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The cricketing world is gearing up for one of its most highly anticipated events – the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. This quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with teams from across the globe converging on the cricket-crazy nation of India. Scheduled to be held from 5th October to 19th November 2023, this tournament is set to captivate the hearts of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

A Grand Stage in India

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India, often hailed as the Mecca of cricket, is the chosen host for this edition of the World Cup. The nation’s rich cricketing history, passionate fans, and world-class venues make it the perfect setting for this prestigious event. From the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata to the modern marvel of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the tournament will be played in some of the most historic and state-of-the-art cricket grounds.

Venue

VENUEDATELOCATION
1.England vs New ZealandThu, 5th Oct Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
2.Pakistan vs Netherlands Fri, 6th OctRGI Stadium, Hyderabad
3.Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sat, 7th Oct HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
4.South Africa vs Sri Lanka Sat, 7th Oct Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
5.India vs AustraliaSun, 8th OctMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6.New Zealand vs NetherlandsMon, 9th OctRGI Stadium, Hyderabad
7.England vs BangladeshTue, 10th OctHPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
8.Pakistan vs Sri LankaTue, 10th OctRGI Stadium, Hyderabad
9.India vs AfghanistanWed, 11th OctArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
10.Australia vs South AfricaThu, 12th OctEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
11.New Zealand vs BangladeshFri, 13th OctMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
12.India vs PakistanSat, 14th OctNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
13.England vs AfghanistanSun, 15th OctArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
14.Australia vs Sri LankaMon, 16th OctEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
15.South Africa vs NetherlandsTue, 17th OctHPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
16.New Zealand vs AfghanistanWed, 18th OctMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
17.India vs BangladeshThu, 19th OctMCA Stadium, Pune
18.Australia vs PakistanFri, 20th OctM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
19.Netherlands vs Sri LankaSat, 21st OctEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
20.England vs South AfricaSat, 21st OctWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
21.India vs New ZealandSun, 22nd OctHPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
22.Pakistan vs AfghanistanMon, 23rd OctMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
23.South Africa vs BangladeshTue, 24th OctWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
24.Australia vs NetherlandsWed, 25th OctArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
25.England vs Sri LankaThu, 26th OctM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
26.Pakistan vs South AfricaFri, 27th OctMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
27.Australia vs New ZealandSat, 28th OctHPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
28.Netherlands vs BangladeshSat, 28th OctEden Gardens, Kolkata
29.India vs EnglandSun, 29th OctEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
30.Afghanistan vs Sri LankaMon, 29th Oct MCA Stadium, Pune
31.Pakistan vs BangladeshTue, 30th OctEden Gardens, Kolkata
32.New Zealand vs South AfricaWed, 1st NovMCA Stadium, Pune
33.India vs Sri LankaThu, 2nd NovWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
34.Netherlands vs AfghanistanFri, 3rd NovEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
35.New Zealand vs PakistanSat, 4th NovM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
36.England vs AustraliaSat, 4th NovNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
37.India vs South AfricaSun, 5th NovEden Gardens, Kolkata
38.Bangladesh vs Sri LankaMon, 6th NovArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
39.Australia vs AfghanistanTue, 7th NovWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
40.England vs NetherlandsWed, 8th NovMCA Stadium, Pune
41.New Zealand vs Sri LankaThu, 9th NovM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
42.South Africa vs AfghanistanFri, 10th NovNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
43.Australia vs BangladeshSat, 11th NovMCA Stadium, Pune
44.England vs PakistanSat, 11th NovEden Gardens, Kolkata
45.India vs Netherlands Sun, 12th NovM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
46.Semifinal 1 (1st vs 4th) Wed, 15th Nov Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
47.Semifinal 2 (2nd vs 3rd) Thu, 16th Nov Eden Gardens, Kolkata
48.SF1 W vs SF2 W Sun, 19th NovNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

The Teams

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The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will feature ten of the world’s top cricketing nations, all vying for the ultimate glory. These teams will be determined through a rigorous qualification process, ensuring that only the best of the best make it to the grand stage. With the usual suspects like India, Australia, England, and Pakistan, and the potential for some emerging cricketing powerhouses, fans can expect high-quality, competitive matches throughout the tournament.

Here are the team squads that are expected to participate in the 13th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup:

1. India(@BCCI)

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

2. Australia(@CricketAus)

Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

3. England(@englandcricket)

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.

4. Pakistan(@cricketpakcompk)

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.

5. South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.

6. New Zealand(@blackcapsnz)

Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

7. Netherlands

Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.

8. Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha

9. Bangladesh

Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

10. Afghanistan

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.

Format

The format of the 13th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is expected to follow the round-robin style, where each team plays against every other team in a league stage. The top four teams will then progress to the knockout stage, consisting of semi-finals and a final showdown, where the coveted trophy will be at stake.

