After previously hosting three editions partially, in 1987 with Pakistan, in 1996 with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India is set to host the entirely for the first time.
The mega event will begin with 2019 finalists England and New Zealand taking on each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. The final is also scheduled at the same venue on November 19.
The previous edition saw one of the most dramatic endings to an ODI World Cup. The match, played at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground, ended in a tie, with the super over also ending in a tie
England was named the winner for scoring more boundaries than the Kiwis in the game, marking one of the most bizarre finishes to a World Cup final.
The five-time champions will be hoping that their star player is at his very best, who has 834 runs at an average of 46.33 in the World Cup history.
34-year-old all-rounder Glenn Maxwell suffered an injury a few days ago and returned to his home country for recovery and to join his wife, who is giving birth to his child.
“We will monitor Glenn’s recovery with a view to him being available for the three-match ODI series in India before the World Cup,” Dodemaide said.
Talking about another solid favorite to win the mega event, England will enter the event all guns blazing. They have reliable players at every level and will undoubtedly be one of the teams to go far in the tournament.
Harry Brook, who has surprised everyone since making a debut, couldn’t make it to the provisional squad, thanks to Ben Stokes’ return to this format
“There’s still a long time before everyone is meant to get on the plane, so we’ll wait and see what happens,” Buttler said.
“We all know Harry’s a fantastic player, and we saw what he can do the other night. It’s not like it’s a surprise: we know what a brilliant player he is; he’s just the unfortunate one not to be in that squad now.”
South Africa is ready to write another chapter of World Cup heartbreak. Eight of the 15 players of the squad have received their maiden World Cup call, including captain Bavuma.
Eight out of the 15 players have earned their maiden World Cup call-ups, including captain Bavuma. Sensation right-arm pacer Gerald Coetzee, who debuted earlier this year, has taken five wickets in just two matches.
After retiring from Test Cricket last year, 30-year-old wicket-keeper opening batsman De Cock will retire from fifty over format after the World Cup. He was part of the South Africa squad in the previous two editions and has scored 450 runs in 17 matches at an average of 30.
Overall, in this format, he has represented South Africa in 140 matches, scoring 5966 runs at an average of 44.85 and a strike rate of 96.08. He has 17 centuries and 29 fifties under his belt, with a high score of 178 against Australia at Centurion in 2016. As a wicketkeeper, he has taken 183 catches and 14 stumpings.
India announced its strong World Cup squad yesterday; KL Rahul, who was training at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after injuring his thigh earlier this year, has made his place. He has cleared fitness tests and has joined his team for the Asia Cup.
Regarding omissions, Sanju Samson, Tilak Varma, and Prasidh Krishna failed to make it to the squad. The upcoming tournament is a golden opportunity for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to win a second World Cup title, as possibly, both won’t be appearing in the next edition.
New Zealand is usually the underdog in Cricket but is known as a specialist in the World Cup. After losing the first two T20Is against England, they made a remarkable comeback and won the next two games to draw the series 2-2. Although the World Cup is of ODI format, this comeback, with the World Cup less than a week away, will surely boost them.
However, the most important news for Kiwis is that their talisman will be a member of the squad which will be announced on September 9. Williamson injured his knee in the IPL and, initially, was said to be out from the World Cup as well. However, he has made significant progress in his recovery and will be able to play in the second game in the mega event.
“Kane has applied phenomenal dedication to his rehabilitation and has been supported by a strong group of experts around him,” head coach Gary Stead said.
“He’s left no stone unturned in trying to get back to playing cricket at the highest level. We are delighted to be in a place to select him.
“At the same time, he’s also kept perspective about his recovery and hasn’t wanted to rush or force his way back too early. As we’ve previously said, it’s great he wants to play cricket for New Zealand in the long term.”
“As we’ve said throughout this process, we want to give Kane every available time to aid his recovery. The World Cup is not a short tournament, and we will continue to monitor his progress over the next month ahead of the first tournament match,” he added.
