India to face Pakistan in ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 opener

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India to encounter Pakistan in ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 opener

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India is set to deal with Pakistan in its opener of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 on March 6 at Tauranga.

The quadrennial occasion will be held from March 4 to April 3 across six cities – Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington – with host New Zealand handling the West Indies in the opener.

The tournament, featuring 8 teams, will be played in a league format with each interplay the other as soon as at the end of which the leading four will certainly receive the semifinals.

READ: Pakistan beat West Indies by nine runs in second T20I

Australia, England, South Africa, India as well as host New Zealand were automated qualifiers for the event owing to their efficiencies in the ICC Women’s Championship 2017-20 while Bangladesh, Pakistan and West Indies made the cut based on the ODI team rankings after the World Cup qualifier event was cancelled in November as a result of COVID-19-related issues.

England is the protecting champ, having beaten India in the last of the 2017 edition. India will certainly be eyeing its initial title after ending up runner-up on two events (2005 and 2017).

Released at Tue, 14 Dec 2021 21:39:15 -0600

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