The International Cricket Council (ICC) on January 21 (Friday) announced the fixtures of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to place in Australia, starting October 16. India will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23 at the picturesque Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Meanwhile, India are placed in Group B alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, and two qualifier teams. After their game against the neighbouring nation, the men in blues will play against the second qualifier from Group A in Sydney on October 27.
India and South Africa will play each other in Perth on October 30 followed by their games against Bangladesh in Adelaide and last group game on November 6 in Melbourne against a qualifying team.
Here is Team India’s full schedule in T20 World Cup 2022: (All timings in IST)
Oct. 23: India vs Pakistan – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne
Oct. 27: India vs A2 – 12:30 pm – SCG, Sydney
Oct. 30: India vs South Africa – 4:30 pm – Perth Stadium, Perth
Nov. 2: India vs Bangladesh – 1:30 pm – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Nov. 6: India vs B1 – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne
How did India perform in the last T20 World Cup?
The Men in Blues had a devastating campaign in the last edition of the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. They had a poor start to the campaign, suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan. The Asian giants were handed more miseries this time by New Zealand which put their qualification for the semifinal under the spotlight.
Although India won their remaining three group matches against relatively weaker oppositions, they failed to qualify and bowed out of the tournament from the group stages.
A new Indian side under captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid will look to shrug aside the past failures and script history in the upcoming T20 World Cup Down Under.