Cricket World Cup 2023: Schedule, Participating Teams, Venues, Timetable, Rankings & Predictions
The ICC (International Cricket Council) has announced the schedule for the highly anticipated Cricket World Cup 2023. The tournament will begin on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The opening match will be between defending champions England and the finalists of the last two editions, New Zealand.
Pakistan will start their campaign on the second day of the tournament, facing one of the qualified teams from the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers 2023. Bangladesh and Afghanistan will also begin their campaign on October 7 when they play against each other.
The second team to qualify from the World Cup qualifiers will play against South Africa on October 7 in the second match of the day. The host country, India, will kick off their campaign against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 8, which falls on a Sunday.
The tournament will follow a round-robin format, where all 10 teams will play against each other once. After the league stage, the top four teams in the points table will advance to the knockout stages, which will start on November 15. The winners of the semi-finals will compete in the final match on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
The forthcoming Cricket World Cup 2023 - Schedule
|05-Oct-23||Thursday||England vs New Zealand||Ahmedabad||2:00 P.M|
|06-Oct-23||Friday||Pakistan vs Qualifier 1||Hyderabad||2:00 P.M|
|07-Oct-23||Saturday||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Dharamsala||10:30 A.M|
|07-Oct-23||Saturday||South Africa vs Qualifier 2||Delhi||2:00 P.M|
|08-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs Australia||Chennai||2:00 P.M|
|09-Oct-23||Monday||New Zealand vs Qualifier 1||Hyderabad||2:00 P.M|
|10-Oct-23||Tuesday||England vs Bangladesh||Dharamsala||2:00 P.M|
|11-Oct-23||Wednesday||India vs Afghanistan||Delhi||2:00 P.M|
|12-Oct-23||Thursday||Pakistan vs Qualifier 2||Hyderabad||2:00 P.M|
|13-Oct-23||Friday||Australia vs South Africa||Lucknow||2:00 P.M|
|14-Oct-23||Saturday||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Chennai||10:30 A.M|
|14-Oct-23||Saturday||England vs Afghanistan||Delhi||2:00 P.M|
|15-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad||2:00 P.M|
|16-Oct-23||Monday||Australia vs Qualifier 2||Lucknow||2:00 P.M|
|17-Oct-23||Tuesday||South Africa vs Qualifier 1||Dharamsala||2:00 P.M|
|18-Oct-23||Wednesday||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||Chennai||2:00 P.M|
|19-Oct-23||Thursday||India vs Bangladesh||Pune||2:00 P.M|
|20-Oct-23||Friday||Australia vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||2:00 P.M|
|21-Oct-23||Saturday||Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2||Lucknow||10:30 A.M|
|21-Oct-23||Saturday||England vs South Africa||Mumbai||2:00 P.M|
|22-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||2:00 P.M|
|23-Oct-23||Monday||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Chennai||2:00 P.M|
|24-Oct-23||Tuesday||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Mumbai||2:00 P.M|
|25-Oct-23||Wednesday||Australia vs Qualifier 1||Delhi||2:00 P.M|
|26-Oct-23||Thursday||England vs Qualifier 2||Bengaluru||2:00 P.M|
|27-Oct-23||Friday||Pakistan vs South Africa||Chennai||2:00 P.M|
|28-Oct-23||Saturday||Australia vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||10:30 A.M|
|28-Oct-23||Saturday||Qualifier 1 vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||2:00 P.M|
|29-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs England||Lucknow||2:00 P.M|
|30-Oct-23||Monday||Afghanistan vs Qualifier 2||Pune||2:00 P.M|
|31-Oct-23||Tuesday||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||2:00 P.M|
|01-Nov-23||Wednesday||New Zealand vs South Africa||Pune||2:00 P.M|
|02-Nov-23||Thursday||India vs Qualifier 2||Mumbai||2:00 P.M|
|03-Nov-23||Friday||Qualifier 1 vs Afghanistan||Lucknow||2:00 P.M|
|04-Nov-23||Saturday||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||10:30 A.M|
|04-Nov-23||Saturday||England vs Australia||Ahmedabad||2:00 P.M|
|05-Nov-23||Sunday||India vs South Africa||Kolkata||2:00 P.M|
|06-Nov-23||Monday||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Mumbai||2:00 P.M|
The 2023 Cricket World Cup is the premier cricket tournament in the world, featuring fifty-over matches played once every four years. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been diligently planning to ensure the success of this World Cup in India.
With five titles to their name, Australia stands as the most successful team in the history of the tournament. Defending champions England, who also clinched the T20 World Cup in 2022, are considered strong contenders for the 2023 World Cup. Host nation India holds the advantage of playing on their home ground.
India vs Pakistan scheduled for October 15 in ODI World Cup Draft Schedule
One of the highly anticipated clashes in the draft schedule of the ODI World Cup is the India vs Pakistan match, which is set to take place on October 15 in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad, renowned for its stadium with a seating capacity of over 100,000, will also host the tournament opener between England and New Zealand on October 5.
These two teams engaged in the thrilling tied final in 2019. India will commence their campaign against Australia in Chennai three days later. These marquee contests are part of the initial draft schedule prepared by the BCCI.
After the BCCI shared the draft schedule with the ICC, it was then circulated to the participating countries for their valuable feedback. A final schedule is expected to be released early next week.
Although the draft schedule does not disclose the venues for the semi-finals, it is anticipated that they will be held on November 15 and 16. The grand finale is scheduled to take place on November 19 in Ahmedabad, the same venue as the opening match.
India league matches in the ODI World Cup are scheduled to be held at nine different venues. Here is India itinerary:
The BCCI has forwarded the draft of India match schedule for the 2023 Cricket World Cup to the ICC.
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will feature 10 teams, mirroring the format from 2019. The tournament will follow the same structure as the 1992 and 2019 editions, employing a round-robin format where each team competes against the others. Following the round-robin stage, four teams will advance to the semi-finals, with the top two teams progressing to the final.
Eight teams, including the host nation India, will automatically qualify for the 2023 Cricket World Cup based on their rankings. The remaining two spots will be determined through the 2022-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League matches.
Teams Qualified for the 2023 Cricket World Cup:
India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and England have all qualified for the 2023 World Cup, securing their places in the tournament.
The remaining teams, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Ireland will compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, where two teams will emerge victorious and earn their spots in the 2023 World Cup.
Current Ranking of the Cricket Teams:
A total of 13 stadiums in India have been selected as potential venues for the Cricket World Cup 2023. The qualification of each stadium to host the matches is yet to be determined.
Cricket World Cup Champions List:
Here is a list of the victorious teams in the ICC Men Cricket World Cup from 1975 to 2023:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1. Which nation is set to host the 2023 Cricket World Cup?
A1. The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by India.
Q2. Which teams have qualified to participate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup?
A2. The eight qualified teams for the 2023 Cricket World Cup are England, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, India (as the host nation), and Australia. Two additional teams will qualify through the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
Q3. Who are the top contenders to win the World Cup in 2023?
A3. India is considered a strong contender to emerge victorious in the 13th edition of the ODI World Cup Cricket in 2023.