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T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule, Teams, Time and Venue

Cricket fans, get ready to play fantasy cricket on Howzat as the T20 World Cup 2022 kicks off in Australia from 16th October 2022. This will be the 8th edition of the T20 World Cup tournament. 

Australia, the host country, are the defending champions by virtue of defeating neighboring rivals New Zealand in the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to begin on 16th October, 2022, with the final to be played on 13th November, 2022.

T20 World Cup 2022 Teams

A total of 16 teams will participate in the T20 World Cup 2022. The 12 teams that reached the Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup automatically qualified for the 2022 tournament. 8 of these 12 directly qualified for the Super 12 stages.

Australia, IndiaPakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and South Africa qualified directly for the Super 12 stage of the tournament. 

The remaining 4 teams, Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and West Indies are placed in the First Round of the competition. Four more teams - UAE, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Netherlands join them in the First Round from the Global Qualifiers.

T20 World Cup 2022 Venues
The first round matches of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be played in Hobart and Geelong, with other 5 venues - Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane hosting matches from the Super 12 stage onward.

The two semi-finals are scheduled to be played at the Adelaide Oval and Sydney Cricket Ground, with the final scheduled at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 13th November 2022.

Venue

Location

Capacity

No. of Matches

Kardinia ParkGeelong20,0006 (First Round)
Bellerive OvalHobart20,0009 (First Round)
Adelaide OvalAdelaide53,5007 (Semi-final)
Sydney Cricket GroundSydney42,5007 (Semi-final)
Melbourne Cricket GroundMelbourne1,00,0007 (Final)
Perth StadiumPerth60,0005 (Super 12)
The GabbaBrisbane42,0004 (Super 12)

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T20 World Cup 2022 First Round

The first round consists of 8 teams. The teams are divided into two groups based on the 2021 T20 World Cup Results and the T20I Team Rankings of 15 November 2021.

Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and West Indies are ranked 9th to 12th in the T20I team rankings as of 15 November 2021 and placed in the First Round. The remaining four places came from each of the two Global Qualifiers. UAE and Ireland are the top two teams from Global Qualifier A while Zimbabwe and Netherlands are the top two teams from Global Qualifier B.

First Round Groups

Group A

Group B

Sri LankaWest Indies
NamibiaScotland
UAEIreland
NetherlandsZimbabwe

2022 T20 World Cup First Round Schedule

The tournament will begin with a Group A match between Sri Lanka and Namibia in Geelong at 9.30 AM India time on 16th October 2022 followed by UAE vs Netherlands match at 1.30 PM Indian time.

Group B, which includes West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe and Ireland will be in action in Hobart on 17th October 2022, with the matches running until 21st October. The top two teams in each group will proceed to the Super 12 stage of the tournament, beginning on 22nd October. 

Below is the T20 World Cup schedule for the First Round matches.

Sr. No.

Match

Group

Date

Time (IST)

Location

1Sri Lanka vs. NamibiaGroup ASunday, 16th October9:30 AMGeelong
2UAE vs. NetherlandsGroup ASunday, 16th October1:30 PMGeelong
3West Indies vs. ScotlandGroup BMonday, 17th October9:30 AMHobart
4Zimbabwe vs. IrelandGroup BMonday, 17th October1:30 PMHobart
5Namibia vs. NetherlandsGroup ATuesday, 18th October9:30 AMGeelong
6Sri Lanka vs. UAEGroup ATuesday, 18th October1:30 PMGeelong
7Scotland vs. IrelandGroup BWednesday, 19th October9:30 AMHobart
8West Indies vs. ZimbabweGroup BWednesday, 19th October1:30 PMHobart
9Sri Lanka vs. NetherlandsGroup AThursday, 20th October9:30 AMGeelong
10Namibia vs. UAEGroup AThursday, 20th October1:30 PMGeelong
11West Indies vs. IrelandGroup BFriday, 21st October9:30 AMHobart
12Scotland vs. ZimbabweGroup BFriday, 21st October1:30 PMHobart

T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12
Based on the T20I team rankings as of 15 November 2021, the second round of the tournament, which is the Super 12 stage, consists of 12 teams. This includes the top 8 teams in the T20I team Rankings of November 2021 and the 4 qualifiers from the first round.

Australia, Afghanistan, England, and New Zealand are together in Group 1, while India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are in Group 2. 

