The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the schedule of matches for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year. India has to play its first match in this tournament against Pakistan on 23 October.
This match will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. India and Pakistan last played a World Cup match during the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide, Australia. The first 6 days of the tournament i.e. from October 16 to October 21 will be played against the first round of the tournament. After that the matches of Super 12 will start from 22nd October.
The eighth edition of the T20 World Cup will begin on October 16 and will be played at seven venues in Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The final match will be played on November 13 at the MCG. Teams for Super 12 are divided into two groups. Group 1 currently consists of teams from England, Australia, New Zealand and Afghanistan. On the other hand, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh are in Group 2. Apart from these 8 teams, 4 more teams will reach the Super 12 after the result of the first round. Defending champions and hosts Australia will take on New Zealand on 22 October in the first match of Super 12. A total of 16 international teams will play 45 matches in this tournament.
India has been placed in Group-2 in the T20 World Cup. Along with India, Bangladesh and South Africa are also included in this group. The Indian team will play its second match against the runners-up of Group I on October 27. After this, on October 30, India has to play its third match against South Africa. The match will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth. India will then take the field against Bangladesh at the Oval in Adelaide on November 2. In the last group stage, they will take on the winning team of Group B at the MCG on 6 November.
When is the semifinal and final?
The semi-final matches of the T20 World Cup 2022 will be played on November 9 and 10. At the same time, its final match will be played in Melbourne on 13 November.