As the world gears up for the much-anticipated ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, cricket fans have their eyes set on the exhilarating battles that lie ahead. This mega tournament promises intense cricketing action as 10 of the world’s top teams compete for glory. With a total of 48 matches set to unfold across 10 renowned grounds in India, it’s time to prepare for a cricket extravaganza like no other.

ICC World Cup 2023: Dates and Times

The ODI World Cup 2023 is all set to kick off on Thursday, October 5, and cricket enthusiasts can mark their calendars for the grand finale scheduled for Sunday, November 19. The day matches are slated to begin at 10:30 AM IST, while the day-night fixtures will commence at 2 PM IST. This timing ensures that fans around the world can tune in to witness the action, no matter the time zone. Below shows the full schedule for ICC World Cup 2023 matches:

England vs New Zealand


Pakistan vs Netherlands Oct-06 Hyderabad
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (D) Oct-07 Dharamsala
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Oct-07 Delhi
India vs Australia Oct-08 Chennai
New Zealand vs Netherlands Oct-09 Hyderabad
England vs Bangladesh (D) Oct-10 Dharamsala
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Oct-10 Hyderabad
India vs Afghanistan Oct-11 Delhi
Australia vs South Africa Oct-12 Lucknow
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Oct-13 Chennai
India vs Pakistan Oct-14 Ahmedabad
England vs Afghanistan Oct-15 Delhi
Australia vs Sri Lanka Oct-16 Lucknow
South Africa vs Netherlands Oct-17 Dharamsala
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Oct-18 Chennai
India vs Bangladesh Oct-19 Pune
Australia vs Pakistan Oct-20 Bengaluru
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka (D) Oct-21 Lucknow
England vs South Africa Oct-21 Mumbai
India vs New Zealand Oct-22 Dharamsala
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Oct-23 Chennai
South Africa vs Bangladesh Oct-24 Mumbai
Australia vs Netherlands Oct-25 Delhi
England vs Sri Lanka Oct-26 Bengaluru
Pakistan vs South Africa Oct-27 Chennai
Australia vs New Zealand (D) Oct-28 Dharamsala
Netherlands vs Bangladesh Oct-28 Kolkata
India vs England Oct-29 Lucknow
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Oct-30 Pune
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Oct-31 Kolkata
New Zealand vs South Africa Nov-01 Pune
India vs Sri Lanka Nov-02 Mumbai
Netherlands vs Afghanistan Nov-03 Lucknow
New Zealand vs Pakistan (D) Nov-04 Bengaluru
England vs Australia Nov-04 Ahmedabad
India vs South Africa Nov-05 Kolkata
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Nov-06 Delhi
Australia vs Afghanistan Nov-07 Mumbai
England vs Netherlands Nov-08 Pune
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Nov-09 Bengaluru
South Africa vs Afghanistan Nov-10 Ahmedabad
Australia vs Bangladesh (D) Nov-11 Pune
England vs Pakistan Nov-11 Kolkata
India vs Netherlands Nov-12 Bengaluru
Semifinal 1 Nov-15 Mumbai
Semifinal 2 Nov-16 Kolkata
Final Nov-19 Ahmedabad

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Teams and Format

The tournament follows the same format as the Cricket World Cup 2019. Ten formidable teams, including cricket powerhouses like India, England, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Netherlands, will engage in fierce competition. They will face each other once in a single round-robin format, with the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals.

According to the ICC, the team that finishes at the top of the round-robin standings will face the fourth-placed team, while the second and third-placed teams will battle it out in the other semi-final. This format ensures that every match counts, making for a thrilling group stage.

World Cup 2023: Points Needed for Semi-Final Berth

To secure a spot in the semi-finals, teams will aim to achieve a minimum of 7 victories out of their 9 matches. In the case of teams being level on points, the total number of wins will serve as the first tie-breaker, with net run rate coming into play to differentiate teams if necessary. This sets the stage for intense competition and leaves no room for complacency.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Reserve Days

The ICC has wisely allocated reserve days for both the semi-final matches and the tournament final. These reserve days provide a buffer in case of adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Matches scheduled on reserve days will be played one day after their originally slated match date. This thoughtful planning ensures that cricket fans can enjoy a full tournament without disruptions.

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With the cricketing extravaganza just around the corner, the stage is set for a thrilling competition among the world’s best. Keep your cricket spirit high and your calendars marked as we prepare for the ICC World Cup 2023 – a tournament that promises to deliver excitement and unforgettable moments in abundance.