Starting from October 05, India is set to host the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. The high-octane tournament will take place across the length and breadth of the countrỵ
A total of 48 matches (45 league stage matches and 3 knockouts) will be played between ten teams and across ten selected venues. It will be the first time the prestigious tournament is held entirely in India. India have previously co-hosted three editions – 1987, 1996, and 2011.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue
|City||Stadium||No. of Matches||Capacity|
|Ahmedabad||Narendra Modi Stadium||5||1,32,000|
|Bengaluru||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||5||40,000|
|Chennai||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||5||50,000|
|Delhi||Arun Jaitley Stadium||5||41,842|
|Hyderabad||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||3||55,000|
|Lucknow||BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium||5||50,000|
|Pune||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA)||5||37,406|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad)
The newly-constructed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host some highly anticipated fixtures at the 2023 ODI World Cup. With a capacity of over 1,32,000 seats it is the world’s biggest cricket stadium.
Apart from the tournament-opener between England and New Zealand, the Narendra Modi Stadium will also host the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan. The iconic battle between Australia and England will also take place here before the summit clash on November 19.
List of Matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium
|01||England vs New Zealand||October 5||2:00 PM|
|12||India vs Pakistan||October 14||2:00 PM|
|36||England vs Australia||November 4||2:00 PM|
|42||South Africa vs Afghanistan||November 10||2:00 PM|
|48||Final||November 19||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)
A small ground with a fast outfield and a batting-friendly track, a lot of runs can be expected at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The first match at the venue will be played between Australia and Pakistan, while India will compete against the Netherlands here. The IND-NED clash will also be the last league stage game (Match 45) of the ODI World Cup 2023.
List of Matches at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium
|18||Australia vs Pakistan||October 20||2:00 PM|
|25||England vs Sri Lanka||October 26||2:00 PM|
|35||New Zealand vs Pakistan||November 4||10:30 AM|
|41||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||November 9||2:00 PM|
|45||India vs Netherlands||November 12||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai)
Muthiah Annamalai (M.A.) Chidambaram Stadium, or Chepauk Stadium, is located near a coastal region in Chennai. It is one of the oldest cricket grounds in India, having been established in 1912.
The venue will host India’s opening 2023 ODI World Cup game against Australia. Apart from this, all three of Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan will play two matches each at the MA Chidambaram Stadium during the tournament.
List of Matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai)
|5||India vs Australia||October 08||2:00 PM|
|11||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||October 13||2:00 PM|
|16||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||October 18||2:00 PM|
|22||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||October 23||2:00 PM|
|26||Pakistan vs South Africa||October 27||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi)
Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium will host five matches of the ODI 2023 World Cup. India will play against Afghanistan on October 11 at this venue. The Arun Jaitley Stadium, formerly known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, largely assists spin bowling. However, with small boundaries either side, batters are likely to fancy their chances as well.
List of Matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi)
|4||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||October 07||2:00 PM|
|9||India vs Afghanistan||October 11||2:00 PM|
|13||England vs Afghanistan||October 15||2:00 PM|
|24||Australia vs Netherlands||October 25||2:00 PM|
|38||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||November 06||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - HPCA Stadium (Dharamsala)
India's most beautiful international cricket stadium is none other than the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque ground is surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayan mountains.
Having said that, the stadium is rather small in size and offers a lot of seam movement assistance to fast bowlers, due to the continuous free-flowing wind that runs across the ground.
List of Matches at the HPCA Stadium (Dharamsala)
|3||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||October 07||10:30 AM|
|7||England vs Bangladesh||October 10||10:30 AM|
|15||South Africa vs Netherlands||October 17||2:00 PM|
|21||India vs New Zealand||October 22||2:00 PM|
|27||Australia vs New Zealand||October 28||10:30 AM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Hyderabad)
Situated in the southern part of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is a favorable place to bat early as the pitch in the second innings helps spinners and medium-pace bowlers. The surface starts to spin as the ball approaches the bat slowly. The surface is typically dry and challenging, which helps bowlers with bounce and spin.
Unlike other stadiums, the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium will only host three group stage encounters at the ODI 2023 World Cup. Pakistan and the Netherlands will play the opening game of the venue on October 06.
