Suresh Raina

ICC World Cup 2023: The mega event of the cricketing world of just 18 days away from us. The festival of cricket will begin from the 5th of October in India with the final set to take place on the 19th of November. The tournament opener will be played between England and New Zealand at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It’s fair to say that exciting two months of cricket. 

ICC World Cup 2023: Suresh Raina picks his four semi-finalists for WC; gives nod ahead to Sri Lanka

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With all the hype around ICC World Cup 2023, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has picked his four semi-finalists for the tournament. What caught the attention of many was he left out New Zealand, and South Africa and instead gave a nod ahead to Sri Lanka

Suresh Raina picked India as the first semi finalist. It’s fair to say that the Rohit Sharma-led side will be one of the hot favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2023. They will be playing in home conditions and have almost every base covered. 

The former Indian cricketer also picked England and Australia as semi finalist for ICC World Cup 2023. The two teams since the last few years have taken world cricket by storm. The brand of cricket that they have played is something many teams have tried. They have been extremely successful and it’ll be no surprise if we see both of them in the final. 

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Suresh Raina wasn’t sure about the fourth semi-finalist for the ICC World Cup 2023 and therefore he picked Sri Lanka and Pakistan. According to him one of them will make it into the semi-final. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have played quality cricket over the last few months. 

Their performance in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 was staggering. While Pakistan made it into the Super Four stage, Sri Lanka reached the final. The two will be an extremely threat for other teams on the slow India pitches.

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

ICC World Cup 2023
ICC World Cup

Here’s a full schedule of the ICC World Cup 2023

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