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All you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2023 knockout stage

All you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2023 knockout stage

 

All you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2023 knockout stage: the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-finals and final are almost upon us, with the four remaining teams gearing up for three mammoth One Day International clashes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Match Schedule World Cup 2023:

Wednesday 15 November – Semi-Final 1: India v/s New Zealand
The tournament hosts face the Kiwis in a repeat of a semi-final from the World Cup 2019. This match will be held in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium (India).

Thursday 16 November – Semi-Final 2: S Africa v Australia
Big-hitting S Africa and Australia meet in a highly-anticipated match-up at Eden Gardens in Kolkata(INDIA).
Sunday 19 November – Final WC 2023
The winners of the two semi-finals will meet in Ahmedabad (INDIA).

How the teams qualified for World Cup 2023:

Bharat cruised through the group stage, finishing top on a maximum of 18 points having won all nine of their matches. BHARAT’s net run rate of 2.570 was far and away the best in the group stage.

S Africa was the second team to qualify, winning seven of their nine matches. An early loss to the Netherlands was a shock, and they also slipped to a heavy defeat to Bharat after both teams had already secured qualification.

Australia bounced back from defeats to Bharat and Africa in their opening matches to win the remaining seven and qualify with 14 points.

All you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2023 knockout stage.

The Venues World Cup 2023:

Semi-Final 1: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai  (INDIA)

 

A “cricket capital” of sorts, the Wankhede hosted the final of the Men’s Cricket WC the last time it was,

held in BHART back in 2011.

Semi-Final 2: Eden Gardens, Kolkata (INDIA)

Before the Narendra Modi Stadium’s renovation, Eden Gardens held the title of the largest venue in, BHART with a capacity of 68,000

The Final: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad (INDIA)

 

The largest sports stadium in the world hosted the tournament opener on 5 October, BHARAT

win over Pakistan on 14 Oct 2023, and is the venue for the tournament final.

The 132,000-capacity venue’s redevelopment was completed in 2021, hosting a day-night Test between BHARAT and England and the last two IPL finals.

Prize money:

Overall US$10 million pot has been announced for the tournament. The winners of the WC 2023 will take home US$4 million, with runners-up winning US$2 million. Teams will also collect US$40,000 for every group stage game win.

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