Following a four-year gap, the ICC Cricket World Cup is making a comeback in October 2023, hosted by India from October 5 to November 19. England, the defending champions, claimed victory in a historic final against New Zealand. Prior to the main event featuring 10 teams, the ICC has organized 10 warm-up matches, commencing on September 29 with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka facing off in the first game.
The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play against the reigning world champions, England, on September 30 and will face the Netherlands on October 3. Similar to past major tournaments, these warm-up matches will be 50-over games but won’t have official ODI status. All participating teams can utilize their complete 15-player squads during these matches.
The Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, and the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad have been chosen as the venues for these warm-up games.
The 2023 World Cup is set to commence on October 5, with the defending champions, England, facing New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament will conclude with the grand final at the same venue on November 19.
Match 1 – On September 29, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at 2:00 pm.
Match 2 – On September 29, South Africa vs Afghanistan at 2:00 pm.
Match 3 – On September 29, New Zealand vs Pakistan at 2:00 pm.
Match 4 – On September 30, India vs England at 2:00 pm.
Match 5 – On September 30, Australia vs Netherlands at 2:00 pm.
Match 6 – October 2, New Zealand vs South Africa at 2:00 pm.
Match 7 – October 2, England vs Bangladesh at 2:00 pm.
Match 8 – October 3, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka at 2:00 pm.
Match 9 – October 3, India vs Netherlands at 2:00 pm.
Match 10 – October 3 Pakistan vs Australia at 2:00 pm.
The warm-up matches for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 can be watched via live streaming on the Disney+Hotstar app, and for those who prefer television, the matches will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network.
Captain: Hashmatullah Shahidi
Players: 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.
Captain: Pat Cummins
Players: Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Vice Captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto
Players: Litton Kumer Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tawhid Hridoy, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Captain: Jos Buttler
Players: 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.
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Players: Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Captain: Scott Edwards
Players: 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.
Captain: Kane Williamson
Players: Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
Captain: Babar Azam
Players: Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
Captain: Temba Bavuma
Players: 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.
Captain: Dasun Shanaka
Players: Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.
Additional player: Chamika Karunaratne