The much anticipated ICC World Cup 2023 is around three months away from now. The biggest carnival in International cricket has kept everyone on their toes. The International Cricket Council (ICC) along with the Board of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced the official schedule of the tournament, which will take place in India for the first time since 2011. The ICC World Cup 2023 will be played from 5th October. A total of 48 matches will take place and 10 teams will fight for the title.
ICC World Cup 2023: 3 Positive Developments for India Ahead of the World Cup
ICC World Cup 2023: The Indian team will be one of the favourites heading into the tournament. They will have an added advantage as they will be playing at home. It’ll be a great opportunity for the Rohit Sharma-led side to end their ICC Trophy drought and win their first-ever title since 2013.
Since the last few months, India has faced quite a few blows and have lost their main players due to injury. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have missed quite a few amount of cricket and their availability for future games is a big question mark.
But in what has been the positive development, it is learned that all of them have started training back and will be back soon. As per the Indian Express, it is learned that Jasprit Bumrah is bowling 8 to 10 overs per day in nets in NCA and is eyeing a comeback through the Ireland series.
Shreyas Iyer after back surgery has started batting again. It is learned that he’s eyeing a comeback through Asia Cup along with KL Rahul, who also has been going through his recovery process and is eyeing a comeback in the same tournament.
The reports also suggested that Prasidh Krishna also has resumed bowling. He has been out of action for one year and was one of the pacers that BCCI was targeting for the ICC World Cup 2023. With him being gaining his fitness, it is likely that he will be back for the team as well.
ICC World Cup 2023: India schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Here’s India’s schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
|Oct 8, Sunday||vs Australia||Chennai|
|Oct 11, Wednesday||vs Afghanistan||Delhi|
|Oct 15, Sunday||vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad|
|Oct 19, Thursday||vs Bangladesh||Pune|
|Oct 22, Sunday||vs New Zealand||Dharamsala|
|Oct 29, Sunday||vs England||Lucknow|
|Nov 2, Thursday||vs Sri Lanka||Mumbai|
|Nov 5, Sunday||vs South Africa||Kolkata|
|Nov 11, Saturday||vs Netherlands||Bengalur|