The ICC’s announcement of the 2022 men’s T20 World Cup schedule has reignited the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry. The two sides will meet at the MCG on October 23.
The Ashes between England and Australia has long been regarded as cricket’s most fierce rivalry. India-Pakistan cricket encounters have, however, over time, usurped that position. The just ended Ashes in Australia only reaffirmed that argument. In terms of hype and viewership, few sporting events can rival India vs. Pakistan contests. A few Australian and English cricketers may even concede that the Ashes rivalry is now superior despite the popularity and interest generated by India-Pak matches.
Even ex-England captain Michael Vaughan, who was quoted as saying that the Ashes series is “not” the biggest game in international cricket on Friday, disagreed with that assessment on Saturday.
“It seems to me that, as ex-players from England and Australia, we’ve all come to see the Ashes as the most important match in international cricket. The most important matchup is between India and Pakistan. I’m excited for Rohit Sharma to take the reins as captain, as this will be the first time he faces significant responsibility. In the end, it will be a monumental occasion “On a Star Sports show, Vaughan stated.
After the ICC revealed the schedule for the men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which will be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13, the India-Pakistan rivalry in cricket is back in the spotlight.
Grouping India and Pakistan together is a resemblance to how they were in 2021. On October 23, India will play Pakistan in the opening game of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground.
According to a former Australian wicketkeeper-batter, India would be pumped up for the match against Pakistan.
Pakistan beat India for the first time in a World Cup by 10 wickets at the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai last year.
“Big competition between the two sides. That’s something we’ve all been aware of. Given Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory over India in November, India is very motivated going into this match. As a result, the competition intensifies, and what a setting! “Adam Gilchrist was quoted as saying this.
India has a 5-1 record against England in the men’s T20 World Cup series, with the two teams meeting six times.