Cricket enthusiasts worldwide, mark your calendars! The grandest spectacle in international cricket is about to unfold on October 5th in India.
In an epic showdown that will set the tone for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup, the finalists from 2019, England and New Zealand, will collide in a riveting battle at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Here’s All You Need To Know About ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
10 teams will clash over 46 Days in this year’s edition: India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.
Notably, the West Indies, with their two-time World Cup triumphs, stand as a surprising omission, failing to secure one of the nine qualification spots.
India enjoys an automatic entry as the host nation, while the other nine countries had to navigate a rigorous three-year qualification process, involving multiple stages and smaller tournaments. Seven teams, including defending champions England, booked their tickets to the World Cup based on their performance in the ICC Super League, a competition that spanned from July 2020 to May 2023.
The Netherlands and Sri Lanka emerged victorious in the knockout qualification stage earlier this year, completing the roster of participating nations.
The initial stage of the ODI tournament adopts a round-robin format, where each team will face every other team once, resulting in a total of 45 exhilarating matches. This phase will culminate on November 12 with a thrilling clash between India and Netherlands in Bengaluru.
The top four teams at the end of the round-robin stage will earn their tickets to the semifinals. The teams ranked first and fourth will engage in the first semifinal on November 15 in Mumbai, while the second and third-ranked teams will battle it out in the second semifinal on November 16 in Kolkata.
This cricketing spectacle will paint the entire canvas of India with its vibrant matches. From the southern city of Chennai to the northern beauty of Dharamshala, from the eastern charm of Kolkata to the western vibrancy of Ahmedabad, matches will be hosted in various cities.
- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamsala
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- MCA International Stadium, Pune
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
WHERE TO WATCH ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP IN INDIA?
The entire tournament will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network in India. All the 48 matches will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website for FREE.
HOW TO WATCH ICC WORLD CUP OUTSIDE INDIA?
|Australia||Fox SportsChannel Nine|
|Caribbean Islands||ESPN C|
|Continental Europe, Bhutan, Maldives and SEA (excluding Singapore)||TBC|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport|
|UK||Sky SportsChannel 5 (Highlights only)|
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Netherlands squad: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha. Travelling reserve: Chamika Karunaratne
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Get ready for a cricketing extravaganza like no other, as the 2023 Cricket World Cup promises to be a mesmerizing journey filled with unforgettable moments.