The T20 World Cup 2022 match between the rivals India and Pakistan at the illustrious MCG on October 23 might be reignited on August 28. Many sources indicate that the two teams may face off in an Asia Cup match. The T20I format will be played during the 2022 Asia Cup, from August 27 to September 11. Sri Lanka will host the tournament in August.
According to sources, Sri Lanka is paired with Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the qualifiers, which start on August 21. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon make a formal announcement regarding the tournament’s itinerary. But more crucially, SLC will host the event despite recent political and economic instability in the nation.
The Asia Cup 2022 will take place in the shortest format, as the T20 World Cup. T20 World Cup will take place in Australia in October-November 2022. Asia Cup first witnessed the tournament in the shorted format in 2016 when India defeated Bangladesh easily.
Pakistan defeated India in T20 World Cup 2021
The archrivals will square off for the first time after their epic T20 World Cup 2021 group stage match in Dubai. In this match, Pakistan outclassed India in all departments to secure an overwhelming 10-wicket victory. Thus, the decisive victory over India ended a 29-year World Cup curse for the Men in Green.
With captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid in charge, the Indian squad would now be looking to mount a miraculous comeback. The Indian top-order needs to be on its guard against left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi with the new ball. Despite the fact that the in-form pair of skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan will pose a significant threat.
In the prior face-off, Afridi cheaply returned Rohit and KL Rahul in his first over. India’s 150-plus total was due to the heroics of Virat Kohli and his half-century knock.