Proteas v Australia

The Proteas in a huddle. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

When do the Proteas begin Cricket World Cup campaign?

The Proteas will begin their Cricket World Cup campaign in just a few days’ time. Here is a reminder of the team’s upcoming fixtures.

Proteas v Australia

The Proteas in a huddle. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

In what was a rather low-key departure, the Proteas jetted off to India this past weekend as they began their journey to the Cricket World Cup.

With the Rugby World Cup on the go at the same time, and not particularly high expectations following the Proteas, there has not been much of a noticeable buzz about the tournament as yet.

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However it shouldn’t be forgotten that the cricket showpiece will actually begin next week on Thursday, 5 October, when title holders England take on New Zealand.

Meanwhile, the Proteas will play two days later against Sri Lanka in what is a crucial clash before then facing rivals Australia.

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Proteas’ 2023 World Cup fixtures

  • 7 October: v Sri Lanka, Delhi
  • 13 October: v Australia, Lucknow
  • 17 October: v Netherlands, Dharamsala
  • 21 October: v England, Mumbai
  • 24 October: v Bangladesh, Mumbai
  • 27 October: v Pakistan, Chennai
  • 1 November: v New Zealand, Pune
  • 5 November: v India, Kolkata
  • 10 November: Afghanistan, Ahmedabad

At the World Cup, each team plays the other nine in a round-robin format. The top four qualify for the knockout stage and semi-finals.

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