The schedule for the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup is out. And the most electric clash of the World Cup is going to happen on October 15. Can you guess which two teams will be facing on 15th October? Well, it’s none other than India vs Pakistan. The arch-rivals will be squaring off against each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, October 15.
Announcing the schedule of the ODI Cricket World Cup, Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary of the BCCI tweeted, “Proud moment for India! Hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup for the fourth time is an incredible honour. With 12 cities as the backdrop, we’ll showcase our rich diversity and world-class cricketing infrastructure. Get ready for an unforgettable tournament! ”
Proud moment for India! Hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup for the fourth time is an incredible honor. With 12 cities as the backdrop, we’ll showcase our rich diversity and world-class cricketing infrastructure. Get ready for an unforgettable tournament! #CWC2023 @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/76VFuuvpcK
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) June 27, 2023
An India-Pakistan clash is always a treat for the fans. The two teams have faced each other seven times previously at the grandest stage– in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015 and 2019, with India maintaining their hundred per cent record against the 1992 World Cup champions.
The Narendra Modi Stadium, which boasts of a seating capacity of 132,000 will be hosting the mouth-watering clash between the Asian giants and is expected to be sold out. The opening game of the World Cup will also take place at the same venue on October 5 as does the final on November 19. The semi-finals will take place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
With less than 100 days to go for the ODI Cricket World Cup, the ICC has released its schedule for the World Cup. Here’s a preview.
The 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup will be the first time where only 10 teams will be participating. The event will see the top 8 ODI teams go head-to-head with the top two teams from the ICC 2023 World Cup Qualifiers happening in Zimbabwe.