World Cup 2023: In preparation for the tournament, each of the 10 participating teams will engage in two official 50-over matches in the week leading up to the World Cup’s commencement on October 5th. These matches are set to take place in three different cities within India: Guwahati, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram. The matches will span from Friday, September 29th, to Tuesday, October 3rd.
The primary purpose of these warm-up matches is to provide teams with an ideal opportunity to adapt to the playing conditions they are likely to encounter during the World Cup. The matches will give players a chance to familiarize themselves with the pitches, weather, and other factors that could influence the tournament’s outcomes.
All warm-up matches Schedule details:
Hosts India will take on reigning champions England in Guwahati. Australia, a five-time World Cup winner, will use their match against the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram as valuable practice.
All matches are scheduled to commence at 2:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). Notably, the participating teams will have the opportunity to field all members of their 15-player squads during these warm-up matches. This arrangement allows teams to test various combinations and strategies in real match scenarios before the official start of the World Cup.
The warm-up matches play a crucial role in aiding teams’ preparations and acclimatization for the World Cup, ensuring they are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the tournament once it officially begins on October 5th.
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Match Venues.
The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Match will be held in India at the stadiums listed below.
Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi Stadium
Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
New Delhi: Arun Jaitley Stadium
Chennai: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
Lucknow: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
Pune: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Bengaluru: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Mumbai: Wankhede Stadium
Kolkata: Eden Gardens
The warm-up fixtures will follow the following schedule:
29 September Friday
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
South Africa v Afghanistan, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
New Zealand v Pakistan, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
30 September Saturday
India v England, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Australia v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
2 October Monday
England v Bangladesh, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
New Zealand v South Africa, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
3 October Tuesday
Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
India v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Pakistan v Australia, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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