Australia ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Full Schedule: Pat Cummins-Led Side Face Team India In Opener In Chennai On Sunday
During the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia will play in eight different venues in India. Their first match will be against Team India on Sunday in Chennai.
Australia, who have won the World Cup five times, will play the hosts, India, in the first game of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday, October 8, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Australia is very confident going into the World Cup because they beat India and Pakistan in a row, with the most recent win coming in a warm-up game on Tuesday in Hyderabad.
This time around, the team led by Pat Cummins will play in eight different cities: Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Delhi, Dharamsala, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Pune. The Aussies' last game in the league stage will be on November 11 in Pune against Bangladesh.
On the last day of warm-up games for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, Australia beat Pakistan in a thrilling game.
Glenn Maxwell hit 77 in Australia's 351 for 7, and Marnus Labuschagne helped with both the bat and the ball as Pakistan fell 14 runs short, even though captain Babar Azam hit 90.
Australia got off to a fast start when they decided to bat. David Warner led an opening stand of 83 runs before being out for 48 runs off 33 balls in the 13th over. Before Glenn Maxwell took over in the middle overs, Mitchell Marsh (38), Steve Smith (27), and Marnus Labuschagne (40) all got off to good starts.
With one of six sixes, the all-rounder reached fifty. He ended up with 77 runs off of 71 balls before Shadab Khan bowled him out.
Josh Inglis (48 not out) and Cameron Green (50 not out) kept the pace going by adding 83 runs in eight overs for the seventh wicket. This helped Australia reach a scary score while Haris Rauf's nine overs cost Pakistan 97 runs.
At 82 for 4, Pakistan's response was not going well, but a great stand by Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed got them right back into the game. The captain made a smooth 90 off of just 59 balls, as usual. Iftikhar hit six fours and four sixes in his 83 before being Labuschagne's second victim, leaving his team 227 for five.
Then, Labuschagne bowled Marsh and Mohammad Nawaz was out. Nawaz was on 38 and making good progress in the run chase, but Marsh quickly got him out for 50 when Warner held on to a simple chance at third man.
Pakistan still needed 26 runs in four overs, but Labuschagne came back and got the last wicket by picking out Marsh at long-off.