ICC World Cup 2023
ICC World Cup

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. 

The tournament 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. 

Out of 10 teams, 8 have made a direct entry into the tournament due to their performances in the ICC ODI Super League while the remaining two teams will be decided after the Qualifiers, which are currently taking place in Zimbabwe 

The 8 teams that have qualified are India, Australia, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh and South Africa. Whereas two among USA and UAE, West Indies, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Scotland, Oman, Nepal and Ireland will be head to India for the main tournament. 

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The ICC World Cup 2023 will begin with the blockbuster clash between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad whereas the final will also take place at the same venue. Apart from this, Chennai, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Dharamshala and Hyderabad will be the host venues. 

With World Cup around the corner, West Indies legend Chris Gayle has picked his four semi-finalists of the game. What caught many by surprise he left out five-time champions Australia. The southpaw picked India, Pakistan, England and New Zealand.

ICC World Cup 2023: ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule 

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Here’s the ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule 

October 5England vs New Zealand
October 6Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
October 7England vs New Zealand
October 8India vs Australia
October 9A2 vs A3
October 10India vs England
October 11Australia vs Bangladesh, Pakistan vs A2
October 12Afghanistan vs New Zealand
October 13Pakistan vs A3
October 14A1 vs A2, New Zealand vs A1
October 15India vs Pakistan
October 16Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
October 17New Zealand vs Pakistan
October 18Australia vs B2
October 19Afghanistan vs A3
October 20England vs Bangladesh
October 21India vs Australia, Afghanistan vs Pakistan
October 22New Zealand vs A3
October 23India vs New Zealand
October 25A1 vs A3
October 26Afghanistan vs A2
October 27Bangladesh vs A2
October 28India vs A1, Australia vs New Zealand
October 29England vs Pakistan
October 30Australia vs A3
October 31England vs A1
November 1India vs A2
November 2Bangladesh vs Pakistan
November 3Australia vs A2
November 4India vs Afghanistan, Bangladesh vs A3
November 5England vs A3, Australia vs Pakistan
November 7England vs A2
November 8India vs A3
November 9Afghanistan vs A1
November 10Bangladesh vs A1
November 11India vs Pakistan, England vs Afghanistan
November 13Bangladesh vs New Zealand
November 15Semi-final 1 (1st vs 4th)
November 16Semi-final 2 (2nd vs 3rd)
November 19Final