In a thrilling prelude to the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, the warm-up matches are all set to kick off on September 29. Cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate these preparatory clashes, offering a glimpse of what lies ahead in the prestigious tournament.
The Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, and Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will witness the initial battles. Three matches are scheduled for the opening day of warm-ups, promising an exciting display of cricketing prowess.
In the first encounter, Bangladesh will face off against Sri Lanka at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, while South Africa takes on Afghanistan at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Over in Hyderabad, New Zealand squares off against Pakistan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Cricket fans are already buzzing with excitement, looking forward to witnessing their favorite players in action in these warm-up matches. The teams will use these games to fine-tune their strategies and assess their strengths and weaknesses before the main event begins.
Moving on to September 30, cricket enthusiasts can expect another intense showdown as India locks horns with England, also at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. Simultaneously, Australia will face off against the Netherlands at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
October 2 promises to bring even more cricketing excitement, with England taking on Bangladesh in Guwahati and New Zealand clashing with South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram. These matches will serve as crucial opportunities for the teams to adapt to local conditions and acclimatize themselves to the Indian subcontinent.
On October 3, the action continues with Afghanistan battling Sri Lanka in Guwahati. Meanwhile, India goes head-to-head with the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram, promising a thrilling day of cricket. The day concludes with Pakistan taking on Australia in Hyderabad, ensuring that cricket enthusiasts will have plenty to cheer about.
All the warm-up matches are scheduled to begin at 2 PM local time, setting the stage for some intense afternoon cricket battles.
For those eager to catch the action live, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up matches will be broadcasted on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Additionally, Indian viewers can enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.
With the ICC World Cup 2023 just around the corner, these warm-up matches serve as a tantalizing preview of the cricketing extravaganza that is set to enthral fans worldwide. Stay tuned for more cricketing action as the teams gear up for the ultimate showdown in the world of cricket.
ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-up Matches: Complete Schedule
Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
South Africa vs. Afghanistan at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
New Zealand vs. Pakistan at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
India vs. England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
Australia vs. the Netherlands at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
England vs. Bangladesh in Guwahati.
New Zealand vs. South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram.
Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka in Guwahati.
India vs. the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram.
Pakistan vs. Australia in Hyderabad.