This World Cup will be very competitive as the game got faster: Rohit Sharma

India plays all of its nine league games at different venues, including Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Lucknow and Bengaluru.

This World Cup will be very competitive as the game has become faster and the teams are playing more positively than ever before, Rohit was quoted as saying by an ICC press release.

All this favors fans around the world, promising them many exciting moments. We hope to prepare well and show our best in October and November, he added.

After the match against Australia, the hosts will move on to Delhi, where they will meet Afghanistan on October 11.

INDIA vs PAKISTAN=============The long-awaited meeting between India and arch-rival Pakistan is scheduled for October 15 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Currently, the two Asian neighbors only play against each other in ICC and ACC competitions as bilateral cricket ties are frozen due to diplomatic tensions. The last match between the two countries was during the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.

India and Pakistan have met each other seven times in the ODI World Cup – in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015 and 2019.

The only time they did not meet in the 50-over World Cup was in 2007, when both teams were eliminated from the tournament in the very first round.India’s other important matches include matches against New Zealand and England on October 22 and 29 in Dharamsala and Lucknow, respectively.

FORMAT=======The tournament maintains the round-robin format as last time, with all teams playing each other for a total of 45 league matches.The tournament features six afternoon matches that begin at 10:30 a.m. ET.

All other matches, including knockouts, will be in a day-night format and will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

The top four teams will advance to the semifinals, which will be held Nov. 15 in Mumbai and Nov. 16 in Calcutta. The semifinals and finals will have reserve days.

If India advances to the semifinals, it will play its last match of the fourth leg in Mumbai.

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