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England vs Afghanistan – T20 World Cup 2022: UK start time, live stream, TV channel as Buttler’s side begin campaign

ENGLAND kick off their T20 Cricket World Cup campaign against Afghanistan this weekend.

Champions Australia are hosting the big tournament across seven cities.

Mooen Ali and Jos Buttler are preparing for their T20 start

And England captain Jos Buttler says his side are “chomping at the bit” ahead of their T20 opener.

Buttler said: “We’ve had some really good games over the last 10 matches and played some really good cricket.

“We’re in a good spot. Everyone is chomping at the bit to get going now.

“On the eve of the tournament we’re very ready.”

When is England vs Afghanistan?

England vs Afghanistan takes place on Saturday, October 22.

The T20 World Cup match starts at 12pm UK time – which is 7pm in Perth.

The Perth Stadium plays host.

What TV channel and live stream is England vs Afghanistan?

England vs Afghanistan will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket.

Sky begin their coverage at 11.30am.

What are England’s fixtures?

England have been drawn in Group 1 along with the likes of New Zealand, Afghanistan and reigning champions Australia.


  • England vs Afghanistan – October 22 – Perth
  • England vs Ireland – October 26 – Melbourne
  • England vs Australia – October 28 – Melbourne
  • England vs New Zealand – November 1 – Brisbane
  • England vs Group A winner – November 5 – Sydney
England open up against Afghanistan

What are the T20 World Cup 2022 groups?

The first stage of the World Cup involves eight teams that had to go through qualification.

And the next group stage includes teams that already qualified alongside the top four teams from stage one.

Group A: Namibia, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands

Group B: Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe, West Indies

Group 1: Australia, Afghanistan, England, New Zealand, Group A winner, Group B runner-up

Group 2: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Group A runner-up, Group B winner

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