T20 World Cup: India will start their 2022 T20 World Cup campaign against their arch-rivals Pakistan. They did the same in their last edition of the marquee event and also in the recently-concluded Asia Cup. While the earlier matches took place in Dubai, the opening match for the upcoming mega event this year will happen at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is expected to be packed with fans as well. Looking for India’s best betting sites? Check out live cricket odds and bet on live cricket games with our amazing betting bonuses!

Notably, India faced a 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan and were eventually knocked out of the tournament in the Super 12 stage in the last season. It was the first time that Pakistan had beaten India in any World Cup game. In the recently concluded Asia Cup, both teams played two games where India won one and Pakistan won the second as well. And, former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel feels that Pakistan’s recent success gives India a different kind of challenge.

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“It is very important to start a tournament on a high. These are not long tournaments. In the 50-over World Cup, there is still time to make up for one defeat,” said Parthiv on Cricbuzz. “But in the T20 World Cup you lose one and you start doubting your whole method and everything comes into play. The chances of coming back in the tournament becomes very less. We talk about teams coming back in the IPL and that is because they are playing about 14 games. Here we have to beat at least one of Pakistan or South Africa.

“It is the same for Pakistan as well. They will come out with a different mindset. They were not expecting to beat India by 10 wickets in the last World Cup. Now that they have beaten India once in the Asia Cup and before that in the T20 World Cup, they would be thinking differently. They would be thinking that they can beat this side. Before that they had no chance of beating India in World Cup games for a long time. So that will be a different challenge for India,” he said.

However, Team India will take on Pakistan in the mega event on October 23. Find the Cricket Predictions and updates for the upcoming matches around the globe.

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