Cricket fans are getting excited because the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is just around the corner. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently told us about the warm-up matches that will happen before the big tournament in India. These warm-up matches are like practice games for the teams. They help the teams get used to the conditions they will face in the World Cup. Let’s take a closer look at these warm-up games and why they are so important.
Why Do We Have Warm-Up Games?
Warm-up games are like practice sessions before the big test. For the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, these games are very important. They help the teams get used to the places they will play in and the kind of pitches they will be batting and bowling on. It’s like getting ready and making sure everything is working well before the real games start on October 5.
The Teams Playing
Ten strong teams from all over the world will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Big teams like India, Australia, and England will be there, along with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the Netherlands. All these teams will get a chance to play warm-up games to get ready for the World Cup.
When and Where Are the Matches?
The warm-up games will happen from September 29 to October 3. They will take place in three cities in India: Guwahati, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram. Here’s the schedule:
|29th September||Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka||Guwahati|
|South Africa vs. Afghanistan||Thiruvananthapuram|
|New Zealand vs. Pakistan||Hyderabad|
|30th September||India vs. England||Guwahati|
|Australia vs. Netherlands||Thiruvananthapuram|
|2nd October||England vs. Bangladesh||Guwahati|
|New Zealand vs. South Africa||Thiruvananthapuram|
|3rd October||Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka||Guwahati|
|India vs. Netherlands||Thiruvananthapuram|
|Pakistan vs. Australia||Hyderabad|
Big Matches to Watch
The first day of warm-up games promises to be exciting. Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka in Guwahati, South Africa will face Afghanistan in Thiruvananthapuram, and Pakistan will take on New Zealand in Hyderabad. Cricket fans are especially looking forward to India’s first warm-up match against the current ODI Champions, England, in Guwahati.
When and Where Do the Matches Happen?
All the warm-up games will start at 2:00 PM IST. They will be held at three famous cricket stadiums:
- Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
These warm-up games are a big part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. They help teams get ready and used to the conditions they will face in the tournament. Cricket fans all over the world are excited as the World Cup gets closer. These warm-up games are the first step towards what promises to be an amazing cricketing event in India. Stay tuned for more updates as cricket teams gear up for an exciting competition.