The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 or the ICC ODI World Cup is just a handful of days away. The ODI World Cup is arguably the biggest competition in cricket, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) every four years. Till date, 12 editions of the competition has taken place.
ICC ODI World Cup history:
The ICC Cricket World Cup began in 1975 with England hosting the first three editions. Eight teams participated in the first edition and West Indies won the inaugural edition by beating Australia in the final. The Caribbean outfit won the second edition as well, before India beat them in the final of the third edition.
The World Cup ventured beyond England’s borders for the first time in 1987, with India and Pakistan as joint hosts. One of the major changes that took place during that edition was the reduction in the number of overs per innings, from 60 to 50. Australia clinched the title by defeating bitter rivals England in final.
In 1992, the ICC Men’s cricket World Cup took place in Australia and New Zealand, marking the advent of colored clothing and day-night matches. Pakistan emerged victorious as England ended up on the losing side once again. Four years later in 1996, the World Cup was co-hosted by India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka became the third Asian team after India and Pakistan to win the World Cup. They had defeated Australia in the final in Lahore. From 1999 to 2007, Australia thoroughly dominated ODIs and won three World Cup titles in a row. In 2011, India prevented Australia from winning the tournament for the fourth time in a row. India also became the first team to win the World Cup on home soil.
But four years later, Australia reclaimed the ODI World Cup by winning it on home turf. And in the last edition of the ICC Men World Cup, England finally ended their long wait for an ODI World Cup title. They beat New Zealand in the final.
Australia are the most successful team in the history of the World Cup, having won it five times. The only other teams who have won the tournament more than once are West Indies (2) and India (2). Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have each won it once.
Winners of ICC World Cup list:
|1987||India and Pakistan||Australia||England|
|1992||Australia and New Zealand||Pakistan||England|
|1996||Pakistan and India||Sri Lanka||Australia|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||Sri Lanka|
|2011||India and Bangladesh||India||Sri Lanka|
|2015||Australia and New Zealand||Australia||New Zealand|
|2019||England and Wales||England||New Zealand|
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023:
The latest ICC Men’s World Cup is taking place in 2023, and it’s being held in India from October 5 to November 19. While India have co-hosted the competition three times in the past, they will be hosting it alone for the very firs time. The forthcoming competition will be the thirteenth edition of the ICC World Cup tournament.
A total of ten teams will fight it out for the ODI supremacy in the upcoming ICC World Cup tournament. A round-robin stage where every team plays against each other once will be followed by the semifinals and the final. After the round-robin games, the top four teams will go into the knockout stage.
ICC World Cup 2023 team list:
ICC World Cup 2023 venues:
The upcoming World Cup tournament will be played across 10 venues. The tournament-opener and the final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad while the semifinals will take place in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Additionally, the warm-up matches will be held from 29 September to 3 October 2023 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati, and Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
ICC World Cup 2023 schedule:
Here is the 2023 ICC World Cup match list:
|England vs New Zealand||October 5||Ahmedabad|
|Pakistan vs Netherlands||October 6||Hyderabad|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (D)||October 7||Dharamsala|
|South Africa vs Sri Lanka||October 7||Delhi|
|India vs Australia||October 8||Chennai|
|New Zealand vs Netherlands||October 9||Hyderabad|
|England vs Bangladesh (D)||October 10||Dharamsala|
|Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||October 10||Hyderabad|
|India vs Afghanistan||October 11||Delhi|
|Australia vs South Africa||October 12||Lucknow|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh||October 13||Chennai|
|India vs Pakistan||October 14||Ahmedabad|
|England vs Afghanistan||October 15||Delhi|
|Australia vs Sri Lanka||October 16||Lucknow|
|South Africa vs Netherlands||October 17||Dharamsala|
|New Zealand vs Afghanistan||October 18||Chennai|
|India vs Bangladesh||October 19||Pune|
|Australia vs Pakistan||October 20||Bengaluru|
|Netherlands vs Sri Lanka (D)||October 21||Lucknow|
|England vs South Africa||October 21||Mumbai|
|India vs New Zealand||October 22||Dharamsala|
|Pakistan vs Afghanistan||October 23||Chennai|
|South Africa vs Bangladesh||October 24||Mumbai|
|Australia vs Netherlands||October 25||Delhi|
|England vs Sri Lanka||October 26||Bengaluru|
|Pakistan vs South Africa||October 27||Chennai|
|Australia vs New Zealand (D)||October 28||Dharamsala|
|Netherlands vs Bangladesh||October 28||Kolkata|
|India vs England||October 29||Lucknow|
|Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||October 30||Pune|
|Pakistan vs Bangladesh||October 31||Kolkata|
|New Zealand vs South Africa||November 1||Pune|
|India vs Sri Lanka||November 2||Mumbai|
|Netherlands vs Afghanistan||November 3||Lucknow|
|New Zealand vs Pakistan (D)||November 4||Bengaluru|
|England vs Australia||November 4||Ahmedabad|
|India vs South Africa||November 5||Kolkata|
|Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||November 6||Delhi|
|Australia vs Afghanistan||November 7||Mumbai|
|England vs Netherlands||November 8||Pune|
|New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||November 9||Bengaluru|
|South Africa vs Afghanistan||November 10||Ahmedabad|
|Australia vs Bangladesh (D)||November 11||Pune|
|England vs Pakistan||November 11||Kolkata|
|India vs Netherlands||November 12||Bengaluru|
|Semifinal 1||November 15||Mumbai|
|Semifinal 2||November 16||Kolkata|
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 – All Squads:
Afghanistan World Cup squad:
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.
Australia World Cup squad:
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Bangladesh World Cup squad: Yet to be announced
England World Cup squad:
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.
India World Cup squad:
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, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Netherlands World Cup squad:
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.
New Zealand World Cup squad:
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.
Pakistan World Cup squad: Yet to be announced
South Africa World Cup squad:
Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Sri Lanka squad: Yet to be announced