ICC World Cup 2023 Start Date, Schedule, Teams, Venues, Time Table, Format, Other Updates

ICC World Cup 2023 Start Date, ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule, ICC World Cup 2023 Teams, ICC World Cup 2023 Venues, ICC World Cup 2023 Time Table, ICC World Cup 2023 Format and all other updates you need to know are here.

The ICC World Cup 2023 is set to be one of the most hotly anticipated tournaments in the recent history of the tournament.

This is because the tournament is coming back to India after a gap of 12 years and at a time when India themselves have not won an ICC tournament in nearly a decade.

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Therefore, many are expecting the tournament to be a good one and give the Men in Blue the perfect chance to end their trophy jinx at the ICC level.

In this article, we shall look at some interesting questions regarding the ICC World Cup 2023 including the schedule.

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

ICC World Cup will start on October 5, with the opening match of the being a rematch of the 2019 ICC World Cup final – England vs New Zealand.

The final will be held on November 19, meaning the tournament will run for over month from October 5 to November 19.

India’s opening match of the tournament will not be against Pakistan but will feature another excellent match, as the hosts will take on Australia, on October 8.

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As for the game against Pakistan? Well, that is going to take place on October 14 which is on a Saturday, meaning maximum eyeballs for what is always expected to be the mother of all clashes.

The full schedule is officially revealed by the BCCI, which is the host nation’s body. Here is the entire schedule of the ICC World Cup 2023.


Match No.Day & DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
1Thursday, 5-Oct-2023England vs New Zealand2:00 PMAhmedabad
2Friday, 6-Oct-2023Pakistan vs Netherlands2:00 PMHyderabad
3Saturday, 7-Oct-2023Bangladesh vs Afghanistan10:30 AMDharamsala
4Saturday, 7-Oct-2023South Africa vs Sri Lanka2:00 PMDelhi
5Sunday, 8-Oct-2023India vs Australia2:00 PMChennai
6Monday, 9-Oct-2023New Zealand vs Netherlands2:00 PMHyderabad
7Tuesday, 10-Oct-2023England vs Bangladesh10:30 AMDharamsala
8Tuesday, 10-Oct-2023Pakistan vs Sri Lanka2:00 PMHyderabad
9Wednesday, 11-Oct-2023India vs Afghanistan2:00 PMDelhi
10Thursday, 12-Oct-2023Australia vs South Africa2:00 PMLucknow
11Friday, 13-Oct-2023New Zealand vs Bangladesh2:00 PMChennai
12Saturday, 14-Oct-2023India vs Pakistan2:00 PMAhmedabad
13Sunday, 15-Oct-2023England vs Afghanistan2:00 PMDelhi
14Monday, 16-Oct-2023Australia vs Sri Lanka2:00 PMLucknow
15Tuesday, 17-Oct-2023South Africa vs Netherlands2:00 PMDharamsala
16Wednesday, 18-Oct-2023New Zealand vs Afghanistan2:00 PMChennai
17Thursday, 19-Oct-2023India vs Bangladesh2:00 PMPune
18Friday, 20-Oct-2023Australia vs Pakistan2:00 P.MBengaluru
19Saturday, 21-Oct-2023Netherlands vs Sri Lanka10:30 A.MLucknow
20Saturday, 21-Oct-2023England vs South Africa2:00 P.MMumbai
21Sunday, 22-Oct-2023India vs New Zealand2:00 P.MDharamsala
22Monday, 23-Oct-2023Pakistan vs Afghanistan2:00 P.MChennai
23Tuesday, 24-Oct-2023South Africa vs Bangladesh2:00 P.MMumbai
24Wednesday, 25-Oct-2023Australia vs Netherlands2:00 P.MDelhi
25Thursday, 26-Oct-2023England vs Sri Lanka2:00 P.MBengaluru
26Friday, 27-Oct-2023Pakistan vs South Africa2:00 P.MChennai
27Saturday, 28-Oct-2023Australia vs New Zealand10:30 A.MDharamsala
28Saturday, 28-Oct-2023Netherlands vs Bangladesh2:00 P.MKolkata
29Sunday, 29-Oct-2023India vs England2:00 P.MLucknow
30Monday, 30-Oct-2023Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka2:00 P.MPune
31Tuesday, 31-Oct-2023Pakistan vs Bangladesh2:00 P.MKolkata
32Wednesday, 1-Nov-2023New Zealand vs South Africa2:00 P.MPune
33Thursday, 2-Nov-2023India vs Sri Lanka2:00 P.MMumbai
34Friday, 3-Nov-2023Netherlands vs Afghanistan2:00 P.MLucknow
35Saturday, 4-Nov-2023New Zealand vs Pakistan10:30 A.MBengaluru
36Saturday, 4-Nov-2023England vs Australia2:00 P.MAhmedabad
37Sunday, 5-Nov-2023India vs South Africa2:00 P.MKolkata
38Monday, 6-Nov-2023Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka2:00 P.MDelhi
39Tuesday, 7-Nov-2023Australia vs Afghanistan2:00 P.MMumbai
40Wednesday, 8-Nov-2023England vs Netherlands2:00 P.MPune
41Thursday, 9-Nov-2023New Zealand vs Sri Lanka2:00 P.MBengaluru
42Friday, 10-Nov-2023South Africa vs Afghanistan2:00 P.MAhmedabad
43Saturday, 11-Nov-2023Australia vs Bangladesh10:30 A.MPune
44Saturday, 11-Nov-2023England vs Pakistan2:00 PMKolkata
45Sunday, 12-Nov-2023India vs Netherlands2:00 PMBengaluru
46Wednesday, 15-Nov-2023Semi Final 12:00 PMMumbai
47Thursday, 16-Nov-2023Semi Final 22:00 PMKolkata
48Sunday, 19-Nov-2023Final2:00 PMAhmedabad
ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

