ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule [Updated], Teams, Venue, fixtures

Here you will get the full Schedule for Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 that is the 13th edition of the biggest cricket tournament in the world, which will be hosted by India from 5 October to 19 November 2023. After having co-hosted previous World Cup tournaments in 1987, 1996 and 2011, this will be first time that India will host this tournament on its own. The event was originally scheduled for February and March 2023, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule

ICC World Cup 2023 Format

The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be played in a same format as in 2019, with a round-robin Group stage followed by the knockouts. All 10 qualified teams will play against each other once in the round-robin Group stage. A Win in every match add up 2 points for the winning team., while a tied match result will mean both the sides share 1 point each.

The top 4 teams in the points table at the end of the Group stage will qualify for the semi-finals (Knockout Stage). The winners of the two semi-finals played among top 4 teams will play the final, where the Tournament Winner will be handed over the Trophy. All the teams will be playing 9 matches in the group stage, and can play a maximum of 11 matches if they reach the finals.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Teams

1             India (hosts)

2             Australia

3             England

4             New Zealand

5             Pakistan

6             Bangladesh

7             Afghanistan

8             South Africa

9             Netherlands

10           Sri Lanka

The last two teams will be qualified through the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in Zimbabwe from 18 June to 9 July 2023. The qualifier will feature 10 teams, including the bottom five teams of the top 13 teams from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, top three teams from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 and top two teams from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off. Below Image will Give you an idea of the Qualification Process.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualification

Image : ICC

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule

The full ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule has been announced by ICC on 27th June 2023. The opening match will be played on 5 October 2023, while the final will be played on 19 November 2023. The Detailed Date and Venues of the matches are listed below:

DAYDATETEAMTEAMPLACEIST
Thursday05-OctENGLANDVsNEW ZEALANDAhmedabad14.00 hrs
Friday06-OctPAKISTANVsNETHERLANDSHyderabad14.00 hrs
Saturday07-OctBANGLADESHVsAFGHANISTANDharamshala10.30 hrs
Saturday07-OctSOUTH AFRICAVsSRI LANKADelhi14.00 hrs
Sunday08-OctINDIAVsAUSTRALIAChennai14.00 hrs
Monday09-OctNEW ZEALANDVsNETHERLANDSHyderabad14.00 hrs
Tuesday10-OctENGLANDVsBANGLADESHDharamshala10.30 hrs
Tuesday10-OctPAKISTANVsSRI LANKAHyderabad14.00 hrs
Wednesday11-OctINDIAVsAFGHANISTANDelhi14.00 hrs
Thursday12-OctAUSTRALIAVsSOUTH AFRICALucknow14.00 hrs
Friday13-OctNEW ZEALANDVsBANGLADESHChennai14.00 hrs
Saturday14-OctINDIAVsPAKISTANAhmedabad14.00 hrs
Sunday15-OctENGLANDVsAFGHANISTANDelhi14.00 hrs
Monday16-OctAUSTRALIAVsSRI LANKALucknow14.00 hrs
Tuesday17-OctSOUTH AFRICAVsNETHERLANDSDharamshala14.00 hrs
Wednesday18-OctNEW ZEALANDVsAFGHANISTANChennai14.00 hrs
Thursday19-OctINDIAVsBANGLADESHPune14.00 hrs
Friday20-OctAUSTRALIAVsPAKISTANBengaluru14.00 hrs
Saturday21-OctNETHERLANDSVsSRI LANKALucknow10.30 hrs
Saturday21-OctENGLANDVsSOUTH AFRICAMumbai14.00 hrs
Sunday22-OctINDIAVsNEW ZEALANDDharamshala14.00 hrs
Monday23-OctPAKISTANVsAFGHANISTANChennai14.00 hrs
Tuesday24-OctSOUTH AFRICAVsBANGLADESHMumbai14.00 hrs
Wednesday25-OctAUSTRALIAVsNETHERLANDSDelhi14.00 hrs
Thursday26-OctENGLANDVsSRI LANKABengaluru14.00 hrs
Friday27-OctPAKISTANVsSOUTH AFRICAChennai14.00 hrs
Saturday28-OctAUSTRALIAVsNEW ZEALANDDharamshala10.30 hrs
Saturday28-OctNETHERLANDSVsBANGLADESHKolkata14.00 hrs
Sunday29-OctINDIAVsENGLANDLucknow14.00 hrs
Monday30-OctAFGHANISTANVsSRI LANKAPune14.00 hrs
Tuesday31-OctPAKISTANVsBANGLADESHLucknow14.00 hrs
Wednesday01-NovNEW ZEALANDVsSOUTH AFRICAPune14.00 hrs
Thursday02-NovINDIAVsSRI LANKAMumbai14.00 hrs
Friday03-NovNETHERLANDSVsAFGHANISTANLucknow14.00 hrs
Saturday04-NovNEW ZEALANDVsPAKISTANBengaluru10.30 hrs
Saturday04-NovENGLANDVsAUSTRALIAAhmedabad14.00 hrs
Sunday05-NovINDIAVsSOUTH AFRICAKolkata14.00 hrs
Monday06-NovBANGLADESHVsSRI LANKADelhi14.00 hrs
Tuesday07-NovAUSTRALIAVsAFGHANISTANMumbai14.00 hrs
Wednesday08-NovENGLANDVsNETHERLANDSPune14.00 hrs
Thursday09-NovNEW ZEALANDVsSRI LANKABengaluru14.00 hrs
Friday10-NovSOUTH AFRICAVsAFGHANISTANAhmedabad14.00 hrs
Saturday11-NovAUSTRALIAVsBANGLADESHPune10.30 hrs
Saturday11-NovENGLANDVsPAKISTANKolkata14.00 hrs
Sunday12-NovINDIAVsNETHERLANDSBengaluru14.00 hrs

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Semi-Finals

DAYDATETEAMTEAMPLACEIST
Wednesday15-NovINDIAVsNEW ZEALANDMumbai14.00 hrs
Thursday16-NovAUSTRALIAVsSOUTH AFRICAKolkata14.00 hrs

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Finals

DAYDATETEAMTEAMPLACEIST
Sunday19-NovFinalAhmedabad14.00 hrs

Cricket World Cup 2023 Team Squad

  • CWC23 India Squad – Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
  • CWC23 Australia Squad – Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
  • CWC23 England Squad – Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
  • CWC23 New Zealand Squad – 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.
  • CWC23 Pakistan Squad – 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.
  • CWC23 Bangladesh Squad – Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
  • CWC23 Afghanistan Squad – 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.
  • CWC23 South Africa Squad – Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
  • CWC23 Netherlands Squad – 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.
  • CWC23 Sri Lanka Squad – Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Stadiums

Here is the Cricket World Cup 2023 venue list for the tournament:

•             Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

•             M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

•             M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

•             Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, Delhi

•             Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium – Dharamshala

•             Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

•             Eden Gardens, Kolkata

•             BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

•             Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

•             Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

ICC World Cup 2023 Points System

The tournament will have same format as in 2019 edition, with a Group stage matches followed by the knockout stage. All 10 Qualified teams will compete against each other once in the Group stage. A Win in every match add up 2 points for the winning team., while a tied match result will mean both the sides share 1 point each.

The top 4 teams at the end of the Group stage will qualify for the semi-finals (Knockout Stage). The winners of the two semi-finals played among top 4 teams will play the final, where the Tournament Winner will be handed over the Trophy.

This format has been designed to create an intense and competitive atmosphere, while also ensuring that all teams have a fair chance of making it to the final stages of the competition

ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table

TEAMSMTCHWLNRPTSNRR
1India (hosts)99018+2.570
2South Africa97214+1.261
3Australia97214+0.841
4New Zealand95410+0.743
5Pakistan9458-0.199
6Afghanistan9458-0.336
7England9366-0.572
8Bangladesh9274-1.087
9Sri Lanka9274-1.419
10Netherlands9274-1.825

Favorites and Contenders

The defending champions England will be one of the favorites to win the trophy again, after their thrilling victory over New Zealand in the 2019 final. They have a balanced and experienced squad, led by Eoin Morgan, and have been dominant in ODI cricket in recent years.

The hosts India will also be a strong contender, as they have home advantage and a passionate fan base. They have a formidable batting line-up, featuring Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, and a potent bowling attack, led by Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja.

Australia, who have won the tournament a record five times, will also be a force to reckon with, as they have a proven track record of performing well in big events. They have a solid core of players, such as David Warner, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins, and a dynamic captain in Aaron Finch.

New Zealand, who were the runners-up in 2019 and 2015, will also be hoping to go one step further this time and lift their maiden title. They have a well-rounded and consistent team, with Kane Williamson as their inspirational leader and Trent Boult as their spearhead.

Other teams that could pose a challenge are Pakistan, who have a talented and unpredictable squad; South Africa, who have a balanced and experienced side; Bangladesh, who have improved significantly in recent years; Sri Lanka, who have some exciting young players; West Indies, who have some explosive hitters; and Zimbabwe, who have some gritty performers.

Key Matchup and rivalry

India vs Pakistan: This is one of the most intense and historic rivalries in cricket, with both teams having passionate fan bases and a history of political and military conflicts. The two teams have met seven times in the World Cup, with India winning all seven matches. The last time India and Pakistan faced each other was in the 2019 World Cup, where India won by 89 runs (DLS method)

Australia vs England: This is another classic rivalry that dates back to the origins of cricket. The two teams have a fierce competition for the Ashes, a trophy that is awarded to the winner of a Test series between them. They have also played each other 10 times in the World Cup, with Australia winning seven and England three. The most recent encounter was in the 2019 World Cup semi-final, where England thrashed Australia by eight wickets to reach the final

New Zealand vs South Africa: This is a rivalry that has often produced close and thrilling matches in the World Cup. The two teams have played each other eight times in the World Cup, with New Zealand winning six and South Africa two. The most memorable match was in the 2015 World Cup semi-final, where New Zealand chased down 298 with one ball to spare, thanks to a heroic innings by Grant Elliott

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: This is a relatively new rivalry that has emerged in recent years, with both teams being associate members of the ICC until 2017. The two teams have played each other four times in ODIs, with Afghanistan winning three and Bangladesh one. The only time they met in the World Cup was in 2015, where Bangladesh won by 105 runs. However, Afghanistan have improved significantly since then and have beaten Bangladesh twice in Asia Cup matches

Conclusion

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule promises to be an exciting and competitive event, with some of the best players and teams in the world vying for glory. It will also be a historic occasion for India, as they host the event for the first time on their own soil. Cricket fans around the world can look forward to some thrilling matches and memorable moments in this mega event.

FAQ

When will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule start?

The 2023 World Cup will start on 5 October 2023 and end on 19 November 2023. The tournament will consist of 48 matches, including two semi-finals and a final.

Which country will host the 2023 cricket World Cup?

The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by India, who will be hosting the tournament for the fourth time in its history, and the first time as the sole host. In the past India co-hosted the World Cup tournament in 1987, 1996 and 2011.

How many teams will participate in the 2023 World Cup?

The 2023 World Cup will feature 10 teams, including India who will qualify automatically as hosts.

How will the teams qualify in the 2023 World Cup?

The 2023 World Cup will feature 10 teams, including India who will qualify automatically as hosts. The other nine teams will qualify through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-23 and the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Among 9 Teams top 7 teams in the Super League Points Table, along with India, will gain direct entry into the tournament. The remaining 2 spots for the CWC will be finalised after the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

What is the format of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?

The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be played in a same format as in 2019, with a round-robin Group stage followed by the knockouts. All 10 qualified teams will play against each other once in the round-robin Group stage. A Win in every match add up 2 points for the winning team., while a tied match result will mean both the sides share 1 point each. The top 4 teams at the end of the Group stage will qualify for the semi-finals (Knockout Stage). The winners of the two semi-finals played among top 4 teams will play the final, where the Tournament Winner will be handed over the Trophy. Each team will play a total of 9 matches in the round-robin group stage, and a maximum of 11 matches if they reach the final.

Which team is the most successful team in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup?

Australia is the most successful team in the history of the World Cup, having won the tournament a record 5 times. West Indies and India have won the tournament 2 times, while England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each lifted the trophy once.

How many matches will India play in World Cup 2023?

India will play 9 matches at 9 venues in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to start from October 5 2023.

Who will lead Indian team in 2023 World Cup?

Rohit Sharma will be the Captain of Men’s Indian Cricket Team for the Cricket World Cup 2023.

How many matches will be played in 2023 CWC?

Total 48 matches will be played overall in CWC23.

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