5 Most Awaited Matches of ICC ODI World Cup 2023

    Here are the most awaited matches of 2023 World Cup


    ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is going to kick off with an exciting match between the current champions, England, and the runner-up in the 2019 edition of the World Cup, New Zealand. The game will take place at the world’s largest stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. India will play its first match against the five-time winners Australia on 8th October 2023 at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. A total of 48 matches are scheduled to be played in the tournament, with the victor being crowned on 19th November 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. ICC has revealed the full squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup, and there are a few matches which are awaited more than a few others by cricket enthusiasts all around the globe.

    World Cup 2023 Schedule

    October 5England vs New ZealandAhmedabad2:00 PM
    October 6Pakistan vs Qualifier 1Hyderabad2:00 PM
    October 7Bangladesh vs AfghanistanDharamsala10:30 AM
    October 7South Africa vs Qualifier 2Delhi2:00 PM
    October 8India vs AustraliaChennai2:00 PM
    October 9New Zealand vs Qualifier 1Hyderabad2:00 PM
    October 10England vs BangladeshDharamsala10:30 AM
    October 10Pakistan vs Sri LankaHyderabad2:00 PM
    October 11India vs AfghanistanDelhi2:00 PM
    October 12Pakistan vs Qualifier 2Hyderabad2:00 PM
    October 12Australia vs South AfricaLucknow2:00 PM
    October 13New Zealand vs BangladeshChennai2:00 PM
    October 14India vs PakistanAhmedabad2:00 PM
    October 15England vs AfghanistanDelhi2.00 PM
    October 16Australia vs Qualifier 2Lucknow2:00 PM
    October 17South Africa vs Qualifier 1Dharamsala2:00 PM
    October 18New Zealand vs AfghanistanChennai2:00 PM
    October 19India vs BangladeshPune2:00 PM
    October 20Australia vs PakistanBengaluru2:00 PM
    October 21England vs South AfricaMumbai10:30 AM
    October 21Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2Lucknow2:00 PM
    October 22India vs New ZealandDharamsala2:00 PM
    October 23Pakistan vs AfghanistanChennai2:00 PM
    October 24South Africa vs BangladeshMumbai2:00 PM
    October 25Australia vs Qualifier 1Delhi2:00 PM
    October 26England vs Qualifier 2Bengaluru2:00 PM
    October 27Pakistan vs South AfricaChennai2:00 PM
    October 28Qualifier 1 vs BangladeshKolkata10:30 AM
    October 28Australia vs New ZealandDharamsala2:00 PM
    October 29India vs EnglandLucknow2:00 PM
    October 30Afghanistan vs Qualifier 2Pune2:00 PM
    October 31Pakistan vs BangladeshKolkata2:00 PM
    November 1New Zealand vs South AfricaPune2:00 PM
    November 2India vs Qualifier 2Mumbai2:00 PM
    November 3Qualifier 1 vs AfghanistanLucknow2:00 PM
    November 4England vs AustraliaAhmedabad10:30 AM
    November 4New Zealand vs PakistanBengaluru2:00 PM
    November 5India vs South AfricaKolkata2:00 PM
    November 6Bangladesh vs Qualifier 2Delhi2:00 PM
    November 7Australia vs AfghanistanMumbai2:00 PM
    November 8England vs Qualifier 1Pune2:00 PM
    November 9New Zealand vs Qualifier 2Bengaluru2:00 PM
    November 10South Africa vs AfghanistanAhmedabad2:00 PM
    November 11India vs Qualifier 1Bengaluru2:00 PM
    November 11Australia vs BangladeshPune2:00 PM
    November 12England vs PakistanKolkata10:30 AM
    November 12India v NetherlandsBengaluru2:00 PM
    November 15Semifinal 1Mumbai2:00 PM
    November 16Semifinal 2Kolkata2:00 PM
    November 19 FinalAhmedabad2:00 PM

    Most Awaited Matches in World Cup 2023

    1- India vs Pakistan

    India vs Pakistan is the epic face-off of arch-rivals that is surely the most awaited encounter of the upcoming ODI World Cup. A lot of people can argue that the game is even bigger than a semi-final or final. A total of more than 1 Lakh people are going to be in attendance at the Narendra Modi Stadium to witness this epic clash. India vs Pakistan in CWC 2023 is expected to shatter all viewing records for a cricketing match ever. Recently, the India vs Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2023 became the most streamed match online in India, and the World Cup is even bigger, so you could never really imagine the scope of the India vs Pakistan clash.

    2- India vs Australia

    The opening match of the host India is scheduled to be played against the five-time winners, Australia, at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The hype for the World Cup is building up, and a lot of cricketing experts believe that India is going to face an even tougher challenge than Pakistan against Australia. Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Rohit Sharma, and many other popular faces of cricket will make this game memorable.

    3- England vs New Zealand

    England vs New Zealand is the opening match of World Cup 2023, and everyone is waiting for the action to kick off and mark the beginning of the cricketing spectacle for the next 48 days. Kane Williamson, who led the side in the 2019 World Cup final, will again be the captain of New Zealand and will look to finally take revenge on England for the 2019 World Cup final loss. On the other hand, England is stacked with power hitters and will go about their business in a fiery manner.

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    4- England vs Australia

    The two heavyweights of the cricketing world will face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The venue is expected to be almost full for this game, and the electrifying atmosphere at the ground will make the match between the current champions and the five-time winners a great game to watch. There is never a dull moment in an England vs Australia clash, and this match in the World Cup 2023 is definitely one to watch out for.

    5- India vs New Zealand

    New Zealand somehow finds ways to beat India in the ICC tournaments. They have become the death bearers for India in the World Cups, and India would certainly look to beat them in the upcoming ODI World Cup. The rivalry between India and New Zealand is one of the most underrated ones in cricket. Both teams go all out and bring out the best in each other. India will look to get revenge for the World Cup 2019 semi-final loss, while New Zealand would want to continue dominating India in ICC tournaments.


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