The past three years haven’t been considerate for 50-over cricket fans. With a number of T20I competitions going on around the world, which include the T20 World Cups and the T20 leagues, it seemed that the ODIs had lost their charm. While it’s true that the One Day Internationals (ODIs) saw a significant drop in popularity, they’re back on track as the ICC World Cup 2023 approaches. This article will take you through the ICC World Cup 2023 schedule, team, timetable, squad, venue, matches, points table, and all the other details.
The 2023 ICC World Cup will be the 13th edition of the marquee 50-over tournament organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Although England is the reigning champions and will defend their crown of ODI champions, Australia has been a dominating force in the ODI World Cups with five titles in their dressing room.
England won the last edition of the ICC World Cup, which was held in England in 2019, by defeating New Zealand in a controversial super-over after the match was tied. Interestingly, England and New Zealand also matched their super-over scores, and eventually, on the basis of the overall boundary count, the former team was declared the winner. England had scored 26 boundaries while New Zealand had scored 17.
Let’s take a deep dive at the ICC World Cup 2023 schedule, team, timetable, squads, venue, matches, points table, and much more.
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ICC World Cup 2023 Details and Overview
|Tournament||ICC Cricket World Cup 2023|
|Format||One Day International (ODI)|
|Administrator||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|Selection Procedure||Round-Robin and Knockout|
|Opening Match||October 2023|
|Final Match||26 November 2023|
|Matches to be Played||48|
ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule
The ICC World Cup 2023 was earlier scheduled to be held in March 2023, but the COVID pandemic spoiled all the planning and the ICC had to reschedule the tournament. The marquee event was eventually pushed back by six months, and now it will be held in the months of October-November 2023. As of today (February 1, 2023), the official schedule for the ODI World Cup 2023 has not been announced. Stay tuned; we will update it as soon as we get any updates.
ICC World Cup 2023 Format
The format of the ICC World Cup 2023 is similar to what we saw in the 2019 World Cup. All 10 teams will compete in the round-robin followed by the knockout fixtures. A team will play against nine opponents once in the round-robin stage. For a win, team will be awarded two points while a no-result will end in two teams sharing one-point each. The top four teams at the end of the round-robin will play semi-final matches and the two winning teams will contest in the final of the ICC World Cup 2023 on 26 November 2023.
ICC World Cup 2023 Host
India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have won the hosting rights to the quadrennial tournament in 2023. It will be the first time India will host an ODI World Cup all by itself. Back in 2011, India hosted the ODI World Cup along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. India has hosted the Cricket World Cup twice before, in 1987 and 1996.
ICC World Cup 2023 Qualification
A total of 10 teams will play in the ICC World Cup in 2023. India, being the host, will get the privilege of automatic qualification to the showcase event. The top seven teams in the ICC World Cup 2023 Super League Points Table will get direct qualification to the ODI World Cup, along with India.
Meanwhile, the remaining two teams will be decided after the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. The remaining five teams in the ICC World Cup 2023 Super League, the top 3 teams from World Cup League 2, and the top two teams from the World Cup Qualifier Play-off will compete in the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier. The top two teams will get entry to the ODI World Cup 2023 along with the aforementioned eight teams.
ICC World Cup 2023 Super League Points Table
ICC World Cup 2023 Squad
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shortlisted 20 players who will be part of India’s squad at the ICC World Cup 2023. The selected players will be played on a rotation basis in the lead-up to the World Cup. Moreover, the physical fitness of the players will be monitored closely.
ICC World Cup 2023 Venue Details
|S. No||Stadium name||City|
|3||Arun Jaitley Stadium||Delhi|
|6||Narendra Modi Stadium||Ahmedabad|
|7||IS Bindra Stadium||Mohali|
|8||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||Hyderabad|
|11||Green Park Stadium||Kanpur|
ICC World Cup 2023 Frequently Asked Questions
When Will ICC World Cup 2023 Start?
The 13th edition of the ICC World Cup 2023 will begin in October 2023.
Who will host ICC World Cup 2023?
India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
How many teams in ICC World Cup 2023?
A total of 10 teams will take part in the ICC World Cup 2023. The top seven teams from the ICC World Cup 2023 Super League along with India and the other two teams will be decided after the qualifying round.
Who is the defending champion of the ICC World Cup 2023?
England is the defending champion of the marquee event. England defeated New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
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