The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup or the ICC ODI World Cup is one of the biggest if not the biggest tournament in the game. The International Cricket Council (ICC) organises the ICC World Cup every four years. The latest edition of the tournament that is ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is all set to take place in a few weeks.
ICC World Cup history:
The ICC Cricket World Cup began in 1975 and the inaugural edition of the tournament was hosted by England. England were the hosts for the second and third editions too. An ICC World Cup match consisted of 60 overs per team and was played with red-ball. All the players wore cricket whites and all the games were played during daytime.
In the first ICC Cricket World Cup edition, a total of 8 teams participated – England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and a composite team from East Africa. West Indies won the first ODI World Cup by beating Australia in the final.
West Indies won the second edition of the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup too before India prevented them from winning the third World Cup by beating them in the final at Lord’s. The World Cup was played outside England for the first time in 1987 when India and Pakistan co-hosted it. In that edition, the number of overs per innings in an ICC World Cup match was reduced to 50 from 60.
Australia won the ICC ODI World Cup that year by beating England in the final. In 1992, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup was held in in Australia and New Zealand and it saw the introduction of coloured clothing and day-night games. Pakistan won the competition as England lost another final. In 1996, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka co-hosted the tournament and Sri Lanka won it by beating Australia in the final.
Australia won the next three editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1999, 2003 and 2007 before India won the 2011 edition at home. India became the first team to win the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on home soil before Australia and England followed suit in 2015 and 2019 respectively.
Australia are the most successful side in the history of the World Cup, having won it five times. The only other teams who have won the tournament more than once are West Indies (2) and India (2). Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have won it once so far.
Winners of ICC World Cup list:
|Year||World Cup Winner||Runners Up|
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023:
The latest edition of the ICC World Cup is the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023. The tournament is scheduled to be played from October 5 to November 19 in India. Having co-hosted the tournament thrice in the past, India will be hosting it alone for the very first time.
A total of ten teams will be participating in the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket ODI World Cup 2023. As far as the format is concerned, a round-robin league stage will be followed by the knockouts. All 10 teams will compete against each other once in the round-robin stage. A team will earn two points for a win and one point in case of no-result. The top four teams will then make it to the semifinal before the winners of the semifinals will play the final.
ICC World Cup 2023 team list:
ICC World Cup 2023 venues:
The World Cup matches will be held across 10 venues. The opening game and the final of the tournament will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad while the semifinals will take place in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Additionally, the warm-up matches will be held from 29 September to 3 October 2023 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati, and Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
ICC World Cup 2023 schedule:
Here is the 2023 ICC World Cup match list:
|Match Number||Matches||Match Date||Match Time (IST)||Venue|
|Match 1||England vs New Zealand||5-Oct||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 2||Pakistan vs Netherlands||6-Oct||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|Match 3||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||7-Oct||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|Match 4||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||7-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 5||India vs Australia||8-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 6||New Zealand vs Netherlands||9-Oct||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|Match 7||England vs Bangladesh||10-Oct||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|Match 8||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||10-Oct||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|Match 9||India vs Afghanistan||11-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 10||Australia vs South Africa||12-Oct||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 11||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||13-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 12||India vs Pakistan||14-Oct||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 13||England vs Afghanistan||15-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 14||Australia vs Sri Lanka||16-Oct||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 15||South Africa vs Netherlands||17-Oct||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|Match 16||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||18-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 17||India vs Bangladesh||19-Oct||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 18||Australia vs Pakistan||20-Oct||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|Match 19||Netherlands vs Sri Lanka||21-Oct||10:30 AM||Lucknow|
|Match 20||England vs South Africa||21-Oct||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 21||India vs New Zealand||22-Oct||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|Match 22||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||23-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 23||South Africa vs Bangladesh||24-Oct||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 24||Australia vs Netherlands||25-Oct||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 25||England vs Sri Lanka||26-Oct||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|Match 26||Pakistan vs South Africa||27-Oct||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|Match 27||Australia vs New Zealand||28-Oct||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|Match 28||Netherlands vs Bangladesh||28-Oct||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 29||India vs England||29-Oct||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 30||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||30-Oct||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 31||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||31-Oct||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 32||New Zealand vs South Africa||1-Nov||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 33||India vs Sri Lanka||2-Nov||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 34||Netherlands vs Afghanistan||3-Nov||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|Match 35||New Zealand vs Pakistan||4-Nov||10:30 AM||Bengaluru|
|Match 36||England vs Australia||4-Nov||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 37||India vs South Africa||5-Nov||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 38||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||6-Nov||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|Match 39||Australia vs Afghanistan||7-Nov||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|Match 40||England vs Netherlands||8-Nov||2:00 PM||Pune|
|Match 41||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||9-Nov||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|Match 42||South Africa vs Afghanistan||10-Nov||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Match 43||Australia vs Bangladesh||11-Nov||10:30 AM||Pune|
|Match 44||England vs Pakistan||11-Nov||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Match 45||India vs Netherlands||12-Nov||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|1st Semi-Final||T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||15-Nov||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|2nd Semi-Final||T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||16-Nov||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|Final||T.B.C. vs T.B.C.||19-Nov||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
ICC World Cup 2027:
The venue for the next ICC World Cup is already announced. The next ICC ODI World Cup is scheduled to take place in Africa. It is scheduled to be played in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia in October and November 2027.
ICC World Cup 2023 – FAQs
How many times India hosted one day World Cup?
India have co-hosted the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup three times so far – 1987, 1996 and 2011. And in 2023, they will host the World Cup alone for the first time.
Who will lead India in 2023 World Cup?
Rohit Sharma will lead India in 2023 World Cup.
How many countries will play 2023 cricket World Cup?
10 teams will play in the 2023 cricket World Cup.
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