ICC World Cup All Squads (Photo Credit: ICC/X)
The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup kicked off on October 5 in Ahmedabad with a match between reigning champions England and New Zealand. A total of 48 matches will be held at 10 venues in India. 10 teams participated in this 50 over tournament. They will play each other once in a round robin group stage format. After 45 matches in the group stage, the top four teams in the points table will advance to the semi-finals, which will be held on November 15 and 16. India is at the top after each of the 10 teams have played more than half of the tournament. They beat New Zealand by 4 wickets, Pakistan and Bangladesh by 7 wickets, Australia by 6 wickets in the first match in Chennai and Afghanistan by 8 wickets before beating England by 100 runs in the last match. PAK vs BAN, CWC 2023: Babur’s easy win in Eden, Bangladesh sinks in Gangapar, Pakistan emerges
– South Africa is currently in second place. After defeating Bangladesh by 149 runs, they got a thrilling 1-wicket victory over Pakistan. The Proteas defeated Australia by 134 runs and Sri Lanka by 102 runs before losing by an incredible 38 runs against the Netherlands.
– The Kiwis are now third after beating Afghanistan by 149 runs, Bangladesh by 8 wickets, defending champions England by 9 wickets in the first match and Netherlands by 99 runs before losing to Australia by 5 runs and India by 4 wickets.
Australia improved their run-rate by beating New Zealand by 5 runs and Netherlands by 309 runs. They are still fourth after losing to Sri Lanka and Pakistan after earlier losses to India and South Africa.
– Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets yesterday. After earlier thrashing the Netherlands by 81 runs and chasing a mountain of 344 runs against Sri Lanka, Pakistan are now fifth after losing to India, Australia and Afghanistan.
-Afghanistan is ranked sixth with defeats against big teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England along with losses against New Zealand, Bangladesh and India.
-Sri Lanka are seventh after losing against South Africa, Pakistan and Australia, followed by a second win over England after the Netherlands and lost to Afghanistan by 7 wickets in their last match.
-Netherlands are eighth after Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand with a huge loss to Australia yesterday and a huge 87-run win over South Africa and Bangladesh.
-Bangladesh was officially knocked out of the World Cup after losing to Pakistan by 7 wickets after losing by 87 runs against the Netherlands. Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan by 6 wickets in the first match and lost to England, New Zealand, South Africa and India and dropped to ninth place in the points table.
-England is then ranked 10th with only win against Bangladesh with losses to Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan, New Zealand, before losing by 100 runs against India in the last match.