Australiawhite ball captain Aaron Finch given that the defending champions have been placed in a tough group for T20 World Cup 2022. He admits that the Aussies will have to play really well to defend their title at home.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the fixtures for the T20 Men’s World Cup 2022 on Friday. Australia is in group 1 of Super 12 along with Great Britain, New Zealand and Afghanistan. Teams will be joined by the winner of Group A and the runner-up of Group B from the first round.
Reacting after the ICC revealed the schedule for the 2022 T20 World Cup, Finch said in a statement from Cricket Australia (CA):
“Our planning session is incredibly detailed and knowing what the teams look like nine months later is really helpful as it can help increase your level of detail during that planning phase.” than.”
“It’s a tough group, and when you get through qualifiers like the West Indies and Sri Lanka, you have to play really well to get through that group.”
Finch led the Australian team to their first ever Men’s T20 World Cup title in the UAE last year. Reflecting on the historic victory and the challenges ahead, he explained:
“In the lead there will be enough cricket in the T20 space. A lot of people will also join the IPL. It’s about making sure you stay fresh. We really got that balance right before the World Cup with proper preparation and rest, which is really important to get mentally and physically fresh for the tournament. ”
The Australians will begin their title defense by taking on New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on October 22, in a replay of the 2021 T20 World Cup final. They will face England on October 28 and Afghanistan on November 4
The semi-finals will take place at the SCG and the Adelaide Oval on November 9 and 10 respectively. The T20 World Cup Final 2022 will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13.
Australia’s T20 World Cup 2022 schedule
October 22: vs New Zealand, SCG
October 25: vs Group A winner, Optus Stadium
October 28: vs England, MCG
October 31: vs Group B runner-up, Gabba
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November 4th: vs Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval
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