Against the expectations of many, Australia won the title in the 2021 T20 World Cup. The Aaron Finch-led squad has retained its core from last year and has also added some firepower in the middle order. They will host the upcoming T20 World Cup from October 16th. Here, we take a look at the Australia Schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Australia Schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
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With the event happening at home, as expected, fans would throng the stadiums whenever the hosts are in action. While it will be pressure for the players to perform, they can also use the support positively to make an impact on the field. England and New Zealand will be the primary contenders along with Australia for the semi-final spots in this group. There would also be teams such as Afghanistan who will challenge this.
Here is Australia’s schedule for the 2022 T20 WC:
- Australia vs New Zealand – October 22nd (Sydney)
- Australia vs A1 – October 25th (Perth)
- Australia vs England – October 28th (Melbourne)
- Australia vs B2 – October 31st (Brisbane)
- Australia vs Afghanistan – November 4th (Adelaide)
The Aussies will look to defend the title at home
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Compared to most teams, Australia has a settled and experienced squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup. Aaron Finch and David Warner will open the innings while Mitchell Marsh will continue to play at No.3. Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will form the core of the middle-order while one of Steve Smith or Tim David will also be a part of the XI. Matthew Wade will be the wicketkeeper and will play in the lower middle-order.
The bowling has the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in the pace department while Adam Zampa would come in as the spinner. Overall, it’s a strong team and with them playing at home, we can expect them to defend the crown at home.