The 2023 Cricket World Cup has arrived!
From 5 October to 19 November, the 10 best teams will do battle for the elusive ICC trophy, with a total of 48 matches taking place across India.
Jos Buttler's England are the defending champions following their thrilling heroics four years ago at Lord's, but they'll have to contend with a formidable host nation with India firm favourites to delight a rowdy and passionate crowd.
For the Proteas, who are fourth on the ICC ODI rankings, the pressure is off with few expecting Temba Bavuma's charges to mount a title challenge. Star batter Quinton de Kock will hang up his one-day gloves following the global showpiece, and the Proteas will hope that an on-song David Miller, Heinrich Klassen and Kagiso Rabada will contribute and fire in India.
News24 will be bringing you all the action, with our man on the ground, Heinz Schenk, providing live updates and covering all developments from India.
We'll also have expert analysis from our experienced writing team of Simnikiwe Xabanisa, Lloyd Burnard, Rob Houwing, Khanyiso Tshwaku and Lynn Butler.
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Design and production: Kelly Anderson, Lynn Butler
Words: Heinz Schenk