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2023 Cricket World Cup Schedule, Host, Teams, Venues, Format & Qualifiers (Fixtures)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:

The upcoming world cup 2023 will be the 13th edition of the cricket world cup. Every cricket fan waits to watch the top teams fighting to rule the cricketing world.  The event was supposed to be played from February 9th, 2023 to March 26th, 2023. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic International Cricket Council (ICC) rescheduled it.

2023 Cricket World Cup
2023 Cricket World Cup

2023 Cricket World Cup Schedule:

According to the latest updates from ICC the 13th edition of cricket world cup will begin on October 26th, 2023 and the final will be played on November 26th, 2023.

ICC hasn’t released the complete world cup 2023 schedule. We’ll update it on our site as soon as it is released.

EventHostsScheduleParticipating Teams
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super LeagueVariousJuly 2020 – March 2023Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2VariousAugust 2019 – February 2023Associate members ranked 14th – 20th in ICC World Cricket League (WCL)
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge LeagueVariousSeptember 2019 – December 2022Associate members ranked 21st – 32nd in ICC World Cricket League (WCL)
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-OffTBA20234 Bottom teams of League 2
Top 2 teams of Challenge League
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup QualifierZimbabwe18 June 2023 – 9 July 20235 Bottom teams of Super League
Top 3 teams of League 2
Top 2 Teams of Qualifier Play-off
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023India26 October 2023 – 26 November 2023Hosts (India)
Top 7 teams of Super League
Top 2 teams of Qualifier
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule

2023 cricket world cup host:

For the first time, India will host the world’s biggest cricketing event solely. Previously they have co-hosted the tournament with:

  • India & Pakistan (1987)
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka & India (1996)
  • Sri Lanka, India & Bangladesh (2011)


10 teams will be playing in the tournament. The top 8 teams from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League rankings will be qualified for the world cup group stage. The remaining 2 teams will be the top 2 teams of the world cup qualifier. The anticipated cricket world cup 2023 teams are:

  1. India (hosts) (Q)
  2. England
  3. Australia
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Pakistan
  6. New Zealand
  7. Afghanistan
  8. West Indies
  9. TBC (to be confirmed)
  10. TBC (to be confirmed)


The format of the tournament will be the same as of the previous world cup 2019. Every team will play with the remaining teams. The event will be played in a round-robin format. The top 2 teams from both groups (A and B – total 4 teams) will qualify for the semi-finals & the winner of both semi-finals will advance to the finale.

Defending champions:

England is the defending champion in the event

England won the 2019 world cup in a thriller match defeating New Zealand in super over by boundaries count after the match was tied both in 50 over innings and super over.

2019 world cup winners
2019 world cup winners

Qualification Pathway:

  • India as the host of the world cup is qualified by default.
  • The top 7 teams from the super league of the world cup will qualify for the event. (30 July 2020 to 31 May 2023).
  • The remaining 2 teams will qualify by playing the 2023 cricket world cup qualifier in Zimbabwe (18 June 2023 to 9 July 2023).
Qualification Pathway for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Qualification Pathway for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Source Wikipedia


ICC hasn’t announced the venues of the cwc2023 yet. We have compiled a list of 12 stadiums based on different factors, where most probably the world cup matches will be played. Below are the name & details of 2023 cricket world cup venues:

1Sardar Patel Stadium120,000Ahmedabad
2Eden Gardens68,000Kolkata
3Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium55,000Hyderabad
4MA Chidambaram Stadium50,000Chennai
5Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium45,000Nagpur
6Feroz shah kotla41,842Delhi
7M Chinnaswami Stadium40,000Banglore
8Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium37,000Pune
10Green Park Stadium32,000Kanpur
11Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium28,500Rajkot
12Punjab Cricket Association Stadium27,000Mohali
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues

World Cup Winners (History):

1975EnglandWest IndiesAustralia West Indies won by 17 runs
1979EnglandWest IndiesEnglandWest Indies won by 92 runs
1983EnglandIndiaWest IndiesIndia won by 43 runs
1987India & PakistanAustraliaEnglandAustralia won by 7 runs.
1992Australia & New ZealandPakistanEnglandPakistan won by 22 runs
1996Pakistan, Sri Lanka & IndiaSri LankaAustraliaSri Lanka won by 7 wickets
1999EnglandAustraliaPakistanAustralia won by 8 wickets
2003South AfricaAustraliaIndiaAustralia won by 125 runs
2007West IndiesAustraliaSri LankaAustralia won by 53 runs
2011India, Bangladesh & Sri LankaIndiaSri LankaIndia won by 6 wickets
2015Australia & New ZealandAustraliaNew ZealandAustralia won by 7 wickets
2019EnglandEnglandNew ZealandEngland won in Super Over
ICC Men’s World Cup Winner History

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):

Q. Who will host the 2023 cricket world cup?

Answer: India (BCCI) will host the 2023 cricket world cup.

Q. Who will win the world cup in 2023?

Answer: India has a great chance to win the 13th edition of world cup as they are the home side and will be playing under their known conditions.

Q. Which teams will play in 2023 cricket world cup?

Answer: Hosts (India) and top 7 teams from world cup super league (England, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, West Indies) and top 2 teams of Qualifier round will play the cricket world cup 2023.

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