Ahmedabad is set to host the all-important India vs Pakistan World Cup, as International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the schedule for the mega event.

The Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in 10 venues across 46 days later this year.

The World Cup kicks off on October 5 with a repeat of the 2019 Final as England take on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.


Hosts India begin their campaign on October 8 against five-time World Cup winners Australia in Chennai.

A total of 10 teams will participate in the showcase event, the first eight having already qualified through the Cricket World Cup Super League. The final two spots will be determined at the end of the Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe, which concludes on July 9.

Each team plays the other nine in a round-robin format with the top four qualifying for the knockout stage and semi-finals.
Key Fixtures

The much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 in Ahmedabad. Their last encounter in the 2019 World Cup was a high-scoring affair with India achieving a huge victory in Manchester.

Pakistan will face Australia in Bengaluru on October 20, while England clash against South Africa the next day in Mumbai.
The final group stage match will be England up against Pakistan in Kolkata on November 12.

Knockout Stages

The first semi-final will be held on Wednesday, November 15 in Mumbai, and the second semi-final will be held the following day in Kolkata. Both semi-finals will have a reserve day.

The final will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19, with November 20 slated as the reserve day.

All three knockout fixtures will be day-night affairs, with the matches beginning at 14:00 local time.

Tournament Venues

There will be a total of 10 venues – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, in addition to Hyderabad, will host the warm-up matches from 29th September to 3rd October.

Pakistan’s World Cup schedule:

Pakistan vs Qualifier, Oct 6, Hyderabad

Pakistan vs Qualifier, Oct 12, Hyderabad

Pakistan vs India, Oct 15, Ahmedabad

Pakistan vs Australia, Oct 20, Bengaluru

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Oct 23, Chennai

Pakistan vs South Africa, Oct 27, Chennai

Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Oct 31, Kolkata

Pakistan vs New Zealand, Nov 4, Bengaluru

Pakistan vs England, Nov 12, Kolkata