The ICC World Cup 2023 is just a few months away from now. The tournament will take place in India and it is expected that it will be played from 5th October. A total of 48 matches are likely to take place throughout the tournament.
For the first time since 2011, ICC World Cup returns to India as 10 teams will be in action in 48 matches for the crown of cricket. 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 will take place in June 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.
The official schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023 is likely to be released in the coming days but as per the media reports BCCI has shortlisted Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Rajkot, Bengaluru, Delhi, Indore, Mohali, Guwahati and Hyderabad as the prime venues for the tournament. It is also learned that the final will take place at Ahmedabad.
With ICC World Cup 2023 just around the corner, former Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq has picked his finalist of the tournament. He wasn’t hesitant in naming India and Pakistan as the two finalists of the tour. Speaking to News 24, he said “World Cup 2023 final will be between India vs Pakistan”
ICC World Cup 2023: India and Pakistan draft schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup
Here’s the draft schedule of India for the ICC World Cup 2023
IND vs AUS, Oct 8, Chennai
IND vs AFG, Oct 11, Delhi
IND vs PAK, Oct 15, Ahmedabad
IND vs BAN, Oct 19, Pune
IND vs NZ, Oct 22, Dharamsala
IND vs ENG, Oct 29, Lucknow
IND vs Qualifier, Nov 2, Mumbai
IND vs SA, Nov 5, Kolkata
IND vs Qualifier, Nov 11, Bengaluru
Here’s the draft schedule of Pakistan for the ICC World Cup 2023
Q1 – Hyderabad.
Q2 – Hyderabad.
India – Ahmedabad.
Aus – Bengaluru.
AFG – Chennai.
RSA – Chennai.
Ban – Kolkata.
NZ – Bengaluru.
ENG – Kolkata.