Today's national fixture announcement highlights the excitement that is building for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 from October 16 – November 13.
The world's best cricketers from 16 international teams will clash in 45 matches as the pinnacle global event in men’s T20 cricket comes to Australia for the first time.
Brisbane will host four Super 12 matches with Australia, England and New Zealand to feature on consecutive nights on October 31 and November 1 respectively.
Reigning champions Australia will play against the Pool B runners-up on October 31 while 2021 T20 World Cup semi-finalists New Zealand and England will meet the following night in a repeat of their epic encounter that saw the Black Caps win a thriller with a last-ditch run chase.
Afghanistan, likely to feature Brisbane Heat trump Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Adelaide Strikers star Rashid Khan, and Bangladesh will also feature in the Gabba round of matches.
Group A and Group B include in their pools the likes of West Indies, Scotland, Sri Lanka and Namibia.
Key Fixtures at the Gabba (all times are local times):
Sun 30 October
1pm – Bangladesh v Group B winner
Mon 31 October
6pm – Australia v Group B runner-up
Tue 1 November
2pm – Afghanistan v Group A winner
6pm – England v New Zealand
Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said a World Cup event in Queensland would reward local fans and volunteers as well as inspire future generations.
“We’re delighted to partner with the Queensland Government, Cricket Australia and local organsing committee to be part of the World Cup in Queensland.”
“We would encourage the Queensland cricket community to make plans to get to as many games as they are able to and support the event as strongly as possible.
"There will be many world class players on show and we are confident their skills and abilities will inspire our young and aspiring players to continue with their own cricketing journey.”
Svenson said Queensland Cricket was hopeful of also atracting practice and warm-up games featuring participating international teams in North Queensland in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.
"We're very fortunate to have three outstanding regional venues in Cazaly's in Cairns, Riverway Stadium in Townsville and Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay and we will be requesting that the Local Organising Committee of the ICC give due consideration to utilsing these facilities in the lead-up to the World Cup."
The semi-finals will be played at the SCG and Adelaide Oval on 9 and 10 November, respectively. It will be the first time the Adelaide Oval will host a World Cup semi-final.
The MCG will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Final, which will be contested under lights on 13 November 2022.
Full fixtures and ticketing information are available at t20worldcup.com.
Fans must register prior to 31 January to get the best chance of securing their seats, before tickets go on sale to the public on 7 February.
Ticket pricing remains the same as the postponed 2020 event with children’s tickets available for every First Round and Super 12 match from $5, and adult tickets available at select matches in each host city from $20.