ODI World Cup Schedule 2023 revealed

The excitement for cricket fans around the world continues to build as the International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced the ODI World Cup Schedule for 2023. The highly anticipated tournament, set to take place in India, will feature the top teams from around the globe competing for cricket's most prestigious prize. The announcement of the CWC 2023 schedule has all but increased the excitement of the upcoming tournament.

The ICC's announcement of the CWC 2023 schedule has provided cricket enthusiasts with the eagerly awaited details of the tournament's fixtures, venues, and match dates. Fans can now mark their calendars and begin planning their schedules as they eagerly await the thrilling clashes between cricketing powerhouses.

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The ODI World Cup is renowned for its captivating matches, intense rivalries, and unforgettable moments that have etched themselves into cricketing history. With the CWC 2023 schedule now revealed, anticipation and speculation will undoubtedly grow as fans analyze the match-ups, evaluate team strengths, and predict the potential outcomes of each game.

As the countdown to the tournament begins, cricket lovers from all corners of the globe will eagerly await the first ball of the ODI World Cup 2023, eagerly anticipating the exhilarating battles that lie ahead on the grandest stage of ODI cricket.

Highly Anticipated World Cup Schedule Unveiled: Starts 5th October 

The highly anticipated 50-over World Cup, set to be hosted by India, is just a little over three months away, creating a buzz among cricket enthusiasts. Adding to the excitement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally unveiled the ODI World Cup schedule and venues for the tournament, further fueling the anticipation.

The tournament will commence on October 5, with a thrilling opening match between England and New Zealand at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This encounter holds particular significance as it will be a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final, where England emerged victorious in a nail-biting contest.

On October 8, the host nation India will commence their campaign against the formidable Australia, a five-time World Cup-winning team, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This clash promises to be a captivating encounter as both teams boast a rich cricketing history and have produced memorable battles on the field.

World Cup schedule
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India-Pakistan Clash Set to Reignite the Rivalry 

One of the most eagerly awaited matches in the ODI World Cup schedule, the India-Pakistan clash, is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This high-stakes encounter between the arch-rivals is always a spectacle, evoking immense passion and fervor among fans from both nations.

Despite the concerns expressed by Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), regarding the India-Pakistan World Cup match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the highly anticipated clash is set to take place at the same venue on October 15.

Sethi had previously stated his skepticism about the choice of Ahmedabad, suggesting that it could be a deliberate move to prevent Pakistan from participating in the match. However, the ICC has confirmed that the fixture will indeed be held in Ahmedabad, disregarding Sethi's reservations. The decision has generated mixed reactions and further heightened the anticipation surrounding this high-stakes encounter between the two cricketing rivals.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Dates, Fixtures and Stadiums

It is now time to take a look at the fixture list of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Date Fixture Stadium
Thursday, 5th October 2023 England vs New Zealand  Ahmedabad
Friday, 6th October 2023 Pakistan vs Qualifier 1 Hyderabad 
Saturday, 7th October 2023 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Dharamsala
Saturday, 7th October 2023 South Africa vs Qualifier 2 Delhi
Sunday, 8th October 2023 India vs Australia  Chennai
Monday, 9th October 2023 New Zealand vs Qualifier 1  Hyderabad 
Tuesday, 10th October 2023 England vs Bangladesh Dharamsala
Wednesday, 11th October 2023 India vs Afghanistan Delhi
Thursday, 12th October 2023 Pakistan vs Qualifier 2 Hyderabad 
Friday, 13th October 2023 Australia vs South Africa Lucknow
Saturday, 14th October 2023 England vs Afghanistan Delhi 
Saturday, 14th October 2023 New Zealand vs Bangladesh  Chennai 
Sunday, 15th October 2023 India vs Pakistan  Ahmedabad 
Monday, 16th October 2023 Australia vs Qualifier 2 Lucknow
Tuesday, 17th October 2023 South Africa vs Qualifier 1 Dharamsala 
Wednesday, 18th October 2023 New Zealand vs Afghanistan  Chennai
Thursday, 19th October 2023 India vs Bangladesh Pune
Friday, 20th October 2023 Australia vs Pakistan Bengaluru
Saturday, 21st October 2023 England vs South Africa Mumbai
Saturday, 21st October 2023 Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2 Lucknow
Sunday, 22nd October 2023 India vs New Zealand Dharamsala
Monday, 23rd October 2023 Pakistan vs Afghanistan Chennai
Tuesday, 24th October 2023  South Africa vs Bangladesh Mumbai
Wednesday, 25th October 2023 Australia vs Qualifier 1 Delhi
Thursday, 26th October 2023 England vs Qualifier 2 Bengaluru
Friday, 27th October 2023 Pakistan vs South Africa Chennai
Saturday, 28th October 2023 Qualifier 1 vs Bangladesh Kolkata 
Saturday, 28th October 2023 Australia vs New Zealand Dharamsala
Sunday, 29th October 2023 India vs England Lucknow
Monday, 30th October 2023 Afghanistan vs Qualifier 2 Pune
Tuesday, 31st October 2023 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Kolkata
Wednesday, 1st November 2023 New Zealand vs South Africa Pune
Thursday, 2nd November 2023 India vs Qualifier 2 Mumbai 
Friday, 3rd November 2023 Qualifier 1 vs Afghanistan Lucknow
Saturday, 4th November 2023 England vs Australia Ahmedabad 
Saturday, 4th November 2023 New Zealand vs Pakistan Bengaluru
Sunday, 5th November 2023 India vs South Africa  Kolkata
Monday, 6th November 2023 Bangladesh vs Qualifier 2 Delhi
Tuesday, 7th November 2023 Australia vs Afghanistan Mumbai
Wednesday, 8th November 2023 England vs Qualifier 1 Pune
Thursday, 9th November 2023 New Zealand vs Qualifier 2 Bengaluru
Friday, 10th November 2023 South Africa vs Afghanistan Ahmedabad
Saturday, 11th November 2023 India vs Qualifier 1 Bengaluru
Sunday, 12th November 2023 England vs Pakistan Kolkata
Sunday, 12th November 2023 Australia vs Bangladesh Pune
Wednesday, 15th November 2023 SEMI-FINAL 1 Mumbai
Thursday, 16th November 2023 SEMI-FINAL 2 Kolkata 
SUNDAY, 19th NOVEMBER 2023 FINAL Ahmedabad

The release of the ODI World Cup schedule has generated a wave of excitement and speculation, as cricket enthusiasts eagerly mark their calendars and plan their viewing schedules for the World Cup. With top cricketing nations competing for the ultimate prize, fans can anticipate a thrilling and fiercely competitive tournament showcasing the best talents in the sport.

As the countdown to the World Cup begins, cricket fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the start of this grand event, eagerly anticipating the unforgettable moments and remarkable performances that await them in the coming months.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India