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The Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 begins on 5th October 2023 and will be held in India. The anticipation, excitement, and tension for this ODI World Cup have all been building to this point. The teams are poised and ready and the action will unfold with the first match England v New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium. India‘s first match will be on the 8th of October, where they will take on Australia in what is set to be a huge opening contest.

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Record viewing figures

The 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup was the third most-watched sporting event ever, with a staggering 2.6bn viewers tuning in over the course of the tournament. The 2011 final was won by India and drew in television viewing figures of over 2.2 billion while the 2015 World Cup sold a record 1.1 million tickets.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is expected to break those records again, such is the hype around this hugely popular cricket spectacle.

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ICC World Cup 2023

Every four years the world’s best 10 cricketing teams are brought together by the International Cricket Council to play in a globally watched cricket tournament. The Cricket World Cup is six weeks of fascinating 50-over cricket featuring the best players from around the world. In 2023, India will independently host the World Cup for the first time in the tournament’s history after partially hosting editions in 1987, 1996, and 2011.

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Cricket World Cup history

The first-ever Cricket World Cup took place in England in 1975, as eight teams donned their whites and did battle with the red ball to decide the tournament’s inaugural winner. The West Indies were the side to lift the trophy, beating Australia by 17 runs in the final.

Adjustments to tournament

The following editions of the tournament saw expansion and innovation turn the Cricket World Cup into a global extravaganza of cricket with non-Test playing nations included in 1979, a tournament outside of England in 1987, and the introduction of coloured clothing, white balls and day/night matches in 1992.

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Modern day

In the modern age, the Cricket World Cup is the most sought-after trophy amongst professionals with the battle for the trophy not only fiercely contested but also wildly unpredictable with the tournament having crowned six different champions during its time. Home advantage has become ever-more important in the competition, with England’s victory in 2019 the third time a host nation has lifted the title, including India in 2011. With India hosting in 2023, a bet on them to win their third World Cup would be a sensible option in our opinion.

Plenty of betting options

Alongside the ICC World Cup 2023 trophy being up for grabs, plenty of individual awards are handed out at each tournament including Man of the Tournament, Top Run Scorer (Golden Bat), and Most Wickets (Golden Ball). The likes of Sachin Tendulkar (2003), Glenn McGrath (2007) and Yuvraj Singh (2011) have all won the Man of the Tournament awards. Our opinion is that on home soil an Indian player is the most likely and who better to guide the hosts to victory than captain Virat Kohli.

Golden Bat betting

Only one player has ever won the Golden Bat twice – Sachin Tendulkar in 1996 and 2003 – though on just two occasions has the winning team also provided the player who has won the Golden Bat (Gordon Greenidge in 1979 and Matthew Hayden in 2007). When it comes to the Golden Ball, Australia has provided the most winners with five, while four World Cups have seen the award shared. After his stellar performance at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, we are predicting Indian opener Rohit Sharma to win the Golden Bat once again, with Jasprit Bumrah winning the Golden Ball after the specialist white-ball bowler took 18 wickets in just nine matches in England.

Man of the Match in the Final

Another noteworthy award is Man of the Match in the Final, an award you can bet on here. Man of the Tournament awards did not exist until 1992 but Man of the Match Awards have always been present throughout the Cricket World Cup’s history. To date, six nations have provided the Man of the Match in the Final including Mohinder Amarnath (1983) and MS Dhoni (2011) for India, while Australia’s Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, and Adam Gilchrist won the award in 1999, 2003, and 2007 respectively. In 2019 the accolade went to Ben Stokes whose 84 not out earned England their first title.


The top eight Test playing nations are automatically entered into the main tournament along with the hosts with the final two spots decided through a qualification tournament. Qualification involves 10 teams split into two groups of five teams and meeting in a round-robin tournament. The top three from each group go on to the Super Sixes where the teams again meet in a round-robin tournament with the two teams who top the table going on to join the other eight nations in the main tournament.

Tournament Format

The tournament format has evolved over the years, with the early editions seeing the teams split into two groups before the top two advance to a knockout stage. For the 1999 and 2003 World Cups, the teams were again split into two pools but this time the top three from each group advanced to the Super 6 where the six teams met the other three teams that qualified from the other group to decide who the semi-finalists and finalists would be. From 2007 to 2015, 14 teams competed for the trophy and were split into two groups of seven with the top two from each qualifying for the semi-finals.

For the 2019 World Cup, the tournament was reduced to 10 teams, and for the first time in its history every team played each other in a round-robin format with the top four competing in the semi-finals.

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10 Teams in the ICC World Cup 2023





South Africa

New Zealand

Sri Lanka




Teams have been listed in order of World Cup betting odds in the betting before the tournament starts, from shortest to longest. India is currently favourites, which is unsurprising as they are host nations and have a side packed full of superstars. The Netherlands is the least favoured of the 10 teams competing. They will be hoping to surprise the cricket world with some positive results.

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The Teams

The Cricket World Cup 2023 is packed full of talent. The squads are primed and are ready to get underway. Eight of the ten teams automatically qualified, with just Afghanistan and The Netherlands needing to play their way into the Cricket World Cup this October.


