ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Begins Thursday, Oct. 5, on ESPN+


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Begins Thursday, Oct. 5, on ESPN+

  • Coverage includes all 48 ODI matches presented in English, Hindi
  • Highlight shows following each match also in English, Hindi
  • 1 India vs. No. 2 Pakistan in First Round, Saturday, Oct. 14
  • Series of 10 warmup matches starts Friday, Sept. 29
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Showcasing the world’s top 10 national cricket teams, the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will stream live in the U.S. on ESPN+ starting Thursday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 19.

  • The first of 48 ODI matches will begin with New Zealand facing defending champion England in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 a.m. ET, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • The first round will also feature a matchup of the top two teams in the International Cricket Council Men’s ODI World Rankings when 1 India and No. 2 Pakistan renew one of the greatest rivalries in sports on Saturday, October 14, at 4:30 a.m. ET, at Narendra Modi Stadium.
  • The 10 teams competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup also include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Netherlands, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

Playing One Day International (ODI) matches, the 10 teams will each play nine First Round contests in a round-robin format, and the top four teams will qualify for the semifinal round beginning Wednesday, November 15.

  • The final match for the championship will be played on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4:30 a.m. ET., at Narendra Modi Stadium.
  • All 48 matches of the tournament will be presented live on ESPN+ in both English and Hindi.
  • Each match will be followed by a special highlights show also presented in English and Hindi.

The International Cricket Council Men’s Cricket World Cup is held every four years, and this 13th edition of the event will be hosted entirely by India at 10 venues throughout the country.

  • Australia has won the most ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup championships with five, followed by India and West Indies with two each.

ESPN+ coverage also includes 10 ICC Cricket World Cup Warmup matches, starting with three contests at 4:30 a.m. ET., on Friday, September 29: Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka, South Africa vs. Afghanistan, and New Zealand vs. Pakistan.

  • ESPN+ also offers cricket fans a collection of on-demand ICC content, including expert analysis and a preview of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, as well as a series of highlight films capturing the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and several “Greatest Matches” from throughout the history of the event.
  • ESPNCricinfo.com, the world’s leading source for cricket news, analysis and information across a variety of platforms, will also provide comprehensive coverage of the tournament.
Date Coverage Start (ET) Round Home Away
Fri, 9/29 3 AM Warmup Sri Lanka Bangladesh
Afghanistan South Africa
Pakistan New Zealand
Sat, 9/30 Netherlands Australia
England India
Mon, 10/2 Bangladesh England
South Africa New Zealand
Tue, 10/3 Sri Lanka Afghanistan
Australia Pakistan
Netherlands India
Thu, 10/5 3 AM First Round New Zealand England
Fri, 10/6 Netherlands Pakistan
11:30 PM Afghanistan Bangladesh
Sat, 10/7 4:20 AM Sri Lanka South Africa
Sun, 10/8 3 AM Australia India
Mon, 10/9 Netherlands New Zealand
11:30 PM Bangladesh England
Tue, 10/10 4:20 AM Sri Lanka Pakistan
Wed, 10/11 3 AM Afghanistan India
Thu, 10/12 South Africa Australia
Fri, 10/13 Bangladesh New Zealand
Sat, 10/14 Pakistan India
Sun, 10/15 Afghanistan England
Mon, 10/16 Sri Lanka Australia
Tue, 10/17 Netherlands South Africa
Wed, 10/18 Afghanistan New Zealand
Thu, 10/19 Bangladesh India
Fri, 10/20 Pakistan Australia
11:30 PM Sri Lanka Netherlands
Sat, 10/21 4:20 AM South Africa England
Sun, 10/22 3 AM New Zealand India
Mon, 10/23 Afghanistan Pakistan
Tue, 10/24 Bangladesh South Africa
Wed,10/25 Netherlands Australia
Thu, 10/26 Sri Lanka England
Fri, 10/27 South Africa Pakistan
11:30 PM New Zealand Australia
Sat, 10/28 4:20 AM Bangladesh Netherlands
Sun, 10/29 3 AM England India
Mon, 10/30 Sri Lanka Afghanistan
Tue, 10/31 Bangladesh Pakistan
Wed, 11/1 South Africa New Zealand
Thu, 11/2 Sri Lanka India
Fri, 11/3 Afghanistan Netherlands
11:30 PM Pakistan New Zealand
Sat, 11/4 4:20 AM Australia England
Sun, 11/5 3 AM South Africa India
Mon, 11/6 Sri Lanka Bangladesh
Tue, 11/7 Afghanistan Australia
Wed, 11/8 Netherlands England
Thu, 11/9 Sri Lanka New Zealand
Fri, 11/10 Afghanistan South Africa
11:30 PM Bangladesh Australia
Sat, 11/11 4:20 AM Pakistan England
Sun, 11/12 3 AM Netherlands India
Wed, 11/15 3 AM Semifinals TBD TBD
Thu, 11/16 TBD TBD
Sun, 11/19 Final TBD TBD

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