Match schedule announced for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

The schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India has been unveiled, revealing the fixtures for the tournament that will extend over 46 days later this year. Additionally, the ten venues for this grand event have been announced.

The World Cup commences on October 5 with a highly anticipated match between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which serves as a nostalgic rematch of the 2019 Final.

The host nation, India, initiates their campaign on October 8 in Chennai, where they face the five-time World Cup champions, Australia.

The upcoming showcase event will witness the participation of 10 teams. The first eight teams have already secured their spots through the Cricket World Cup Super League. The remaining two spots will be decided at the conclusion of the Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe, which is set to end on July 9.

In the tournament, each team will compete against the other nine teams in a round robin format. Following this stage, the top four teams will advance to the knockout stage, including the highly anticipated semi-finals. You can check full Schedule of ICC World Cup 2023.

Key Fixtures

In addition to the exciting opening match and India’s highly anticipated clash with Australia, the tournament features several crucial fixtures. On October 13, Australia will face South Africa in Lucknow, seeking a reversal of fortunes after a dramatic encounter in the previous edition that ended in favour of the Proteas.

The highly anticipated India-Pakistan showdown is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, in Ahmedabad. Their previous encounter in the 2019 World Cup was a high-scoring affair, with India securing a resounding victory in Manchester.

On October 20, Pakistan is set to face Australia in Bengaluru, while the following day, England will take on South Africa in Mumbai.

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A highly anticipated match between India and New Zealand is scheduled for October 22 at the scenic Dharamsala venue, where India will seek to avenge their defeat in the 2019 semi-final. Another exciting clash awaits on November 4 in Ahmedabad, as Australia faces their arch-rivals, England. The defending champions had delivered a dominant performance against Australia in the previous edition, propelling themselves into the final.

India will eagerly anticipate their encounter with England on October 29 in Lucknow. This match holds special significance as England had emerged victorious over India in the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup, which took place just last year.

The final group stage match is scheduled for November 12 in Kolkata, featuring a clash between England and Pakistan. This match will serve as a thrilling conclusion to the group stage of the tournament.

Knockout Stages

The knockout stages of the tournament will commence with the first semi-final on Wednesday, November 15 in Mumbai. The second semi-final will follow the next day in Kolkata. It is important to note that both semi-finals have a designated reserve day, allowing flexibility in case of any interruptions.

The highly anticipated Final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. A reserve day, November 20, has been allocated to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances.

All three knockout matches, including the semi-finals and the Final, will be day-night encounters, with the matches commencing at 14:00 local time.

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Tournament Venues

The tournament will be hosted across 10 venues in India, namely Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

In addition to Hyderabad, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram have been selected as venues for hosting warm-up matches. These warm-up matches will take place from September 29 to October 3, providing teams with an opportunity to prepare before the main tournament begins.

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