T20 World Cup 2022: Semifinal qualification scenarios
As the Super 12s is about to finish on November 6, the big teams started to find their form in the final stages of this round in their quest for a semifinal berth. It seems three teams are currently fighting for a place in the semifinals from Group 1, while the scenarios in Group 2 are a bit complicated. Let’s take a look at the semifinal qualification scenarios for the T20 World Cup 2022. Semifinal qualification scenarios for the T20 World Cup 2022 As it stands in the points tables of both groups, the semi-final lineup will likely be from the teams that started their campaign as favorites in the Twenty20 World Cup 2022. Australia, New Zealand, and England are the favorites from Group 1 to advance to the knockout phase. On the other hand, India and South Africa are in a strong position in Group 2. Here are the current scenarios for both groups' points tables. Read More: Pakistan vs South Africa T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Group 1 New Zealand are in a strong position in the points standings to finish top of Group 1. They have five points with better run rates than England and Australia. The Kiwi side will face Ireland in their final group stage fixture and will advance to the next round if they simply beat them. England and Australia will likely battle it out for the second spot in this group. Both have 5 points each, but England ahead of Australia thanks to better run rates. England will take on Sri Lanka in their final group phase fixtures, while Australia will face Afghanistan. In a realistic point of view, Sri Lanka have a better chance to beat England than Afghanistan have to overcome Australia. The reigning champions, Australia, will be hoping for Sri Lanka to defeat England in their final fixture so that they can advance to the next phase by beating Afghanistan. On the other hand, England will qualify for the next phase if they beat Sri Lanka. The Lankan side is in fourth place with 4 points, and they have a chance if they beat England. But at the same time, Australia have to lose their fixture against Afghanistan in order for Sri Lanka to advance to the next phase. Besides, Ireland and Afghanistan have no chance to move on to the semifinals as they are in the fifth and sixth positions, respectively, with 3 and 2 points each. Read More: When playing against India, we’re often close to the finish line: Shakib Group 2 India are currently at the top of the points table with 6 points after four games, and they will advance to the semifinal phase should they win against Zimbabwe in their final fixture of the Super 12 Round. South Africa are in the second position with 5 points and will have two matches left against Pakistan and the Netherlands, respectively. The Proteas side is the hot favourite to finish in the top two in the standings as they have a strong run rate. Bangladesh are in third position with 4 points and can have 6 points if they beat Pakistan in their final fixture on November 6. On the other hand, Pakistan can earn as many as 6 points if they win their final two fixtures against South Africa and Bangladesh, respectively. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan have an outside chance to finish in the top two of the points table, but that completely depends on the outcomes of India and South Africa’s fixtures. Besides, Zimbabwe and the Netherlands are currently in the fourth and sixth positions, respectively. These two teams have no chance of making it to the knockout stage. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Despite fighting tooth and nail, Bangladesh lose to India Bottom Line Australia, England, New Zealand, India, and South Africa are expected to advance to the next round based on the current point standings scenarios for a semifinal spot from both groups. These teams deserve to go to the knockout round, as they are considered hot favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2022.
