ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

ICC World Cup 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023​ Overview:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will host the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup in 2023. This event is a quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket competition that is competed for by men’s national teams. The tournament is managed by the ICC. It is anticipated that it would take place in India during the dates of 5 October and 19 November 2023. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus forced the postponement of the event, which had been planned to take place between February and March of 2023.


The tournament will feature ten teams overall, with England returning as the reigning champions to defend their title in 2019. India, along with other nations on the Indian subcontinent, has previously co-hosted the tournament in 1987, 1996, and 2011; however, this will be the first time that India would be the sole host of the men’s Cricket World Cup.


On November 19, 2023, the championship match is set to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The two venues that will play home to the semifinals are Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

ICC Cricket World Cup Background:

At one point in time, the tournament was scheduled to take place between the dates of 9 February and 26 March 2023. As a consequence of the COVID-19 epidemic causing havoc with the qualifying calendar, it was decided in July of 2020 that the tournament would be relocated to the months of October and November. This decision was made public. On June 27th, 2023, the ICC made the tournament schedule available to the public.


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined to send a team to the 2023 Asia Cup, which was planned to take place in Pakistan. In response, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threatened to not participate in the tournament. This problem was overcome in June 2023 when the Asian Cricket Council made the announcement that the tournament would be staged utilizing a hybrid concept that had been recommended by the PCB. Nine of the 13 matches that comprised the competition were played in Sri Lanka. This issue was resolved because of this announcement.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023​ Participating Teams:

The competition will include ten teams, the same number as in the most recent World Cup. However, the One-Day International (ODI) rankings were not the primary method for qualifying; rather, it was via the new ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, which was a series of matches contested between 2020 and 2023. The eight teams who finished in first through eighth position in the Super League were automatically qualified for the World Cup. However, as hosts, India, who ended in fourth place, were assured a spot. The 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier was held in June and July 2023 and included competition between the lowest five clubs from the Super League and the top five rated affiliate sides. At stake were the last two spots in the tournament.


After losing to Scotland in the qualifying round, West Indies were unable to advance to the next round of the competition and will thus not be participating in the tournament for the first time ever. This means that West Indies will be the only team to have ever won the competition and not be present. Full members Ireland and Zimbabwe were also eliminated from qualifying, which means that three of the four full members that competed in the knock-out qualification round were eliminated, with just Sri Lanka advancing to the next round. The elimination match between associate members Scotland and the Netherlands decided who would earn the last qualifying berth. The Netherlands emerged victorious in the elimination round, securing themselves the lone remaining position in the competition’s championship round.

Means of qualificationDateVenueBerthsQualified
Host nation1 India
ICC Super League30 July 2020 – 14 May 2023Various7
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Australia
  •  Bangladesh
  •  England
  •  New Zealand
  •  Pakistan
  •  South Africa
Qualifier18 June – 9 July 2023Zimbabwe2
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  Netherlands

Trophy Tour:

On June 26, 2023, exactly one hundred days before the start of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) made the announcement on the tour of the tournament’s trophy. After being carried 120,000 feet (37 kilometers) into the sky by a balloon, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy was dropped down at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to kick off the Tour. At the height of the trophy’s ascent, a series of photographs were shot of it by several cameras. After traveling to a number of different nations, the trophy will finally make its way back to the nation that hosted the event on September 4, 2023.

Key Players to Watch:

Cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the performances of some of the world’s best players. From Virat Kohli to Joe Root and Babar Azam to Kane Williamson, the tournament will witness stellar performances from these cricketing giants.


The competition will take held at stadiums located all around India, totaling 10 in total. While Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata will play host to the first and second semi-finals, respectively, the final will be played in Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contributed financing for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of stadiums. The grass playing field, drainage system, seating, and hospitality boxes of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium were all recently renovated. The outfield, the floodlights, the corporate boxes, and the restrooms at Wankhede Stadium have all been renovated. At the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, new floodlights were erected, and two wickets were relaid.

Anticipated Matches:

Several high-voltage encounters are on the horizon. Matches like India vs. Pakistan, Australia vs. England, and South Africa vs. West Indies are expected to draw massive viewership and create cricketing history.


On August 19, the International Cricket Council (ICC) made the official announcement of the mascots that would be used throughout the World Cup. Shortly after the announcement, a ceremony was conducted in Gurugram, Delhi, featuring two U-19 World Cup-winning captains, Shafali Verma and Yash Dhull. The male and female mascots will be based on characters from the fictitious cricketing paradise known as Crictoverse. Additionally, it signifies both gender equality and gender variety, as well as distinctive qualities and characteristics.

Prize money:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that the prize money for the World Cup would be US$4 million for the victor, US$2 million for the runner-up, and US$1 million for all other participants. The quarterfinalists who did not advance will each get $800,000 for their efforts.[32] The amount of prize money for this year’s competition is same as this one. Ten million dollars’ worth of prize money will be up for grabs during the competition. The following breakdown of how much money each team will get is depending on their performance in the tournament:
Stage Teams Prize money (US$) Total (US$)
Winner 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Runner-up 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Losing semi-finalists 2 $800,000 $1,600,000
Winner of each league stage match 45 $40,000 $1,800,000
Teams that do not pass the league stage 6 $100,000 $600,000
Total $10,000,000

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table:

Each team will play the other nine teams once in the group stage for a total of 45 matches.
  • Four teams advance to the final stage.
Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1  Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0
2  Australia 0 0 0 0 0
3  Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0
4  England 0 0 0 0 0
5  India (H) 0 0 0 0 0
6  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0
7  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0
8  Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0
9  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0
10  Sri Lanka 0 0 0 0 0
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Wins; 3) Net run rate; 4) Results of games between tied teams; 5) Pre-tournament seeding (H) Host

The top four teams will qualify for the Semi-finals.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Fixtures:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Outright Odds:

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