World Cup 2023: ICC Rankings of all the Top Players and Teams across the format Before ICC ODI World Cup 2023
World Cup 2023: ICC Rankings of all the Top Players and Teams

It’s around a fortnight left the biggest event in the history of cricket will be played. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will take place from 5th October in India. International Cricket Council is leaving no stone unturned in preparations for the event and it’s fair to say that it’ll be one of the most exciting contests to watch. The tournament will begin with a blockbuster clash between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad. 

ICC World Cup 2023: Harbhajan Singh snubs Pakistan as he names his four semi-finalists for the World Cup 

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All the ten teams that will take part in the ICC World Cup 2023 are putting in the hard yards in the build-up to the tournament. The teams since the last few years have adopted the aggressive brand of cricket, which has made competition between bat and ball even more tougher. 

Coming to the ICC World Cup 2023, with the way teams have played, it’s fair to say that there will be no clear favourites as all the teams will have an equal chance to win. With the tournament just around the corner, there have been many predictions about the semi-finalists. 

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also shared his verdict on the same. What caught the attention of many he left out Pakistan from his four semi-finalists for the ICC World Cup 2023. The Men in Green have been picked by many experts but for Harbhajan they are average. 

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“People are saying Pakistan could advance to the semifinals but in the 50-over format, they are just average. They play good cricket in T20Is.” Harbhajan  Singh said in a video posted on his YouTube channel. 

Harbhajan Singh picked India, Australia and England as sure shot picks for the semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2023. For the fourth sport, he went with the runners up of the 2019 World Cup. The former Indian spinner backed New Zealand to be in the business end of the tournament. 

“My fourth pick would be New Zealand. (India, Australia, England, New Zealand) are my four semifinalists for the World Cup.”

All the teams will be coming in the World Cup on the basis of some fine performances. It remains to be seen how will fare in the mega event. 

ICC World Cup 2023: Full schedule of the ICC World Cup 

Here’s a full schedule of the ICC World Cup 

Match NumberMatchesMatch DateMatch Time (IST)Venue
Match 1England vs New Zealand5-Oct2:00 PMAhmedabad
Match 2Pakistan vs Netherlands6-Oct2:00 PMHyderabad
Match 3Bangladesh vs Afghanistan7-Oct10:30 AMDharamsala
Match 4South Africa vs Sri Lanka7-Oct2:00 PMDelhi
Match 5India vs Australia8-Oct2:00 PMChennai
Match 6New Zealand vs Netherlands9-Oct2:00 PMHyderabad
Match 7England vs Bangladesh10-Oct10:30 AMDharamsala
Match 8Pakistan vs Sri Lanka10-Oct2:00 PMHyderabad
Match 9India vs Afghanistan11-Oct2:00 PMDelhi
Match 10Australia vs South Africa12-Oct2:00 PMLucknow
Match 11New Zealand vs Bangladesh13-Oct2:00 PMChennai
Match 12India vs Pakistan14-Oct2:00 PMAhmedabad
Match 13England vs Afghanistan15-Oct2:00 PMDelhi
Match 14Australia vs Sri Lanka16-Oct2:00 PMLucknow
Match 15South Africa vs Netherlands17-Oct2:00 PMDharamsala
Match 16New Zealand vs Afghanistan18-Oct2:00 PMChennai
Match 17India vs Bangladesh19-Oct2:00 PMPune
Match 18Australia vs Pakistan20-Oct2:00 PMBengaluru
Match 19Netherlands vs Sri Lanka21-Oct10:30 AMLucknow
Match 20England vs South Africa21-Oct2:00 PMMumbai
Match 21India vs New Zealand22-Oct2:00 PMDharamsala
Match 22Pakistan vs Afghanistan23-Oct2:00 PMChennai
Match 23South Africa vs Bangladesh24-Oct2:00 PMMumbai
Match 24Australia vs Netherlands25-Oct2:00 PMDelhi
Match 25England vs Sri Lanka26-Oct2:00 PMBengaluru
Match 26Pakistan vs South Africa27-Oct2:00 PMChennai
Match 27Australia vs New Zealand28-Oct10:30 AMDharamsala
Match 28Netherlands vs Bangladesh28-Oct2:00 PMKolkata
Match 29India vs England29-Oct2:00 PMLucknow
Match 30Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka30-Oct2:00 PMPune
Match 31Pakistan vs Bangladesh31-Oct2:00 PMKolkata
Match 32New Zealand vs South Africa1-Nov2:00 PMPune
Match 33India vs Sri Lanka2-Nov2:00 PMMumbai
Match 34Netherlands vs Afghanistan3-Nov2:00 PMLucknow
Match 35New Zealand vs Pakistan4-Nov10:30 AMBengaluru
Match 36England vs Australia4-Nov2:00 PMAhmedabad
Match 37India vs South Africa5-Nov2:00 PMKolkata
Match 38Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka6-Nov2:00 PMDelhi
Match 39Australia vs Afghanistan7-Nov2:00 PMMumbai
Match 40England vs Netherlands8-Nov2:00 PMPune
Match 41New Zealand vs Sri Lanka9-Nov2:00 PMBengaluru
Match 42South Africa vs Afghanistan10-Nov2:00 PMAhmedabad
Match 43Australia vs Bangladesh11-Nov10:30 AMPune
Match 44England vs Pakistan11-Nov2:00 PMKolkata
Match 45India vs Netherlands12-Nov2:00 PMBengaluru
1st Semi-FinalT.B.C. vs T.B.C.15-Nov2:00 PMMumbai
2nd Semi-FinalT.B.C. vs T.B.C.16-Nov2:00 PMKolkata
FinalT.B.C. vs T.B.C.19-Nov2:00 PMAhmedaba