India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022: H2H Record, Venue Stats, Predicted Playing XI, Watch Live
India’s place in the semi-finals may well be confirmed today when they take on South Africa today (October 30) at the Perth Stadium. On the other hand, South Africa will get one step closer to a spot in the knockout phase if they overcome India. Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record, venue stats, predicted playing XI and where to watch the India vs South T20 World Cup 2022 match live. IND vs SA Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Match Preview India started off their Twenty20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a victory against their arch rivals, Pakistan, at the MCG, Melbourne. They then thumped the Netherlands side at the SCG , Sydney. India are currently in good form and can almost certainly secure a place in the semifinals if they defeat South Africa in today's match. Read More: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh opt to bat first vs Zimbabwe On the other hand, South Africa are also in a strong position in the points table after winning by a big margin over Bangladesh in their second match at the SCG. They have a very good net run rate, which could help them later in the point standings. The Proteas side will be eager to beat India in this contest to stay firm in the standings. South Africa vs India head-to-head T20I Record India are slightly ahead in the head-to-head T20I record against South Africa. The Indian side has 13 wins out of 23, while the South African team has 9 wins. India won a bilateral T20I series (2-1) earlier this month over South Africa. India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match schedule The India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match will take place at the Perth Cricket Stadium in Perth today (October 30). The contest will begin at 5 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time), which is 4.30 p.m. in Indian Standard Time and 1 p.m. in South African Standard Time. SA vs IND T20 World Cup 2022 match venue: Perth Cricket Stadium’s T20I stats The Perth Cricket Stadium in Perth will host the IND vs SA Twenty20 World Cup 2022 match. Five Twenty20 Internationals have been played at this ground so far. Here are some key T20I statistics for the venue. Matches Played (T20I): 5 | Bat First Won: 2 | Bat Second Won: 3 | Highest Team Innings: 208/6 | Lowest Team Innings: 112 | Highest Run Chased: 158/3 | Highest Individual Innings: 84 | Best Bowling Figure: 5/10 Read More: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T 20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Perth’s weather and pitch report There are chances of rain in Perth today, but it’s pretty slim. The pitch will offer bounce and pace, and that will come into the equation when picking the playing XI. The toss-winning may prefer to chase at this venue. India vs South Africa ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Predicted playing XI The Indian team is unlikely to make a change to their playing XI that won the previous two contests. On the other hand, South Africa may include one more pacer in the team in place of a spinner. India (probable playing XI)Top-Order: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Middle-Order: Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Ravi Ashwin, Lower-Order: Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep SinghSouth Africa (probable playing XI) Top-Order: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Middle-Order: Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lower-Order: Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada Where to watch India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match live On various platforms, the T20 World Cup contest between India and South Africa can be watched live. Some notable platforms are Star Network, Star Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, PTV, GTV, TSports, ARY Digital Network, Disney+, Hotstar digital platforms, and Rabbithole. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: BAN vs ZIM H2H Record, Venue Stats, Predicted XI Aftermath The Indian side will be eager to secure a place in the semifinals by winning this contest and resting some of their top players for the next two matches. On the other hand, South Africa will be more keen to win the match as they don't want to have a do-or-die contest against Pakistan. Therefore, the India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 matchup promises to be a thrilling one.
T20 World Cup 2022: BAN vs ZIM H2H Record, Venue Stats, Predicted XI
