As the schedule for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 was released on Friday, two of the biggest rivals, Pakistan and India, will face off in their first encounter of the tournament on October 23.
The Men in Green will face India, as they did in the last edition because the two countries have been grouped together for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which will be held in Australia.
The cricket carnival will take place in Australia from October 16 to November 13, with matches taking place in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Geelong, Hobart, and Perth, among other cities. In the Super 12 round of the next event, the arch-rivals will be joined by Bangladesh, South Africa, and two teams from the first round in group 2.
In October of last year, team green thrashed Kohli XI by ten wickets in the sides’ T20 World Cup opener, marking the team’s first-ever triumph against neighbors in a World Cup match.
Pakistan won by 10 wickets against any opposition in a T20 match for the first time, while India suffered the humiliation of losing by such a large margin for the first time. In ICC Men’s T20 World Cup History, both teams have faced each other six times, with India winning five of those encounters.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will play the winner of Group B in the first round, which is most likely to be the West Indies, in the forthcoming big event. On the 30th of October, the Pakistani team will face the runner-up of Group A in the first round, which might be Namibia.
The green shirts will meet the Proteas at the SCG on November 3rd, with the previous champions playing Bangladesh on November 6th in Adelaide. The tournament’s Super 12s will include a total of 12 teams, divided into two groups of six each.
Semi-finals will be Played on 9 and 10 November at the SCG and Adelaide Oval, respectively. For the first time the Adelaide Oval will host a World Cup semi-final, and the MCG will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final on November 13, 2022.
T20 World Cup 2022 Fixtures
Round 1 qualifiers
October 16: Sri Lanka vs Namibia – Geelong
October 16: Q2 vs Q3 – Geelong
October 17: West Indies vs Scotland – Hobart
October 17: Q1 vs Q4 – Hobart
October 18: Namibia vs Q3 – Geelong
October 18: Sri Lanka vs Q2 – Geelong
October 19: Scotland vs Q4 – Hobart
October 19: West Indies vs Q1 – Hobart
October 20: Sri Lanka vs Q3 – Geelong
October 20: Namibia vs Q2 – Geelong
October 21: West Indies vs Q4 – Hobart
October 21: Scotland vs Q1 – Hobart
Group 1 fixtures
October 22: Australia vs New Zealand- Sydney
October 22: England vs Afghanistan – Perth Stadium
October 23: A1 vs B2 – Hobart
October 25: Australia vs A1 – Perth Stadium
October 26: England vs B2 – Melbourne
October 26: New Zealand vs Afghanistan – Melbourne
October 28: Afghanistan vs B2 – Melbourne
October 28: England vs Australia – Melbourne
October 29: New Zealand vs A1 – Sydney
October 31 – Australia vs B2 – Brisbane
November 1: Afghanistan vs A1 – Brisbane
November 1: England vs New Zealand – Brisbane
November 4: New Zealand vs B2 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
November 4: Australia vs Afghanistan – Adelaide
November 5: England vs A1 – Sydney
Group 2 fixtures
October 23 – India vs Pakistan – Melbourne
October 24: Bangladesh vs A2 – Hobart
October 24: South Africa vs B1 – Hobart
October 27: South Africa vs Bangladesh – Sydney
October 27: India vs A2 – Sydney
October 27: Pakistan vs B1 – Perth Stadium, Perth
October 30: Bangladesh vs B1 – Brisbane
October 30: Pakistan vs A2 – Perth
October 30: India vs South Africa – Perth
November 2: B1 vs A2 – Adelaide
November 2: India vs Bangladesh – Adelaide
November 3: Pakistan vs South Africa – Sydney
November 6: South Africa vs A2 – Adelaide
November 6: Pakistan vs Bangladesh – Adelaide
November 6: India vs B1 – MCG, Melbourne
November 9: Semifinal 1 – Sydney
November 10: Semifinal 2 – Adelaide
November 13: Final – Melbourne