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Top 10 teams pad up to fight for 2023 Cricket World Cup

A quick look at the 50-over Cricket World Cup, which gets under way in India on October 5 and runs until November 19.


Australians cricketers celebrate winning the the ICC Cricket World Cup final over New Zealand at the MCG in Melbourne, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Image AAP

A GUIDE TO THE 2023 CRICKET WORLD CUP, WHICH BEGINS ON OCTOBER 5 IN INDIA.

 

TEAMS


Ten teams will contest the 2023 World Cup: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. 


Each team will play against every other side, with the top four after the round-robin stage going through to the knockouts. 


The opening fixture is a repeat of the 2019 final, with England taking on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. 


Australia's World Cup gets under way against the hosts at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 8.  


PAST WINNERS


*There have been 12 previous Cricket World Cup tournaments. 


*Australia have won the trophy five times, the most of any country. 


*India and West Indies have each raised the trophy twice, while England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have also been crowned champions.


*The current holders are England, who beat New Zealand at Lord's in a final of high drama in 2019.


Both teams scored 241 off their 50 overs, and 15 in the "deciding'' super over, before the hosts were awarded the trophy by virtue of hitting more boundaries during the match (26 to New Zealand's 17).   


1975: West Indies bt Australia (17 runs), England


1979: West Indies bt England (92 runs), England 


1983: India bt West Indies (43 runs), England


1987: Australia bt England (7 runs), India


1992: Pakistan bt England (22 runs), Australia 


1996: Sri Lanka bt Australia (7 wickets), Pakistan 


1999: Australia bt Pakistan (8 wickets), England


2003: Australia bt India (125 runs), South Africa 


2007: Australia bt Sri Lanka (53 runs), Barbados


2011: India bt Sri Lanka (6 wickets), India 


2015: Australia bt New Zealand (7 wickets), Australia


2019: England bt New Zealand (match tied, boundary countback after super over)


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