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World Cup 2023: Venue, Schedule & India's Probable Squad

By Guest - July 14, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 14, 2023 12:01 PM
World Cup 2023: Venue, Schedule & India's Probable Squad

India is a land passionate about spicy food, Bollywood movies and CRICKET! And after 12 long years, the carnival of cricket, The World Cup, will once again be played in India from 5th October 2023 to 19th November 2023. The 2023 ODI World Cup will be the 13th edition of the tournament, and it's the first time India will solely host the tournament.

As the cricketing world gears up for this grand event on the field as well as in fantasy cricket world, let’s delve into some details of the tournament.

The ODI World Cup has previously been played in the Indian sub-continent on three separate occasions in 1987, 1996 and 2011. India and Pakistan jointly host ed the 1987 World Cup. In 1996, Sri Lanka was also included as a host alongside India and Pakistan. The 2011 World Cup was jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Teams in the 2023 World Cup

Ten teams (10) will be competing against each other to lift the most prestigious cricket title. Eight teams (8) directly qualified for the World Cup based on their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League standings. These teams are New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, Australia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

Sri Lanka and the Netherlands qualified for the World Cup through the World Cup qualifiers, which recently concluded in Zimbabwe.

Matches and Format of the 2023 World Cup

In the 2023 ODI World Cup, the 45 group stage matches will be played according to the round-robin, followed by the semi-finals and final. Each team will play once in the group stage against the 9 remaining teams. After the completion of the group stage, the top four teams in the points tally will qualify for the semi-finals.

Venues in the 2023 World Cup

Twelve (12) different stadiums will host the warm-up matches, the group stage matches and the knockout matches. 1st Semi Final will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and 2nd Semi-Final will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata. India’s largest cricket stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium, will host the tournament's final.

Group Stage Matches Venue:

S. No. Stadium City
1. Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad
2. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
3. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
4. Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi
5. Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
6. Eden Gardens Kolkata
7. HPCA Stadium Dharamsala
8. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
9. MCA Stadium Pune
10. BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium Lucknow

Warm-up Matches Venue:

S. No. Stadium City
1. Assam Cricket Association Stadium Guwahati
2. Greenfield International Stadium Thiruvananthapuram
3. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad

Schedule of the 2023 World Cup

The Group Stage matches will be played from 5th October 2023 to 12th November 2023. Here is the schedule of the Group Stage and Knockout matches:

Date Team 1 Team 2 City
Thursday, 5 Oct England New Zealand Ahmedabad
Friday, 6 Oct Pakistan Netherlands Hyderabad
Saturday, 7 Oct Bangladesh Afghanistan Dharamsala
Saturday, 7 Oct South Africa Sri Lanka Delhi
Sunday, 8 Oct India Australia Chennai
Monday, 9 Oct New Zealand Netherlands Hyderabad
Tuesday, 10 Oct England Bangladesh Dharamsala
Wednesday, 11 Oct India Afghanistan Delhi
Thursday, 12 Oct Pakistan Sri Lanka Hyderabad
Friday, 13 Oct Australia South Africa Lucknow
Saturday, 14 Oct England Afghanistan Delhi
Saturday, 14 Oct New Zealand Bangladesh Chennai
Sunday, 15 Oct India Pakistan Ahmedabad
Monday, 16 Oct Australia Sri Lanka Lucknow
Tuesday, 17 Oct South Africa Sri Lanka Dharamsala
Wednesday, 18 Oct New Zealand Afghanistan Chennai
Thursday, 19 Oct India Bangladesh Pune
Friday, 20 Oct Australia Pakistan Bangalore
Saturday, 21 Oct England South Africa Mumbai
Saturday, 21 Oct Netherlands Sri Lanka Lucknow
Sunday, 22 Oct India New Zealand Dharamsala
Monday, 23 Oct Pakistan Afghanistan Chennai
Tuesday, 24 Oct South Africa Bangladesh Mumbai
Wednesday, 25 Oct Australia Netherlands Delhi
Thursday, 26 Oct England Sri Lanka Bangalore
Friday, 27 Oct Pakistan South Africa Chennai
Saturday, 28 Oct Netherlands Bangladesh Kolkata
Saturday, 28 Oct Australia New Zealand Dharamsala
Sunday, 29 Oct India England Lucknow
Monday, 30 Oct Afghanistan Sri Lanka Pune
Tuesday, 31 Oct Pakistan Bangladesh Kolkata
Wednesday, 1 Nov New Zealand South Africa Pune
Thursday, 2 Nov India Sri Lanka Mumbai
Friday, 3 Nov Netherlands Afghanistan Lucknow
Saturday, 4 Nov England Australia Ahmedabad
Saturday, 4 Nov New Zealand Pakistan Bangalore
Sunday, 5 Nov India South Africa Kolkata
Monday, 6 Nov Bangladesh Sri Lanka Delhi
Tuesday, 7 Nov Australia Afghanistan Mumbai
Wednesday, 8 Nov England Netherlands Pune
Thursday, 9 Nov New Zealand Sri Lanka Bangalore
Friday, 10 Nov South Africa Afghanistan Ahmedabad
Saturday, 11 Nov India Netherlands Bangalore
Sunday, 12 Nov England Pakistan Kolkata
Sunday, 12 Nov Australia Bangladesh Pune
Wednesday, 15 Nov Semi Final 1 Mumbai
Thursday, 16 Nov Semi Final 2 Kolkata
Sunday, 19 Nov Final Ahmedabad

India Probable Squad for the 2023 World Cup

The memory of MS Dhoni’s iconic six at the Wankhede Stadium to end India's 28-year World Cup drought is still fresh in the mind of every Indian cricket fan. Now the hopes of 1.4 billion Indians will rely on the shoulders of 15 individuals responsible for bringing the trophy back to India. Here is the probable 15-man squad of the Indian Cricket Team at the 2023 World Cup:

BATTERS: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan

ALL-ROUNDERS: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel

BOWLERS: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Conclusion

With everything in motion, the stage is set while cricket fans around the world are counting down the days until the ICC World Cup 2023. This cricket carnival festival is also popular among the fantasy cricket users. If you are also a fan of fantasy cricket and looking for great fantasy app to create teams in World Cup 2023, prefer application with big ticket size and seamless experience. MyTeam11 is one such application that offers different sets of contests with huge prize pool and daily rewards.

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