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ODI World Cup Fixtures 2023: A Comprehensive Guide

The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be the 13th edition of the men’s Cricket World Cup, contested by the national teams of the members of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tournament will be held in India from 9 February to 26 March 2023, with the final taking place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The tournament will feature 10 teams, reduced from 14 in the previous edition. The top seven teams in the ICC ODI Championship on 30 September 2021, along with hosts India, qualified directly for the tournament. The remaining two spots will be decided by a qualifying tournament, which will take place in Zimbabwe in June–July 2022.

The format of the tournament will be a single round-robin group, where each team plays nine matches, followed by a knockout stage of two semi-finals and a final. The top four teams from the group stage will advance to the semi-finals.

The fixtures for the tournament were announced by the ICC on 17 November 2021. The opening match will be played between hosts England and New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The other venues for the group stage matches are Eden Gardens in Kolkata, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali and Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

Here are the full fixtures:

ODI World Cup Fixtures
https://www.cricketworldcup.com/fixtures

The semi-finals will be held at Eden Gardens and M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, while the final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, which has a capacity of 132,000 spectators.

The tournament is expected to be a highly competitive and exciting event, as all the teams will be eager to showcase their skills and claim the coveted trophy. The defending champions are England, who won their maiden title in 2019 by defeating New Zealand on a boundary count after a tied super over. However, they will face stiff challenges from other strong contenders such as India, Australia, South Africa, and Pakistan.

The fans can look forward to witnessing some thrilling matches and memorable performances from some of the best players in the world, such as Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Quinton de Kock, and Babar Azam. The tournament will also provide an opportunity for some emerging talents to make their mark on the global stage, such as Prithvi Shaw, Devon Conway, Will Pucovski, Janneman Malan, and Haider Ali.

The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup promises to be a spectacle of cricketing excellence and entertainment that will captivate millions of fans around the world.

Shamim Ahmed
Shamim Ahmed
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