The quest for a semi-final berth in Group 2 of the Super 12 Round has heated up as all the teams are still alive in contention. However, Bangladesh’s chances in the competition may well be over if they lose against Zimbabwe on Sunday (October 30). Team Tigers' T20 World Cup 2022 match against the Chevrons will be crucial to stay in the competition. Let's have a look at the BAN vs ZIM head-to-head record, venue stats, and predicted playing XI. Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Match Preview Bangladesh started off their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a victory against the Netherlands side in Hobart. But they were horrendous against South Africa in Sydney, resulting in a 104-run defeat, their biggest ever margin of loss in the shortest format of the game. The Tigers have three matches left in the tournament, including the fixtures against India and Pakistan. Bangladesh should defeat Zimbabwe by a big margin on Sunday if they are to advance to the next round. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Tigers aim to make a comeback against Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are in a good position after earning three points in the first two fixtures against South Africa and Pakistan respectively. They could well advance to the semifinals if the results of the Bangladesh and Netherlands fixtures come in their way. Zimbabwe will be even more motivated and will try to give their best in the contest. Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Head-to-head T20I Record Bangladesh have a better h2h record over Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 Internationals, winning twelve matches out of 19 meetings. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have seven wins. However, the Zimbabwean side won a bilateral T20I series 2-1 last July at home, which will certainly boost their confidence heading into Sunday’s World Cup fixture against Bangladesh. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 World Cup 2022 match schedule The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe match will take place at the Gabba cricket stadium in Brisbane on Sunday (October 30). The game will start at 9 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). The Gabba Cricket Ground’s T20I stats The Gabba Cricket Stadium in Brisbane will host the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe contest. Six Twenty20 Internationals have been staged at this venue so far. Here are some key T20I statistics of the ground. Matches Played (T20I): 6 | Bat First Won: 4 | Bat Second Won: 2 | Highest Team Innings: 209/3 | Lowest Team Innings: 114 | Highest Run Chased: 161/4 | Highest Individual Innings: 96 | Best Bowling Figure: 4/20 Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Current scenario of Super 12s points table Brisbane’s weather and pitch report The recent weather report suggests that on Sunday, Brisbane will be sunny, which is perfect for staging a cricket match. The toss-winning captain may opt to bat first since defending a total has better records at this venue. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Probable playing XI The Bangladesh team may make a change in the playing XI in place of off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz. On the other hand, Zimbabwe will be unlikely to make any changes to the team that thumped Pakistan in Perth. Bangladesh (predicted playing XI)Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Yasir Ali, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur RahmanZimbabwe (predicted playing XI) Craig Ervine (captain), Wessley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Richard Ngarava, Brad Evans, Blessing Muzarabani Read: T20 World Cup: Australia-England match also washed out due to rain Aftermath The Zimbabwean team will be keen to give it everything they have got to beat Bangladesh, given that they are in a great position to go to the semifinal stage. On the other hand, Bangladesh's aim will be to defeat Zimbabwe in order to keep their hope alive in the T20 World Cup 2022 competition. The Bangladesh team has an edge in the h2h record between the two sides, and the match's venue is the Gabba, where who will play in the contest will be important. This match is expected to be intense overall due to the circumstances of both teams.
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh player ratings vs South Africa
On Thursday, South Africa showed Bangladesh the major gap they have with the big opposition when it comes to T20 cricket. The Proteas side thumped the Tigers by a huge 104 runs in their second match of the T20 World Cup 2022. Let’s have a look at the Bangladesh team’s player ratings against the South African side. BAN vs SA 2022: Bangladesh player ratings The confidence level of the Bangladesh team was high after their satisfying victory over the Netherlands in the opening fixture. On the other hand, the South African side was under pressure after losing points against Zimbabwe due to inclement weather. So,it was expected that the Proteas side would come out with a lot of aggression against the Tigers in order to increase their run rates. South