The 2023 ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup is the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup. The tournament is being hosted by India, already began on 5 October and will conclude on 19 November 2023. Ten national teams - Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka are participating. England are the defending champions, having won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final.
India are hosting the Men's Cricket World Cup solely for the first time. The tournament is taking place in ten different stadiums. The first and second semi-finals will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata respectively. At the same time, the final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad.
India and South Africa are the first two teams to qualify for the Semi-Finals. Australia is the third qualified team. Now, New Zealand becomes the fourth team to qualify for the 4th spot. India will face Netherlands on November 12 in their last group game of the campaign. They are unbeatable with 8 wins in 8 games. On the other side, 2nd placed South Africa have lost only two games out of their 9 group games.
Australia started the campaign poorly with 2 losses in 2 straight games but they found themselves back and registered 7 wins in a row to take the 3rd spot in the points table. New Zealand had a rollercoaster ride on their way to qualification for the Semi-Finals. They finished at the 4th spot with 5 victories and 4 losses.
India will face New Zealand in the 1st Semi Final at the Wankhede Stadium on 15th November, Wednesday. The match will commence at 2 pm IST.
Meanwhile, Australia will face 2nd finished South Africa in the 2nd Semi-Final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens Stadium on 16th November, Thursday. That match will also commence at 2 pm IST.
The Final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad on Sunday, 19 November, where a packed crowd will be waiting for the climax of the 13th edition of the tournament.
2023 ODI World Cup Knockout Stage:
Semi-final 1: India v New Zealand, Wednesday November 15, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Semi-final 2: South Africa v Australia, Thursday November 16, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Final: India / New Zealand v South Africa / Australia, Sunday November 19, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad