ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Schedule


The 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier is planned to happen in June and July 2023 in Zimbabwe. It's the 12th time this qualifier competition is taking place for determining the last two contenders for the upcoming 2023 World Cup. This will not be the first time that Zimbabwe Cricket host the ICC World Cup Qualifiers tournament as they had also organized the World Cup qualification tournament before, in March 2018.

ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier Venues            

All the enthralling matches of this World Cup 2023 qualifier will be held in four different stadiums in Harare and Bulawayo i.e, Harare Sports Club, Takashinga Cricket Club, Queens Sports Club and  Bulawayo Athletic Club. 

ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier Squad

The qualifier round for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 comprises 10 teams, which are divided into two groups of five teams each. In Group A, there are Zimbabwe, the West Indies, the Netherlands, Nepal, and the United States. Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Format of the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier

During the group round, each team will fight against eachother once and then the top three teams from both groups will confirm their spot in the Super Six stage. During the Super Six stage, the teams will face off against the teams they haven't played in the group stage. The ultimate goal for all the teams is to reach the final, as the two finalists will secure a place in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. Notably, the Decision Review System (DRS) will be employed exclusively for matches commencing from the Super Six stage onwards for the first time.  

In addition to the overall match results, the net run rate will also be calculated for each team in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier. The net run rate is a crucial factor in determining the final standings and determining the two teams that will advance to the next stage. When two teams have an equal number of points, the following factors will be used to determine the teams' final rankings:

  1. The team with the highest number of wins will be ranked higher. 
  2. If the number of wins is still the same, the team with more wins against the other teams that have the same points and equal number of wins will be ranked higher. 
  3. If there is still a tie, the team with the highest net run rate will be given a higher rank. 
  4. If the teams are still tied, they will be ordered according to their original seeding.

ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier Dates

From 18th June to 9th July 2023, the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier round will be played amoung 10 teams for the final two spots and thus to confirm their place in the ICC World Cup 2023.

The tournament will kick off with the host nation, Zimbabwe, playing against Nepal on the opening matchday at Harare Sports Club on Jun2 18. The West Indies, who have won the World Cup twice, will also be in action on June 18, taking on their neighboring team, the United States, at Takashinga Cricket Club. 

Group B matches will begin on June 19 in Bulawayo. Sri Lanka, the champions of the 1996 World Cup, will face the United Arab Emirates at Queen's Sports Club. At the same venue, Ireland will go head-to-head against Oman at Bulawayo Athletic Club. The Netherlands will commence their campaign against Zimbabwe on June 20 at Harare Sports Club, while Scotland will face their rivals, Ireland, in Bulawayo on June 21 at Queens Sports Club.

The Super Six stage will commence on June 29, where the top teams from each group will compete against each other. 

Live Streaming of ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier

  • Cricket lovers can watch the Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off on Fancode if they are in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, or Pakistan.
  • In the United States, it will be available on Willow TV.
  • For fans in other regions, they can watch the Qualifier Play-off live and for free on ICC.tv. Cricket fans can aslo access it through the ICC.tv website, ICC.tv mobile apps (available on the App Store and Google Play), as well as Samsung TV and LG TV apps.
Start Date 2023-06-18
End Date 2023-07-09
Host Country Zimbabwe
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Schedule

Zimbabwe vs Nepal 1st Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 1
Date - 2023-06-18
Time - 09:00(Local)

Zimbabwe Vs
Nepal Venue
Harare Sports Club
West Indies vs United States 2nd Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 2
Date - 2023-06-18
Time - 09:00(Local)

West Indies Vs
United States Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates 3rd Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 3
Date - 2023-06-19
Time - 09:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
United Arab Emirates Venue
Queens Sports Club
Ireland vs Oman 4th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 4
Date - 2023-06-19
Time - 09:00(Local)

Ireland Vs
Oman Venue
Bulawayo Athletic Club
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands 5th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 5
Date - 2023-06-20
Time - 09:00(Local)

Zimbabwe Vs
Netherlands Venue
Harare Sports Club
Nepal vs United States 6th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 6
Date - 2023-06-20
Time - 09:00(Local)

Nepal Vs
United States Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
Ireland vs Scotland 7th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 7
Date - 2023-06-21
Time - 09:00(Local)

Ireland Vs
Scotland Venue
Queens Sports Club
Oman vs United Arab Emirates 8th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 8
Date - 2023-06-21
Time - 09:00(Local)

Oman Vs
United Arab Emirates Venue
Bulawayo Athletic Club
West Indies vs Nepal 9th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 9
Date - 2023-06-22
Time - 09:00(Local)

West Indies Vs
Nepal Venue
Harare Sports Club
Netherlands vs United States 10th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 10
Date - 2023-06-22
Time - 09:00(Local)

Netherlands Vs
United States Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
Sri Lanka vs Oman 11th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 11
Date - 2023-06-23
Time - 09:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
Oman Venue
Queens Sports Club
Scotland vs United Arab Emirates 12th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 12
Date - 2023-06-23
Time - 09:00(Local)

Scotland Vs
United Arab Emirates Venue
Bulawayo Athletic Club
Zimbabwe vs West Indies 13th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 13
Date - 2023-06-24
Time - 09:00(Local)

Zimbabwe Vs
West Indies Venue
Harare Sports Club
Netherlands vs Nepal 14th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 14
Date - 2023-06-24
Time - 09:00(Local)

Netherlands Vs
Nepal Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
Sri Lanka vs Ireland 15th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 15
Date - 2023-06-25
Time - 09:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
Ireland Venue
Queens Sports Club
Scotland vs Oman 16th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 16
Date - 2023-06-25
Time - 09:00(Local)

Scotland Vs
Oman Venue
Bulawayo Athletic Club
Zimbabwe vs United States 17th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 17
Date - 2023-06-26
Time - 09:00(Local)

Zimbabwe Vs
United States Venue
Harare Sports Club
West Indies vs Netherlands 18th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 18
Date - 2023-06-26
Time - 09:00(Local)

West Indies Vs
Netherlands Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
Sri Lanka vs Scotland 19th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 19
Date - 2023-06-27
Time - 09:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
Scotland Venue
Queens Sports Club
Ireland vs United Arab Emirates 20th Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 20
Date - 2023-06-27
Time - 09:00(Local)

Ireland Vs
United Arab Emirates Venue
Bulawayo Athletic Club
1st Match Super Sixes
Match 21
Date - 2023-06-29
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Queens Sports Club
2nd Match Super Sixes
Match 22
Date - 2023-06-30
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Queens Sports Club
1st Match Playoffs
Match 23
Date - 2023-06-30
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
3rd Match Super Sixes
Match 24
Date - 2023-07-01
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Harare Sports Club
2nd Match Playoffs
Match 25
Date - 2023-07-02
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
4th Match Super Sixes
Match 26
Date - 2023-07-02
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Queens Sports Club
5th Match Super Sixes
Match 27
Date - 2023-07-03
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Harare Sports Club
6th Match Super Sixes
Match 28
Date - 2023-07-04
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Queens Sports Club
7th Match Playoff
Match 29
Date - 2023-07-04
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
7th Match Super Sixes
Match 30
Date - 2023-07-05
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Harare Sports Club
8th Match Super Sixes
Match 31
Date - 2023-07-06
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Queens Sports Club
9th Place Playoff
Match 32
Date - 2023-07-06
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Takashinga Sports Club
9th Match Super Sixes
Match 33
Date - 2023-07-07
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Harare Sports Club
Final Match ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Match 34
Date - 2023-07-09
Time - 09:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Harare Sports Club
Teams
Sri Lanka West Indies Nepal United Arab Emirates
Ireland Scotland United States Oman
Zimbabwe Netherlands

Squad

Sri Lanka Team Squad
Sri Lanka Team squad will be announced very soon by respective board.

Ireland Team Squad
Paul Stirling George Dockrell Andy McBrine Graham Hume
Craig Young Andrew Balbirnie Peter Moor Barry McCarthy
Gareth Delany Mark Adair Lorcan Tucker Josh Little
Harry Tector Curtis Campher Ben White

Zimbabwe Team Squad
Craig Ervine Tendai Chatara Sean Williams Sikandar Raza
Luke Jongwe Wellington Masakadza Ryan Ponsonby Burl Wesley Madhevere
Richard Ngarava Blessing Muzarabani Tadiwanashe Marumani Joylord Gumbie
Innocent Kaia Clive Madande Brad Evans

West Indies Team Squad
Jason Holder Kyle Mayers Nicolas Pooran Yannick Cariah
Keacy Carty Akeal Hosein Shai Hope Rovman Powell
Shamarh Brooks Roston Chase Romario Shepherd Keemo Paul
Brandon King Gudakesh Motie

Scotland Team Squad
Richie Berrington Safyaan Sharif Michael Leask Matthew Cross
Alasdair Evans George Munsey Mark Watt Christopher Sole
Christopher Greaves Hamza Tahir Adrian Neill Christopher McBride
Brandon McMullen Tomas Mackintosh Jack Jarvis

Netherlands Team Squad
Wesley Barresi Vivian Kingma Teja Nidamanuru Shariz Ahmad
Logan van Beek Max O'Dowd Vikramjit Singh Bas de Leede
Scott Edwards Saqib Zulfiqar Aryan Dutt Ryan Klein
Clayton Floyd

Nepal Team Squad
Nepal Team squad will be announced very soon by respective board.

United States Team Squad
Steven Taylor Jasdeep Singh Ali Khan Monank Patel
Aaron Jones Saurabh Netravalkar Shayan Jahangir Gajanand Singh
Sushant Modani Abhishek Paradkar Nosthush Kenjige Nisarg Patel
Saiteja Mukkamalla Kyle Phillip Usman Rafiq

United Arab Emirates Team Squad
United Arab Emirates Team squad will be announced very soon by respective board.

Oman Team Squad
Oman Team squad will be announced very soon by respective board.