England lived up to the pre-tournament hype and beat New Zealand in arguably the greatest World Cup final of all time to register a historic triumph. After both the teams scored 241 in their allotted 50 overs, the super overs also ended in a tie. England were then awarded the World Cup for hitting more number of boundaries.
England have shown that the teams need to plan extensively to win the World Cup. After their humiliating group stage in the 2015 World Cup, England prepared throughout the last four years to turn their dream into reality. Thus all the teams will now be looking to start planning for the 2023 World Cup at the earliest.
The next edition that is the thirteenth edition of the World Cup will be held in India. The tournament will commence on 9 February 2023 and will go on till 26 March 2023.
It will be the first time, India will host the World Cup alone. In the past, India had hosted three editions of the competitions in 1987, 1996 and 2011. But on all those occasions, India co-hosted the tournament. India hosted the World Cup with Pakistan in 1987; Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1996 and Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2011. Thus it will be the first time India would be hosting the tournament alone.
Participants of the tournament:
The format of the next tournament will be same as that of the 2019 edition. It will be the third time the quadrennial event will be played in such format after 1992 and 2019. The top seven ranked teams and the hosts (India) will automatically qualify for the tournament.
The seven teams will qualify through the 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. It will be the inaugural edition of the One Day International (ODI) league. The league will last from May 2020 to March 2022.
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It will feature thirteen countries, the twelve full members of the ICC and the Netherlands, who won the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship to qualify for this competition.
The other two teams will have to qualify through the 2022 World Cup qualifier. It will feature the bottom five teams from the 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League along with an additional five Associate sides.