Australia's Steven Smith plays a shot (R) watched on by New Zealand's Luke Ronchi (R) during the Pool A 2015 Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on February 28, 2015. MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images

A packed SCG is set to see Australia and New Zealand open their accounts at the 2022 T20 World Cup, with the Sydney venue officially sold out.

The October 22 match will see the two finalists from last year's T20 World Cup go head-to-head in hope of starting their campaigns on the right foot.

Close to 40,000 fans have secured tickets for the match, with Australian fans sure to give their nation a handy home-ground advantage.

With over 600,000 tickets for the tournament already sold, Australia's maiden men's T20 World Cup as host is looming as a fruitful one.

"The T20 World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and we're delighted that we're set to see big crowds for both the opening match of the event in Geelong this Sunday and the first weekend of the Super 12 stage in a week's time," World Cup CEO Michelle Enright said, via 

"No matter if you support Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, or any other team, there are still some great seats available at matches right across the seven host cities, so I'd encourage everyone who hasn't secured their tickets to jump on board for what will be an unmissable event."

The Group 1 fixture is among the headlining clashes for the tournament, while a record crowd is expected for India vs Pakistan clash at the MCG the day after Australia vs New Zealand.

The clash between Australia and New Zealand will commence at 6:00pm (AEDT) on Saturday, October 22.