T20 World Cup 2022: All Eyes On The Sky As India Gear Up To Take On Arch Rivals Pakistan | Melbourne Weather Update


Melbourne: A hotly anticipated match between the Asian rivals will take place on Sunday in Melbourne, with up to 100,000 fans expected to attend the stadium-sized MCG and tens of millions more tuning in to watch the broadcast. For some time now, all eyes have been on the weather forecast, with cricket fans in India, Pakistan, and possibly many other parts of the world bracing for a gloomy Sunday.

A wetter-than-average summer is predicted for parts of Australia, and downpours are predicted for Sydney and Melbourne from Friday through next week, according to weather forecasts.

However, according to the weather.com forecast, things look better (though chilly) for Melbourne’s evening starting at 7 PM local time (match start time).

There are still high odds of showers in the evening, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather advisory.

A full match is conceivable under the current rules if each innings can be bowled for at least five overs. For group games, there are no reserve days. There are reserve days only in the semifinals and the final.

At the news conference on Saturday, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma said about potential weather delays, “I’ve been hearing about Melbourne weather for a while now, and it keeps changing. In the morning when I woke up, a lot of the buildings when I opened my hotel were in clouds, and now we certainly see the sunshine.”

“You don’t really know what is going to happen tomorrow. The things that are in our control, we’ll try and control that, which is we’ll have a good training session today, go back, relax ourselves and get ready for tomorrow. As simple as that. We need to come here thinking that it’s a 40-over game. We will be ready for that,” he added.

The Indian skipper also highlighted the possibility of a shortened game and ascertained that the team is ready for any sort of eventuality.

“If the situation demands that it’s a shorter game, we will be ready for that, as well. A lot of the guys have played such kinds of games before, and they know how to manage themselves in a situation like that where you are getting ready for a 40-over game, and then suddenly it’s a 20-over game for both sides, 10 overs each or 5 overs each,” he said.

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