Without a doubt, cricket has some of the busiest calendars out there. There are simply major and minor cricket tournaments happening year-round. That said, even if we’re only a few months away from ending 2023, there is still a lot to look forward to on the international cricket scene.
Wondering what these cricket tournaments are? We’ve got all the details you need to know so you won’t miss out on any cricket action.
2023 Cricket World Cup (Oct-Nov)
The 2023 Cricket World Cup is easily one of the most highly anticipated cricket events this year. It will be the 13th edition of the tournament and it will be hosted by India, which we all know is a massive cricket nation.
This year’s tournament was originally scheduled earlier this year. However, it was one of the tournaments that had to be pushed because of the pandemic. Instead of running from February to March, this year’s World Cup will now be played from October 5 to November 19, 2023.
As usual, there will be 10 teams playing and these are India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Australia, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. The matches will be played in ten different venues across India.
To kickstart the tournament, the current champions, England, will go against New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The first match for the host country will be against Australia on October 8, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.
T10 League (Nov-Dec)
This year’s T10 League will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates and will take place in Abu Dhabi. Not many details have been released about the tournament just yet, but what we know is that this will start on November 28. The final is then scheduled for December 9, 2023.
Last year, the winner of the tournament was Deccan Gladiators with New York Strikers as the runners-up. Aside from these two, six more teams will be competing in the tournament and these are Delhi Bulls, Team Abu Dhabi, Morrisville SAMP Army, Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, and The Chennai Braves.
Some of the notable cricketers who will be part of this league are Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Nicholas Pooran, and David Miller. This will be the 7th edition of the T10 League.
Big Bash League 2023-24 (December)
Another major cricket tournament we’ve yet to see is the Big Bash League. This year’s season will be the 13th edition of this Australian T20 tournament. There will still be eight teams competing this season which are the following:
Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, and Sydney Thunder. The tournament will have 44 matches in total which will be played from December 7 to January 24, 2024.
The defending champions are Perth Scorchers which already have 5 titles. The first match will be between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars on December 7, at The Gabba in Brisbane. The second match has also already been announced, and that will be between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades.
Other venues that will be used for this tournament are the following:
Sydney Cricket Ground, Adelaide Oval, Simonds Stadium in Geelong, North Tasmania Cricket Association Ground in Launceston, Manuka Oval in Canberra, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Perth Stadium, Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, Lavington Sports Oval in Albury, Bellerive Oval in Hobart, and Sydney Showground Stadium.
More Cricket Tours
Aside from the major tournaments we’ve mentioned above, there are still a lot of cricket tours set to take place before the year ends. So, if you want to find matches you can follow to participate in online cricket games betting, here are more schedules to keep in mind:
- New Zealand tour of Bangladesh: 3 ODI and 2 Test matches (September 21-26, 2023)
- Australia Tour of India 2023: 3 ODI and 5 T20 matches (September-December, 2023)
- India Tour of South Africa: 3 T20, 3 ODI, 2 Test (December 2023-January 2024)
- Pakistan Tour of Australia: 3 Test (December 2023-January 2024)
- Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand: 3 ODI, 3 T20 matches (December 2023-January 2024)
Those are the cricket tournaments you can still watch out for before the year ends. Even if we only have a few months left in 2023, you still have lots to look forward to.
The majority of the matches we listed here haven’t begun just yet. So, if you’re into cricket betting or simply want to figure out how you’ll stream the matches, you still have plenty of time to prepare.