Greg Chappell, a former Australian player, has made a prediction about which four teams will make it to the semi-finals of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will take place in India later this year.
World Cup 2023: Australian heroes Pakistan among four semifinalists
In a recent interview with RevSportz, the Australian said that Pakistan, India, Australia, and England would all make it to the tournament’s semi-finals. From October 5 to November 19, 10 teams will compete for the elusive title at 10 different places. The event will start and end at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The Cricket World Cup will be played in a round-robin style, where each team will play 45 league matches against every other team. The top four teams will move on to the quarterfinals, which will be on November 15 in Mumbai and on November 16 in Kolkata. There will be spare days for the semifinals and the final.
“With this regard, it’s in India at the moment. I think the four teams to watch for me, India obviously, Australia, England, and Pakistan, probably the four best teams. But then the other Asian teams come into their own because it is in India, but I will stick to those four at this stage,” Chappell said.
Here is Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:
- October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
- October 10 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
- October 14 – vs India in Ahmedabad
- October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru
- October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai
- October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai
- October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
- November 4 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)
- November 11 – vs England in Kolkata
The day matches will start at 10:00am Pakistan Standard Time (PST) while all other matches will be day-night fixtures starting at 01:30pm (PST).
If Pakistan qualify for the semi-finals, they will play in Kolkata.
If India qualify for the semi-finals, they will play in Mumbai unless playing against Pakistan, in which case they will play in Kolkata.