All teams have arrived in India, the host nation for the 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup. India won the Cup in 2011 when they hosted the tournament. Fans are hopeful that Rohit Sharma will win this year’s championship. However, this factor will determine how each team performs in the tournament. The focus for now is on warm-up games, which start on September 29, 2023, with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on the lineup.
They will play the first warm-up in Guwahati at 2 p.m. IST. It will be a day/night event, just like the rest of the warm-up matches. Simultaneously, Afghanistan will face South Africa, and New Zealand will take on Pakistan in Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad, respectively.
Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will again host one warm-up match each at the same time, but on the next day, September 30, 2023. India and England will land in Assam, while Australia and the Netherlands will enter Kerala for the fixture.
The following day, October 02, 2023, will be the third day of warm-up matches. This day features matches between Bangladesh and England in Guwahati and South Africa and New Zealand in Thiruvananthapuram, respectively.
The action-packed final day will have three events in all three original locations. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be in Guwahati for a play starting at 2 p.m. IST. India and the Netherlands will play in Thiruvananthapuram. Australia and Pakistan will commence their final warm-up event in Hyderabad.
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will start full-fledged on October 5, 2023, with New Zealand and England scheduled to play at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The hosts, ICT, are fresh off a 2-1 series victory over Australia. They will play their first match on October 8, 2023, against Australia, which is intriguing. Ten teams in total have qualified for the international tournament. Odds on top cricket betting sites have listed four teams that have the potential to lift the Cup. These are Australia, India, New Zealand, and England. Home advantage is likely to work for ICT. Given the game’s record and competitive nature, Rohit Sharma will have to push his men harder to pursue victory, no matter what pitch they are playing on.
The Indian Cricket Team has revealed its ODI World Cup roster. Ashwin and Suryakumar Yadav, who did not shirk away from playing unconventional shots against Australia in the 3-ODI series, have earned their positions. Shreyas Iyer, who was rumored to have been cut from the squad due to injuries, is actually on it, along with Shubham Gill and Ishan Kishan.
Axar Patel has missed the chance to represent his side. Bumrah and Siraj will likely successfully beat the batting line-up in the first powerplay.
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be streamed on Hotstar in India. Users can watch it at no cost on their mobile devices. Action has come back to India after 12 years, and the world has its eyes on how the tournament goes. Spoiler alert: It will be worth watching India host all the games.