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The much anticipated and awaited ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 schedule has been announced and the fans are excited to know when India will play their first match of this tournament. The fans are eagerly also wanting to know the venues in the upcoming ODI WC 2023. Here in this article, we will have answers to all those questions.

ICC ODI WC 2023 will begin with the inaugural game played between the last World Cup finalists England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on October 5. But India will be playing their first match of this WC edition in Chennai on 8 October against Australia.

India will be playing across nine different venues in this ODI WC 2023 in Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Dharamsala, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. 

India could play two games in Mumbai (or) Kolkata, if they reach semi-finals.

India could also play two games in two different venues like Mumbai (or) Kolkata, and Ahmedabad if they manage to reach final of the showpiece event.

Team India's schedule in ODI WC 2023:
vs Australia in Chennai, October 8
vs Afghanistan in Delhi, October 11
vs Pakistan in Ahmedabad, October 15
vs Bangladesh in Pune, October 19
vs New Zealand in Dharamsala, October 22
vs England in Lucknow, October 29
vs Qualifier-2 in Mumbai, November 2 
vs South Africa in Kolkata, November 5
vs Qualifier-1 in Bengaluru, November 11

Note on ODI WC 2023 semi-finals scenario:
- If India play Pakistan, then it will be held in Kolkata.
- If India plays any other team, excluding Pakistan, the semifinal will be held in Mumbai.