Great news is coming up. One of the biggest cricket tournaments is coming up. Yes, you guessed it right. We are here, talking about the thrilling World Cup 2023. After the thrill of Indian Premier League, and Ashes, the fans are going to enjoy the biggest tournament of cricket. Thus it will decide the best ODI team in the world.
Also, as we know, cricket in India is like a separate religion. The majority of people in India play cricket or watch it, or even both. And if you are a fan of cricket, you must know that against which team the matches get real intense. Oh yes, we are talking about India VS Pakistan matches.
Thus, we are going to discuss both the World Cup 2023 and the rivalry.
First of all, in World Cup 2023, we will be having 10 teams in total. And those will be competing with each other to be the best of the best. So far, 8 out of 10 teams are final. They did qualify for the tournament through the Cricket World Cup Super League. Thus, only two spots are remaining to fill.
Also, there is a qualifier tournament going on in Zimbabwe. And that is going to end on July 9, 2023. Thus, we will get the names of the remaining two teams by then.
The final 8 teams so far are India, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia. South Africa, and New Zealand.
Schedule and Venues World Cup 2023
The World Cup 2023 is going to start on October 5, 2023. And the very first match is between New Zealand and England. The venue for this particular match is Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Also, in total, there are 10 venues at which the matches of the World Cup are going to take place. Besides Ahmedabad, we have Hyderabad, Dharamshala, Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. And yes, there is no match going to take place in the famous stadium of Mohali this year. Also, the final match will be in Ahmedabad itself. It will be on 19 November 2023. And the good news is, it’s sunday.
The format this special tournament will follow is Round Robin. In this, each team is going to play every other team. Such as India vs Pakistan, England vs new zealand and likewise.
After this stage, we will get the top four teams that qualify for the next round. That is what we call a Knockout stage. And further we have semi finals and finals.
Also, prior to that, there will be warm up matches too. Those will take place in Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati. And the dates for those matches are from 29 September to 3 october.
The match, India vs Pakistan, in World Cup 2023 is the match which will gain the maximum attention in India. As it always does. The rivalry goes back to quite a long time now. Both teams have a strong squad. Though, Pakistan cricket team was never able to win a match against Indian cricket team in the World cup ever. But, as we have seen an epic performance of Pakistan cricket team in the recent Asia Cup. This might help them to break the winning streak of India. However, India vs Pakistan matches are always unpredictable and extremely fun to watch. In fact, the Indian Cricket team will put all in to keep this record intact. Also, during the last match between both in the 2019 World Cup, India did get a great victory too.
Let’s talk about the India vs Pakistan match of World Cup 2023 in the round robin stage. It is going to take place on October 15, 2023 in Ahmedabad. The Narendra Modi Stadium has all the thrilling matches. Such as, the opening match, final and as well as India vs Pakistan match. It will definitely be extremely beneficial for the stadium as well as the city.
All in all, the World Cup 2023 is all set now. The venues are decided, the matches are fixed, and all important decisions are made. All we have left is with the final two teams to be included in the final 10. And those too will be finalized by July 9th, 2023. Also, as we know the date for the final match of the World Cup is November 19, 2023. Still, there is a reserve day the stadium is kept. That is November 20, 2023. Just in case.
Also, the India vs Pakistan match will have all the eyes on it. Both countries are always full of excitement as well as thrill during this match. So, be ready on October 15, 2023. That will be the most fun day for the cricket fans.
Good luck. And have fun.