Amidst all the world cup excitement, India will start their campaign on 8 October against the Kangaroos. Indians will play their first match against the Aussies on 8 October in Chennai. We all know that India is one of the most formidable squads in the ODI format. IPL has helped these cricketers hone their skills for the limited formats of the game.
Related: ICC World Cup Schedule 2023 PDF
But is that enough to win the world cup? In this article, we will talk about India’s campaign in the group stages and all the critical matches they have to play during their campaign. We will also talk about what Sunil Gavaskar had to say about the schedule.
So without wasting any more time, let’s get into the enthralling details of one of the best ODI teams in the world.
India’s Schedule for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup
So we will not waste more time chatting and get down to business. Here is the full schedule for the Indian team.
|Sunday, October 8, 2023
|IND v AUS
|Wednesday, October 11, 2023
|IND v AFG
|Sunday, October 15, 2023
|IND v PAK
|Thursday, October 19, 2023
|IND v BAN
|Sunday, October 22, 2023
|IND v NZ
|Sunday, October 29, 2023
|IND v ENG
|Thursday, November 2, 2023
|IND v SL
|Sunday, November 5, 2023
|IND v SA
|Saturday, November 11, 2023
|IND v Q1
India vs. Australia
India vs. Australia is going to be a match to see. Both teams are considered to be the strongest in the ODI format. Aussies will be looking forward to winning this match against a strong team. India will be eyeing the same thing. Let’s see who wins the match.
Read:- Pakistan Squad 2023 CWC
India vs. Pakistan
The El-Clasico of cricket is one of the most extensive face-offs in the cricket fraternity. You would lie if you said you weren’t interested in this match. India will have to prove themselves in this match.
Players are not going to show any pressure on faces, but the current populist environment is going to make it hard for them not to take the pressure for this game. Let’s see how things turned out to be.
India vs. New Zealand
Okay, India was thrashed by New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 world cup. The Kiwis destroyed any hopes for the Indians to reach the finale and win the world cup for the next time. It will be interesting to see how the Indians will pay them back for the 2019 defeat.
Sunil Gavaskar’s thoughts
Sunil Gavaskar, India’s great batsman, has shared his thoughts on this matter. He said it is good that India will face off against complex and big teams like Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand early on in the tournament.
He expressed his concerns that it may become difficult for India if they played these teams in must-win matches. Playing against weaker teams in the tournament’s later stages will help them play without pressure.
So, India is starting their campaign on 8 October against Australia. The Chennai pitch is going to favor the spinners a lot. It may be a worry that Australians have to counter. Ashwin and Jadeja will give a tough time to Aussie batsmen. Meanwhile, fans eagerly await the India vs. Pakistan clash in Ahmedabad on 15 October 2023. Amongst all the action, Gavaskar thinks it is good that India will play these difficult matches early on.
It seems like India will start on a good note. Let’s see what they will offer to the crowd.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the 2023 ODI World Cup schedule?
You can find the schedule on our website by clicking here.
Which group will participate in the 2023 ODI World Cup?
There is no group stage this time. The format of the game is Round Robin and then knockouts
Where will be the 2023 Cricket World Cup held in India?
You can read about the venues for the 2023 world cup here.
Is World Cup 2023 schedule announced?
Yes, the schedule has been announced.
When will Asia Cup start in 2023?
The tournament will start on 31 August 2023.