The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will feature a round-robin-styled group stage, allowing all 10 teams to play each other on at least one occasion.
The India-Pakistan rivalry, which originated in 1947 when India was partitioned into two countries following British colonial rule, has been the biggest, quickest-selling, and most anticipated match of every multilateral cricket tournament. The rivalry has remained bitter since then, with Pakistan having the upper hand in Test matches (12-9) and one-day internationals (73-56), while India has the upper hand in T20 matches (8-3).
The scale is heavily tilted in India’s favor, as Pakistan has never beaten India in the ICC ODI World Cup in their seven meetings and has only won once in their seven encounters in the T20 World Cup. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will see all these rivalries play out on the field, adding an extra layer of anticipation and drama to the thrilling encounters in sport.
The upcoming match at Ahmedabad’s world-biggest cricket stadium is set for October 14, but tickets sold out within an hour of release, causing travel fans to struggle to find accommodation in and around the city.