In the 2019 World Cup, Afghanistan managed to record single win, narrowly beating Scotland by 1 wicket. The goal for this Asian qualifier must surely be to create a few upsets and advance that poor win record.


Five-time winners and the most decorated nation in Cricket World Cup history, Australia are always a dangerous side in the 50-over game. Not since 1992 have Australia failed to reach the knockout stages.


Having yet to really challenge in previous World Cup’s, Shakib Al Hasan’s Tigers will be hoping to advance on its eighth-place in 2019. A good finish in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League could see Bangladesh’s tails up as they take on the best in the world this October.


Hosts of the first three World Cup tournaments and first-time winners on home soil in 2019. The number one ODI team in the world are always a threat in this format with their squad possessing some of the best white-ball players in the world.


Hosts of the 2023 World Cup and one of just three teams to lift the World Cup on more than one occasion. India have reached the semi-final two tournaments in a row and on home soil will be favourites to come out on top in 2023. Expect the support from the crowd in the cricket stadium and the nation watching at home to drive them through this tournament.


Having secured qualification in Zimbabwe with a depleted team, the Netherlands will be looking to impress in India. The return of Roelof van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann,  and Paul van Meekeren to strengthen their lineup could see the European side cause a few upsets.

New Zealand

Came so close to winning for the first time in 2019, losing agonisingly to England in the final. The Blackcaps have been semi-finalists on no fewer than eight occasions and will be hoping to go one better than finishing as runners-up as they have in 2015 and 2019.


An inconsistent side but always a threat, Pakistan’s one World Cup win came back in 1992 but they did reach the final in 1999 and were semi-finalists in 2011. The conditions will suit them and they possess a squad always capable of going far.

South Africa

Yet to win a Cricket World Cup in any format but have been semi-finalists on four occasions, the last time being in 2015. With the likes of Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma and Kagiso Rabada in their ranks, they are guaranteed to challenge the top teams.

Sri Lanka

1996 winners when co-hosting the tournament, Sri Lanka will fancy their chances in familiar conditions in 2023, especially after almost repeating their winning performance on home soil again in 2011 where they came up short in the final against India.

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ODI World Cup Records

Team Records

Most World Cup Matches won – Australia 69 Highest Win Percentage – 74.73% (Australia) Greatest Winning Margin – 275 runs (Australia 417-6 v Afghanistan 142/10, 2015) Lowest Winning Margin – Boundary Count (England 241/10 v New Zealand 241/8, 2019) Highest Innings Total – 417-6 (Australia v Afghanistan, 2015) Lowest Innings Total – 36/10 (Canada v Sri Lanka, 2003) Highest Run Chase – 329/7 (Ireland v England, 2011) Most Consecutive Wins – 27 (Australia 1999-2011)

Batting Records

Most Career Runs – 2,278 (Sachin Tendulkar, India) Highest Individual Score – 237* (Martin Guptill, New Zealand) Highest Average – 124.00 (Lance Klusener, South Africa) Highest Strike Rate – 169.25 (Glenn Maxwell, Australia) Most Centuries – 6 (Rohit Sharma & Sachin Tendulkar, India) Most 50+ Scores – 21 (Sachin Tendulkar, India) Most Centuries in One Tournament – 5 (Rohit Sharma, India, 2019) Most 50+ Scores in One Tournament – 7 (Sachin Tendulkar, India, 2003 & Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh, 2019) Most Runs in a Tournament – 674 (Sachin Tendulkar, India, 2003) Most Sixes in a Tournament – 26 (Chris Gayle, West Indies, 2015) Most Fours in a Tournament – 75 (Sachin Tendulkar, India, 2003)

Fastest Double Century – Chris Gayle (138 Balls) v Zimbabwe, 2015 Fastest Century – Kevin O’Brien (50 Balls) v England, 2011 Fastest Fifty – Brendon McCullum (18 Balls) v England, 2015 Highest Partnership – 372 (Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels, West Indies, 2015)

Bowling Records

Most Career Wickets – 71 (Glenn McGrath, Australia) Best Bowling Figures – 7/15 (Glenn McGrath v Namibia, 2003) Best Average – 14.81 (Mitchell Starc, Australia) Best Strike Rate – 18.6 (Mohammed Shami, India) Best Economy Rate – 3.24 (Andy Roberts, West Indies)

Most 5-wicket Hauls – 3 (Mitchell Starc, Australia) Most Wickets in Consecutive Balls – 4 (Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka) Most Wickets in a Tournament – 27 (Mitchell Starc, Australia)

Fielding Records

Most Dismissals (wicketkeeper) – 54 (Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka) Most Catches (Fielder) – 28 (Ricky Ponting, Australia) Most Dismissals in One Tournament – 21 (Adam Gilchrist, Australia, 2003) Most Catches in One Tournament – 13 (Joe Root, England, 2019)

Each Cricket Stadium for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi – Statistically the slowest of all the batting pitches with an average run rate of 4.6 runs per over and batters average less that 25. Being in Delhi, this cricket stadium will be a cauldron of noise, which will suit favour teams who enjoy playing in those conditions.

