If you are a cricket fan, you must be eagerly waiting for the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be hosted by India for the first time as a sole host. The tournament is expected to start on October 5 and end on November 19, with 10 teams competing for the coveted trophy in a round-robin format followed by knockouts. Here are some details and statistics about the upcoming mega event that you should know.
The 2023 ODI World Cup will be the 13th edition of the 50-over World Cup, which was first held in 1975 in England. The defending champions are England, who won the title on home soil in 2019 after defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord’s that ended in a tie and was decided by a Super Over. Australia is the most successful team in the history of the Cricket World Cup, having won the tournament a record five times. West Indies and India have won the tournament twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each lifted the trophy once.
The qualification process for the 2023 ODI World Cup is based on the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-23, which is a league of 13 teams playing four home and four away three-match ODI series. The top seven sides in the CWCSL table, along with India, who will qualify automatically as hosts, will gain direct entry into the tournament. The remaining five teams, along with five Associate sides, will play in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will decide the final two teams to qualify for the World Cup.
The tournament will be played across 12 venues in India, with the final scheduled to be at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which has a capacity of 132,000 spectators. The other venues are Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Dharamsala, Lucknow, Cuttack, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram. A total of 48 matches will be played, with each team playing nine matches in the group stage and the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals.
The 2023 ODI World Cup promises to be a spectacular event that will showcase the best of cricket and India to the world. The tournament will also mark the 50th anniversary of India’s first ever ODI match, which was played against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974. As a cricket fan, you would not want to miss this opportunity to witness history being made and cheer for your favorite team.
Some interesting statistics about the Cricket World Cup are:
– The highest individual score in a World Cup match is 237 not out by Martin Guptill of New Zealand against West Indies in 2015.
– The most wickets taken in a single World Cup edition is 27 by Glenn McGrath of Australia in 2007.
– The most runs scored in a single World Cup edition is 673 by Sachin Tendulkar of India in 2003.
– The most centuries scored by a batsman in World Cup history is six by Sachin Tendulkar of India and Rohit Sharma of India.
– The most sixes hit by a batsman in World Cup history is 37 by Chris Gayle of West Indies.
– The most catches taken by a fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) in World Cup history is 28 by Ricky Ponting of Australia.
– The most dismissals made by a wicket-keeper in World Cup history is 54 by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.
– The highest team total in a World Cup match is 417/6 by Australia against Afghanistan in 2015.
– The lowest team total in a World Cup match is 36 by Canada against Sri Lanka in 2003.
– The largest margin of victory (by runs) in a World Cup match is 275 runs by Australia against Afghanistan in 2015.
– The largest margin of victory (by wickets) in a World Cup match is 10 wickets achieved by various teams on nine occasions.
– The smallest margin of victory (by runs) in a World Cup match is one run achieved by various teams on five occasions.
– The smallest margin of victory (by wickets) in a World Cup match is one wicket achieved by various teams on seven occasions.
– The highest successful run chase in a World Cup match is 329/7 by Ireland against England in 2011.
– The lowest successful run chase in a World Cup match is 36/1 by West Indies against Pakistan in 1975.