African players did exactly what they planned to do against Bangladesh. In contrast, Bangladesh's players choked big time and suffered a huge defeat. Here are the player ratings of the Bangladesh cricketers. Read More: T20 World Cup: South Africa outplay Bangladesh to win Sydney match Najmul Hossain Shanto (2/10)Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto only made 9 runs before losing his wicket to pacer Anrich Nortje in the third over. He played a very bad shot off an incoming delivery by Nortje, which resulted in a clean bowled. Soumya Sarkar (3/10) Soumya smacked two beautiful sixes in the mid-wicket region and showed intent to chase down South Africa’s massive 206 run target. But after making a 26-run stand with Najmul Hossain in 2 overs, Soumya lost his wicket to Anrich Nortje. Litton Das (5/10) Litton Das played a decent 34 off 31 balls knock after coming to the crease in the third over. He stayed at the crease till the 14th over, witnessing the wickets fall of the Bangladesh players. Shakib Al Hasan (4/10)Shakib is yet to fulfill his expectations in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. The left-hand all-rounder made 1 run and picked up 2 wickets with the ball at an economy rate of 11. Afif Hossain (3/10) Afif didn’t do much with the bat in this match, scoring only 1 run. But he got the wicket of Quinton de Kock when bowling the 15th over. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2/10) Yasir Ali was replaced by off-spinning all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz for this match. However, his inclusion proved to be fruitless. Miraz conceded 32 runs in 3 overs and made 11 runs with the bat. Mosaddek Hossain (2/10)Mosaddek played a crucial knock in the last match against the Netherlands. But he didn’t do anything against South Africa. Mosaddek conceded 16 runs in 2 overs and made a duck with the bat. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Ireland upset England in rain-hit match Nurul Hasan (2/10)Wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan too had a flop day against South Africa. Nurul contributed only two runs with the bat. Taskin Ahmed (3/10)Pacer Taskin Ahmed started his spell brilliantly, picking the wicket of South Africa captain Temba Bavuma in the first over. But Taskin lost his line and lengths in the second over and eventually finished his spell with 3-0-46-1. Hasan Mahmud (5/10) Hasan Mahmud continued his good showing with the ball in the match against South Africa. The promising young pacer finished his spell with a 4-0-36-1. Mustafizur Rahman (7/10) Mustafizur Rahman was arguably the best Bangladeshi performer against South Africa. The left-arm pacer had the best economy rate among the bowlers despite remaining wicketless. Mustafizur's final tally was 4-0-25-0. Aftermath Bangladesh's 104-run loss against South Africa was their biggest defeat in T20 cricket, making the Shakib-led team even more embarrassing. The bowling unit performed well in Bangladesh's opening T20 World Cup 2022 encounter against the Netherlands, which enabled them to win the match. But against South Africa, the Tigers woefully failed in every area, which had an impact on their players' ratings. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh player ratings vs Netherlands
T20 World Cup: Rossouw’s ton set a tough challenge for Bangladesh
Riding on an imperious batting display by Rilee Rossouw, South Africa posted a massive total of 205 against Bangladesh in their second match of the T20 World Cup in Sydney on Thursday. Rossouw was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan, but only in the 19th over when he had already done enough damage to Bangladesh. The left-handed batter ended up with 109 off just 56 deliveries, seven fours and eight sixes. Read:T20 World Cup: Rossouw, de Kock smash fifties vs Bangladesh It was the second consecutive ton by Rossouw in T20Is—only the second instance of such a fate. In the first 15 overs, South Africa posted 176 for only two wickets. But in the last five overs, Bangladesh made a good comeback, conceding only 29 runs and taking three more wickets. While Rossouw was the best scorer for South Africa, Quinton de Kock was the second-best batter for them, scoring 63 off just 38 balls. Earlier, Taskin Ahmed removed South African captain Temba Bavuma for two in the first over. But the Tigers failed to continue on a good start. For Bangladesh, Shakib bagged two wickets, conceding 33 runs in three overs, while Taskin, Hasan Mahmud, and Afif Hossain scalped one wicket each. Read:Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI South Africa ended up on 205 for five in 20 overs against Bangladesh in their second match of the T20 World Cup thanks to Rilee Rossouw's magnificent hundred. Bangladesh added an extra spinner in this match, replacing Yasir Ali with Mehidy Hasan Miraz. South Africa also added Tabraiz, replacing Lungi Ngidi.
