The Cricket World Cup is here again with the best One Day International sides meeting to determine who will become World Champions.
England were victorious last time out, with their incredible Super Over victory over New Zealand still living long in the memory, but which sides will be competing this time around and what should you know ahead of the biggest tournament in one day cricket?
When is the Cricket World Cup?
The 2023 edition of the Cricket World Cup kicks off on Thursday October 5, with England facing off against New Zealand in a rematch from the final four years ago.
The tournament takes place over the course of six weeks, with the final being held on November 19.
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Where is the Cricket World Cup being held?
The Cricket World Cup in 2023 takes place in India, with 10 venues around the country hosting tournaments.
|Narendra Modi Stadium||Ahmedabad||132,000|
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||Bangalore||40,000|
|M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai||50,000|
|Arun Jaitley Stadium||Delhi||41, 842|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||Hyderabad||55,000|
|BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium||Lucknow||50,000|
|Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium||Pune||37,406|
Which teams are competing in the Cricket World Cup?
10 teams from around the world are competing in the 2023 World Cup.
India qualified as the host nation, whilst Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa all qualified via the ICC Super League. The final two spots were determined in a qualifier event, which saw Netherlands and Sri Lanka claim victory.
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How does the Cricket World Cup work?
The first stage of the tournament sees each team play the other nine once in a round robin. The top four teams will advance to the semi-final, with the winners of those ties meeting in the final on November 19.
The sides finishing first and fourth in the group stage will play each other in one semi-final, with the teams that finished second and third will square off in the other.
In the group stage, teams earn two points for a win and one for a tie or no-result.
Who are the favourites to win the Cricket World Cup?
Host nation, India, are the favourites to be crowned champions this time around but England, Australia and Pakistan all follow closely in the betting, whilst Netherlands are the rank outsiders.