India set to face Pakistan in 2023 World Cup as per draft schedule

With just less than four months to go in the ODI World Cup scheduled to be played in India, the excitement amongst fans is at an all-time high but since the schedule for the same hasn’t been announced yet they have to wait to book tickets accordingly.

Although the World Cup schedule is anticipated to be released this week, the draft schedule is already out.

As per the draft schedule, India will take on opponents at nine various venues and begin their campaign on October 8 against Australia in Chennai. The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan game is slated to be played on October 15 at the iconic Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.

The final of the ODI World Cup 2023 will also be held at the same venue. However, the semi-finals, which are scheduled to be played on November 15 and 16, do not have an exact venue designated as per the draft schedule and reported by ESPNcricinfo.

India’s World Cup schedule:

Oct-08IND vs AUSChennai
Oct-11IND vs AFGDelhi
Oct-15IND vs PAKAhmedabad
Oct-19IND vs BANPune
Oct-22IND vs NZDharamshala
Oct-29IND vs ENGLucknow
Nov-02IND vs QualifierMumbai
Nov-05IND vs SAKolkata
Nov-11IND vs QualifierBengaluru

Considering that the World Cup will kick off within four months, there has been a noteworthy delay in the unveiling of the schedule. The schedule was decided more than a year in advance for both of the previous editions, which took place in 2015 and 2019. Meanwhile, there will be two teams participating from the forthcoming ICC ODI World Cup Qualifiers, which will be held in Zimbabwe.