The Rohit Sharma-led Team India departed for Australia early morning on Thursday, October 6 from Mumbai ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The mega-tournament kicks off on October 16 with the qualifiers. After a disappointing campaign in the T20 World Cup last year, India will be keen to change their fortunes this time.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday shared a video on their social media platforms of the team as they jetted off to Australia. The players wore the official Team India blazer while departing for the tournament. They also clicked pictures, sharing them with their fans on social media.
Several Team India players and Head Coach Rahul Dravid obliqued fan requests for autographs and photographs. Wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik also cut a cake to mark the start of India’s T20 World Cup campaign.
Watch the video here:
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 7, 2022
Team India’s schedule in Australia
Ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, India will play a couple of T20 warm-up matches against Western Australia XI at the W.A.C.A Ground in Perth. The first of the two matches will take place on October 10, while the second will take place on October 13.
Team India will also play against Australia on October 17 in Brisbane in the official T20 World Cup warm-up matches. This will be followed by the second warm-up match against New Zealand on October 19 at the same venue. The Rohit Sharma-led team is in Group 2 in the Super 12 stages of the tournament. They will kick off their campaign on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium against arch-rivals Pakistan.
India will play their second match on October 27 in Sydney, against a team from the qualifier, followed by matches against South Africa and Bangladesh. They will finish the Super 12 stages at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 6, against another team from the qualifiers.