The 13th edition of the World Cup is all set to start within a month. This tournament will feature the ten best teams across the world, making the competition more exciting. England will be defending their title and will face New Zealand in the opening match on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. All ten teams will play nine matches in the group stage.
The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals. Final will take place on November 19 in Ahmedabad. This tournament will take place at ten different venues in India. The final date to announce the squad for the World Cup is September 15. India and South Africa announced their respective squads on September 5. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has also revealed their 15-member squad for the mega event in India.
ODI World Cup 2023 Australia Squad
Five-time champion Australia will be one of the favorites to win the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. They have done it five times and will look to add another trophy to their cabinet. On Wednesday, Australia announced a 15-member provisional squad led by Pat Cummins. The team is looking pretty solid and has a number of players that played in 2015, when Australia won the World Cup under Michael Clarke.
The return of big guns like Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and David Warner has provided a great boost. But the injuries to key players are a concerning sign. Notably, Cummins, Starc, Smith, and Maxwell are recovering from their respective injuries, which is why they are not part of the coming ODI series against South Africa.
But the biggest strength of the current squad is the availability of multi-dimensional players who can perform in both departments of the game. Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, and Marcus Stoinis are pace-bowling all-rounders, while Ashton Agar and Maxwell are spin all-rounders. Apart from that, Cummins and Starc can also use a long handle when it comes to scoring. All in all, they are looking pretty solid and definitely a contender for the World Cup.
Australia’s World Cup Squad
Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
ODI World Cup 2023 Australia Schedule
Australia will start their World Cup journey on October 8. They will face India in their opening game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Their game against England is on November 4. Australia will play their last group match on November 11, which is against Bangladesh at MCA Stadium in Pune. The Australian team will be playing at eight different venues in India.
|Oct 08, Sun||1st Match – India vs Australia, Match 5||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|Oct 12, Thu||2nd Match – Australia vs South Africa, Match 10||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Oct 16, Mon||3rd Match – Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 14||Lucknow||2:00 PM|
|Oct 20, Fri||4th Match – Australia vs Pakistan, Match 18||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|Oct 25, Wed||5th Match – Australia vs Netherlands, Match 24||Delhi||2:00 PM|
|Oct 28, Sat||6th Match – Australia vs New Zealand, Match 27||Dharamshala||10:30 AM|
|Nov 04, Sat||7th Match – England vs Australia, Match 36||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
|Nov 07, Tue||8th Match – Australia vs Afghanistan, Match 39||Mumbai||2:00 PM|
|Nov 11, SAT||9th Match – Australia vs Bangladesh, Match 44||Pune||10:30 AM|