T20 World Cup 2022: check Latest Weather Forecast, Will Rain push title match into RESERVE day?
England and Pakistan take on each other in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne on November 13. Pakistan vs England final will be a rematch of the 1992 World Cup final in many ways.
The weather forecast for the T20 World Cup 2022 Final between Pakistan and England is looking rather gloomy on Sunday (November 13). The MET department is predicting with almost 95 per cent certainty that there will be showers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when Babar Azam’s side take on Jos Buttler-led team.
Showers are expected on matchday and reserve day
The contest is to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) at 7.00 pm local time (1.30 pm IST). The weather throughout the day is expected to have long periods of rain followed by a thunderstorm. Leading up to the match which is to be played towards the evening, the probability of precipitation is 94% with wind gusts at 44 km/h and 56% chances of thunderstorm. Towards the later half of the matchday, the cloud cover will remain at 87% with the probability of precipitation increasing to 96%.
A reserve day, as the name suggests, is a designated day for big games at multi nation tournaments. Especially the International Cricket Council (ICC) keeps reserve days booked in advance while drawing the schedule for tournaments like 50 over World Cup of its 20-over counterpart. The whole idea is to have a fair result in case the rain washes out the final or semi-final.
Although there has been clear skies in Melbourne, you just never know with this city’s weather. The local metrology department had confirmed that there is 95 percent chance of rain. So, if it arrives, and doesn’t stop, the game maybe shifted to the reserve day which is tomorrow. Generally, a minimum of 5 overs per innings are needed in order to get a result, but there should be a minimum of 10 overs per innings in order to get a result in the final. So, the overs will be reduced on Sunday before moving on to the reserve day.
If the match gets started and halted midway, the match will be started from the same position on the reserve day. There is an extra time of 30 minutes on Sunday, but there are 4 extra hours on Monday and the match will resume at 9:30 AM IST on the reserve day.
Team Pakistan: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris
Team England: Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Tymal Mills, Philip Salt
- 2007: India defeated Pakistan by five runs
- 2009: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets
- 2010: England defeated Australia by seven wickets
- 2012: West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs
- 2014: Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets
- 2016: West Indies defeated England by four wickets
- 2021: Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets.