World Cup 2023 Schedule: Dates, Venues, and Match Timings

World Cup 2023 schedule

The long wait is over, as the World Cup 2023 schedule is finally out. Cricket fans in India and all over the world are impatiently waiting for the mega event to kick off. Are you curious about the schedule of this year’s World Cup? If yes, then you have arrived at the right place! Here, you can check the full schedule, along with the match timings, dates, days, and venues.

So, let’s get right into it.

World Cup 2023 Teams

The following 10 teams will participate in ICC ODI World Cup 2023:

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. England
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. South Africa
  7. Bangladesh
  8. Afghanistan
  9. Q1
  10. Q2

Wondering what Q1 and Q2 are? These will be the teams who will finish 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

Format of the Tournament

The format of the World Cup 2023 is the exact same as that of the ODI World Cup 2019. The top 8 teams in the ICC ODI Rankings automatically qualified for the main event. Meanwhile, the qualifiers are being held to include 2 more teams. So, a total of 10 teams will participate in the group stage of the event.

According to the World Cup 2023 schedule, these 10 teams will face each other in the round-robin format. It means that each team will play every other team once. So, all 10 teams will play 9 games each. Therefore, the total number of matches in the group stage will be:


After the completion of the group phase, the top 4 teams on the points table will get through to the semi-finals. The winners of those semi-finals will lock horns in the World Cup 2023 final. Hence, the knockout stage of the tournament will contain 3 matches.

Key Dates For the Event

The marquee event will begin on Thursday, 5th of October, 2023. The finalists of the previous edition, New Zealand and England, will face each other in the World Cup opener in the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The host country, India, will play Australia in its first match on Sunday, 08 October, in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

As per the World Cup 2023 Schedule, India and Pakistan, will be up against each other Sunday, 15th of October. The group phase will conclude on Sunday, November 12. Semi-final 1 will be contested between the 1st and 4th-ranked teams on the points table. The 2nd and 3rd position teams will play each other in semi-final 2.

These two matches will be played on Wednesday, 15th of November, and Thursday, 16th of November, respectively. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, will host the 1st semi-final, and the 2nd semi-final will be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad will have the honor of hosting the World Cup 2023 final on Sunday, 19th of November.

World Cup 2023 Full Schedule

Let’s take a look at the complete World Cup 2023 schedule:

Match #TeamsDateDayMatch Time (Local)Venue
1England vs New ZealandOct 05Thursday14:00Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
2Pakistan vs Q1Oct 06Friday14:00Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
3Bangladesh vs AfghanistanOct 07Saturday10:30Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
4South Africa vs Q2Oct 07Saturday14:00Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
5India vs AustraliaOct 08Sunday14:00MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6New Zealand vs Q1Oct 09Monday14:00Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
7England vs BangladeshOct 10Tuesday14:00Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
8India vs AfghanistanOct 11Wednesday14:00Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
9Pakistan vs Q2Oct 12Thursday14:00Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
10Australia vs South AfricaOct 13Friday14:00Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
11New Zealand vs BangladeshOct 14Saturday10:30MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
12England vs AfghanistanOct 14Saturday14:00Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
13India vs PakistanOct 15Sunday14:00Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
14Australia vs Q2Oct 16Monday14:00Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
15South Africa vs Q1Oct 17Tuesday14:00Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
16New Zealand vs AfghanistanOct 18Wednesday14:00MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
17India vs BangladeshOct 19Thursday14:00Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
18Australia vs PakistanOct 20Friday14:00M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
19Q1 vs Q2Oct 21Saturday10:30Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
20England vs South AfricaOct 21Saturday14:00Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
21India vs New ZealandOct 22Sunday14:00Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
22Pakistan vs AfghanistanOct 23Monday14:00MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
23South Africa vs BangladeshOct 24Tuesday14:00Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
24Australia vs Q1Oct 25Wednesday14:00Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
25England vs Q2Oct 26Thursday14:00M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
26Pakistan vs South AfricaOct 27Friday14:00MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
27Australia vs New ZealandOct 28Saturday10:30Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
28Q1 vs BangladeshOct 28Saturday14:00Eden Gardens, Kolkata
29India vs EnglandOct 29Sunday14:00Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
30Afghanistan vs Q2Oct 30Monday14:00Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
31Pakistan vs BangladeshOct 31Tuesday14:00Eden Gardens, Kolkata
32New Zealand vs South AfricaNov 01Wednesday14:00Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
33India vs Q2Nov 02Thursday14:00Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
34Q1 vs AfghanistanNov 03Friday14:00Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
35New Zealand vs Pakistan,Nov 04Saturday10:30M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
36England vs AustraliaNov 04Saturday14:00Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
37India vs South AfricaNov 05Sunday14:00Eden Gardens, Kolkata
38Bangladesh vs Q2Nov 06Monday14:00Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
39Australia vs AfghanistanNov 07Tuesday14:00Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
40England vs Q1Nov 08Wednesday14:00Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
41New Zealand vs Q2Nov 09Thursday14:00M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
42South Africa vs AfghanistanNov 10Friday14:00Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
43India vs Q1Nov 11Saturday14:00M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
44Australia vs BangladeshNov 12Sunday10:30Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
45England vs PakistanNov 12Sunday14:00Eden Gardens, Kolkata
46Semi-Final 1Nov 15Wednesday14:00Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
47Semi-Final 2Nov 16Thursday14:00Eden Gardens, Kolkata
48FINALNov 19Sunday14:00Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some most FAQs about the World Cup 2023 schedule:

  • What are the Match Timings In World Cup 2023?

The day games will start at 10:30 AM Local time. Meanwhile, the day and night games are scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM Local time.

  • How Many Matches Will Be Played In The World Cup 2023?

The 2023 World Cup will have a total of 48 matches. It includes 45 group matches, 2 semi-finals, and the final.

  • When Will the World Cup 2023 Start?

World Cup 2023 will start on Thursday, the 5th of October, with a contest between New Zealand and England.

  • When Will the World Cup 2023 End?

As per the World Cup 2023 schedule, the tournament will end with the final being played on Sunday, 19th of October.

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