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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Host and Venues

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Cricket season is in full bloom in Pakistan these days. While everyone is busy with Asia Cup 2023, many are curious about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starting in month of October.

It is still over 20 days, and the countdown has officially begun; hence, the excitement is through the roof. Cricket is more than just a game in Pakistan; it’s a way of life, a passion that runs deep in the veins of its people. The country boasts a rich cricketing history, and its love for the sport is evident in the numerous world-class cricket stadiums scattered across the nation. Checkout the list of best cricket stadiums in Pakistan.

Table of Content:

  1. ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
  2. Conclusion

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

The mega cricket event is held every four years, and since then, 12 editions of the World Cup have been played. If you are also curious about the event, its schedule, and playing squads, you are looking at the right place. has compiled a detail of the 2023 Cricket World Cup venues and schedule for all fans and cricket lovers. Let’s have a look:

History and Facts of Cricket world cup

The Cricket World Cup is one of the most-watched sporting events worldwide. The tournament’s first edition was held in 1975 in England and is hosted in different countries and regions every time. India has hosted the tournament several times in history, i.e., 1987, 1996, and 2001. But this time, it’s different, as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be hosted solely by India.

England won the last World Cup and will appear as defending champion this year. In the 2019 finals at Lords, England won the trophy by victory over New Zealand.

According to history, Australia has been a more successful team in the ICC World Cup, winning the title 5 times. India and West Indies have won the World Cup twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka won it once up till now.

In the tournament 2023, 48 matches will be played between the ten teams. The teams will present top-notch cricket to the viewers for the title of World Champions. According to the Cricket World Cup 2023 schedule, the first match will be played on the 5th of October, and the last will be on the 19th of November 2023.

List of ICC World Cup winners:

The list of champions of the World Cup is as follows:

World Cup Year Country Host Winner of Title
1975 England West Indies
1979 England West Indies
1983 England India
1987 India Australia
1992 Australia and New Zealand Pakistan
1996 Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
1999 England Australia
2003 South Africa Australia
2007 West Indies Australia
2010 India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh India
2015 Australia and New Zealand Australia
2019  England England


ICC World Cup 2023 Teams:

The World Cup will be played among ten international cricket teams, among which eight have automatically earned the tournament qualification. The names of the teams are

Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, England, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and Bangladesh.

The remaining teams, consisting of full members and associate countries, competed in the tournament for the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. After the matches, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands emerged as the two top teams. Therefore, they secured a spot in the ICC World Cup 2023 and other qualified groups.

The complete list of 10 teams competing in the Cricket World Cup 2023 is here:

  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Netherlands
  • Afgahnistan
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka

Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule:

ICC – The International Cricket Council has announced the official schedule for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The tournament’s first match will be between New Zealand and England (defending champions) on 5 October 2023. As the World Cup has been hosted by India, the anticipation of the India and Pakistan match will peak. The 1st match between the two will be played on 14th October in Ahmedabad, India.

Here is the complete schedule of the matches played at the Cricket World Cup 2023. You can easily find the Pakistan World Cup matches, day date, and venue in the list.

