The eagerly anticipated ICC World Cup 2023 kicks off in less than a week, featuring the opening match between reigning champions England and the last edition’s runner-up, New Zealand, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Notably, for the very first time, India is hosting the 50-overs World Cup on its own soil, and this could be their golden chance to put an end to their prolonged ICC trophy drought by utilising the favourable home conditions to their advantage.
Team India had initially scheduled two warm-up matches before kicking off their World Cup journey against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.
However, their first warm-up match against England was washed out due to rain, with not a single ball bowled. Their second warm-up match against Australia is still set to take place on October 3 in Thiruvananthapuram.
In the lead-up to that, the Indian cricket team players were involved in a photo session for the ICC World Cup 2023, and the resulting video has quickly become a sensation on social media.
The video sees the Indian captain Rohit Sharma, wicket-keeper KL Rahul, the versatile player Suryakumar Yadav, along with Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, thoroughly enjoying the entire photo shoot.
Team India is set to kick off their World Cup 2023 journey with a match against Australia on October 8 in Chennai. The highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan is scheduled for October 14 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
India Squad for World Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan (WK), Surya Kumar Yadav
India Schedule for World Cup 2023
October 8 – India vs Australia in Chennai at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 11 – India vs Afghanistan in Delhi at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 14 – India vs Pakistan in Ahmedabad at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 19 – India vs Bangladesh in Pune at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 22 – India vs New Zealand in Dharamsala at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 29 – India vs England in Lucknow at 2:00 PM (IST)
November 2 – India vs Sri Lanka in Mumbai at 2:00 PM (IST)
November 5 – India vs South Africa in Kolkata at 2:00 PM (IST)
November 12 – India vs Netherlands in Bengaluru at 2:00 PM (IST)