The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be the 8th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament, with all the matches taking place in Australia. The last T20 World Cup was held in UAE and Oman with Australia defeating rivals New Zealand in the final.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on 16th October 2021, with the tournament’s final to be played on 13th November 2022. A total of 16 teams will play the tournament, with 12 of them directly qualifying for the Super 12 stages. Australia, Afghanistan, England, and New Zealand are together in Group 1, while India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are in Group 2. The other 4 teams – Sri Lanka, West Indies, Namibia, and Scotland are placed in the First Round.
The first round matches of the tournament are 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.
Based on the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Results and the ICC T20 Rankings of 15 November 2021, the first round consists of 8 teams divided into two groups. The remaining four places will come from each of the two Global Qualifiers. The Global Qualifiers will have a total of sixteen teams; the bottom four teams from the 2021 T20 World Cup (Ireland, Netherlands, Oman, and Papua New Guinea), the next four highest-ranked T20I teams (Zimbabwe, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Singapore), and the eight teams that progressed from the Regional Finals.
The tournament will begin with a Group A match between hosts Sri Lanka and Namibia in Geelong at 3 PM local time on 16th October, with the other teams (to be decided) in Group A meeting for an evening match at 7 PM.
Group B, which includes West Indies, Scotland, and 2 qualifiers will be in action in Hobart the next day, 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.
2022 T20 World Cup First Round Match Schedule
|Sr. No.||Match||Group||Date||Time (IST)||Location|
|1||Sri Lanka vs. Namibia||Group A||Sunday, 16th October||9:30AM||Geelong|
|2||UAE vs. Q3||Group A||Sunday, 16th October||1:30PM||Geelong|
|3||West Indies vs. Scotland||Group B||Monday, 17th October||9:30AM||Hobart|
|4||Ireland vs. Q4||Group B||Monday, 17th October||1:30PM||Hobart|
|5||Namibia vs. Q3||Group A||Tuesday, 18th October||9:30AM||Geelong|
|6||Sri Lanka vs. UAE||Group A||Tuesday, 18th October||1:30PM||Geelong|
|7||Scotland vs. Q4||Group B||Wednesday, 19th October||9:30AM||Hobart|
|8||West Indies vs. Ireland||Group B||Wednesday, 19th October||1:30PM||Hobart|
|9||Sri Lanka vs. Q3||Group A||Thursday, 20th October||9:30AM||Geelong|
|10||Namibia vs. UAE||Group A||Thursday, 20th October||1:30PM||Geelong|
|11||West Indies vs. Q4||Group B||Friday, 21st October||9:30AM||Hobart|
|12||Scotland vs. Ireland||Group B||Friday, 21st October||1:30PM||Hobart|
The second round of the tournament, which is the Super 12 stage, consists of 12 teams. This includes the top 8 teams in the ICC T20 Rankings of November 2021 and the 4 qualifiers from the first round.
The second round will start in Sydney on 22nd October, with a Group 1 blockbuster match between Australia and New Zealand. This will be followed up with a clash between England and Afghanistan in Perth on the same 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.
Group 2 matches will begin with arch rivals India and Pakistan clashing in Melbourne on 23rd October evening. South Africa and Bangladesh will start their tournament on 24th October at Hobart, taking on the first round qualifiers. 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.
2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 Match Schedule
|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. South Africa||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|
The first semifinal will be held in Sydney on 9th November, while the second semifinal will be hosted by Adelaide on 10th November.
The final of the tournament will take place in Melbourne on 13th November evening.
|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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