T20 World Cup 2022: Australia and Afghanistan will play in T20 International matches for the first time. The first T20I meeting between Afghanistan and Australia will take place during the T20 World Cup.
Two teams that have participated in numerous international matches and T20Is have never faced off in the format. Are you sure about that? As unbelievable as it may sound, that is actually true! At the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, Afghanistan and the current T20I world champions Australia will play each other for the first time.
In 2012, the two teams played their maiden ODI encounter at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The two subsequent encounters took place in the World Cups in 2015 and 2019. Notably, Australia has won all three of the matches so far. It’s interesting to note that Australia and Afghanistan will be playing each other for the first time ever in a T20I match on November 4, 2022.
Teams prepare for the major competition
Afghanistan’s most recent appearance was in the Asia Cup 2022, when they came last in the Super Four stage. Afghanistan advanced to the Super Fours after defeating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. They didn’t win another game after that, losing to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India.
However, after winning the first game and losing the next two, Australia recently played India in a three-match T20I series in India and lost it 1-2. They are currently hosting the West Indies for a few T20 Internationals before playing England in a three-match T20 International series, which will be followed by their T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up matches.