Super 12 Groups

Group 1

Group 2

AustraliaIndia
EnglandPakistan
New ZealandSouth Africa
AfghanistanBangladesh
A1B1
B2A2

2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 Match Schedule

The second round will start in Sydney on 22nd October, with a Group 1 blockbuster match between Australia and New Zealand. Group 2 matches will begin with arch rivals India and Pakistan clashing in Melbourne on 23rd October evening. 

Old rivals England and Australia will meet in Melbourne on 28th October. The Group 1 matches will conclude on 5th November, with the match between England and South Africa at Sydney. The Group B matches will conclude with a triple-header on 6th November. India take on the first-placed first round qualifier from Group B in the last match.

Below is the T20 World Cup schedule 2022 for the Super 12 matches.

Sr. No.

Match

Group

Date

Time (IST)

Location

1

Australia vs. New Zealand

Group 1

Saturday, 22nd October

12:30 PM

Sydney

2

England vs. Afghanistan

Group 1

Saturday, 22nd October

4:30 PM

Perth

3

A1 vs. B2

Group 1

Sunday, 23rd October

9:30 AM

Hobart

4

India vs. Pakistan

Group 2

Sunday, 23rd October

1:30 PM

Melbourne

5

Bangladesh vs. A2

Group 2

Monday, 24th October

9:30 AM

Hobart

6

South Africa vs. B1 

Group 2

Monday, 24th October

1:30 PM

Hobart

7

Australia vs. A1

Group 1

Tuesday, 25th October

4:30 PM

Perth

8

England vs. B2

Group 1

Wednesday, 26th October

9:30 AM

Melbourne

9

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

Group 1

Wednesday, 26th October

1:30 PM

Melbourne

10

South Africa vs. Bangladesh

Group 2

Thursday, 27th October

8:30 AM

Sydney

11

India vs. A2

Group 2

Thursday, 27th October

12:30 PM

Sydney

12

Pakistan vs. B1

Group 2

Thursday, 27th October

4:30 PM

Perth

13

Afghanistan vs. B2

Group 1

Friday, 28th October

9:30 AM

Melbourne

14

England vs. Australia

Group 1

Friday, 28th October

1:30 PM

Melbourne

15

New Zealand vs. A1

Group 1

Saturday, 29th October

1:30 PM

Sydney

16

Bangladesh vs. B1

Group 2

Sunday, 30th October

8:30 AM

Brisbane

17

Pakistan vs. A2

Group 2

Sunday, 30th October

12:30 PM

Perth

18

India vs. South Africa 

Group 2

Sunday, 30th October

4:30 PM

Perth

19

Australia vs. B2

Group 1

Monday, 31st October

1:30 PM

Brisbane

20

Afghanistan vs. A1

Group 1

Tuesday, 1st November

9:30 AM

Brisbane

21

England vs. New Zealand

Group 1

Tuesday, 1st November

1:30 PM

Brisbane

22

B1 vs. A2

Group 2

Wednesday, 2nd November

9:30 AM

Adelaide

23

India vs. Bangladesh

Group 2

Wednesday, 2nd November

1:30 PM

Adelaide

24

Pakistan vs. South Africa

Group 2

Thursday, 3rd November

1:30 PM

Sydney

25

New Zealand vs. B2

Group 1

Friday, 4th November

9:30 AM

Adelaide

26

Australia vs. Afghanistan

Group 1

Friday, 4th November

1:30 PM

Adelaide

27

England vs. A1

Group 1

Saturday, 5th November

1:30 PM

Sydney

28

South Africa vs A2

Group 2

Sunday, 6th November

5:30 AM

Adelaide

29

Pakistan vs. Bangladesh

Group 2

Sunday, 6th November

9:30 AM

Adelaide

30

India vs. B1 

Group 2

Sunday, 6th November

1:30 PM

Melbourne

Also read: Fastest Fifty (50) in T20 World Cup Till Now!


Semifinals

The first semifinal will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 9th November, while the second semifinal will be hosted by Adelaide Oval on 10th November. Both semi finals have reserve days.

The Final

The final of the tournament will take place at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground on 13th November 1.30 PM Indian time, with the next day kept as the reserve day.

2022 T20 World Cup Semifinals and Final Match Schedule

Sr. No.

Match

Date

Time (IST)

Location

1

Semifinal 1 (G1 W vs. G2 RU)

Wednesday, 9th November

1:30 PM

Sydney

2

Semifinal 2 (G2 W vs. G1 RU)

Thursday, 10th November

1:30 PM

Adelaide

3

Final (SF1 W vs. SF2 W)

Sunday, 13th November

1:30 PM

Melbourne

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