The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to take place with 10 world-class venues hosting 48 matches over 45 days.
The tournament begins with a match between England and New Zealand, a repeat of the 2019 Final, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Pat Cummins from Australia highlighted the global significance of India vs. Pakistan matches in World Cups.
India's captain, Rohit Sharma, expressed his childhood dream of winning the 50-Over World Cup and the passionate support from Indian fans.
Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, was pleasantly surprised by the warm hospitality in India and emphasized the golden opportunity for players to give their best.
England's captain, Jos Buttler, talked about the team's commitment to their style of play and pushing boundaries in cricket.
Afghanistan's captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi, mentioned the strong support they expect from the crowd, along with their quality spinners.
Bangladesh's captain, Shakib Al Hasan, highlighted their preparation and the country's high expectations.
Netherlands' captain, Scott Edwards, expressed excitement about the tournament's start and facing Pakistan.
New Zealand's captain, Kane Williamson, emphasized the need to focus on their style of cricket and the unique challenges and excitement of the tournament in India.