England’s captain Eoin Morgan (C) celebrates with teammates after taking a catch. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)
England have discovered which nations they will be playing in the Super12 round of the T20 World Cup after the draw for the 2022 tournament was made.
Australia, who will host the tournament, had originally been scheduled to host the competition in 2020, while India were awarded another edition of the tournament last year due to the fact they had originally been set to hold the now-defunct ICC Champions Trophy.
However, the ongoing Covid pandemic saw both the tournaments pushed back a year and hosting duties switched so that India would host in 2021 and Australia 2022.
With India eventually unable to host the 2021 tournament, however, action took place in the UAE.
Eoin Morgan’s men reached the semi-final of the competition, suffering defeat at the hands of New Zealand.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 T20 World Cup...
When is the 2022 T20 World Cup?
The first round of this year’s tournament is due to start on October 16th, with the Super12 starting on October 22nd, and the final scheduled for November 13th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Who have England been drawn against in the 2022 T20 World Cup?
England will come up against five opponent in Group One of the Super12 stage of the World Cup, with Australia, New Zealand, and Afghanistan guaranteed to face Eoin Morgan’s men.
The two other spots in the six-team group will be filled by two qualifiers, with several teams - including Sri Lanka, West Indies and Scotland - vying for a place.
In Group 2, India have been drawn alongside Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, and two more qualifiers.
What is England’s schedule for the 2022 T20 World Cup?
*All times are GMT
Saturday 22 October, 12pm - England v Afghanistan (Perth)
Wednesday 26 October, 5am - England v Group B runner-up (Melbourne)
Friday 28 October, 9am - England v Australia (Melbourne)
Tuesday 1 November, 8am - England v New Zealand (Brisbane)
Saturday 5 November, 8am - England v Group A winner (Sydney)
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