World Cup 2023
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be the 13th edition of the quadrennial tournament and it is being held entirely in India this time around. A host of top cricket stars from around the world are taking part in the ODI showpiece which will see a total of 48 matches to be played across 46 days. The four teams that will top the world cup 2023 points table will enter the semi-finals. India qualified for the 2023 world cup as host while seven teams made the cut through Super League.
Two teams - Sri Lanka and Netherlands - completed the line up through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. Australia are the most successful team in the cricket world cup history having won the title five times while India and West Indies (did not qualify) have won it twice each. England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won once each.
Memorable Encounters in ICC World Cup
1. Australia vs South Africa, 1999
One of the greatest ever matches in cricket history. After keeping Australia to 213-all out, South Africa put themselves in a good spot and needed 1 run to win from three deliveries with a wicket remaining. A mix-up between Lance Kulsener and Allan Donald meant the former was run out and the contest ended in a tie.
2. England vs New Zealand, 2019
Again, a tie. And that too in a world cup final. Thankfully, there was Super Over. It also ended in a tie. Boundary count decided the winner.
3. England vs Ireland, 2011
Ireland, the minnows were set 328 to win by England in a world cup clash. Enter Kevin O Brian. He belted the fastest century in world cup history to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win.
4. India vs Zimbabwe 1983
India were reduced to 17/5 and then 77/6. Enter Kapil Dev and he perhaps the greatest ever knock in world cup history. The legendary allrounder belted 16 fours and six sixes to make an unbeaten 175 helping his team to a match winning total.
5. India vs West Indies, 1983
India ended West Indies dominance with a win for the ages. In the final of the world cup, India were bowled out for 183. Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal shared three wickets apiece as West Indies crumbled to 140-all out and India became the world champion.
History of ICC World Cup Winners
1. 1975 World Cup
West Indies won the inaugural ODI World Cup under the captaincy of the great Clive Lloyd.
2. 1979 World Cup
West Indies defended their title with Clive Lloyd again captaining them to world domination.
3. 1983 World Cup
Beating all the odds, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, India defeated West Indies to lift the trophy.
4. 1987 World Cup
Australia, under the captaincy of Allan Border, became the third ever team to win the title.
5. 1992 World Cup>
Imran Khan came back from retirement to star and guide Pakistan to their maiden world title.
6. 1996 World Cup
Arjuna Ranatunga was the captain as Sri Lanka became the latest team to win the ODI world cup.
7. 1999 World Cup
Australia equaled record of West Indies for winning titles. Steve Waugh was their captain.
8. 2003 World Cup
An unbeaten Australia stormed a third title with Ricky Ponting at the helm.
9. 2007 World Cup
Australia completed a hat-trick of world cup titles with Ricky Ponting winning his second trophy as captain.
10. 2011 World Cup
MS Dhoni finished it in style as the India captain brought home the trophy after 28-year-await.
11. 2015 World Cup
Michael Clarke was the captain as Australia won a record-extending fifth ODI world title.
12. 2019 World Cup
In a nerve-shredding final, England beat New Zealand to end their wait for a first ever ODI world title.
When and where is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 being held?
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is being held in India. The World Cup will be held from October 5 to November 19. India is playing host for the fourth time. However, it's the first time that India is solely hosting the ODI World Cup.
Which teams are participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
There are a total of 10 teams taking part in the Cricket World Cup 2023. They are India, England, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Netherlands and Afghanistan.
What is the format of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
The format of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is based on round-robin league. The world cup fixtures have been set so that each team plays the other at least once. The top-four teams after this round will qualify for the semi-finals. The winner of the cricket world cup semi-finals will then face each other in the final.
Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches be played?
The 2023 World Cup matches will be played across 10 cities in India. These are Delhi, Dharamsala, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
How can I buy tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tickets can be purchashed on ICC's official website and BookMyShow.
What are the prize money and player of the tournament awards for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
The ICC Cricket World Cup winner will be awarded USD 4,0000,000. The runner-up will receive USD 2,000,000. The losing semi-finalists will each get 8,00,000. The ICC Cricket World Cup teams that fail to qualify for the semi-finals will receive USD 1,00,000 each. The winning team of matches during the round-robin stage will pocket USD 40,000 each.
What are the key matches to watch in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
World's top teams are taking part in the Cricket World Cup 2023. The key world cup fixtures to watch are: India vs Pakistan, England vs Australia, India vs Australia, England vs New Zealand, India vs New Zealand and Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka.
Who are the top players to watch in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
2023 World Cup will see participation of top cricket superstars in India. The top players to watch out for at the Cricket World Cup are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Jos Buttler, Babar Azam, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan, Shaheen Afridi, Hardik Pandya, David Warner and more.
What date will the ICC World Cup final 2023 be played?
The World Cup 2023 final will be played on November 19
How many ODI World Cups has India won in its history?
Till date, India has won a total of two ODI World Cups - 1983 and 2011.