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ICC World Cup 2023 is keeping everyone on it toes even though the tournament hasn’t started yet. The excitement is getting doubled up as the each day is passing by. The cricket extravaganza will take place in India from 5th October and the final is all set to take place on 19th November. 

The tournament opener will be played between England and New Zealand. The revised schedule of the tournament has been announced and the preparations are underway in full flow. Of late there have been lots of talks about the future of the 50-over format but it’s fair to say that all of them will be put to rest once the event concludes. 

As many as 10 venues in India in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Dharamshala and Hyderabad will be hosting the games. The tournament will take place in India for the first time since 2011 and a total of 48 matches will take place and 10 teams will fight for the title. 

With the ICC World Cup 2023 around the corner, there have been a lot of speculations about who will win, who will score the most runs, who will take the most wickets and many more. Many experts and fans have started making their predictions and the latest to join the bandwagon is former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. 

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Virender Sehwag has made his prediction for the leading run-getter of the tournament. The former Indian batter picked current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma to top the charts for most runs. He made the prediction during the ICC review. 

Rohit Sharma notably was the leading run-getter in the last ICC World Cup 2019, where he scored 648 runs and smashed a record 5 centuries. He has been India’s backbone for the last one decade and it’ll be no surprise if he replicates what he did at the last World Cup 2023. 

When it comes to the 50-over cricket, Rohit Sharma is the different beast altogether. However, this time around, he will be having an added responsibility as he will be captaining the team and would want to lead from the front. He will be vital for the team in the tournament. 

ICC World Cup 2023: India’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023 

ICC World Cup 2023

Here’s India’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:

Match NumberMatchesMatch DateMatch Time (IST)Venue
Match 5India vs Australia8-Oct2:00 PMChennai
Match 9India vs Afghanistan11-Oct2:00 PMDelhi
Match 12India vs Pakistan14-Oct2:00 PMAhmedabad

Match 17India vs Bangladesh19-Oct2:00 PMPune
Match 21India vs New Zealand22-Oct2:00 PMDharamsala
Match 29India vs England29-Oct2:00 PMLucknow
Match 33India vs Sri Lanka2-Nov2:00 PMMumbai
Match 37India vs South Africa5-Nov2:00 PMKolkata
Match 45India vs Netherlands12-Nov2:00 PMBengaluru