T20 World Cup: Rossouw, de Kock smash fifties vs Bangladesh
South Africa are putting immense pressure on Bangladesh in their second match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney. South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first on Thursday. Rilee Rossouw and Quinton de Kock hit fifty each after they lost the first wicket in the first over of their innings. Read: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh to bowl first vs South Africa At the end of the 13th over, South Africa were batting at 137 for one, with Rossouw and de Kock being unbeaten for 80* and 52*, respectively. Bangladesh won their first match against the Netherlands, while South Africa’s first game was washed away due to rain. While Bangladesh are looking forward to having their second win, South Africa are eager to have their first. Read: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh to bowl first vs South Africa Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
T20 World Cup: Bangladesh to bowl first vs South Africa
Bangladesh lost the toss in their second match of the ongoing T20 World Cup and will bowl first against South Africa in Sydney on Thursday. Bangladesh have made a change to their playing XI—Yasir Ali has been overlooked to pave the way for Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Read: Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI The surface of Sydney is friendlier to the spinners, which has inspired the Bangladesh management to add an extra spinner. South Africa also did the same. They added Tabraiz Shamsi to the playing XI, replacing Lungi Ngidi. However, right after the toss, the wickets had to be covered for a while due to rain. The showers could come again during the match. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh aim to choke South Africa Bangladesh won their first match against the Netherlands, while South Africa’s first match was washed away due to rain. While Bangladesh are looking forward to having their second win, South Africa are eager to have their first. Bangladesh need to restrict South Africa to a reasonable total after being asked to bowl first in their second match of the T20 World Cup, otherwise chasing will be a difficult task for them. Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh player ratings vs Netherlands
Bangladesh started their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a 9-run victory against the Netherlands. They had never won a game in the second round of the Twenty20 World Cup prior to yesterday's match against the Dutch team. It was the Tigers' first victory in the second round in the tournament's history after 17 attempts. Let’s have a look at the Bangladesh player ratings against the Netherlands. BAN vs NED 2022: Bangladesh player ratings Bangladesh team was under pressure prior to their first Super 12 Round contest against the Netherlands on Monday because of their recent poor performances on the international stage. They had some nervous moments, especially when the execution of the batters was once again poor. The Tigers eventually managed to put up a challenging total of 144/8 to defend at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Taskin shines as Bangladesh register first Super 12 win The target was not so big, and the Netherlands could have chased it if the top order had a solid start. But pacer Taskin Ahmed had another idea, and he struck twice in the first two deliveries of the Netherlands innings. The Dutch side lost two wickets without having a run on the board, and within four overs they were 17/4. Middle-order batter Colin Ackermann (62) and lower-order batter Paul van Meekeren (24) tried to reach the target, but eventually the Netherlands were bowled out for 135 in exactly 20 overs. The majority of Bangladesh's players did not perform as expected. In fact, the pace bowlers played a major role in snatching the victory from the Dutch side. Here are the player ratings of Bangladesh against the Netherlands. Najmul Hossain Shanto (4/10) Najmul’s inclusion in the team was a big question mark in the first place. He was sent to open the innings with Soumya Sarkar and had a 43-run partnership with him. But he once again failed to extend his innings after having a solid start. Najmul made 25 off 20 balls. Soumya Sarkar (4/10) Soumya was picked by the selectors because of his very good record in the Oceania region. But he failed to deliver against the Netherlands and departed after playing a 14-off-14-ball knock. Soumya bowled three overs, including the final one of the match, and got the last wicket of the Netherlands. Litton Das (2/10) The most stylish batter in Bangladesh, Litton Das, failed to show his true class in this contest. He only made 9 and departed at a crucial stage of the innings. Shakib Al Hasan (3/10) Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan didn’t have a good day either with the bat or ball. He made only 7 with the bat and was the costliest of the regular Bangladesh bowlers. Afif Hossain (6/10) Afif Hossain played an important knock for Bangladesh when the team total was 76/5. He stayed at the crease till the 18th over and ensured Bangladesh had a decent total on board. Afif made a vital 38-run in 27 balls. Read: T20 World Cup: South Africa -Zimbabwe fixture abandoned due to rain Yasir Ali (1/10) Yasir Ali’s inclusion in the team was to provide some power hitting in the death overs. But he was a complete failure against the Netherlands. Yasir only made 3 runs. Nurul Hasan (4/10) Nurul Hasan Sohan didn’t do much with the bat but was active behind the wicket. He made only 13 runs after coming into the crease in the middle overs. Mosaddek Hossain (7.5/10) Mosaddek Hossain’s 20 off 12 balls cameo made the difference for Bangladesh. Bangladesh could well have lost the match if he hadn't played the crucial blow in the death overs. Taskin Ahmed (8/10) What a performer Taskin Ahmed has become after returning to the Bangladesh national team setup. His desire to become one of the world’s best will soon be accomplished if he continues to perform like he did against the Netherlands. Taskin was the player of the match, with 4 wickets to his name. Hasan Mahmud (7.5/10) The young pacer Hasan Mahmud was brilliant against the Netherlands. Hasan picked up two wickets in his four overs spell with a stunning economy rate of 3.75. Mustafizur Rahman (7/10) The cutter master, Mustafizur Rahman, didn’t pick up a wicket for his side against the Netherlands, but he was very economical. Mustafizur finished his spell with a tally of 4-0-20-0 with an economy rate of 5. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh’s past record with Super 12 opponents Aftermath The batters once again fell short of expectations in the game against the Netherlands, which is a serious concern ahead of the fixtures against strong opponents. That is why the batter's ratings against the Netherlands were low among the Bangladesh players. In contrast, bowlers, who practically played the major roles in Bangladesh's first victory in the T20 World Cup 2022, had better ratings.