However, the stadium will also host two matches of the warm-up round; between Pakistan and New Zealand, and between Pakistan and Australia.
List of Matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Hyderabad)
|3rd Warm-up game||Pakistan vs New Zealand||September 29||2:00 PM|
|10th Warm-up game||Pakistan vs Australia||October 03||2:00 PM|
|02||Netherlands vs Pakistan||October 06||2:00 PM|
|06||New Zealand vs Netherlands||October 09||2:00 PM|
|08||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||October 10||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - Eden Gardens (Kolkata)
Kolkata is known for its love for sports and the Eden Gardens Stadium located in the city is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the country. With a rapid fast outfield and short boundaries, The pitch in Kolkata is largely known to aid the batters.
Apart from the India vs. South Africa game, the Eden Gardens is also slated to host the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2023.
List of Matches at the Eden Gardens (Kolkata)
|28||Netherlands vs Bangladesh||October 28||2:00 PM|
|31||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||October 31||2:00 PM|
|37||India vs South Africa||November 5||2:00 PM|
|44||England vs Pakistan||November 11||2:00 PM|
|47||Second semi-final||November 16||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium (Lucknow)
With a capacity of over 50,000 seats, the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow is one of India’s biggest stadiums. Both Australia and Sri Lanka are set to play two ODI World Cup 2023 matches at the venue. India, meanwhile, will collide against the defending champions England here on October 29.
List of Matches at the BRSABV Ekana Stadium (Lucknow)
|10||Australia vs South Africa||October 12||2:00 PM|
|14||Australia vs Sri Lanka||October 16||2:00 PM|
|19||Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||October 21||10:30 PM|
|29||India vs England||October 29||2:00 PM|
|34||Netherlands vs Afghanistan||November 03||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
The Stadium where India lifted their second ODI World Cup title, the Wankhede Stadium has become an iconic cricket ground in the country. It is again a batting-friendly stadium, where fans can expect a plethora of runs to be scored.
A repeat of the ODI World Cup 2011 final, India and Sri Lanka will lock horns against each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Match no. 33 of the tournament.
Remarkably, the stadium will also host the first semi-final of the 2023 mega event.
List of Matches at the Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
|20||England vs South Africa||October 21||2:00 PM|
|23||South Africa vs Bangladesh||October 24||2:00 PM|
|33||India vs Sri Lanka||November 02||10:30 PM|
|39||Australia vs Afghanistan||November 07||2:00 PM|
|46||First semi-final||November 15||2:00 PM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue - The MCA Stadium (Pune)
The second stadium from the state of Maharashtra to feature on the list is Pune’s MCA Stadium. It is located in the Gahunje area in Pune district. The MCA Stadium is a high-scoring ground, with an average first-innings total of 307 in ODIs.
The maiden 2023 ODI World Cup match in Pune will be played between India and Bangladesh on October 19.
List of Matches at the MCA Stadium (Pune)
|17||India vs Bangladesh||October 19||2:00 PM|
|30||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||October 30||2:00 PM|
|32||New Zealand vs South Africa||November 01||10:30 PM|
|40||England vs Netherlands||November 08||2:00 PM|
|43||Australia vs Bangladesh||November 11||10:30 AM|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue Warm-up games Venues
Prior to the mega 2023 ODI World Cup league stage, each 10 teams will play two warm-up games. Three cities hosting the warm-up games will be Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati. Warm-up matches will also be open to the public to watch, but the matches won't have the ODI status.
ODI World Cup 2023 Warm-up games Venue list:
|Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka||29-Sep||2:00 PM|
|Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram||South Africa v Afghanistan||29-Sep||2:00 PM|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad||New Zealand v Pakistan||29-Sep||2:00 PM|
|Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati||India v England||30-Sep||2:00 PM|
|Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram||Australia v Netherlands||30-Sep||2:00 PM|
|Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati||England v Bangladesh||2-Oct||2:00 PM|
|Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram||New Zealand v South Africa||2-Oct||2:00 PM|
|Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati||Afghanistan v Sri Lanka||3-Oct||2:00 PM|
|Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram||India v Netherlands||3-Oct||2:00 PM|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad||Pakistan v Australia||3-Oct||2:00 PM|