Cricket is becoming one of the most loving, most watched, and most played games. There are millions of cricket lovers and players because of its different tournaments. There are basically three main types of tournaments held in cricket. These tournaments include a One-day international Cricket tournament, T-20 International Cricket tournament, and Test cricket. There are three formats of Cricket World Cup, these are Men’s Cricket World Cup, women’s Cricket World Cup, and under-19 men’s cricket World Cup
Cricket world cup
The ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket World Cup is extensively considered the most admired cup in the world of cricket. The ODI (One-day International) tournament is held once every four years. The Cricket World Cup tournament was held in 1975. From that onwards there are 12 editions of Cricket World Cup tournaments.
Cricket World Cup 2023
It is the 13th cricket World Cup tournament held in 2023. It is One Day International (ODI) tournament. The World Cup is going to be played by men’s national teams, organized by the International Cricket Council. India is hosting the tournament, which started on 5th October 2023. It is scheduled to be accomplished on 19 November 2023.
Teams in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
There are ten teams participating in the Cricket World Cup 2023
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
ICC World Cup 2023 teams squad
- Paksitan: Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c) (right-handed batsman), Shadab Khan(VC) (right-handed batsman+ Leg spiner), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq(right-handed batsman), Abdullah Shafique(right-handed batsman), Mohammad Rizwan(WC)(right-handed batsman), Saud Shakeel(Left haded batsman), Iftikhar Ahmed(right-handed batsman+ Off spinner), Salman Ali Agha(right-handed batsman+Off spinner), Mohammad Nawaz(Left-handed batsman+ off spinner), Usama Mir(Right-arm leg spinner), Haris Rauf(Right arm fast bowler), Hasan Ali(Right arm fast bowler), Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim(Right arm fast bowler).
- India: Rohit Sharma (c) (right-handed batsman), Hardik Pandya (vc) (right-handed batsman medium fast bowler), Shubman Gill(right-handed batsman), Virat Kohli(right-handed batsman), Shreyas Iyer(right-handed batsman), KL Rahul(WC)(right-handed batsman), Ravindra Jadeja(right-handed batsman+ Off spiner), Shardul Thakur(right-handed batsman+ Medium fast bowler), Jasprit Bumrah(Right arm fast bowler) , Mohammed Siraj(Right arm fast bowler), Kuldeep Yadav(Left arm leg spinner), Mohammed Shami(Right arm fast bowler), Ravichandran Ashwin(right-handed batsman+ Off spiner), Ishan Kishan(Left-handed batsman), Suryakumar Yadav(right-handed batsman).
- South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c) (right-handed batsman), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
- Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
- Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
- Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
- England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
- Netherlands squad: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
- New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c) (right-handed batsman), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman(right-handed batsman), Devon Conway(right-handed batsman), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham(right-handed batsman), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young(right-handed batsman).
- Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha
Schedule of the tournament
Thursday 5th October: England vs New Zealand
Friday 6th October: Pakistan vs Netherlands
Saturday 7th October: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan and South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Sunday 8th October: India vs Australia
Monday 9th October: New Zealand vs Netherlands
Tuesday 10th October: England vs Bangladesh
Tuesday 10th October: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Wednesday 11th October: India vs Afghanistan
Thursday 12th October: Australia vs South Africa
Friday 13th October: New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Saturday 14th October: India vs Pakistan
Sunday 15 October: England vs Afghanistan
Monday 16th October: Australia vs Sri Lanka
Tuesday 17th October: South Africa vs Netherlands
Wednesday 18th October: New Zealand vs Afghanistan
Thursday 19th October: India vs Bangladesh
Friday 20th October: Australia vs Pakistan
Saturday 21st October: Netherlands vs Sri Lanka
Saturday 21st October: England vs South Africa
Sunday 22nd October: India vs New Zealand
Monday 23rd October: Pakistan vs Afghanistan
Tuesday 24th October: South Africa vs Bangladesh
Wednesday 25th October: Australia vs Netherlands
Thursday 26th October: England vs Sri Lanka
Friday 27th October: Pakistan vs South Africa
Saturday 28th October: Australia vs New Zealand
Saturday 28th October: Netherlands vs Bangladesh
Sunday 29th October: India vs England
Monday 30th October: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Tuesday 31st October: Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Wednesday 1st November: New Zealand with South Africa
Thursday 02 November: India vs Sri Lanka
Friday 03 November: Netherlands vs Afghanistan
Saturday 04 November: New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sunday 05 November: India vs South Africa
Monday 06 November: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Tuesday 07 November: Australia vs Afghanistan
Wednesday 08 November: England vs Netherlands
Thursday 9th November: New Zealand with Sri Lanka
Friday 10 November: South Africa vs Afghanistan
Saturday 11th November: South Africa vs Afghanistan
Saturday 11th November: Australia vs Bangladesh
Sunday 12th November: India vs Netherlands
Wednesday 15th November: 1st Semi Final
Thursday 16th November: 2nd Semi Final
Sunday 19th November: Final
Qualifying the Cricket World Cup tournament 2023
All the teams that wanted to qualify for the tournament are needed to pass through the specific qualification process Cricket World Cup 2023. During this process India qualified as hosts. India is first time hosting the world cup solely. Most of the teams have qualified through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. These teams are Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa. While Netherlands and Sri Lanka have secured their position in World Cup 2023 via the qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe during June and July 2023. Unluckily West Indies did not qualify for the World Cup this time. It was for the first time in their history.
Stadiums of India occupied for the cup
Ten different stadiums located in ten cities of India are occupied for the matches of this tournament.
Other stadiums are Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad; Dharamsala, Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi; MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai; Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow; Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium; Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune; M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru; Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.