T20 World Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan match preview
The most anticipated match of the T20 World Cup 2022 between India and Pakistan is all set to be held on Sunday in Melbourne. This is a repeat of last year’s group stage match between the two archrivals, where Pakistan eventually came out as the winner. Can India take revenge for their loss to Pakistan in the 2021 World Cup? India vs Pakistan Group 2 Match Preview The stakes are always high when India and Pakistan meet each other, especially in a cricket contest. The sole reason for that is the history between the two countries over the years. The players feel the heat and sometimes it reflects on their performance. Those who keep calm and are determined to deliver their best effort on most occasions come out as winners. There will be no difference in Sunday's group stage clash. Read: India vs Pakistan T 20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch IND vs PAK match live online and on TV, Playing XI Around 100,000 spectators at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) are expected to watch the India vs Pakistan match from the stands. Not to mention, billions will be watching through TV and online platforms. Pakistan vs India: H2H Record Both sides have hardly played against each other in recent times. They have played mostly in big events in recent times, where the Indian team has maintained dominance over Pakistan. In 11 T20I meetings, India have won 8, while Pakistan have 3 victories. Even in ICC’s T20 World Cup events, India has a better record over Pakistan with 4 wins in 6 matches. Pakistan’s only victory against India in the T20 World Cup came in the 2021 edition. Pakistan vs India Match Schedule The match will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (October 23). As per the fixture, the game will start at 2 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Melbourne Cricket Ground stats The MCG is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world and is where the Pakistan vs India match will take place. So far, 15 T20I matches have been played at this venue, where the chasing team has a better winning record. Here are some key stats of the ground. Matches Played (T20I): 15 | Bat First Won: 5 | Bat Second Won: 9 | Highest Team Innings: 184/3 | Lowest Team Innings: 74 | Highest Run Chased: 172/5 | Highest Individual Innings: 89 | Best Bowling Figure: 4/30 Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Favourites to make it to the semifinals Melbourne weather and pitch report There is a strong possibility of rain on Sunday in Melbourne, so the contest may be halted due to bad weather conditions. The chasing team has a strong record at this venue. The toss-winning captain will consider this stat when making his decision. India vs Pakistan 2022: Who will make the playing XI There is no shortage of talents on either side in their respective squads. Picking the right combination, therefore, would be a real challenge for each side. Pakistan have some world-class fast bowlers, while India have some ideal T20 format batters. It will therefore be a contest between Pakistan bowlers and Indian batters. Here is the predicted playing XI for both sides. India (predicted playing XI)Top-Order: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Middle-Order: Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Lower-Order: Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh Pakistan (predicted playing XI) Top-Order: Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Middle-Order: Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Lower-Order: Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf Aftermath The pressure will be on the players of both sides to deliver in this India vs Pakistan match. The winner of the contest will take a big step forward in order to finish in the top two in the Group 2 points table of the T20 World Cup 2022. There will be no room for error, and cricket fans can anticipate another historic contest between the two teams. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh’s past record with Super 12 opponents
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh’s past record with Super 12 opponents
