
|Oct 18||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 19||India vs Bangladesh||Pune||2:00 PM|
|Oct 20||Australia vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Oct 21||England vs South Africa||Mumbai||10:30 AM|
|Oct 21||Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Oct 22||India vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||2:00 PM|
|Oct 23||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 24||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Mumbai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 25||Australia vs Qualifier 1||Delhi||2:00 PM|
|Oct 26||England vs Qualifier 2||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Oct 27||Pakistan vs South Africa||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 28||Qualifier 1 vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||10:30 AM|
|Oct 28||Australia vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||2:00 PM|
|Oct 29||India vs England||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Oct 30||Afghanistan vs Qualifier 2||Pune||2:00 PM|
|Oct 31||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||2:00 PM|
|Nov 1||New Zealand vs South Africa||Pune||2:00 PM|
|Nov 2||India vs Qualifier 2||Mumbai||2:00 PM|
|Nov 3||Qualifier 1 vs Afghanistan||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Nov 4||England vs Australia||Ahmedabad||10:30 AM|
|Nov 4||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Nov 5||India vs South Africa||Kolkata||2:00 PM|
|Nov 6||Bangladesh vs Qualifier 2||Delhi||2:00 PM|
|Nov 7||Australia vs Afghanistan||Mumbai||2:00 PM|
|Nov 8||England vs Qualifier 1||Pune||2:00 PM|
|Nov 9||New Zealand vs Qualifier 2||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Nov 10||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
|Nov 11||India vs Qualifier 1||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Nov 11||Australia vs Bangladesh||Pune||2:00 PM|
|Nov 12||England vs Pakistan||Kolkata||10:30 AM|
|Nov 12||India vs Netherlands||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Nov 15||Semifinal 1||Mumbai||2:00 PM|
|Nov 16||Semifinal 2||Kolkata||2:00 PM|
|Nov 19||Final||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
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India’s World Cup 2023 Schedule
Indian fans are eagerly awaiting the performance of their team, and here’s India’s schedule for the tournament:
- Oct 8: India vs Australia – Chennai
- Oct 11: India vs Afghanistan – Delhi
- Oct 14: India vs Pakistan – Ahmedabad
- Oct 19: India vs Bangladesh – Pune
- Oct 22: India vs New Zealand – Dharamsala
- Oct 29: India vs England – Lucknow
- Nov 2: India vs Qualifier – Mumbai
- Nov 5: India vs South Africa – Kolkata
- Nov 11: India vs Qualifier – Bengaluru
World Cup 2023 Teams Squad
Each participating team is gearing up with their 15-player squads. As per ICC rules, any changes to these squads after September 28 require approval from the ICC. Here are the squads for some of the key teams:
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Netherlands: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
World Cup 2023 Tickets
With cricket fever gripping the nation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the release of additional tickets for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Recognizing the overwhelming demand, discussions were held with state associations, resulting in approximately 400,000 additional tickets being made available for the tournament. The general sale of tickets for all matches commenced on September 8 at 8:00 PM on the Cricket World Cup website.
World Cup 2023 Schedule – Latest Updates
The rescheduling of the highly anticipated India versus Pakistan match was a highlight. Originally slated for October 15, the match has now been moved to October 14. The alteration was made to accommodate the start of the Navratri festival, as ensuring security arrangements on the original date would have posed challenges.
As the excitement builds, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to the opening match of the tournament on October 5 at the magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Furthermore, the final showdown will also take place at this iconic venue.
The first semifinal will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, while the second semifinal will unfold at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule – Tournament Venues
The tournament will be hosted across 10 venues, including Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata. In addition to Hyderabad, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will host the warm-up matches from September 29 to October 3, adding to the excitement of the lead-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Cricket enthusiasts worldwide can’t wait to witness the thrilling clashes and unforgettable moments that this tournament is sure to bring. Mark your calendars and get ready for the cricketing spectacle of the year!