ICC announced the schedule for the ICC men’s T20 world cup 2022 on Friday. As per the chart, the first match between Pakistan and India will be on October 23. According to the announced schedule, both of the teams will face each other in Australia. Moreover, the groups have also been decided who will play the matches in different places. The tournament will be beginning on October 16, and the super 12 will commence on October 22.
Teams and Semi-Finals of The T20 World Cup 2022
The world cup 2022 will be from October 18 to November 13, and a total of 16 teams are to play the matches across Australia. Adelaide Oval will host the tournament for the first time as the semi-finals will be played at Adelaide Oval as well as SCG. Lastly, MCG will be the host for the finals.
Super 12/ First round Groups and ICC T20 Schedule
The super 12 groups comprise two sets of teams, Group A and B. The A-group includes England, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, and Finalists (Group A winners and Group B Runner ups). The B-groups has India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, and qualifiers (Group B winners and Group A Runner ups)
|India||October 23||MCG, Melbourne|
|Group B winner||October 27||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Group A winner||October 30||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|South Africa||November 2||SCG, Sydney|
|Bangladesh||November 6||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
Before the super 12 matches, the league will begin with a startup match between Sri Lanka and Namibia in Sydney.
Public Expectations Regarding Pakistan and India Match
Pakistan and India are two quite popular rivals in terms of battling each other in sports, especially cricket. Last year Pakistan won the very match against India and played profoundly well in the world cup 2021. People even started the comparison, Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam, to decide the best cricketer between the two. Now that ICC has put Pakistan and India in the same group again for the T20 world cup 2022, the citizens of both nations are getting hyped again. Pakistanis expect the same performance as before, and Indians want the team to crush its rival. People are even discussing the previous victory to keep the excitement alive.