India – Pakistan World Cup 2023 faceoff

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 6: The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy on display during a photo shoot on March 6, 2003 held in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

India-Pakistan Rivalry Takes Center Stage at ODI World Cup 2023.

Cricket enthusiasts around the world are eagerly anticipating the clash between India and Pakistan at the upcoming ODI World Cup, set to commence on 15 October 2023 at the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament, scheduled to take place in various cities across India during October and November, promises an enthralling showdown between these two arch-rivals.

According to reports from sports website Cricbuzz, the World Cup will kick off with a thrilling match between England and New Zealand on 5 October at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The semi-final clash is scheduled to be held at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, with the final match taking place on 19 November at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

The Indian cricket team will begin their campaign against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Subsequently, on 15 October, all eyes will be on the intense encounter between India and Pakistan, igniting the passion of fans on both sides.

The tournament will witness matches played across multiple cities including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Rajkot, Raipur, and Mumbai. Pakistan, on the other hand, is slated to play all their matches in four cities: Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru.

Adhering to the round-robin format, each team will compete against every other team at least once. Following nine matches for each side, the top four teams with the highest scores will advance to the semifinals.

Out of the ten participating teams, eight have already secured their spots in the tournament, including India, Pakistan, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The remaining two positions will be filled after qualifying matches between several teams such as West Indies, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Nepal, Oman, and others.

As anticipation builds, fans are gearing up for a thrilling World Cup event, eagerly awaiting the much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash, which is expected to captivate audiences worldwide and add another memorable chapter to this historic cricket rivalry.

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