The ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Schedule has been announced, and Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad have been selected as host cities for these preparatory matches leading up to the tournament. In total, these three cities will witness 10 exciting warm-up games as the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the World Cup’s arrival in India. Each participating team will have the opportunity to play a couple of warm-up matches to fine-tune their skills and strategies before the main event.

Among the highlights, India is set to clash with England in a warm-up match scheduled to take place in Guwahati, while Thiruvananthapuram will be the battleground for a match involving a qualifier team.

The warm-up matches are slated to be held from September 29 to October 3, paving the way for the grand commencement of the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 5, with an exciting opening encounter between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

Let’s take a closer look at the ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Schedule:

DateVenueMatch
Sept 29, 2023Barsapara Cricket Stadium, GuwahatiBangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Sept 29, 2023Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, HyderabadNew Zealand vs Pakistan
Sept 29, 2023Greenfield International Stadium, ThiruvananthapuramSouth Africa vs Afghanistan
Sept 30, 2023Greenfield International Stadium, ThiruvananthapuramAustralia vs Netherlands
Sept 30, 2023Barsapara Cricket Stadium, GuwahatiIndia vs England
Oct 02, 2023Barsapara Cricket Stadium, GuwahatiEngland v Bangladesh
Oct 02, 2023Greenfield International Stadium, ThiruvananthapuramNew Zealand v South Africa
Oct 03, 2023Barsapara Cricket Stadium, GuwahatiAfghanistan v Sri Lanka
Oct 03, 2023Greenfield International Stadium, ThiruvananthapuramIndia v Netherlands
Oct 03, 2023Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, HyderabadPakistan v Australia

Additionally, England is scheduled to face Guwahati on October 2, while New Zealand will go head-to-head with South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on the same day. Following these warm-up encounters, both England and New Zealand will make their way to Ahmedabad for the grand opener of the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 5.

Lastly, in the final warm-up fixture on October 3, India will lock horns with one of the qualifier teams in Thiruvananthapuram. It’s worth noting that Sri Lanka, West Indies, Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, and Zimbabwe are all vying for the last two spots in the tournament, adding an extra layer of excitement to the qualifiers’ battles.

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