Expectations and Rivalries

As with every Cricket World Cup, there are always thrilling storylines and intense rivalries to look forward to. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will once again set the stage on fire, igniting passions and emotions across borders. Australia’s quest for a record-extending seventh World Cup title will be closely watched, while England will aim to defend their title after their maiden victory in 2019.

Key Players to Watch

The tournament will feature some of the world’s best cricketing talent. Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, and Babar Azam are expected to lead their respective teams with style and grace. The bowlers will be equally crucial, with the likes of Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed siraj, Trent Boult, and Rashid Khan aiming to make a significant impact.

Global Impact

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The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is more than just a sporting event; it’s a global celebration of the sport. Millions of fans will come together to support their teams, with countless others tuning in from around the world. The World Cup has the power to unite nations and transcend boundaries, fostering a sense of camaraderie among cricket fans of diverse backgrounds.

Previous host

  • 1975 – England: The inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup took place in England. The West Indies emerged as the champions, defeating Australia in the final at Lord’s. This tournament laid the foundation for the future of ODI cricket.
  • 1979 – England: The West Indies continued their dominance, winning their second consecutive World Cup by defeating England in the final, once again held at Lord’s.
  • 1983 – England: A historic moment in cricket history, as India, led by Kapil Dev, lifted the trophy by beating the West Indies in the final at Lord’s. This victory marked India’s first-ever World Cup win.
  • 1987 – India and Pakistan (Co-hosts): The tournament was co-hosted by India and Pakistan, and Australia emerged as champions, defeating England in the final held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.
  • 1992 – Australia and New Zealand (Co-hosts): Pakistan, captained by Imran Khan, claimed their first World Cup title by defeating England in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 1996 – India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (Co-hosts): Sri Lanka, led by Arjuna Ranatunga, won their first World Cup by defeating Australia in the final in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1999 – England: Australia won their second World Cup, defeating Pakistan in the final at Lord’s. Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath played pivotal roles in Australia’s victory.
  • 2003 – South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya (Co-hosts): Australia continued their dominance, winning their third consecutive World Cup by defeating India in the final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 2007 – West Indies: Australia made it four World Cup victories in a row by defeating Sri Lanka in the final held at Kensington Oval, Barbados. This was Adam Gilchrist’s memorable final innings.
  • 2011 – India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh (Co-hosts): India, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, won their second World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India.
  • 2015 – Australia and New Zealand (Co-hosts): Australia clinched their fifth World Cup title by defeating New Zealand in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 2019 – England: England won their first-ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup by defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord’s. The match ended in a dramatic super over, and England won on boundary count.

These past editions of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup have seen a rich history of cricketing excellence, with various teams rising to the occasion and producing memorable moments. As cricket fans eagerly await the 13th edition in 2023, the tournament’s legacy continues to grow, showcasing the global appeal and passion for the sport.

Winners

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West Indies (1975 and 1979): The West Indies, led by the likes of Clive Lloyd and Vivian Richards, dominated the early years of the World Cup. Their team was known for its formidable pace attack and aggressive batting. They brought an exciting and dynamic brand of cricket to the tournament, winning the first two editions in 1975 and 1979.

1. Australia (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015)

Australia is the most successful team in World Cup history, with a total of five titles. They are known for their consistency, powerful batting, and formidable bowling attack. Players like Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, and Adam Gilchrist played crucial roles in Australia’s World Cup victories.

2. India (1983 and 2011)

India’s cricketing history was forever changed in 1983 when Kapil Dev’s team achieved an unexpected triumph. Their win in 1983 was marked by a memorable innings from Kapil Dev himself and a spirited all-round performance. In 2011, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, India claimed their second World Cup, led by a balanced squad of experienced and young talent.

3. Pakistan (1992)

Under the inspirational leadership of Imran Khan, Pakistan achieved its first World Cup victory in 1992. Their team showcased resilience and determination, epitomized by their performance in the final against England in Melbourne.

4. Sri Lanka (1996)

Sri Lanka, led by Arjuna Ranatunga and inspired by the brilliance of Aravinda de Silva, clinched their first World Cup in 1996. Their attacking brand of cricket and strong spin bowling made them a force to be reckoned with.

5. England (2019)

England’s long wait for a World Cup victory finally came to an end in 2019. Eoin Morgan’s team won a dramatic final against New Zealand in a super over, making them champions for the first time. Their batting prowess and aggressive style of play were key to their success.

These World Cup-winning teams have left an indelible mark on cricket history, with their unique styles of play and memorable performances. Each victory represents the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence, making them legendary in the annals of cricket. As the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup approaches, cricket fans eagerly anticipate which team will etch their name in the history books as the next champion.

Conclusion

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The 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup promises to be a cricketing extravaganza like no other. With India as the host, a fiercely competitive lineup of teams, and the world’s best players ready to showcase their talent, cricket fans are in for a treat. As the tournament unfolds, it will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark in the annals of cricketing history, reinforcing the sport’s status as one of the most beloved and celebrated pastimes across the globe. So, gear up for an unforgettable journey as the cricketing world unites in India for the 13th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup!

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