The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is the 13th edition of the tournament and is scheduled to be held in India from October 5 to November 19, 2023. Originally slated for February-March 2023, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament features 10 national teams, and England is the defending champion. Qualification for the event was determined through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League and a Qualifier. The final will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The total prize money for the tournament is $10 million, with the winner receiving $4 million. Star Sports Network India is the official broadcaster.
World Cup 2023 Schedule
The opening and the closing match will be played at the newly constructed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With a capacity of over 1 lakh, the stadium will provide a spectacle for the marquee clashes. The opening match will be played between the finalists of the last World Cup: New Zealand and England.
|Match No.||Matches||Match Date||Match Time (IST)||Venue|
|Match 1||England vs New Zealand||5-Oct||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 2||Pakistan vs Netherlands||6-Oct||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|Match 3||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||7-Oct||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|Match 4||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||7-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 5||India vs Australia||8-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 6||New Zealand vs Netherlands||9-Oct||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|Match 7||England vs Bangladesh||10-Oct||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|Match 8||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||10-Oct||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|Match 9||India vs Afghanistan||11-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 10||Australia vs South Africa||12-Oct||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 11||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||13-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 12||India vs Pakistan||14-Oct||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 13||England vs Afghanistan||15-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 14||Australia vs Sri Lanka||16-Oct||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 15||South Africa vs Netherlands||17-Oct||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|Match 16||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||18-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 17||India vs Bangladesh||19-Oct||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 18||Australia vs Pakistan||20-Oct||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|Match 19||Netherlands vs Sri Lanka||21-Oct||10:30 AM||Lucknow|
|Match 20||England vs South Africa||21-Oct||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 21||India vs New Zealand||22-Oct||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|Match 22||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||23-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 23||South Africa vs Bangladesh||24-Oct||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 24||Australia vs Netherlands||25-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 25||England vs Sri Lanka||26-Oct||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|Match 26||Pakistan vs South Africa||27-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 27||Australia vs New Zealand||28-Oct||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|Match 28||Netherlands vs Bangladesh||28-Oct||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 29||India vs England||29-Oct||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 30||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||30-Oct||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 31||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||31-Oct||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 32||New Zealand vs South Africa||1-Nov||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 33||India vs Sri Lanka||2-Nov||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 34||Netherlands vs Afghanistan||3-Nov||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 35||New Zealand vs Pakistan||4-Nov||10:30 AM||Bengaluru|
|Match 36||England vs Australia||4-Nov||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 37||India vs South Africa||5-Nov||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 38||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||6-Nov||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 39||Australia vs Afghanistan||7-Nov||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 40||England vs Netherlands||8-Nov||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 41||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||9-Nov||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|Match 42||South Africa vs Afghanistan||10-Nov||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 43||Australia vs Bangladesh||11-Nov||10:30 AM||Pune|
|Match 44||England vs Pakistan||11-Nov||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 45||India vs Netherlands||12-Nov||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|1st Semi-Final||T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||15-Nov||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|2nd Semi-Final||T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||16-Nov||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Final||T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||19-Nov||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
World Cup 2023 Venue Details
The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will showcase matches in 10 prominent venues across India, including Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata. These venues have undergone significant renovations and upgrades to ensure a top-notch cricketing experience. In addition to these main venues, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram have been selected to host warm-up matches from September 29 to October 3, 2023. These venues will not only provide world-class facilities but also contribute to the vibrant cricketing atmosphere expected during this prestigious tournament.
|Narendra Modi Stadium||1,32,000|
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||40,000|
|M.A. Chidambaram Stadium||50,000|
|Arun Jaitley Stadium||41,842|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||55,000|
|Ekana Cricket Stadium||55,000|
ICC Guidelines for pitches for the Cricket World Cup 2023
For the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued specific guidelines to the pitch curators regarding the preparation of pitches. These guidelines aim to create a more balanced and competitive playing environment, addressing the increasing dominance of batsmen in modern cricket.
Here are the key aspects of the pitch guidelines for the World Cup 2023:
- Increased Boundary Dimensions: One of the notable changes is the requirement to increase the boundary dimensions. The ICC has asked curators to set boundaries at a minimum distance of more than 70 meters. This change is intended to make it harder for batsmen to hit boundaries consistently and provide an advantage to bowlers.
- More Grass on Pitches: The curators have been instructed to leave more grass on the pitches. This decision is motivated by the desire to reduce the impact of dew during evening matches. Dew makes it challenging for spinners to grip the ball and gives an advantage to fast bowlers. With more grass on the pitch, seamers can exploit the conditions, leading to a more balanced contest between bat and ball.
- Balanced Playing Conditions: By implementing these changes, the ICC aims to reduce the undue advantage that winning the toss can provide. In conditions with significant dew, teams that win the toss often choose to bowl first to take advantage of the wet ball during the second innings. These pitch guidelines aim to minimize this advantage and promote fair competition.
- Enhancing the Role of Pacers: With increased grass on the pitches, fast bowlers are expected to have a greater impact. Even if spinners struggle to find turn, seamers can use the grassy pitches to their advantage, providing an interesting dynamic to the matches.
- True Surfaces: The guidelines also seek to ensure that the pitches offer true and consistent bounce, which is essential for quality cricket matches.
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