What’s the Format for Cricket World Cup 2023?
The 2023 ODI World Cup will be played in a round-robin format, meaning all ten teams will face every other team in the group stage. The winning team will get two points, while a no-result or a tie would mean one point for each team. At the end of the group stages, the top four teams will progress to the semifinals.
Suppose the semi-finals or the final is tied; a super-over will be played to determine the winner. If the super-over ends in a tie, another super-over will be played to decide the winner.
Regarding reserve day policy, group stage matches will not have any reserve days, as both teams will get 1 point each if the game is washed out or abandoned for any reason. However, the semifinals and the final will have a reserve day.
If no result is possible on the reserve day of the semifinals, the teams in a better position on the table will qualify for the final. If the reserve day of the final is washed out, both finalists will be declared joint winners.
How many venues will host Cricket World Cup 2023 Games?
The following ten venues will host the 2023 ODI World Cup games:
* Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad
* M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
* M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
* Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
* Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
* Eden Gardens, Kolkata
* Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
* Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
* Arun Jaitely Stadium, New Delhi
* MCA Stadium, Pune
Teams and their Squads:
Rohit Sharma (c) | Shubman Gill | Virat Kohli | Shreyas Iyer | Ishan Kishan | KL Rahul | Hardik Pandya | Suryakumar Yadav | Ravindra Jadeja | Axar Patel | Shardul Thakur | Jasprit Bumrah | Muhammad Shami | Muhammad Siraj | Kuldeep Yadav
Temba Bavuma (c) | Gerald Coetzee | Quinton de Kock | Reeza Hendricks | Marco Jansen | Heinrich Klaasen | Sisanda Magala | Keshav Maharaj | Aiden Markram | David Miller | Lungi Ngidi | Anrich Nortje | Kagiso Rabada | Tabraiz Shamsi | Rassie van der Dussen
Jos Buttler (c) | Moeen Ali | Gus Atkinson | Jonny Bairstow | Sam Curran | Liam Livingstone | Dawid Malan | Adil Rashid | Joe Root | Jason Roy | Ben Stokes | Reece Topley | David Willey | Mark Wood | Chris Woakes
Pat Cummins (c) | Sean Abbott | Ashton Agar | Alex Carey | Nathan Ellis | Cameron Green | Aaron Hardie | Josh Hazlewood | Travis Head | Josh Inglis | Mitchell Marsh | Glenn Maxwell | Tanveer Sangha | Steve Smith | Mitchell Starc | Marcus Stoinis | David Warner | Adam Zampa
* Likely to announce after series vs. New Zealand (September 26)
* It will be announced on September 11
Schedule (Local Time):
Thursday, October 5
* England vs. New Zealand | 14:00 | Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Friday, October 6
* Pakistan vs Netherlands | 14:00 | Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Saturday, October 7
* Bangladesh vs Afghanistan | 10:30 | HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
* South Africa vs. Sri Lanka | 14:00 | Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Sunday, October 8
* India vs Australia | 14:00 | MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Monday, October 9
* New Zealand vs Netherlands | 14:00 | Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Tuesday, October 10
* England vs Bangladesh | 10:30 | HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
* Pakistan vs Sri Lanka | 14:00 | Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Wednesday, October 11
* India vs. Afghanistan | 14:00 | Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Thursday, October 12
* Australia vs. South Africa | 14:00 | BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Friday, October 13
* New Zealand vs Bangladesh | 14:00 | MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Saturday, October 14
* India vs Pakistan | 14:00 | Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Sunday, October 15
* England vs. Afghanistan | 14:00 | Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Monday, October 16
* Australia vs. Sri Lanka | 14:00 | BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Tuesday, October 17
* South Africa vs. Netherlands | 14:00 | HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
Wednesday, October 18
* New Zealand vs. Afghanistan | 14:00 | MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Thursday, October 19
* India vs Bangladesh | 14:00 | MCA International Stadium, Pune
Friday, October 20
* Australia vs Pakistan | 14:00 | M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Saturday, October 21
