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With world cup fever in full effect, after having finished the Netball World Cup, FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup, and the upcoming Rugby World Cup France 2023, its time to shed some light on another: the ICC 2023 Cricket World Cup.  

Cricket fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. Excitement is brewing as the event draws near, and with India as the host nation, the cricket world is buzzing with anticipation. For cricket fans looking to experience the ultimate cricket travel experience, one that should be on every sports bucketlist. With the tournament set to be the most significant cricketing event of the year, you need to be ready to cheer on your team while enjoying the culture, traditions, and history of India. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming 2023 Cricket World Cup. 

Where will 2023 Cricket World Cup be held?

The tournament’s main event games will be held in India, with matches played across the country’s ten venues: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. The matches are set to take place from 5 October to 19 November 2023. India has a rich cricket history, and this event is the perfect opportunity for sports enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the cultural heritage and traditions of this proud cricketing nation. 

How many teams are in the World Cup 2023 cricket?

There will be ten teams participating in the World Cup 2023 cricket, with the top ten teams from the International Cricket Council (ICC) qualifying for the main event. The tournament will feature a round-robin format, where each team will play each other once, with the top four teams progressing to the knockout stages of the competition. The round-robin format means that every game counts, making the tension and excitement palpable throughout the tournament. As a cricket fan, you can expect a thrilling cricket tournament that will not disappoint. Teams include India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. 

The South African cricket team

The South African cricket team, also known as the Proteas, is expected to compete in the upcoming World Cup. They have participated in every Cricket World Cup since their reinstatement in 1992. They have reached the semi-finals four times but are yet to win the tournament. They will start their campaign against the Sri Lanka in Delhi on 7 October.  

The Proteas have recently announced their preliminary ODI World Cup squad, which includes some surprise selections such as Janneman Malan and Wian Mulder, who have been out of the team for a while. The Proteas are also preparing for a home series against Australia, which will start on 31 August. The series will be a good opportunity for the new look team, led by Temba Bavuma, to showcase their aggressive approach and fine-tune their skills ahead of the World Cup. The Proteas have also been affected by some fixture changes in the World Cup schedule, such as their clash against Australia being moved earlier to 12 October. South Africa’s cricketing prowess is recognised around the world, and we look forward to seeing them compete at their best. 

How to book World Cup 2023 tickets?

If you’re looking to travel to India for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, then you’re in luck. Edusport, South Africa’s leading sports travel agent, is your go-to company. With years of experience in sports travel, Edusport is your one-stop-shop for event tickets, flights, accommodation, and transfers. We provide quality sports travel packages tailored for individual travellers and groups, ensuring you get the ultimate cricket travel experience. Plus, we secure event tickets directly from official organisers, so you can enjoy peace of mind. Contact Edusport today and let us create your unforgettable sports travel experience. 

The 2023 Cricket World Cup is a highly anticipated event, and the excitement is palpable. India as the host nation promises to provide a unique cultural experience. With Edusport as your travel partner, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the ultimate sports travel package. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a fervent cricket fan, you cannot afford to miss this event. Get ready to cheer on your team and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of India. See you in India! 

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