On Friday, January 21, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 schedule was released, and India will play Pakistan in the tournament opener on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). When the two sides played in Dubai for the 2021 T20 World Cup, India lost by 10 wickets.
On Friday, January 21, the schedule for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia was released, with Team India opening the tournament against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The T20 Men’s World Cup in 2022 will be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney will host the 45-match main event.
The MCG will host the ICC Global Event Finals, with Sydney and Adelaide holding the Semi-Finals, respectively. Sri Lanka, the West Indies, Scotland, and Namibia have qualified for the main event, but will play in the first round.
The hosts, Australia, are in Group 1 with England, New Zealand, and Afghanistan, with the winners of Group A and Group B from the first round joining the teams. On October 22, Australia will face New Zealand in the Super 12 opener at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh are in Group 2, with the winners of Group B and Group A from the first round joining the teams.
In an official statement, the International Cricket Council’s CEO, Geoff Allardice, declared that the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will “play a critical role in encouraging our future generation of players.”
“T20 is cricket’s worldwide growth format, and the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will inspire our future generation of players and spectators by bringing the top players in the world to Australia to demonstrate their skills.” sport. “Match kick-off is always a tremendous time in presenting a World Cup, as fans become enthusiastic about the first games, head-to-head contests, and knockout phases,” Geoff remarked.
“From the 2014 winners Sri Lanka, who began the tournament, to our reigning champions Australia, who begin with a repeat of the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup Final versus New Zealand, and, of course, India taking on Pakistan at the MCG, this calendar has a lot to offer. We know that each of the 16 teams will be supported by hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic cricket fans in each of our seven host cities, which is what makes it so unique for the players. You simply have to recall the fantastic ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2020 in Australia to realize that this will be a fantastic tournament for both players and spectators “she continued.
Due to the fact that it was previously slated to host the now-defunct ICC Champions Trophy in the same year, Australia was allocated another edition of the T20 World Cup in 2021, while India was given another edition in 2021.
However, because to the pandemic, both events were postponed by a year and the hosting rights were shifted to India in 2021 and Australia in 2022. The tournament was eventually held in the United Arab Emirates as India was unable to host it Joined.
Namibia and SriLanka are in preliminary Group A, while Scotland is in Group B with the West Indies. There will be two additional teams in each preliminary group who have not yet qualified. Each preliminary group’s top two teams progress to the Super 12.