The ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 will begin on October 16 in Australia. With just a month left before the mega event kicks off, all the big teams are currently busy preparing themselves. Teams are focusing on finding the best combination for their playing XI and being well prepared for the competition. Because of that, all the major cricketing nations will be busy playing T20I series over the next four weeks. Here are the six important Twenty20 International Series prior to the 2022 T20 World Cup which fans should watch.
Six International cricket series to watch before the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup
There will be a notable number of international cricket series in the next one month before the T20 World Cup 2022. Cricket fans would be eager to see six series among them. Here are the probable fixtures for these six international T20I series.
England tour of Pakistan 2022 (7 T20Is)
For the first time ever, the cricket world will witness a 7-match bilateral T20I series between England and Pakistan. Therefore, it will be a fascinating contest to watch. The first four matches will take place in Karachi, and Lahore will host the following three games. All games will commence at 8.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
Pakistan vs England 7-match T20I series fixtures
First T20I: September 20
Second T20I: September 22
Third T20I: September 23
Fourth T20I: September 25
Fifth T20I: September 28
Sixth T20I: September 30
Seventh T20I: October 2.
Australia tour of India 2022 (3 T20Is)
The reigning T20 World Cup champion, Australia, will travel to India this September to play a 3-match bilateral T20I series. This series promises to be another exciting affair between two of the top cricketing nations. Mohali, Nagpur, and Hyderabad will each host one of the matches. The scheduled start time of all the fixtures is 8 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
India vs Australia 3-match T20I series fixtures
First T20I: September 20
Second T20I: September 23
Third T20I: September 25
South Africa tour of India 2022 (3 T20Is)
The 5-match Twenty20 International series between South Africa and India last June ended in a draw. The Proteas national side will once again travel to India at the end of September to play a 3-match T20 series followed by a 3-match ODI series. Who will clinch the series this time around? The Twenty20 International matches will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, and Indore, and all the games will be staged at night at 8 p.m. BST.
India vs South Africa 3-match T20I series fixtures
First T20I: September 28
Second T20I: October 2
Third T20I: October 4
New Zealand Tri-Nation T20I Series 2022
New Zealand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh will compete against each other in a tri-nation series in October. This will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh to test their strength and adapt to the conditions of the Oceania region. New Zealand's Christchurch city will host all the fixtures of the series.
Tri-Nation T20I series fixtures
Date: October 7 | Match: BAN vs PAK | Time (BST): 8 a.m.
Date: October 8 | Match: NZ vs PAK | Time (BST): 12 p.m.
Date: October 9 | Match: BAN vs NZ | Time (BST): 12 p.m.
Date: October 11 | Match: NZ vs PAK | Time (BST): 8 a.m.
Date: October 12 | Match: BAN vs NZ | Time (BST): 8 a.m.
Date: October 13 | Match: BAN vs PAK | Time (BST): 8 a.m.
Date: October 14 | Match: Final | Time (BST): 8 a.m.
West Indies tour of Australia 2022 (2 T20Is)
The West Indies will start a two-month long tour to Australia this coming October. They will play 2 T20Is against the host Australia in October before the World Cup. This will be an important series for the West Indies to test their strength. The matches will take place in Carrara and Brisbane, respectively.
Australia vs West Indies 2-match T20I series fixtures
First T20I: October 5
Second T20I: October 2.
England tour of Australia 2022 (3 T20Is)
Arch-rivals England and Australia will play a 3-match T20I series between them just before the T20 World Cup. Whenever Australia and England meet each other, it excites cricket fans all over the world. The first game will be held in Perth. The second and third matches will take place in Canberra.
Australia vs England 3-match T20I series fixtures
First T20I: October 9
Second T20I: October 12
Third T20I: October 14.
Leading cricketing nations will compete hard to win the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. All the teams must address their limitations to be more effective and ready for the major event. Therefore, the series of each team will be crucial to formulating a competitive playing XI. In that context, the said 6 T20I series before the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 is a must watch for the cricket fans.