LAHORE, Jul 07 (NNI): The complete schedule of Pakistan’s 2023 World Cricket Cup to be played in India from October 6 has been released after the qualification matches concluded.
Babar Azam-led Pakistan will kickstart their campaign on October 6 against Netherlands who has beaten Scotland in their final match in the preliminary round played in Zimbabwe.
Bas de Leede struck a superb 123 as Netherlands sealed qualification for the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India with a four-wicket victory over Scotland on Thursday in their final fixture at the preliminary tournament played in Zimbabwe.
Netherlands needed to chase down their victory target of 278 in 44 overs to not only win the game but also leap-frog Scotland into second place in the table on net run rate. It was a feat they achieved it in 42.5 overs to join Sri Lanka as the second qualifiers from the preliminary tournament.
Netherlands will appear at a fifth World Cup and their first since 2011. This year’s global finals will be staged from October 5-November 19 and the Dutch will take on Pakistan in their first game on October 6 in Hyderabad.
Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023: October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad; October 12 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad; October 15 – vs India in Ahmedabad; October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru; October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai; October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai; October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata; November 4 – vs New Zealand in Bengaluru (Day match); and November 12 – vs England in Kolkata. NNI