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

ICC World Cup 2023

The fixtures list for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India has been released along with the 10 venues for the mega event that will span across 46 days later this year.

The World Cup kicks off on October 5 with a repeat of the 2019 Final as England take on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Hosts India begin their campaign on October 8 against five-time World Cup winners Australia in

A total of 10 teams will participate at the showcase event, the first eight having already qualified through the Cricket World Cup Super League. The final two spots will be determined at the end of the Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe, which concludes on July 9.

Each team plays the other nine in a round robin format with the top four qualifying for the knockout stage and semi-finals.

The schedule for Cricket World Cup 2023
The schedule for Cricket World Cup 2023

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Key Fixtures

Apart from the cracking opening encounter and India’s face-off with 2019 semi-finalists Australia, the tournament is filled with a host of crucial clashes.

Chennai holds India v Australia spectacle | CWC 2023
Dinesh Karthik and Ricky Ponting look ahead to a vital Cricket World Cup 2023 clash between India and Australia in Chennai

Australia take on South Africa on October 13 in Lucknow hoping for a reversal of fortunes as a dramatic meeting in the last edition ended in the Proteas’ favour.

The much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash is scheduled for Sunday October 15 in Ahmedabad. Their last encounter in the 2019 World Cup was a high-scoring affair with India achieving a huge victory in Manchester.

Dinesh Karthik looks at India v Pakistan at Cricket World Cup 2023

Pakistan will face Australia in Bengaluru on October 20, while England clash against South Africa the next day in Mumbai.

India will go up against New Zealand to try and avenge their 2019 semi-final defeat on October 22 at the picturesque Dharamshala venue and Australia face their arch-rivals England on November 4 in Ahmedabad. The defending champions had thrashed the Aussies to storm into the final four years ago.

A trans-Tasman battle in Dharamshala | CWC 2023
Australia take on New Zealand at the foot of the mountains in Dharamshala.

India will be waiting for England on October 29 in Lucknow, who defeated them in the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup just last year.

 

Lucknow lights up for England v India | CWC 2023
Nasser Hussain and Dinesh Karthik breaks down the India v England meeting in Lucknow.

The final group stage match will be England up against Pakistan in Kolkata on November 12.

Nasser Hussain Previews England v Pakistan | CWC 2023
Nasser Hussain takes a look at England’s CWC 2023 clash with Pakistan at Kolkata

Knockout Stages

The first semi-final will be held on Wednesday November 15 in Mumbai and the second semi-final will be held the following day in Kolkata. Both semi-finals will have a reserve day.

The Final will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19 with November 20 slated as the reserve day.

All three knock-out fixtures will be day-night affairs, with the matches beginning at 14:00 local time.

Schedule Announcement Show with Dinesh Karthik, Nasser Hussain and Ricky Ponting | CWC 2023
Dinesh Karthik, Nasser Hussain and Ricky Ponting run their eye over the Cricket World Cup 2023 fixtures.

Tournament Venues

There will be a total of 10 venues – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram in addition to Hyderabad will host the warm-up matches from 29 September to 3 October.

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