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CWC’23: The India’s Road To Knockout

  The cricket fans in India will be excited and overwhelmed as the biggest Cricket event in the world is…

CWC’23: The India’s Road To Knockout

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The cricket fans in India will be excited and overwhelmed as the biggest Cricket event in the world is about to come to the country. The cricket giant is going to host the Cricket World Cup 2023, which will commence on 5th October, with the match-up between England and New Zealand. The Indian Cricket Team will play its first match against the Five-time world champions Australia on 8th October 2023.  The Men-in-Blue, who will be eager to perform in every match, are favorites to win the trophy as they are hosting the tournament and it is difficult to defeat India at home. 


Here are all the fixtures of the hosts:


IND vs. AUS: 8 October 2023

For their first match-up, India will take on the mighty Australians at Chepauk. The Australians have an edge over India when it comes to World Cup Cricket, in the 12 face-offs between the two the Aussies have defeated India in eight matches while India has won only four. So, it will be a delight to watch for the fans, whether the Cummins-led Australia would give a tough time to India or if Rohit’s men would shatter Australian hopes.


IND vs. AFG: 11 October 2023

India will face off against the underdog Afghanistan on 11 October at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. In the last edition of the World Cup, the two sides first played against each other. In a close match, India defeated the Afghans by 11 runs, as Shami became the second Indian to take a hat-trick. It will be interesting to see who will emerge victorious in this contest.


IND vs. PAK: 14 October 2023

The biggest rivalry in the world of cricket is all set to happen as India takes on the arch-rivals Pakistan in the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. India has quite an impressive record against Pakistan in World Cups, in the seven head-to-head encounters Pakistan has never defeated India. In the recent few matches also India seems to have an upper hand over the Men-in-green. 


IND vs. BAN: 19 October 2023

India will face the unpredictable Bangladesh on 19 October at Pune’s MCA stadium. The Bangladeshi Team has always been a surprise package and on a good day, they can upset any giant of world cricket, like they did in the 2015 World Cup with England. India has been a brute force against Bangladesh in the World Cups, the hosts have three out of four matches played against Bangladesh. So it would be a big positive for India if they make the tally to 4-1.

IND vs. NZ: 22 October 2023

As the tournament advances, India will face the Blackcaps at the HPCA, Dharamsala. The Men-in-Black have always turned out to be the knockout hunters for India, in the eight World Cup matches head-to-head played between the two, India has won only three while New Zealand has five points. Out of these five one defeat has been in knockouts. Will India be able to give New Zealand a taste of their own medicine or will New Zealand be able to bounce back stronger? It will be a contest to watch.


IND vs. ENG: 29 October 2023

Ekana Stadium in Lucknow will be the home to the India-England match-up on 29 October. The defending champions have been in good form, as the star player Ben Stokes calls off his retirement. India head-to-head against England has always been a contest to watch in the World Cup. India has won three of the eight games while England has won four, with one game resulting in a tie.


IND vs. SL: 2 November 2023

India taking on Sri Lanka in Wankhede reminds me of the 2011 World Cup Final, the hosts will once again take on the odd performers Sri Lanka at Wankhede on 2 November 2023. India and Sri Lanka have a balanced score of 4-4 when it comes to head-to-head in world cups. Defeating India at home is a difficult task, and it will be interesting to watch as the Lankan-Indian rivalry continues.


IND vs. SA: 5 November 2023

The Proteas will play against India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 5 November. India was unable to defeat South Africa in World Cups before 2015. Since the 2015 World Cup, India has had an upper hand over the Proteas. Out of the five games, South Africa has won three, while India has won two. 


IND vs. NED: 12 November 2023

India will play its last league match against the newcomers Netherlands at the bowlers’ graveyard M.Chinnaswamy Bangalore on 12 November. India has faced the Netherlands only twice in a World Cup and has won on both occasions. The last time the country played against the Netherlands in a WC game, India lifted the trophy.