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ICC World Cup 2023: We are just 19 days away from the biggest event in the history of cricket. The Cricket World Cup will begin from the 5th of October in India with the final set to take place on the 19th of November. The opening encounter will see finalists of the 2019 World Cup England and New Zealand clashing with each other at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

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ICC World Cup 2023 will be an opportunity for all ten teams to showcase their talent and win the crown of cricket. It’s fair to say that all the teams will have key players on whom the hopes of the fans would rely the most. 

With the ICC World Cup 2023 around the corner, there have been a lot of speculations about who will win, who will be the finalists, who will score the most runs, who will take the most wickets and many more. Many experts and fans have started making their predictions. 

Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis was asked to name top five players for the ICC World Cup 2023. He picked Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan as the No.1 player who will be setting the stage on fire in the upcoming cricket extravaganza. 

Jacques Kallis then went on to pick premier Indian batter Virat Kohli as the second top player for the ICC World Cup 2023. The Indian batter is arguably one of the best batters going in world cricket. It’ll be a no surprise if he sets the stage on fire in the tournament. 

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Anrich Nortje was the third pick of former Proteas all-rounder. It’s fair to say that the South African pacer will be an X factor for his team in the World Cup. his brutal pace will be something that will be troubling most of the batters on Indian pitches in the tournament. 

England captain Jos Buttler and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam were the fourth and fifth top players picked by Jacques Kallis for the ICC World Cup 2023. The two will be extremely crucial for their team’s chances in the tournament. 

Jacques Kallis Top 5 players for the 2023 World Cup:

1. Rashid Khan.
2. Virat Kohli.
3. Anrich Nortje.
4. Jos Buttler.
5. Babar Azam.

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

ICC World Cup 2023
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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