ICC T20 World Cup 2022 - Schedule, Teams, Groups, Fixtures, Other Details
The most-awaited ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 is all set to kick off on October 16 which will end with the final match on November 13 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
Australia is the host country of the tournament this time. While all the teams are gearing up to give their best aiming at the T20 World Cup trophy, some have revealed their squad for the tournament, and have begun with further preparations such as releasing the kits. The tournament was earlier supposed to be held in the year 2020 which was postponed due to Covid-19 Pandemic and is going to be held this year.
Meanwhile, there are also reports coming up claiming that for some clashes of the tournament, tickets have completely been sold out. This might be enough to indicate the craze of the T20 World Cricket Cup among fans who are restlessly waiting to cheer for their teams. Raising the excitement, the schedule of the matches has been announced, and now it's just a matter of the game beginning on October 16.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 - All You Need To Know:
So, here are some important details that you need to know about the ICC T20 Men's World Cup 2022:
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Venue and Teams
Australia is hosting the matches which are going to be held in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, with the first match to be held in Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 16 between Sri Lanka vs Namibia at Kardinia Park Stadium in Australia's Geelong. There are over 16 teams playing in the tournament segregated into Group A, B, 1, and 2. Following are the Groups that are expected to play in ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022:
Main Team Groups:
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Group A Winner||Group B Winner|
|Group B Winner||Group A runner-up|
|Group A||Group B|
|Sri Lanka||West Indies|
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Schedule
ICC has also announced the schedule for the matches under the tournament beginning on October 16. Following is the match schedule for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022:
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Round 1-
|October 16||Sri Lanka vs Namibia||3: 00 PM||Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong|
|Qualifier 2 vs Qualifier 3||7:00 PM||Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong|
|October 17||West Indies vs Scotland||3: 00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 4||7:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|October 18||Namibia vs Qualifier 3||3:00 PM||Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong|
|Sri Lanka vs Qualifier 2||7:00 PM||Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong|
|October 19||Scotland vs Qualifier 4||3:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|West Indies vs Qualifier 1||7:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|October 20||Sri Lanka vs Qualifier 3||3:00 PM||Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong|
|Namibia vs Qualifier 2||7:00 PM||Kardinia Park Stadium, Geelong|
|October 21||West Indies vs Qualifier 4||3:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Scotland vs Qualifier 1||7:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12-
|October 22||New Zealand vs Australia||6:00 PM||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|England vs Afghanistan||7:00 PM||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|October 23||Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up||3:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|India vs Pakistan||7:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|October 24||Bangladesh vs Group A Runner-up||3:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|South Africa vs Group B Winner||7:00 PM||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|October 25||Australia vs Group A Winner||7:00 PM||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|October 26||England vs Group B Runner-up||3:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|New Zealand vs Afghanistan||7:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|October 27||South Africa vs Bangladesh||2:00||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|India vs Group A Runner-up||6:00||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Pakistan vs Group B Winner||7:00||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|October 28||Afghanistan vs Group B Runner-up||3:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|England vs Australia||7:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|October 29||New Zealand vs Group A Winner||7:00 PM||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|October 30||Bangladesh vs Group B Winner||1:00 PM||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Pakistan vs Group A Runner-up||3:00 PM||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|India vs South Africa||7:00 PM||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|October 31||Australia vs Group B Runner-up||6:00 PM||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|November 1||Afghanistan vs Group A Winner||2:00 PM||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|England vs New Zealand||6:00 PM||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|November 2||Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up||2:30 PM||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|India vs Bangladesh||6:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|November 3||Pakistan vs South Africa||7:00 PM||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|November 4||New Zealand vs Group B Runner-up||2:30 PM||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Australia vs Afghanistan||6:30 PM||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|November 5||England vs Group A Winner||7:00 PM||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|November 6||South Africa vs Group A Runner-up||10:30 AM||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Pakistan vs Bangladesh||2:30 PM||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|India vs Group B Winner||7:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-finals-
|November 9||Semi-final 1: TBA VS TBA||7:00 PM||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|November 10||Semi-final 2: TBA VS TBA||6:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Final-
|November 13||TBA VS TBA||7:00 PM||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Tickets for India Vs Pakistan Match Sold Out
India and Pakistan will face each other on the pitch on October 23. Both the teams and clashes between them are one of the most favorite events for the people along the borders. The excitement for the match between India and Pakistan is so among cricket fans that all the tickets have been sold out for the match that will be held in Melbourne Cricket Ground.
According to International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that over 500,000 tickets have been sold for the tournament by fans from over 82 countries who have secured their places to watch the matches, which will begin in a month.
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Squads for Tournament
Keeping the importance of the tournament in mind, boards have started to announce the squads that will represent them in the same.
- In the India squad, Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, and Deepak Chahar.
- On the other hand, the Australian squad includes Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, and Adam Zampa.
- Making a strong team, England has announced its squad for the tournament including Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Alex Hales. Reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, and Tymal Mills.
- Bangladesh squad includes Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Soumya Sarkar.
- South African squad has, Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs. Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, and Andile Phehlukwayo.
- In Namibian Squad, Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, Divan la Cock, Stephan Baard, Nicol Loftie Eaton, Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni, Lungameni, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Lohan Louwrens, and Helao Ya France have secured their places.
- The Netherlands has named Scott Edwards (c), Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, and Vikram Singh in its squad.
- Most-awaited Pakistan squad has, Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Shahnawaz Dahani.
- West Indies squad has, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, and Odean Smith.
- The full-fit squad of Afghanistan includes Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Salim Safi, and Usman Ghani.
Meanwhile, other teams like Sri Lanka, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Scotland, and Zimbabwe, are yet to announce their squads.
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Team Kits
In the meantime, the host country Australia has released Indigenous-themed for its team for the first time. The Australian team AKA Kangaroos will try to defend their crown on their home ground.
England has also released the team kit which is red in color. The team is expected to play on the pitch dominantly trying to win the tournament trophy. Meanwhile, other teams have not yet released their kits.