* Netherlands vs. Sri Lanka | 10:30 | BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
* England vs. South Africa | 14:00 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sunday, October 22
* India vs. New Zealand | 14:00 | HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
Monday, October 23
* Pakistan vs Afghanistan | 14:00 | MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Tuesday, October 24
* South Africa vs Bangladesh | 14:00 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wednesday, October 25
* Australia vs. Netherlands | 14:00 | Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Thursday, October 26
* England vs. Sri Lanka | 14:00 | M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Friday, October 27
* Pakistan vs South Africa | 14:00 | MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Saturday, October 28
* Australia vs. New Zealand | 10:30 | HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
* Netherlands vs Bangladesh | 14:00 | Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sunday, October 29
* India vs England | 14:00 | BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Monday, October 30
* Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka | 14:00 | MCA International Stadium, Pune
Tuesday, October 31
* Pakistan vs Bangladesh | 14:00 | Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Wednesday, November 1
* New Zealand vs South Africa | 14:00 | MCA International Stadium, Pune
Thursday, November 2
* India vs. Sri Lanka | 14:00 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Friday, November 3
* Netherlands vs Afghanistan | 14:00 | BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Saturday, November 4
* New Zealand vs. Pakistan | 10:30 | M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
* England vs. Australia | 14:00 | Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Sunday, November 5
* India vs. South Africa | 14:00 | Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Monday, November 6
* Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka | 14:00 | Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Tuesday, November 7
* Australia vs. Afghanistan | 14:00 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wednesday, November 8
* England vs Netherlands | 14:00 | MCA International Stadium, Pune
Thursday, November 9
* New Zealand vs Sri Lanka | 14:00 | M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Friday, November 10
* South Africa vs. Afghanistan | 14:00 | Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Saturday, November 11
* Australia vs Bangladesh | 10:30 | MCA International Stadium, Pune
* England vs Pakistan | 14:00 | Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sunday, November 12
* India vs Netherlands | 14:00 | M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Wednesday, November 15
* 1st place vs. 4th place | 14:00 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Thursday, November 16
* 2nd place vs. 3rd place | 14:00 | Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sunday, November 19
* Winner of SF 1 vs. Winner of SF2 | 14:00 | Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The winning team of the 2023 ODI World Cup will receive $4 million as prize money. The runner-up will receive $2 million, while the losing semifinalists will receive $800,000 each.
Where to purchase tickets online:
Tickets for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 can be booked at in.bookmyshow.com/explore/c/icc-cricket-world-cup.
How & Where to Watch:
The following TV channels and streaming services will broadcast the ODI World Cup 2023 in the following countries:
* Global Broadcaster: Star India / Star Middle East
* India: Star Sports / Disney+ Hotstar (Premium Subscription)
* Nepal / Maldives / Bhutan: Star Sports
* Afghanistan: Star Sports / RTA Sports / Ariana TV
* Sri Lanka: Siyatha TV / Star Sports
* Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV) / T Sports / BTV National / Star Sports
* Pakistan: PTV Sports / Asports / Daraz (website, app)
* Malaysia / Hong Kong / Singapore: Astro Cricket
* Australia: Foxtel / Kayo / 9Now
* New Zealand: Sky Sports
* Canada: Willow TV Canada
* United States: Willow TV / ESPN+
* United Kingdom: Sky Sports Cricket / NOW TV and Sky Go (Online Stream)
* Middle East / North Africa Countries (MENA): Starzplay / Etisalat
* UAE: Switch TV / Starzplay app / CricLife Max Channel via Etisalat’s eLife TV
* Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport (Website, app). SuperSport is also available on DStv, DStv Now, GOtv
* Most Caribbean Countries: ESPN Caribbean