The 8th edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup will move to one of cricket's perennial homes in Australia later this year.
Just a year after they won their maiden title, champions Australia will defend their crown in front of their home fans come October 2022. The tournament will kick off with the Qualifying round where former champions West Indies and Sri Lanka, Namibia and Scotland and four yet to be determined nations will battle for the four vacant spots in the Super-12 stage.
The qualifying round will be staged in Hobart and Geelong with Sri Lanka and Namibia starting things off on October 16.
The Super-12 round will kickstart from October 22 when defending champions and hosts Australia lock horns with 2021 finalists New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In Group 2 Australia are joined by New Zealand, No.1 ranked England, Afghanistan plus the winner of Group A and the runner-up of Group B.
Group 2 comprises fierce rivals India and Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh plus the winner of Group B and runner-up of Group A.
India vs Pakistan is once again set to be the most awaited encounter. The arch-rivals will lock horns at the iconic MCG on October 23. While Pakistan would be looking to prove that their win against India in the last WC wasn't a fluke, Rohit Sharma's men would be gunning to settle scores following a humiliating defeat last year.
India's second fixture will be on October 27 against Group A runner-up at the SCG and it will be followed by their encounter against the Proteas in Perth on October 30. Their last two games will be against Bangladesh (November 02) in Adelaide and the winner of Group B in Melbourne on November 6.
The Super-12s will culminate with India's last fixture and it will be followed by two semi-finals. The SCG will host the first semi on November 09 while Adelaide will host the second on the following day.
The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground will see the crowning of a new champion on November 13.
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