India vs. New Zealand
Rohit Sharma & Kane Williamson

Updated: 19 October 2023

ODI World Cup 2023: 3rd Week Schedule, Venues And Weather Report. The 2023 ODI WC is the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup, a quadrennial (ODI) cricket tournament contested by men’s national teams and organized by the ICC. The  ODI WC 2023 is being hosted by India and began on 5 October. The finals will be played on 19th November at Narendra Modi Stadium.

In the ODI World Cup, 17 matches have already been played, and the teams are giving it their all, aiming for success and the top spot on the points table. In the second week of the 2023 ODI World Cup, South Africa dominated Australia winning by a big margin 134-run.

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets, showcasing their extraordinary abilities. India easily defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in the eagerly awaited match. 

In the incredible turn-in event, Afghanistan made history by defeating England by 69 runs. Australia triumphed over Sri Lanka by a 5-wicket margin to record their first victory.

The Netherlands surprised everyone again by defeating South Africa with a 38-run. With a convincing 149-run win over Afghanistan, New Zealand continued their winning streak. The week of cricket at the ODI World Cup was jam-packed with action.

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India won their 4th consecutive match on October 19 at Pune. Men in Blue beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets. Rohit Sharma & co currently in the 2nd position in the World Cup 2023 points table.

Coming into the 3rd week, there are 8 crucial matches. This week is of immense importance for the teams as they compete to secure wins and solidify their positions at the top of the points table. The most highly anticipated match this week is the conflict between India and New Zealand, two top teams on the points table. We’ll witness which team extends their winning streak and whose streak comes to an end.

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3rd Week Schedule ICC ODI World Cup 2023

Date Vs.VenueTime
20th October, 2023,FridayAustralia vs. New Pakistan M. Chinnaswamy Stadium02:00 PM (IST)
21th October, 2023,Saturday Netherlands vs. Sri LankaEkana Sports City, Lucknow10:30 AM (IST)
21th October, 2023,SaturdayEngland vs. South AfricaWankhede Stadium02:00 PM (IST)
22th October, 2023,SundayIndia vs New Zealand HPCA Stadium02:00 PM (IST)
23th October, 2023,MondayPakistan vs. Afghanistan MA Chidambaram Stadium02:00 PM (IST)
24th October, 2023,Tuesday South Africa vs. Bangladesh Wankhede Stadium02:00 PM (IST)
25th October, 2023,WednesdayAustralia vs. Netherlands Arun Jaitley Stadium 02:00 PM (IST)
26th October, 2023, ThursdayEngland vs. Sri LankaMA Chidambaram Stadium02:00 PM (IST)

Weather Report of 3rd Week of the ICC ODI WC Matches

In the 1st and 2nd weeks of the ICC ODI WC 2023, matches proceeded without any disturbances due to rain. However, in the third week, there’s a minor possibility of rain affecting matches. Organizers are actively working to ensure that matches continue smoothly even in the event of rain, a departure from the approach taken during the Asia Cup. This change in technique is influenced by the competitive spirit of the IPL.

The unpredictable weather in the third week of the ICC ODI World Cup indeed poses a significant challenge. Weather patterns, seasonal variations, and local conditions can make accurate predictions difficult. Furthermore, the impact of climate change adds another layer of uncertainty, despite the advancements in weather technology. Adaptation and preparedness are crucial in managing these unpredictable conditions during the tournament.

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Cricket’s rain rules, such as Duckworth-Lewis-Stern, serve to manage matches affected by rain but can occasionally spark discussions and controversy. Eventually, handling uncertain weather conditions will remain a significant concern for organisers, teams, and fans. Flexibility and the availability of backup plans will be key in providing the smooth progression of matches during the ICC ODI WC 2023.