Dates Teams Venues Time
5 October England vs New Zealand Ahmedabad 1: 30 PM
6 October Pakistan vs Netherlands Hyderabad 1: 30 PM
7 October Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Dharamsala 10:00 AM
7 October South Africa vs Sri Lanka Delhi 1: 30 PM
8 October India vs Australia Chennai 1: 30  PM
9 October New Zealand vs Netherlands Hyderabad 1: 30 PM
10 October England vs Bangladesh Dharamsala 10:00 AM
10 October Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Hyderabad 1: 30 PM
11 October India vs Afghanistan Delhi 1: 30 PM
12 October Australia vs South Africa Lucknow 1: 30 PM
13 October New Zealand vs Bangladesh Chennai 1: 30 PM
14 October India vs Pakistan Ahmedabad 1: 30 PM
15 October England vs Afghanistan Delhi 1: 30 PM
16 October Australia vs Sri Lanka Lucknow 1: 30 PM
17 October South Africa vs Netherlands Dharamsala 1: 30 PM
18 October New Zealand vs Afghanistan Chennai 1: 30 PM
19 October India vs Bangladesh Pune 1: 30 PM
20 October Australia vs Pakistan Bengaluru 1: 30 PM
21 October England vs South Africa Mumbai 10:00 AM
21 October Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Lucknow 1: 30 PM
22 October India vs New Zealand Dharamsala 1: 30 PM
23 October Pakistan vs Afghanistan Chennai 1: 30 PM
24 October South Africa vs Bangladesh Mumbai 1: 30 PM
25 October Australia vs Netherlands Delhi 1: 30 PM
26 October England vs Sri Lanka Bengaluru 1: 30 PM
27 October Pakistan vs South Africa Chennai 1: 30 Pm
28 October Netherlands vs Bangladesh Kolkata 10:00 AM
28 October Australia vs New Zealand Dharamsala 1: 30 PM
29 October India vs England Lucknow 1: 30 PM
30 October Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Pune 1: 30 PM
31 October Pakistan vs Bangladesh Kolkata 1: 30 PM
1 November New Zealand vs South Africa Pune 1: 30 PM
2 November India vs Sri Lanka Mumbai 1: 30 PM
3 November Netherlands vs Afghanistan Lucknow 1: 30 PM
4 November England vs Australia Ahmedabad 10:00 AM
4 November New Zealand vs Pakistan Bengaluru 1: 30 PM
5 November India vs South Africa Kolkata 1: 30 PM
6 November Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Delhi 1: 30 PM
7 November Australia vs Afghanistan Mumbai 1: 30 PM
8 November England vs Netherlands Pune 1: 30 PM
9 November New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Bengaluru 1: 30 PM
10 November South Africa vs Afghanistan Ahmedabad 1: 30 PM
11 November Australia vs Bangladesh Pune 1: 30 PM
11 November England vs. Pakistan Kolkata 10:00 AM
12 November India v Netherlands Bengaluru 1: 30 PM
15 November Semifinal 1 Mumbai 1: 30 PM
16 November Semifinal 2 Kolkata 1: 30 PM
19 November  Finals Ahmedabad 1: 30 PM

According to the list, the 1st Pakistan World Cup Match will be played against the Netherlands at Hyderabad, India, on 6th October.

Format of World Cup 2023:

The tournament of 2023 will be played on the same format and structure as it followed in the 1992 and 2019 World Cups of cricket.

Every team will play in a round-robin format, i.e., playing against every other team in a random order that has been selected. After the round, the top four teams will play matches to qualify for the semi-finals. The winners will be playing against each other in the finals for the Cricket World Cup Champion title.

Host and Venues of World Cup:

As mentioned before, India will be hosting the event solely for the first time in cricket history on its land. The Venues of the tournament are:

World Cup Matches Venues


MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
Arun Jaitley Stadium New Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Eden Gardens Kolkata
Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad
HPCA Stadium Dharamshala
Ekana Stadium Lucknow
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore
MCA Stadium Pune


Tickets for the 2023 World Cup:

The prices of the Cricket World Cup 2023 vary from match to match. Moreover, booking for most of the games has been closed. You can visit ICC’s official website for booking and details.


1.      Which country is hosting the 2023 World Cup?

India will be hosting the 2023 World Cup.

2.      How many times has Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup?

Pakistan won the cricket World Cup only once, in 1992.

3.      Where was the first-ever cricket World Cup held?

The First Cricket World Cup was held in England in 1975

4.      Which country is the World Cup cricket champion?

According to history, the World Cup cricket champion list includes Australia, a more successful team in the ICC world cup, winning the title 5 times. India and West Indies have won the World Cup twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won it once up till now.

5.      Who won the first cricket World Cup?

West Indies won the first cricket World Cup that was held in 1975.

Let’s wrap:

So that’s all for now! Get set and ready to witness the biggest sports event in the subcontinent. The tournament promises thrill, excitement, tears of joy, and heartbreaks for fans. Lastly, remember that sports mean a healthy competition meant to bring some fun and happy time in our lives. Keep it healthy and enjoy every inning, even if you win or lose.

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