The opening match of the tournament will feature a clash between the 2019 World Cup finalists, New Zealand and England, in Ahmedabad. India is gearing up to host the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup from October 5 to November 19.
The opening match will feature the 2019 World Cup finalists, New Zealand and England, at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. This highly anticipated global cricket event will take place in ten different venues across India.
In preparation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had previously announced the refurbishment of five venues, including the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Take a look at the updated appearance of Eden Gardens here:
Latest clip from Eden Garden, Kolkata..!! pic.twitter.com/YNn4eqI8ab
— Baljeet (@Motera_Stadium) September 19, 2023
Eden Gardens will serve as the location for four matches during the ODI World Cup. Additionally, it will host the crucial semi-final 2 on November 16. The matches scheduled at this iconic venue include Netherlands vs. Bangladesh, Pakistan vs. Bangladesh, India vs. South Africa, and England vs. Pakistan.
India will commence their World Cup journey against five-time champions Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 8. The highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan match is set for October 13 in Ahmedabad.
India to have home series against Australia before ODI World Cup 2023
Team India will be highly motivated as they head into the ODI World Cup 2023 following their impressive performance in the Asia Cup 2023. In the final, Rohit Sharma and his team showcased their dominance by defeating the defending champions Sri Lanka with a resounding ten-wicket victory, securing their eighth continental championship.
India is set to welcome Australia for a three-match ODI series ahead of the World Cup. The series begins with the first match scheduled at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on September 22.
After their triumph in the Asia Cup, the two-time World Cup champions are presently ranked second in ODIs with a rating of 114.659. If they secure victory in the upcoming series, Team India will enter the World Cup as the top-ranked ODI team.