How many ODIs will India play before World Cup 2023? Here's schedule of each team before mega event
The much-anticipated ODI World Cup is less than two months away, with the first match scheduled for October 5. All ten teams who qualified for the super event are competing for the title, and the squads will be revealed soon.
Despite the fact that the attention has been on the T20 format in recent years, nations are focusing on the 50-over format at least this year to keep up with the World Cup.
As a result, many One-Day Internationals will be contested in the run-up to the main event.
In terms of India, they just played an ODI series against the West Indies and will next compete in the Asia Cup. The squad will play two league matches and is likely to qualify for the Super Four stage.
They will meet arch-rivals Pakistan and Nepal in the league stage, and if they advance to the Super Fours, they will play three more matches.
Following the Asia Cup, the men in blue will face Australia in a three-match series closer to the World Cup. India will play a total of eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs) before the World Cup, with the total increasing to nine if they reach the Asia Cup final.
Similarly, Pakistan is likely to reach the Super Fours stage and will play five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in the Asia Cup before facing Afghanistan in three ODIs in Sri Lanka from August 22 to August 26.
Australia is also expected to play eight one-day internationals (5 against South Africa and three against India), while New Zealand will face defending champions England (4 ODIs) and Bangladesh (3 ODIs) before the major event.
England, on the other hand, will face Ireland in addition to their series against New Zealand. The Netherlands are the only side that did not play an ODI prior to the World Cup.
They will, however, arrive in India a month before the huge event to participate in a few practise matches.
Here's the schedule of each team before ODI World Cup:
England - 4 vs NZ, 3 vs IRE
South Africa - 5 vs AUS
Pakistan - 3 vs AFG, 6 (Asia Cup if qualify for Super Four and Final),
India - 6 (Asia Cup if qualify for Super Four and Final), 3 vs AUS
Australia - 5 vs SA, 3 vs IND
Sri Lanka - 5 (Asia Cup if qualify for Super Four and Final),
Afghanistan - 3 vs PAK, 6 (Asia Cup if qualify for Super Four and Final)
Bangladesh - 6 (Asia Cup if Qualify for Super Four and Final), 3 vs NZ
Netherlands - No matches