India are all set to host the upcoming ODI World Cup after 12 years. The last time India hosted the tournament in 2011, they went on to become the champions. Now Rohit Sharma and his men will be looking to repeat the same heroics to clinch the title for the third time, and also win an ICC tournament after 10 years.
The Indian cricket team is also in great form currently as they recently clinched the Asia Cup for the eighth time after defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final in Colombo on 17th September. The Indian bowlers bowled Sri Lanka out for just 50 runs in 15.2 overs, powered by the deadly spell by Mohammed Siraj (6/21) which completely destroyed the Sri Lankan batting line-up.
India will be looking to continue the winning momentum in the upcoming tournament and will be the favorites to lift the cup being the host nation. However, after winning the Champions Trophy in 2013, India haven’t been able to win another major international trophy. They always enter the tournament as favorites and play immensely well throughout the campaign, but somehow lose their momentum in big games like semi final or final and end up losing the championship.
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This time, Rohit Sharma’s team India will be looking to change this pattern and win the World Cup in front of their home crowd once again. The tournament will kickstart from 5th October with a match between the finalists of the previous edition, England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, India will begin their campaign against Australia on October 8th at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Let’s have a look at the full schedule of the Indian Cricket team in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
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World Cup India Schedule 2023, Match Full Schedule List
|08-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs Australia||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|11-Oct-23||Wednesday||India vs Afghanistan||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|14-Oct-23||Saturday||India vs Pakistan||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|19-Oct-23||Thursday||India vs Bangladesh||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|22-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs New Zealand||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala|
|29-Oct-23||Sunday||India vs England||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|02-Nov-23||Thursday||India vs Sri Lanka||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|05-Nov-23||Sunday||India vs South Africa||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|12-Nov-23||Sunday||India vs Netherlands||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
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Conclusion: World Cup India Matches Schedule 2023
Ahead of the marquee event, India will host Australia for a three-match ODI series, starting on 22nd September in Mohali. However, in the first two matches, India have selected a different squad from the one that will feature in the World Cup. KL Rahul will lead the Indian team in the first two matches, with Ravindra Jadeja as a vice-captain. While, main players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya will be back in the third ODI in Rajkot with the similar squad that is chosen for the World Cup. Along with this, the main highlight of the Indian squad is the inclusion of the star off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the ODI team.