The finalists of World Cup 2019, New Zealand will hope for another deep run in the upcoming 2023 World Cup hosted by India. The Kiwis, since the finals’ appearance, have grown into a cricketing powerhouse. In the next two years, the Blackcaps won the inaugural World Test Championship title beating India in 2021 and reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in 2022.
But ahead of this 2023 World Cup, the Kiwis are on murky waters with the possible absence of their captain Kane Williamson, who suffered a knee injury in the first match of the 2023 season of the IPL. Along with Williamson, the Blackcaps will also miss the services of Micheal Bracewell, who also got an Achilles injury in June.
Hence, New Zealand’s chances in the marquee tournament will be hindered. Coming back to the World Cup 2023, the Blackcaps will be playing in the opening game of the tournament against England on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
The entire schedule of New Zealand for the ODI World Cup 2023 is below:
October 5: vs England (Ahmedabad)
October 9: vs Netherlands (Hyderabad)
October 13: vs Bangladesh (Chennai)
October 18: vs Afghanistan (Chennai)
October 22: vs India (Dharamsala)
October 28: vs Australia ( Dharamsala )
November 1: vs South Africa (Pune)
November 4: vs Pakistan (Bengaluru)
November 9: vs Sri Lanka (Bengaluru )