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India to play Pakistan on October 23 in ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022

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Defending champions Australia will kick start the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 against last year’s finalists New Zealand in the opening match of Super 12 on October 22, 2022, at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Like the previous edition, the tournament will have a six-day First Round qualifier played between eight teams to determine the final four spots of Super 12. The likes of Namibia, Sri Lanka, Scotland and West Indies are among the teams playing in the First Round.

Group A: Namibia, Sri Lanka, Qualifier 2, Qualifier 3

Group B: Scotland, West Indies, Qualifier 1, Qualifier 4

Namibia and Sri Lanka will open the proceedings of the First Round fixtures on October 16 at Kardinia Park in Victoria. All the First Round matches of Group A will be played at Kardinia Park while the Group B teams will play their matches at Bellerive Oval.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 First Round fixtures

Sunday, October 16

Sri Lanka vs Namibia

Qualifier 2 vs Qualifier 3

Monday, October 17

West Indies vs Scotland

Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 4

Tuesday, October 18

Namibia vs Qualifier 3

Sri Lanka vs Qualifier 2

Wednesday, October 19

Scotland vs Qualifier 4

West Indies vs Qualifier 1

Thursday, October 20

Sri Lanka vs Qualifier 3

Namibia vs Qualifier 2

Friday, October 21

West Indies vs Qualifier 4

Scotland vs Qualifier 1

The top two teams from each group of the First Round will join Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa who have already qualified for the Super 12, which will start on October 22.

Teams in the Super 12 are bifurcated in two groups consisting of six teams each. The likes of Afghanistan, Australia, England and New Zealand are in Group 1 while Group 2 has Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and South Africa. 

Super 12 Group 1: Afghanistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, Group A winner, Group B Runner-up

Super 12 Group 2: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Group A Runner-up, Group B winner

Meanwhile, the Super 12 matches will be played across six different venues, namely, The Gabba, Perth Stadium, Adelaide Oval, Sydney Cricket Ground, Bellerive Oval and Melbourne Cricket Ground.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Group schedule, fixtures and India match times

ICC Men's T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 1 fixtures
Date Match Venue Time (IST)
October 22 New Zealand vs Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 12:30 PM IST
October 22 England vs Afghanistan Perth Stadium 4:30 PM IST
October 23 Group A winner vs Group B Runner-up Bellerive Oval 9:30 AM IST
October 25 Australia vs Group A winner Perth Stadium 4:30 PM IST
October 26 England vs Group B Runner-up Melbourne Cricket Ground 9:30 AM IST
October 26 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Melbourne Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST
October 28 Afghanistan vs Group B Runner-up Melbourne Cricket Ground 9:30 AM IST
October 28 England vs Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST
October 29 New Zealand vs Group A winner  Sydney Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST
October 31 Australia vs Group B Runner-up The Gabba 1:30 PM IST
November 1 Afghanistan vs Group A winner The Gabba 9:30 AM IST
November 1 England vs New Zealand The Gabba 1:30 PM IST
November 4 New Zealand vs Group B Runner-up Adelaide Oval 9:30 AM IST
November 4 Australia vs Afghanistan Adelaide Oval 1:30 PM IST
November 5  England vs Group A winner Sydney Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST

Like the previous edition, the Group 2 games will begin with the most anticipated clash between India and Pakistan on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Indian cricket team will next face the Group A Runner-up from the First Round followed by South Africa, and Bangladesh before concluding their group stage matches against the Group B Winner.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 2 fixtures
Date Match Venue Time (IST)
October 23 India vs Pakistan Melbourne Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST
October 24 Bangladesh vs Group A Runner-up Bellerive Oval 9:30 PM IST
October 24 South Africa vs Group B winner Perth Stadium 1:30 PM IST
October 27 South Africa vs Bangladesh Sydney Cricket Ground 8:30 AM IST
October 27 India vs Group A Runner-up Sydney Cricket Ground 12:30 PM IST
October 27 Pakistan vs Group B winner Perth Stadium 4:30 PM IST
October 30 Bangladesh vs Group B winner The Gabba 8:30 AM IST
October 30 Pakistan vs Group A Runner-up Perth Stadium 12:30 PM IST
October 30 India vs South Africa Perth Stadium 4:30 PM IST
November 2 Group B winner vs Group A Runner-up Adelaide Oval 9:30 AM IST
November 2 India vs Bangladesh Adelaide Oval 1:30 PM IST
November 3 Pakistan vs South Africa Sydney Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST
November 6 South Africa vs Group A Runner-up Adelaide Oval 5:30 AM IST
November 6 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Adelaide Oval 9:30 AM IST
November 6 India vs Group B winner Melbourne Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST

The group stage matches will run until November 6 before the tournament moves to the semi-finals. The top two teams from each group will play the knockout round on November 9 and November 10. The final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be played on November 13.

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
November 9 T20 World Cup semi-final 1 Sydney Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST
November 10 T20 World Cup semi-final 2 Adelaide Oval 1:30 PM IST
November 13 T20 World Cup final Melbourne Cricket Ground 1:30 PM IST

Featured photo: AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

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