India will begin their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23, 2022, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The ICC announced the schedule of the tournament on January 21, 2022.
The Super 12 Group B match between the two arch-rivals will be the first they would meet each other in a T20I at the MCG. The Melbourne Cricket Ground hosted India and Pakistan for two ODIs in Benson Hedges World Championship of Cricket in 1985, with the Men in Blue winning the group match and final by six and eight wickets, respectively.
Meanwhile, India have defeated Pakistan in 12 World Cup contests while losing just once. The only defeat came in the T20 World Cup in 2021. The Men in Green won the match by 10 wickets.