Do you recall the days when not just the family but the entire country gathered to watch a cricket match while fervently supporting Team India? When women make sure that all the chores are finished before the game. And all the fathers arrive early from their office. Moreover, kids complete their homework and make sure the televisions work well. Yes, we are discussing the World Cup! The news would thrill the entire country, not only cricket fans.
India Vs Pakistan On October 15?
Although the exact dates for World Cup have not yet been made public, India and Pakistan have agreed to play on October 15 at Ahmedabad, according to a report by ESPNCricinfo. Read on to learn more.
Venues For The World Cup
The highly anticipated India vs Pakistan match in the ODI World Cup, which is slated to take place in October-November across India, will be played at the enormous Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Although the precise dates have not yet been revealed, a report from ESPNCricinfo claims that the two bitter rivals will square off on October 15.
Dates And Matches
The report additionally stated that the tournament would begin on October 5 with England and New Zealand, who faced off in the final of the last edition, and that India will begin their campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.
According to the report, BCCI sent the ICC a draft schedule for their review before sending it to the participating nations. Once ICC has comments, a decision will be made, and the final draft is anticipated to be made public by the end of the next week.
The semifinal and final matchup locations have not yet been decided. The semifinals are most likely to take place on November 15 and 16, while the final match is reportedly scheduled for November 19, and Ahmedabad will serve as the venue.
According to the report, India will play their league games at the following nine venues:
- Ind vs Aus, October 8, Chennai
- Ind vs Afg, October 11, Delhi
- Ind vs Pak, October 15, Ahmedabad
- Ind vs Ban, Oct 19, Pune
- Ind vs NZ, Oct 22, Dharamsala
- Ind vs Eng, October 29, Lucknow
- Ind vs qualifier, November 2, Mumbai
- Ind vs SA, November 5, Kolkata
- Ind vs qualifier, November 11, Bengaluru
Other Big Clashes
In the meantime, Pakistan is scheduled to play games at five different locations. The neighbors will face two qualifying teams on October 6 and 12 in Hyderabad, Australia on October 20 in Bengaluru, Afghanistan on October 23 and South Africa on October 27 in Chennai, Bangladesh on October 31 in Kolkata, New Zealand on November 5 in Bengaluru for a day match, and England on November 12 in Kolkata.
Furthermore, Australia will face off against New Zealand in Dharamsala on October 29, and they will meet England in an important encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 4. On November 1, New Zealand and South Africa will square off in Pune.
World Cup Full Schedule
A total of 10 teams will compete in 48 matches throughout the World Cup. India, England, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa are the nations that have already been qualified.
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) June 27, 2023
In June-July, two more seats will be filled in a qualification tournament in Zimbabwe. The West Indies and Sri Lanka, two previous champions, will compete in this event. The Netherlands, Ireland, Nepal, Oman, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates, and host Zimbabwe will go with them.