What to Expect from the Cricket World in 2022: Events to Look Forward To
December 20, 2021 By khansa
Cricket is one of the most-followed sports worldwide. Based on numbers, it is the second-most followed sport next to football with over 2.5 billion fans worldwide. Football has over 3.5 billion fans but some people believe that cricket has the potential to sit on top of the list. The International Cricket Council is hoping to do that in the coming years.
With that, the cricket industry surely has a lot of things in store to get the sport out there. We do know that even if this is the second-most followed sport worldwide, it doesn’t have a huge following in countries like the US. However, Cricket USA is already working on changing this.
Now, as cricket attempts to dominate the sports industry, 2022 looks very exciting. Fans will have a lot of opportunities to watch their favorite cricketers on the field and even place bets on their favorite teams. There will be a lot of cricket match odds from 10CRIC India and many other betting sites to be offered this year. While the cricket calendar is generally busy year-round, here are the major cricket events to look forward to.
The Ashes is a cricket series that many British and Australian cricket fans look forward to watching each year. The Men’s Ashes Series is still on its 2021 edition and just started on December 8. It’s something you can watch while waiting for the 2022 Women’s Ashes because it will run until January 18, 2022. The Women’s edition will start on January 27, 2022, and will also be held in Australia.
In total, the Women’s Ashes will have one Test, three T20s, and three ODI’s. Here’s the full schedule of the event:
Type of Match and Venue
Jan 27 – Jan 30
Test at the Manuka Oval Canberra
1st T20I at the North Sydney Oval
2nd T20I at the North Sydney Oval
3rd T20I at the Adelaide Oval
1st ODI at the Adelaide Oval
2nd ODI at the Junction Oval
3rd ODI at the Junction Oval
Pakistan Super League
In the same month is the 7th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 2022 PSL is scheduled to take its course from January 27 2022 until February 27, 2022. The tournament will have six teams that will participate in 34 matches that will be held in Lahore and Karachi. Lahore is set to host 19 matches and Karachi will be doing the same with 15. The finals will be played in Lahore at the Gaddafi Stadium.
The PSL T20I qualifier will be scheduled for February 23. The 1st Eliminator is on February 24 and the second on the following day. The Final will be on February 27. The defending champion is the Karachi Kings and they will be kicking off the season with Multan Sultans at the National Stadium, Karachi.
ICC Women’s World Cup
The 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup is the 12th edition of the league. It is set to start on March 4, 2022. The 1st Semi-Final will be on March 30 while the 2nd Semi-Final is scheduled on March 31. The Final is set to be played on April 3, 2022. The whole event will be held throughout New Zealand. The match venues are located in Christchurch, Auckland, Mount Maunganui, Hamilton, Wellington, and Dunedin.
The event will have eight teams that will play 31 ODI matches in a round-robin and knockout format. The teams that will be participating are New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa, India, West Indies, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Indian Premier League
A cricket calendar is not complete without the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL is simply the most popular cricket event that all fans look forward to and its 2022 edition is something that no one should miss. It’s going to be an interesting season because, for the first time in a while, the IPL will have 10 teams with Ahmedabad and Lucknow as the additions.
The official schedule of the season has not yet been released but it might come out in February 2022. Meanwhile, the 2022 IPL Mega Auction is coming soon. It’s likely to take place on the first week of January 2022 but fans are already interested to see which cricketers will be part of the new teams.
T20 World Cup
The ICC’s Men’s T20 World Cup will be the eighth season of the tournament. This is also something that cricket fans dare not to miss. The World Cup is scheduled from October 13, 2022, until November 13, 2022, in Australia. Originally, this was set in 2020 but the ICC had to postpone the event because of the pandemic.
The World Cup will have 16 teams and 45 T20I matches with a group stage and knockout format. The teams participating in this event are Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies.