ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule: According to a report, the Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma will play their first match against Australia. The match will probably take place at the MA Chidambaran stadium in Chennai. According to the same report in Cricbuzz, the first game of the highly anticipated tournament will be contested on October 5 at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad between England and New Zealand. The complete World Cup schedule is anticipated to be released by the end of May or the beginning of June.
When will India take on Pakistan?
The marquee matchup of the ODI World Cup 2023 between India and Pakistan will presumably take place on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Another report indicated that Ahmedabad would host this India vs. Pakistan matchup. The tournament’s final will also be held in Ahmedabad. However, no official confirmation from BCCI has yet been received.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan match to be played on October 15 (newsd.in)
When will the complete ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule be released?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is awaiting the conclusion of the current Indian Premier League (2023). The final of IPL 2023 will take place on May 28 at Narendra Modi stadium. It is conceivable that the full schedule will be released as soon as the IPL concludes.
Pakistan will play matches at THESE locations.
According to the report, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has consented to play all of their matches in India. Babar Azam and company will play their matches in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru. In addition to the previously mentioned venues, Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Rajkot, Raipur, and Mumbai will also host matches.
One Semifinal contest at Wankhede
Each team in the competition will play nine matches, and they will all be played in various cities, so India is likely to play at nearly every venue. One semi-final will be contested at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, which hosted the 2011 ODI World Cup final, which India won.
ODI World Cup structure
The 2023 ODI World Cup will feature ten teams. Over the course of the two months of October and November, there will be a total of 48 matches. India, England, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa are the eight nations that have qualified directly for the World Cup. The Proteas men are the final team to enter the roster following the cancellation of the ODIs between Ireland and Bangladesh. If Ireland had won all three matches in the series against Tigers, they would have qualified automatically.