Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is set to host five matches in the upcoming 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, marking the return of Men’s World Cup matches to the state after 27 years. The matches will take place at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, known for its slow and spin-friendly wickets.
One of the most anticipated fixtures will be the high-stakes encounter between arch-rivals India and defending champions England on October 29.
The match is expected to showcase a battle between spinners, with Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal facing off against England’s Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.
The people of Lucknow will have the opportunity to witness their first match on October 13, featuring a clash between Australia and South Africa. The second match in Lucknow is scheduled for October 17, with Australia facing off against the team that qualifies in the second position. On October 21, there will be a day game between the top two qualifiers. The final match in Lucknow will take place on November 1, where Afghanistan will compete against the team that secures the first qualifying spot.