All five of Bangladesh’s opponents have been confirmed as they will begin their Super 12 round campaign with a match against the Netherlands on October 24 in Hobart. Little is expected from the Tigers given their recent international performances. Let's take a look at Bangladesh's records against the teams they will face in the T20 World Cup 2022 group stage. Bangladesh's head-to-head record and expected outcomes against its Super 12s opponents The Bangladesh team will play their first game against the Dutch national side on Monday (October 24). After that, they will take on South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, and Pakistan, respectively. Bangladesh have a realistic chance of reaching the semi-finals if they can win at least three matches. But can the Tigers put up a fighting display given their recent performances in the T20 format? Let’s take a glance at Bangladesh's T20I records over their opponents in the Super 12s. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Favourites to make it to the semifinals Bangladesh vs Netherlands Match details: October 24 | Venue: Bellerive Oval | Time: 10 a.m. (BST)The Tigers will face a less-strong Dutch side in their Twenty20 World Cup opener, which could be a blessing in disguise to find momentum. This is the fixture that everyone expects Bangladesh to win. So, the team Tigers can consider themselves favourites for the contest but shouldn’t undermine their opposition. The Netherlands finished second in their group in the first round, winning two and losing to Sri Lanka. H2H Record: Bangladesh have faced the Netherlands three times and hold a 2-1 head-to-head record. The Tigers won the last meeting between the two sides in the 2016 World T20. Bangladesh vs South Africa Match details: October 27 | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground | Time: 9 a.m. (BST)Bangladesh's next fixture would be against a strong South Africa team at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground. This would be one of the toughest matches for the Tigers as the Proteas players are more equipped for the Australian conditions. Bangladesh's team management has to chalk out an effective strategy which could potentially put the opposition under strain. However, South Africa are the overwhelming favourite for the contest. H2H Record: Bangladesh have played seven T20Is against South Africa and have lost all of them. South Africa won by 6 wickets in the most recent meeting between the two sides in the 2021 ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Match details: October 30 | Venue: The Gabba | Time: 9 a.m. (BST)The Bangladesh team will target Zimbabwe in their third fixture of the tournament to stay in contention for a top two finish in the points table. Despite losing a bilateral series 2-1 against Zimbabwe last July, Bangladesh will remain the favourite in this fixture. Players on both sides know each other very well, and it will be a fascinating contest to watch. H2H Record: Bangladesh have led the head-to-head battle against Zimbabwe with 12 wins in 19 meetings. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, has seven wins and won the last contest between the two sides in August by 10 runs. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh to face Netherlands on Oct 24 Bangladesh vs India Match details: November 2 | Venue: Adelaide Oval | Time: 2 p.m. (BST)Beating India will be a hard task for Bangladesh, especially in the ICC events. Though Bangladesh had a famous victory over the Indian side in the 2007 World Cup, that was in the ODI format. India will be well aware that Bangladesh can pose a real threat and will not take the contest lightly. The Tigers will need a bit of luck to overcome India in this fixture. H2H Record: Bangladesh have only one win over India in the T20 format, which came in a bilateral series in 2019. Overall, India have 10 wins against Bangladesh in 11 meetings. Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match details: November 6 | Venue: Adelaide Oval | Time: 10 a.m. (BST)Bangladesh’s final Super 12 Round fixture would be against Pakistan in Adelaide. This fixture could potentially be a do-or-die contest for both the teams. Therefore, this could be a well-contested match to watch. Pakistan will start as favourites, but Bangladesh have a better chance of winning this match than the other two big opponents in the group. H2H Record: Pakistan have 15 T20I victories in 17 matches against Bangladesh, including the most recent one in New Zealand. On the other hand, the Tigers have only had two triumphs over the Men in Green. Read: Shakib reclaims his position as No. 1 T20I all-rounder Bottom Line Bangladesh have a realistic possibility of winning the matches against the Netherlands and Zimbabwe given the strength of their squads and their better records against them. The Tigers can defeat strong opponents like India, Pakistan, and South Africa, but luck has to be on their side in addition to their best efforts during these matches. The Bangladeshi team could advance to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2022 if they win at least three games, which is not impossible.