ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India to face Pakistan in their first game of T20 World Cup

The opening weekend of Super 12 hosts two matches, with one being of hosts against New Zealand and another the rivalry of India and Pakistan game.

Seven cities of Australia will be hosting 16 (sixteen) teams from 18 October (Sunday) to 13 November (Sunday) for the iconic season of ICC Men’s International T20 World Cup 2022.

The fixtures for Super 12 along with the First Round have been announced.

Australia, New Zealand, England, and Afghanistan are allotted in Group 1 while India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh will be in Group 2.

The Super 12 starts with the finalists of the 2021 World Cup – Australia and New Zealand, where the hosts will be eyeing to remain the defending champions, having home advantage. The game is scheduled for 22 October.

The Sunday fiesta of 23rd October and the second day of Super 12 games has a fixture of the age-old rivalry of India vs Pakistan. This will be one of the tensest and most breathtaking matches as both the teams will be playing their first game of this T20 World Cup at the historical venue – Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The weekend opening of the T20 World Cup clashes 2 rivalries as New Zealand and India gain a chance to take revenge for the 2021 World Cup. Four teams will be added to the Group 12 fixture as per the qualifications in First Round games. The first-round games will be held from October 16 to 21. Kardinia Park and Oval in Hobart to host the First Round.

While the remaining matches – The Super 12 games will be hosted at the respective venues-
* The Gabba
* Perth Stadium
* Adelaide Oval
* Sydney Cricket Ground
* Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Semi-Final 1 is scheduled on 9th November at Sydney Cricket Ground while the second Semi-Final will be hosted by Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. The final is set to start at 19:00 local time ( 1:30 pm IST) at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium on 13th November.

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