ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 opener records prolific 6.45 million viewers

In the first encounter of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand beat England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad.

The official digital streaming partner of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Disney+ Hotstar has obtained a huge 6.45 million viewers during the opening encounter between England and New Zealand. 

The record-breaking viewership on the very first game was much anticipated as the premier OTT platform is providing the streaming of the marquee tournament free for the first time. 

This time around, to fetch more viewers the platform has also introduced the feature of a data saver, that will help the viewers to stream all the games, without wasting much internet data. 

For the ultimate cricketing competition, Disney+ Hotstar has onboarded multiple brands as digital streaming partners – Mahindra SUVs and Tractors,, Surf ExcelPeter EnglandKingfisher Premium Packaged Drinking WaterThums UpBlack &WhiteMRFLendingkart, Haier India, and Herbalife Nutrition.

The tournament started with a bang, as New Zealand thrashed the reigning champions, England by nine wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Kiwis secured a massive win against the Three Lions by chasing 283 in 36.2 overs, all courtesy of sensational centuries from Devon Conway (152)* and Rachin Ravindra (123)*. 

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