“India’s ODI World Cup Warm-Up Match Schedule Revealed: Two Opponents and Match Dates Announced”
The ICC has announced the schedule for warm-up games prior to the start of the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. These warm-up games are scheduled to take place before to the main competition, which begins on October 5. From September 29 to October 3rd, three distinct locations—Guwahati, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram will host the warm-up games.
Additionally, starting on August 25th, fans will have the thrilling opportunity to purchase tickets and attend the warm-up games in person at the stadium. It’s important to remember that these games won’t be recognized as genuine ODI games.
— ICC (@ICC) August 23, 2023
India will play in two exhibition games before facing Australia in the tournament’s opener. India will play England on September 30 and the Netherlands on October 3 in these warm-up matches. On the same days as India’s fixtures, Pakistan will play two exhibition games against New Zealand and Australia under the direction of Babar Azam. All of these games will take place day and night and start at 2 pm IST.
Check the full warm-up match schedule:
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up match fixtures (All matches start at 14h00 IST):
Friday, 29 September
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
South Africa v Afghanistan, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
New Zealand v Pakistan, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Saturday, 30 September
India v England, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Australia v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Monday, 2 October
England v Bangladesh, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
New Zealand v South Africa, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Tuesday, 3 October
Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
India v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Pakistan v Australia, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
On October 8th, India will meet Australia at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium to kick off their World Cup campaign. The highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14 will thereafter command the attention of the cricketing globe. Due to the sporadic matches between the two countries in international cricket, which are related to tense political relations, this match is of utmost importance. While India and Pakistan will face off at the Asia Cup in 2023, the World Cup stage raises the stakes and requires players to possess extraordinary talents and steadfast composure as they battle nerves to win.