The 2023 edition of the ICC ODI World Cup will be held in India. India is hosting the mega tournament for the first time all by itself. The competition will begin on October 5 in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium when the defending champions, England, take against New Zealand.
The sides placed second in 2019 and 2015. The Men’s World Cup will be played in a round-robin style this time, with each team playing the other nine times. The top four scoring teams will then compete in the semifinals. Continue reading to learn about the Semi Final Equations and New Rules for ODI.
The World Cup Semifinal Equations
At the MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 8, Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, will play host to Australia, the five-time defending World Cup champions. A victory over Australia would greatly boost the Indian team’s morale as they would want to start their campaign on a successful note.
For a team to safely advance to the semifinals, they must win at least seven of their nine games. This would put them in a secure position, and as rain has ruined numerous exhibition games, it may also do so in a few World Cup games.
The qualification scenario will heavily depend on a team’s net run rate if several of the games are rained out. Teams must, therefore, make sure that they not only win as many games as they can but that they also win them decisively.
ICC’s New Rules
No boundary may be shorter than 70 meters. The curators have been instructed to maintain tracks with more grass to reduce the dew factor.
One of the most exciting championship matches in tournament history was the 2019 World Cup final. After both teams deadlocked in the super-over, England defeated New Zealand using the boundary count method. The boundary count rule won’t be followed under the new regulations. Moreover, the teams will play additional super over if the first one ends in a tie.
Soft signals won’t be taken into account. According to this rule, the third umpire may follow the on-field umpire’s soft signal if he is unable to reach a conclusion after receiving a review because there is insufficient evidence. In contrast, this regulation will not be followed in the forthcoming ODI World Cup 2023.
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