The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is set to commence on October 16 with the first-round game between Sri Lanka and Namibia. The tournament will take place across seven venues in Australia such as Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, and Geelong.
The finals will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which has a spectators’ capacity of over one lakhs. Teams who have not qualified for the Super 12 will battle it out in Round 1 which will yield four qualifiers that will advance further in the tournament.
Four qualifiers from round 1 will get excel in Group A & B. The opening game of the Super 12 round will begin with the face-off between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
T20 world cup 2022 warm-up matches & Round 12 (India):
Indian team has already begun its preparations for the T20 World Cup 2022 with a practice game against Western Australia XI. India will then face Australia and New Zealand in their next two warm-up matches on October 17 and October 19 respectively in Brisbane. India will face Pakistan in its opening game of the Super 12 round against Pakistan in Melbourne. Rohit Sharma and Co. in its quest to win its 2nd T20 World Cup title since 2007 will next face the runner-up of Group A on October 27 in Sydney. Then India will face South Africa and Bangladesh on October 30 and November 2 at Perth and Adelaide respectively. Its final game will be against the winner of Group B on November 6 at MCG.
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022
India will begin its campaign with a high-voltage encounter with Pakistan on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Both sides have faced each other twice in Asia Cup 2022, winning a game each. They met last year in T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan defeated India by a margin of 10 wickets owing to a 152-run unbeaten opening stand between Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan.
Indian Cricket Team T20 World Cup 2022 Squad
India’s Initial Squad for T20 World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
Standby players – Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj
T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule
A total of 45 games will be played in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, out of which 12 games will constitute the 1st Round of the tournament. Semi-Finals 1 will see the Top 2 teams from Group A face each other at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on November 9. While Semi-Finals 2 will have the top 2 teams from Group B battle it out at Adelaide Oval on November 10. T20 World Cup 2022 Finals will take place on November 13, at MCG.
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