ICC World Cup 2023 Time Table

ICC World Cup 2023 will start on 5th October. Time Table of the tournament is given above.

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ICC World Cup 2023 Teams

The ICC World Cup will see 10 teams in total, with 8 teams directly confirmed to be a part of the tournament and 2 teams qualified through World Cup Qualufiers.

Those 8 nations are India, England, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa.

India qualified on the virtue of being the host nation, whereas the remaining 7 teams qualified via the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Team India (Image: Getty Images)

The Super League was instituted by the BCCI to make a formal qualifying process for all nations, but has already been scrapped for the next edition of the tournament.

The remaining two teams will qualified via the qualifier event that happened in June-July this year in Zimbabwe.

However, the 2027 edition of the ICC World Cup will see an expanded World Cup as there will be 14 teams that take part in the next edition.

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ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier

The qualifier featured a total of 10 teams, took part in order to determine the last 2 members to qualify.

Those 10 teams were divided as follows – the bottom five teams of the World Cup Super League, the top 3 teams from the 2019-23 World Cup League 2 and the top 2 teams from the 2023 World Cup Qualifier play-off.

The teams then played each other in a single round-robin format event, from which the teams that finished in the top 2 Sri Lanka and Netherland are qualified for the ICC World Cup 2023.

Interestingly, two of the teams who were a part of the qualifying process are former world champions – West Indies and Zimbabwe. And they failed to qualify for ICC World Cup 2023.

West Indies won the first two editions of the ICC World Cup in 1975 and 1979 and were denied a third straight win only due to India’s underdog story for the ages.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, won their only ICC World Cup in 1996 and that too was in many ways an underdog story; they won the tournament despite being an associate member nation of the ICC rather than a full-time member.

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Teams that were part of this qualifier are as follows – West Indies, Sri Lanka, Netherland, Ireland, Nepal, Oman, Scotland, USA, UAE and the hosts of the tournament Zimbabwe.

ICC World Cup 2023 Venues

The venues that will be hosting games are as follows – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Dharamsala and Mumbai.

Two other venues have been mooted in the past and those were Mohali and Nagpur. However, these venues will not be featured in any games for the ICC World Cup.

The final of the tournament as well as the opening game will take place in Ahmedabad, which makes sense given the capacity and modernity of the new stadium.

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ICC World Cup 2023 Format

The format for the 2023 World Cup is the same as the 2019 World Cup, which saw all 10 teams face off against each other in a single round robin format.

It adds a lot of games to the tournament, as every team will play 9 games and thus it explains why the tournament will run for over a month.

The top 4 from the league standings will make it to the semi-finals, the winners of whom will meet in the final of the tournament.

However, this format will not be there for the next edition of the tournament which will be held in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia in 2027.

That tournament will see the tournament expanded to 14 teams and will see the return of the Super 6 format, meaning two rounds of group stage games and then the knockouts.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. When odi world cup 2023 will start?

ODI World Cup is likely to start on 5th October.

Q. How many teams are there in ICC World Cup 2023?

Total 10 teams will participate in ODI World Cup 2023.

Q. Where will 2023 ICC World Cup happen?

ODI World Cup will be playe in India.

Q. Is India qualified for 2023 ODI World Cup?

India would have qualified on the basis of ranking, But instead India qualified on the virtue of being the host nation.

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