The ICC Cricket World Cup is the biggest and most prestigious event in the sport of cricket. It is held every four years, and the 2023 edition will be the 13th overall. The tournament will be hosted by India from October 5 to November 19, 2023.
Ten teams will participate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings as of October 1, 2022, have automatically qualified for the tournament. The remaining two places will be decided through a qualification process.
The following teams have already qualified for the 2023 Cricket World Cup:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be played in a round-robin format. Each team will play the other nine teams once. The top four teams in the round-robin stage will advance to the semi-finals. The two semi-final winners will then play in the final.
The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be played across 10 venues in India:
- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
- Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
- Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
- MCA International Stadium, Pune
The following is the tentative schedule for the 2023 Cricket World Cup:
- Group Stage: October 5 to November 11
- Semi-finals: November 15 and 16
- Final: November 19
India, England, and Australia are the three favorites to win the 2023 Cricket World Cup. India is the host nation, and they have a very strong team led by Rohit Sharma. England are the defending champions, and they have a lot of experience in white-ball cricket. Australia are one of the most successful teams in Cricket World Cup history, and they have a good mix of youth and experience.
Other teams that could challenge for the title include New Zealand, South Africa, and Pakistan. New Zealand are always a dangerous team in ICC tournaments, and they have a very well-balanced squad. South Africa are still trying to find their best form, but they have a lot of talented players. Pakistan are always unpredictable, but they have the potential to beat any team on their day.
The 2023 Cricket World Cup is shaping up to be a very exciting tournament. There are a number of teams that could challenge for the title, and it is sure to be a close competition. Fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting the start of the tournament, and it is sure to be a memorable event.
Follow the World Cup
There are a number of ways to follow the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The tournament will be televised in over 100 countries around the world. You can also follow the tournament on the ICC website and social media channels.
Support your team
If you are a fan of one of the teams participating in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, be sure to show your support. You can wear your team's colors, attend matches, and post on social media using your team's hashtag.
Enjoy the World Cup
The 2023 Cricket World Cup is a global event that brings people together from all over the world. Be sure to enjoy the tournament and support your team.