India begin their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign on October 23 against Pakistan at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground – here is the T20 WC India schedule, containing the full list of fixtures and match timings.
Rohit Sharma’s men would be hoping to overcome the disappointment of the 2021 T20 World Cup and the Asia Cup when they travel down under. India have been in scintillating form in bilateral series, having not lost since the culmination of last year’s T20 World Cup. In multi-nation tournaments, though, India have found it tough and they would want to correct that aspect in Australia later this year.
The 2007 T20 World Cup winners have selected a near full-strength squad for the ICC event, with Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah returning after their respective injury lay-offs. Rohit will lead the side and looks set to open the batting. KL Rahul, meanwhile, has been appointed as the vice-captain.
The batting unit also comprises Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli. The returns of Bumrah and Harshal should hold India in good stead. Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal make up the rest of the bowling attack.
India will open their campaign with a contest against arch-rivals Pakistan at the MCG. They will then travel to Sydney for their second Super 12 stage fixture. Their third game will see them taking on South Africa at Perth, with the last two matches taking place at the Adelaide Oval and the MCG.
Apart from Pakistan and South Africa, Bangladesh are also a part of India’s Super 12 group. These four teams will be joined by the winners of Group B, comprising Ireland, Scotland, West Indies and Zimbabwe. The runners-up of Group A, which contains Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and the UAE will also make it to India’s Super 12 group.
T20 World Cup 2022, India schedule: Fixture list and match timings
(All timings are in local time)
1st match, India v Pakistan, October 23, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 7pm (8am GMT)
2nd match, India v Netherlands, October 27, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, 6pm (7am GMT)
3rd match, India v South Africa, October 30, Perth Stadium, Perth, 7pm (11am GMT)
4th match, India v Bangladesh, November 2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 6:30pm (8am GMT)
5th match, India v Zimbabwe, November 5, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 7pm (8am GMT)
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