Here are 10 interesting facts about the ODI World Cup 2023:
- For the first time in history, India will host the ODI World Cup 2023.
- The tournament matches will begin at 10:30 AM local time for day matches and 2:00 PM for day-night matches.
- India has been unsuccessful in defeating New Zealand in World Cup matches for the past 20 years. This year, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India has a golden opportunity to create history in the ODI World Cup 2023.
- The first match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played in Guwahati, marking the first occasion of a World Cup match being held in Northeast India.
- The first match of the World Cup between India and Pakistan will take place on October 15, expected to draw a crowd of over one lakh spectators.
- On Virat Kohli’s birthday, the Indian team will play a match against South Africa on November 5, 2023.
- All of India’s matches will be played at 2:00 PM.
- If India and Pakistan face each other in the first semifinal, the match will be played in Kolkata.
- If India faces any other team in the semifinal, excluding Pakistan, the match will be held in Mumbai.
- In the ODI World Cup 2023, India will play their five significant matches on Sundays.
ODI World Cup: A total of 48 matches will be played.
It’s worth noting that all teams will compete in a round-robin format, playing a total of nine league matches. Afterward, the top four teams in the points table will secure their spots in the semifinals. The semifinal matches of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be held at the stadiums in Kolkata and Mumbai.