Arch-rivals Pakistan and India will start their 2022 ICC T20 World Cup campaign by having a clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, October 23 2022.
Both sides are placed together in group 2 in the Super 12 round for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 to be played in Australia. They will be joined by Bangladesh, South Africa and two teams from the first round in the group.
The schedule for the T20 World Cup 2022 was announced on Friday by the ICC which confirmed that the 16-team tournament will be played from October 16th to November 13th at different venues of Australia.
Hosts and defending champions Australia will play New Zealand in the opening match of the Super 12 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, 22 October in a re-match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 final.
Pakistan will kick off its World Cup 2022 campaign with a match against India on October 23 in Melbourne. The match will start at 1pm PKT.
On October 27, Pakistan will face the winner of the first round’s Group B, which most likely can be the West Indies. On October 30, the green shirts will take on runner up of first round’s Group A, which – going by seedlings – can be Namibia.
The semi-finals will be played at the SCG and Adelaide Oval on November 9 and 10, respectively. It will be the first time the Adelaide Oval will host a World Cup semi-final.
The MCG will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final, which will be contested under lights on November 13, 2022.
Meanwhile, on their last encounter in the 2021 T20 World Cup, Pakistan thrashed India by winning from 10 wickets. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan produced a magnificent batting performance as they remained unbeaten on 68 and 79 respectively to chase down the target with 13 balls remaining.