The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is set to take cricket fans on a thrilling journey, and the promotional video released by the International Cricket Council on Thursday has only added to the excitement. The video, featuring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and cricketing legends like Eoin Morgan, MS Dhoni, JP Duminy, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Shubman Gill, captures the emotions and anticipation surrounding the prestigious tournament.
The 2 minutes and 13 seconds-long video begin with Eoin Morgan proudly showcasing the coveted trophy, setting the stage for the exhilarating journey that awaits. It skillfully weaves together breathtaking visuals from past editions of the World Cup, invoking memories of iconic moments like MS Dhoni’s memorable run-out in 2019 that dashed India’s dreams of a third title.
Shah Rukh Khan’s captivating narration adds a touch of magic to the promo, intensifying the anticipation for what promises to be an electrifying cricketing spectacle that will unfold over more than a month.
“History will be written and dreams will be realised at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. All it takes is just one day,” the ICC captioned the video on Twitter.
History will be written and dreams will be realised at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 🏆
All it takes is just one day ✨ pic.twitter.com/G5J0Fyzw0Z
— ICC (@ICC) July 20, 2023
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also joined in, expressing their excitement and echoing the sentiment, “Get ready to witness history in India.”
Get ready to witness history in India. 🇮🇳🙌 https://t.co/WirupJNTEX
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 20, 2023
The tournament is scheduled to kick off on October 5 at the magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where defending champions England will face the last edition’s runners-up, New Zealand. India will start their campaign on October 8, facing the five-time World Cup winner, Australia, in Chennai. The much-awaited India vs. Pakistan clash is set for October 15 in Ahmedabad, a match that is bound to set the cricketing world on fire.
The format for the World Cup includes a round-robin phase, with each team playing the other nine. The top four teams will then qualify for the knockout stage and compete in the semi-finals. The first semi-final is scheduled for November 15 in Mumbai, followed by the second semi-final on the next day in Kolkata, with reserve days in place for both semi-final matches.
Cricket enthusiasts around the world are eagerly counting down the days to this spectacle, eagerly anticipating the history that will be made and the dreams that will be realized on the grand stage of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.