Cricket World Cup Knockout Stage: A Comprehensive Guide

Unveiled: Ultimate Guide to Cricket World Cup Knockout Stage

Knockout Stage Match Lineup

India vs New Zealand: Semi-Final 1, 15th November

The tournament’s host, India, is set to clash with New Zealand in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup semi-final. The match will take place at Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium.

South Africa vs Australia: Semi-Final 2, 16th November

South Africa and Australia, known for their powerful batting, are set to face off in a much-anticipated match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Final Match: 19th November

The victors of the semi-finals will compete for the championship title in Ahmedabad.

Team Qualification Journey


India had a smooth ride through the group stage, securing the top spot with a perfect score of 18 points from nine victories. Their net run rate of 2.570 was the highest in the group stage.

South Africa

South Africa was the second team to qualify, with seven wins out of nine matches. Despite an unexpected early loss to the Netherlands and a heavy defeat to India, they secured their spot in the knockout stage.


Australia recovered from initial losses to India and South Africa, winning the remaining seven matches to qualify with 14 points.

New Zealand

New Zealand secured the final spot in the knockout stage, thanks to a victory over Sri Lanka and Pakistan’s loss to England. Despite a series of four consecutive losses after a strong start, the Kiwis finished with ten points.

Team Rosters

India Squad

The Indian team includes Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav.

South Africa Squad

The South African team consists of Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.

Australia Squad

The Australian team includes Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

New Zealand Squad

The New Zealand team features Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

World Cup Track Record

India, the tournament host, is aiming for its first major ICC tournament victory in 12 years, buoyed by the home crowd’s support, reminiscent of their 2011 triumph.

South Africa’s men’s team is hoping to reach their first-ever World Cup semi-final, following their women’s team’s historic final appearance earlier this year.

Australia, the most successful nation in the history of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, is vying for their sixth win.

New Zealand, despite reaching the knockout stages of five consecutive ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, has been the runner-up in the last two editions.

Reserve Days

In case of inclement weather preventing a result, both semi-finals and the final have reserve days allocated.

Prize Money

The tournament boasts a total prize pool of US$10 million. The champions will receive US$4 million, while the runners-up will get US$2 million. Additionally, each group stage win will earn the teams US$40,000.

How to Watch the Matches

The ICC’s Global broadcast partner Disney Star and its licensees will broadcast all knockout matches live globally. In India, fans can tune into the Star Sports Network, while in the UK, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Showcase, and the SkyGO and Sky Sports App will provide live coverage. Fans in the USA can watch the matches on WillowTV and the ESPN+ app. A complete list of broadcasters is available.


Semi-Final 1: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Known as a “cricket capital”, Wankhede Stadium hosted the Men’s Cricket World Cup final the last time it was held in India in 2011.

Semi-Final 2: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens, once the largest venue in India with a capacity of 68,000, is known for its lively pitch and breezy conditions next to the Hooghly River.

The Final: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

The world’s largest sports stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium, will host the tournament final. The venue, with a capacity of 132,000, was redeveloped in 2021 and has hosted a day-night Test between India and England, as well as the last two IPL finals.

Fixtures and Live Scores

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