BRSABVE Cricket Stadium, Lucknow – Average run totals at Lucknow rarely get over 230, suggesting that bowlers will tend to fair better on this cricket pitch. It is set to host 5 matches at this cricket world cup with India v England being one them on 29th October.

Eden Gardens, Kolkata –  The venue for the second Semi-Final and a cricket ground known for a famously fast outfield. If teams take advantage of this then you can expect a bucket-load of 4’s recorded at the cricket stadium during the World Cup.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala – A pitch that is more likely to suit the bowlers, with batters averaging 22.9 runs in the 1st Innings and 37.3 in the 2nd. Expect chasing teams to fancy the win at this historically low scoring venue.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru – One of the worst kept secrets in the cricket world is that this venue is a batters haven. In the last six ODI’s played on this ground, batting teams have amassed over 285 runs, with four of those innings going for over 300.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – Not known for being a spinners paradise, MA Chidambaram Stadium has a history for spin bowlers getting knocked around. Spinners have only managed a wicket every 78.9 balls in 1st innings, compared to 38.9 in the 2nd.

MCA International Stadium, Pune – Batters will likely enjoy this pitch, despite it being one of the larger cricket pitches at the World Cup. Expect spinners to get knocked around, with average wickets every 58.9 runs, the worst of any of the selected venues. Left arm pacers tend to fair much better, with an average 14.1 runs per wicket.

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad – This cricket ground is set to host the opening match between England and New Zealand, as well as the final. The stats suggest that bowlers are likely to prefer this pitch with batting teams averaging 28.4 runs in ODI’s. Rarely does a team breach the 270 run mark.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad – There are only 3 matches scheduled at Rajiv Gandhi, which has historically produced a lot of runs (average 5.9 run-rate per over). This is despite it being one of the largest outfields of any of the venues being used.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – This venue has been picked to host the first Semi-Final after the group stage has been completed. In the last 5 ODI’s played at Wankhede, 4 have been won by the chasing team. However, worth noting, that the greatest total clawed back was 260.

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

Most of the matches at ICC Men‘s Cricket World Cup will take place at 14:00 IST, with a handful of matches taking place at 10:30 IST. The schedule has been deliberately set up to allow teams to recover in between matches.

October 5 – England vs New Zealand (14:00 IST)

October 6 – Pakistan vs Netherlands (14:00 IST)

October 7 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (10:30 IST)

October 7 – South Africa vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

October 8 – India vs Australia, Chennai (14:00 IST)

October 9 – New Zealand vs Netherlands (14:00 IST)

October 10 – England vs Bangladesh (10:30 IST)

October 10 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

October 11 – India vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

October 12 – Australia vs South Africa (14:00 IST)

October 13 – New Zealand vs Bangladesh (14:00 IST)

October 14 – India vs Pakistan (14:00 IST)

October 15 – England vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

October 16 – Australia vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

October 17South Africa vs Netherlands (14:00 IST)

October 18 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

October 19 – India vs Bangladesh (14:00 IST)

October 20 – Australia vs Pakistan (14:00 IST)

October 21 – Netherlands vs Sri Lanka (10:30 IST)

October 21 – England vs South Africa (14:00 IST)

October 22 – India vs New Zealand (14:00 IST)

October 23 – Pakistan vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

October 24 – South Africa v Bangladesh (14:00 IST)

October 25 – Australia vs Netherlands (14:00 IST)

October 26 – England vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

October 27 – Pakistan vs South Africa (14:00 IST)

October 28 – Australia vs New Zealand (10:30 IST)

October 28 – Netherlands vs Bangladesh (14:00 IST)

October 29 – India vs England (14:00 IST)

October 30 – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

October 31 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh (14:00 IST)

November 1 New Zealand vs South Africa (14:00 IST)

November 2 – India vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

November 3 – Netherlands vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

November 4 – New Zealand vs Pakistan (10:30 IST)

November 4 – England vs Australia (14:00 IST)

November 5 – India vs South Africa (14:00 IST)

November 6 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (14:00 IST)

November 7 – Australia vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

November 8 – England vs Netherlands (14:00 IST)

November 9 – New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, (14:00 IST)

November 10 – South Africa vs Afghanistan (14:00 IST)

November 11 – Australia vs Bangladesh (10:30 IST)

November 11 – England vs Pakistan (14:00 IST)

November 12 – India vs Netherlands (14:00 IST)

Knockout stage

November 15 – First semi-final (14:00 IST)

November 16 – Second semi-final (14:00 IST)

November 19 – Final (14:00 IST)

The World Cup Schedule will only change in exceptional circumstances. So don’t expect this schedule to change from what is listed above.

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Weather conditions

The weather conditions in India during October are typically warm. It is likely to be humid in many of the matches, which could trouble teams that are not used to those types of conditions. Sub-continent teams like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will be used to warm and humid conditions, whereas European teams like England and The Netherlands will possibly find it slightly tougher to deal with. The schedule is unlikely to benefit any teams hoping to escape the warm and humid conditions, as most games will start at 14:00.

Average weather conditions in India during October

weather conditions in India during October

There is a slim chance some matches may be affected by rain, however, there is only typically 31mm of rain that falls during October every year.

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