The upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup in 2023 is scheduled to be held in India during October and November, as per a report on Cricbuzz. The highly anticipated India-Pakistan world cup 2023 match will take place on October 15th.
The tournament will kick off with a match between the finalists of the last edition, England and New Zealand, on October 5th at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The World Cup 2023 final will also be held at the same venue on November 19th.
India will play their first match against five-time champions Australia, which will most likely be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, as reported by the Indian Express. The match against arch-rivals Pakistan is scheduled for October 15th, a Sunday.
Pakistan to Play in these cities during 2023 ODI World Cup
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the commencement of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup in India later this year, the schedule for the much-anticipated tournament has been tentatively prepared. The schedule reveals that Pakistan will play their matches in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru, presenting an opportunity for cricket enthusiasts from these cities to witness their favourite team in action.
In addition to these four cities, Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Rajkot, Raipur and Mumbai are the designated venues for the tournament. However, Mohali and Nagpur have missed out on the list, much to the disappointment of their cricket-loving population.
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which previously hosted the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup, is likely to get a semifinal match, adding to the excitement of cricket fans in Mumbai and around the world. With some of the most iconic cricket stadiums in India set to host the tournament matches, cricket lovers can expect a thrilling and memorable experience during the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup.
Road to ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023: Qualifiers
The ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 will have the same round-robin format as its 2019 edition, with 10 nations playing a total of 48 matches altogether. After nine games, the top four teams advance to the semifinals. Each team will face the other at least once.
India, England, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are among the eight teams who have already qualified for the competition automatically. After the first ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh was washed-out, South Africa took the last spot.
Several countries, including Sri Lanka, West Indies, Netherlands, Ireland, Nepal, Oman, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and host Zimbabwe, will participate in a qualification competition to earn a spot in the World Cup’s remaining two spots.
In June and July, this tournament will be hosted in Zimbabwe, and two previous champions, West Indies and Sri Lanka, will also take part.
The ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 will be watched by the entire world, and the path leading up to the tournament promises to be thrilling and highly competitive, with countries fighting with all their might to qualify for the noted event.
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