The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 fixture schedule was released by the cricket body, and Pakistan will play arch-rival India on October 15 in Ahmedabad.
Pakistan will face qualifiers in its opening two games on October 6 and 12, respectively.
The 50-over World Cup final between England and New Zealand will be reenacted at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5 to kick off the major tournament.
On October 6, Pakistan will play Qualifier 1 in Hyderabad to start their World Cup campaign. On October 8, hosts India will play Australia, the five-time defending World Cup champion, in Chennai.
The opening phase of the tournament featured a total of 10 teams, with the first eight having previously qualified via the Cricket World Cup Super League.
At the conclusion of the qualifying round, which is presently taking place in Zimbabwe, the final two spots will be determined. On July 9, the event will come to an end.
In a round-robin system, each team plays the other nine teams, with the top four teams moving on to the knockout stage and semifinals.
ICC tweeted, “GET YOUR CALENDARS READY! The ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 schedule is out now.”
The cricket body did a separate tweet to announce one of the most awaited clashes of the year between Babar Azam-led Pakistan & Rohit Sharma-led India.
“Date and venue for the highly-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.”
Pakistan’s schedule for ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
October 6 – Pakistan vs Qualifier 1 (Hyderabad)
October 12 – Pakistan vs Qualifier 2 (Hyderabad)
October 15 – Pakistan vs India (Ahmedabad)
October 20 – Pakistan vs Australia (Bengaluru)
October 23 – Pakistan vs Afghanistan (Chennai)
October 27 – Pakistan vs South Africa (Chennai)
October 31 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh (Kolkata)
November 5 – Pakistan vs New Zealand (Bengaluru)
November 12 – Pakistan vs England (Kolkata)