Australia’s ICC World Cup 2023 Journey: Squad, Schedule, and Team Overview

Australia is poised to kickstart its campaign in the ICC World Cup 2023 with a highly-anticipated showdown against India. Renowned for its cricketing prowess, Australia enters the tournament as a formidable force. Earlier this year, they demonstrated their mettle by triumphing over India in an away ODI series, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter.

During the league stage of the ICC World Cup 2023, Australia is slated to participate in a total of 9 matches. Their journey commences with a high-stakes clash against India on October 8, marking an electrifying tournament opener. The men donning the iconic yellow jerseys will culminate their league-stage odyssey with a face-off against Bangladesh on November 11.

The ICC World Cup 2023 promises to be a battleground for ten formidable teams. Australia joins the likes of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Netherlands in the quest for the coveted title.

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In the previous edition of the ODI World Cup, Australia showcased their mettle by advancing to the semi-finals. However, their quest for glory was thwarted by England, denying them a place in the final. Australia boasts a storied history in the tournament, including their most recent ODI World Cup triumph in 2015, achieved on their home turf. With an impressive tally of five ODI World Cup titles, Australia stands as the most successful team in the tournament’s storied history.

Australia has already unveiled its preliminary squad for the upcoming tournament. The dynamic Pat Cummins has been entrusted with the captaincy, leading a talented ensemble of players. Below, we delve into Australia’s schedule and squad for the ICC World Cup 2023.

Australia’s Schedule for ICC World Cup 2023

During the league stage, Australia is slated to engage in ten thrilling matches as they pursue World Cup glory. Here is a comprehensive breakdown of Australia’s fixtures for the ICC WC 2023:

  • October 8: Australia vs. India, 5th Match – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • October 12: Australia vs. South Africa, 10th Match – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • October 16: Australia vs. Sri Lanka, 14th Match – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • October 20: Australia vs. Pakistan, 18th Match – M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • October 25: Australia vs. Netherlands, 24th Match – Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • October 28: Australia vs. New Zealand, 27th Match – Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, 10:30 AM (IST)
  • November 4: Australia vs. England, 36th Match – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • November 7: Australia vs. Afghanistan, 39th Match – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 2:00 PM (IST)
  • November 12: Australia vs. Bangladesh, 43rd Match – Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 10:30 AM (IST)
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Australia’s World Cup Squad 2023

Australia has already unveiled its preliminary squad for ICC World Cup 2023, comprising a total of 18 players. Among these, three players will ultimately be omitted from the final squad. Here is a glimpse of Australia’s preliminary squad:

  • Pat Cummins (Captain)
  • Sean Abbott
  • Ashton Agar
  • Alex Carey
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Cameron Green
  • Aaron Hardie
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Travis Head
  • Josh Inglis
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Tanveer Sangha
  • Steve Smith
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • David Warner
  • Adam Zampa

As anticipation for ICC World Cup 2023 reaches a crescendo, cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the unveiling of the final squads and the captivating contests that this prestigious tournament promises to deliver. For Australia, the dream of adding another World Cup title to their illustrious history burns brighter than ever.