India faces Pakistan in the first match of the 2022 T20 World Cup, just like they did in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup last year. The T20 World Cup’s first match between the two teams will be hosted at the sizable Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is expected to be packed to the gills with fans, in contrast to the three matches that took place the year before, all of which were played in Dubai.

India’s surprise loss to Pakistan by 10 wickets in the first match of the T20 World Cup last year’s championship led to their eventual elimination. It was Pakistan’s first World Cup win against India, and it was also the most resounding triumph imaginable. At the recently concluded Asia Cup, both teams engaged in two competitive games, with India winning the first and Pakistan taking the second. The recent success of Pakistan, particularly in the 2021 T20 World Cup encounter, presents a special challenge for Rohit Sharma’s squad, according to Parthiv Patel, a former wicketkeeper for India.

“It’s important to start a tournament off well. These are quick contests. According to Parthiv on Cricbuzz, there is still time to make up for one defeat in the 50-over World Cup. But if you drop one in the T20 World Cup, everything begins to matter and you start to doubt your whole approach. The chance of participating again in the competition dramatically declines. Since there are 14 games in the IPL, it seems to sense that teams would return. At the absolute least, we need to win against South Africa or Pakistan. Pakistan experiences a similar situation. They’ll go with a new outlook. At the last World Cup, they did not expect to defeat India by 10 wickets. After defeating India twice, once in the T20 World Cup and once in the Asia Cup, they would be thinking differently. They could think they can win against this team. They had little chance of winning a World Cup game against India until that point. Therefore, it would provide a unique problem for India, he added. India and Pakistan will clash on October 23.