What Is The Format For The 2023 ODI World Cup?


The 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India.  India is the only host of this year’s Men’s Cricket World Cup, as the previous three 3 ODI World Cups (2011, 2015, 2019) were co-hosted by India, Sri Lank and Bangladesh, Australia and New Zealand, England and Wales, respectively.  This will be the fourth time India has hosted the prestigious tournament in its history.

England will be the defending Champions heading into the tournament, having won the trophy on home soil in 2019 after defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord’s. 


The tournament format will resemble the 2019 edition held in England and Wales.  Ten teams will participate, competing in a Round-Robin Stage followed by the knockout phase.

During the Round-Robin Stage, each team will face every other team once.  Winning teams will earn two points, while matches that end in no result will result in both teams receiving one point each.

At the end of the round-robin stage, the top four teams in the standings will progress to the semi-finals.  The winners of the two semi-final matches will then clash in the final, where the ultimate champion will be determined.


Qualification for the tournament will primarily be through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-23.  The top seven teams in the Super League standings will secure direct entry into the World Cup.  India, as the host nation, will automatically qualify for the tournament.

The remaining five teams in the Super League, along with the top three teams from the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 and the top two teams from the 2023 World Cup Qualifier Play-off, will compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.  This Qualifier will determine the final two teams to secure qualification for the World Cup.

With a new edition on the horizon, cricket fans worldwide eagerly anticipate the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which promises to showcase the best of the sport on the grand stage.

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