India will play their opening match of the upcoming T20I World Cup 2022 on October 23 against Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
IND vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2022 : Teams | Tickets
The last time the two teams met at the 2021 T20I World Cup, Pakistan had beaten India by 10 wickets in their Super 12 match in Dubai to register their first-ever win against their neighbours in World Cups.
|India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Match 2022
|23 October 2022, Sunday
|Rohit Sharma (India) and Babar Azam (Pakistan)
|Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
|T20 Match Timing
Babar Azam hit an unbeaten 68, while Mohammad Rizwan smashed an unbeaten 79.
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled a terrific spell of 3/31 with three prized scalps of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma-led team will head into the ICC T20I World Cup 2022 starting later this month will an aim to win their first title since the inaugural triumph under MS Dhoni back in 2007.
After a disappointing showing in the T20I World Cup 2021 where they failed to reach the semifinals, the Rohit Sharma-led team will look for a much better showing down under in Australia.
India and Pakistan teams will play their T20 match at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. The team India will lead by Rohit Sharma and Pakistan will be lead by Babar Azam. The match will get started at 01:30 PM as per Indian Standard Time.
Rohit Sharma, who was part of the winning India side during the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, said the game has evolved so much that he himself gets surprised at times. “I mean, it’s been a long time since 2007.
India Squad T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (Ruled out due to Injury), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz stressed the importance of being calm and composed in the lead-up to the much-anticipated T20 World Cup match against India.
Also Pakistan will have the edge when they meet India as Babar Azam’s men have defeated their arch-rivals in two of their last 3 meetings, which includes the Asia Cup fixture in September.
Pakistan Squad T20 World Cup
Babar Azam (c), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir.
IND vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2022 tickets
More than 600,000 tickets have been sold for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, officials said on Friday, hailing big demand for a host of sell-out blockbuster games.
The India-Pakistan fixture the following night is also a sell-out, with more than 90,000 fans set to jam the Melbourne Cricket Ground after additional standing-room tickets were snapped up within 10 minutes.
“We’re delighted that we’re set to see big crowds for both the opening match of the event in Geelong this Sunday and the first weekend of the Super 12 stage in a week’s time,” said ICC T20 World Cup chief Michelle Enright.
“It’s going to be fantastic to see full stadiums for cricket in October.”