The defending champions England are one of the strongest teams in the upcoming World Cup and favorites to win the tournament. The Three Lions have revolutionized the way ODI cricket is played and found immense success in limited overs format throughout the years, including their maiden World Cup triumph in 2019 in front of their home crowd.
Now, England will be looking to repeat the 2019 heroics and reclaim their title as World Champions. However, it won’t be an easy task for them with other strong contenders to win the cup. England are also in no mood to give back the cup as they have called back Ben Stokes for the upcoming tournament. Stokes was the star performer for England in the 2019 final at Lords, and played a crucial role for England in lifting the title for the first time. However, he announced his retirement from the ODI format in July 2022 to manage his workload. But now, after discussion with the team management, Stokes is all set to play another ODI World Cup for the defending champions.
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Jos Buttler eyeing another major trophy in his captaincy
England have already announced their squad for the marquee event, with Jos Buttler as the skipper. Buttler led England to a victory in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia and now he will be looking to add another title under his stint and help England defend the World Cup. England will start the 2023 World Cup campaign in an opening match against New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5th. Let’s have look at the full schedule of England Cricket team for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
.World Cup England Schedule 2023, Match Full Schedule List
|05-Oct-23||Thursday||England vs New Zealand||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|10-Oct-23||Tuesday||England vs Bangladesh||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala|
|14-Oct-23||Saturday||England vs Afghanistan||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|21-Oct-23||Saturday||England vs South Africa||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|26-Oct-23||Thursday||England vs Sri Lanka|
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
|29-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs England||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|04-Nov-23||Saturday||England vs Australia||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|08-Nov-23||Wednesday||England vs Netherlands||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|11-Nov-23||Saturday||England vs Pakistan||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
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Conclusion: World Cup England Matches Schedule 2023
England are looking in good form ahead of the World Cup as they recently won a four-match home series against New Zealand. Now they have got two practice games ahead of the tournament against India and Bangladesh respectively. Looks like England have got enough practice for the World Cup.