After 12 years, the World Cup has returned to India. In this period, several new stadiums have been introduced in the country. The BCCI now has around a dozen venues to host International cricket. 10 of those stadiums will be for the upcoming World Cup. Here, we will talk about all 10 Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums.
So, let’s start.
All Cricket World Cup 2023 Stadiums
ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played on the following 10 venues:
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The venue is the largest cricket stadium in the world. It can hold 132,000 spectators in it. The stadium hosted the finals of the IPL 2022 and IPL 2023. It was initially built in 1983 but was demolished and reconstructed in 2020. In 2021, it was renamed after India’s current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The stadium holds the Guinness World Record for having the highest number of spectators for a match. A total of 101,566 people attended the IPL 2022 final here.
Narendra Modi Stadium has the most significant role among all the Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums. The first match of the event between England and New Zealand will be played here. The tournament will also end here as the final is scheduled to be played on this ground. The stadium will also witness the marquee clash between India and Pakistan.
Here are the details of all the World Cup 2023 matches to be played in Ahmedabad:
- England vs. New Zealand– Oct 05, Thursday
- India vs. Pakistan– Oct 15, Sunday.
- England vs. Australia– Nov 04, Saturday
- South Africa vs. Afghanistan– Nov 10, Friday
- Final– Nov 19, Sunday
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
This historic venue saw India lift their 2nd ODI World Cup trophy in 2011. The pitch on this ground is famous for producing high-scoring games. However, the red soil track also aids spin bowling. The new ball moves around a bit for the pacers due to the breeze blowing across the ground.
Wankhede Cricket Stadium has been hosting International matches since 1975. It was renovated before the 2011 ODI World Cup, and now, it has a capacity of 32,000 spectators. The first semi-final of the upcoming World Cup will be contested at this venue.
Let’s take a look at the details of all the World Cup 2023 games to be hosted by this venue:
- England vs. South Africa– Oct 21, Saturday
- South Africa vs. Bangladesh– Oct 24, Tuesday
- India vs. Q2– Nov 02, Thursday
- Australia vs. Afghanistan– Nov 07, Tuesday
- 1st Semi Final– Nov 15, Wednesday
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
The Eden Gardens is known as the home of Indian Cricket. It hosted the final of the T20 World Cup 2016. The stadium became the 2nd venue to host a World Cup final after the 1987 World Cup final was played here. The semi-final of the 1996 World Cup between India and Sri Lanka was also played at this historic venue. A sum of 110,564 spectators attended that match. Now, it has got the honor of hosting the 2nd semi-final of World Cup 2023.
Underlying are the details of all the matches of this World Cup to be played here:
- Q1 vs. Bangladesh– Oct 28, Saturday
- Pakistan vs. Bangladesh– Oct 31, Tuesday
- India vs. South Africa– Nov 05, Sunday
- England vs. Pakistan– Nov 12, Sunday
- 2nd Semi-Final– Nov 16, Thursday
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Hyderabad Cricket Stadium will also be one of the Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums. It can seat up to 55,000 spectators. The construction of the stadium was completed in 2005. The opening match and the final of the IPL 2017 were hosted here. The venue also witnessed the final of the IPL 2019.
Let’s see which match of this year’s World Cup will be played at this ground:
- Pakistan vs. Q1– Oct 06, Friday
- New Zealand vs Q1– Oct 09, Monday
- Pakistan vs. Q2– Oct 12, Thursday
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
HPAC Stadium is rated as one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world due to its scenic beauty. It was established in 2003 and can accommodate 23,000 fans. The ground hosted all the first-round games and one Super 10 match of the Super 10 round.
It will host the following World Cup 2023 matches:
- Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan– Oct 07, Saturday
- England vs. Bangladesh– Oct 10, Tuesday
- South Africa vs Q1– Oct 17, Tuesday
- India vs. New Zealand– Oct 22, Sunday
- Australia vs. New Zealand– Oct 28, Saturday
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
The stadium was originally known as Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium and was built way back in 1883. It was renamed after Arun Jaitley, who was the former DCCA President and Finance Minister, in 2019. The venue has a capacity of 41,842. The boundaries of the stadium are relatively shorter, ranging from 64 to 68 meters.
Let’s take a look at the World Cup 2023 games to be hosted by this venue:
- South Africa vs Q2– Oct 07, Saturday
- India vs. Afghanistan– Oct 11, Wednesday
- England vs. Afghanistan– Oct 14, Saturday
- Australia vs. Q1– Oct 25, Wednesday
- Bangladesh vs. Q2– Nov, Monday
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Chepauk Stadium is also among the Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums. Its former name was Madras Cricket Club Ground. 50,000 spectators can enjoy the match here. It has hosted 7 World Cup matches till now.
Here are the details of all the World Cup 2023 matches to be played in Chennai:
- India vs. Australia– Oct 08, Sunday
- New Zealand vs. Bangladesh– Oct 14, Saturday
- New Zealand vs. Afghanistan– Oct 18, Wednesday
- Pakistan vs. Afghanistan– Oct 23, Monday
- Pakistan vs. South Africa– Oct 27, Fri
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
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The stadium is only 6 years old. It was previously known as Ekana Cricket Stadium. It can host 50,000 spectators for a match. The ground has the longest straight boundaries in India. The playing conditions here usually aid spin bowling, and run-scoring is difficult.
Let’s talk about the upcoming World Cup matches to be hosted in Lucknow:
- Australia vs. South Africa– Oct 13, Friday
- Australia vs. Q2– Oct 16, Monday
- Q1 vs. Q2– Oct 21, Saturday
- India vs. England– Oct 29, Sunday
- Q1 vs. Afghanistan– Nov 03, Friday
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
This stadium is also a new one, as it was established in 2012. It has a seating capacity of 37,406 people. The ground has served as the home venue of different IPL teams in the past. Those teams include Sahara Pune Warriors, Punjab Kings, and Chennai Super Kings.
These WC 2023 matches are scheduled to be played here:
- India vs. Bangladesh– Oct 19, Thursday
- Afghanistan vs. Q2– Oct 30, Monday
- New Zealand vs. South Africa– Nov 01, Wednesday
- England vs. Q1– Nov 08, Wednesday
- Australia vs. Bangladesh– Nov 12, Sunday
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
This venue completes the list of the Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums. The home ground of the Royal Challengers Bangalore can accommodate 40,000 fans. The pitches here are famous for producing plenty of run fests. The stadium has hosted matches of every World Cup hosted or co-hosted by India.
Here are the details of this year’s World Cup matches to be contested here:
- Australia vs. Pakistan– Oct 20, Friday
- England vs. Q2– Oct 26, Thursday
- New Zealand vs. Pakistan– Nov 04, Saturday
- New Zealand vs. Q2– Nov 09, Thursday
- India vs. Q1– Nov 11, Saturday
The 48 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played in 10 different venues. The 10 cities that will host the event are Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, and Mumbai. The tournament opener, final, and Pakistan-India match will be contested in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
The two semi-finals are to be played in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, and Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Which one of the Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums is your favorite? Comment down to let us know!