Team India to open their 2023 ODI World Cup campaign against Australia in Chennai; Pakistan clash set for October 15 - Reports
Team India will kick-start their 2023 ODI World Cup campaign with a high-profile clash against Australia at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.According to a report by Cricbuzz, the tournament is likely to start on October 5 with a replay of the final of the previous edition between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the marquee clash between India and Pakistan has been penciled in for Sunday, October 15. The mammoth venue in Ahmedabad, which boasts a seating capacity of over 1,00,000, will also play host to the final on Sunday, November 19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to release the entire schedule soon, likely after the culmination of the ongoing 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL).The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which hosted the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup, will reportedly play host to one of the two semi-finals. A total of 12 venues including Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Rajkot, and Raipur are set to contest a total of 48 matches in the tournament, which comprises 10 nations.