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India vs Pakistan T20 WC weather forecast: Fickle Melbourne weather can play as a spoilsport

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022, Melbourne weather forecast: All eyes will be on the rain gods.

IND vs PAKRain threat looms large over IND vs PAK encounter at MCG. (Twitter/BCCI)

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 weather forecast: The highly charged atmosphere of the India and Pakistan T20 World Cup match on Sunday may be spoiled by the rainy weather at Melbourne. Instead of sparks flying, the much-anticipated clash might get doused in cold water, courtesy the weather update by the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.

After an early prediction of 95% chance of rain and about 20mm of precipitation on Sunday evening, the Bureau of Meteorology upgraded the forecast on Saturday evening to 70% chance of rain.

Earlier, the Bureau of Meteorology, on Saturday in Sydney said, there’s “Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 km/h before turning northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.”

On Thursday, India’s warm up game against New Zealand in Brisbane had to be abandoned due to incessant rain while Pakistan vs Afghanistan match also met the same fate as the match could not be completed due to the skies opening up.

There is also 60% chance of rain on Friday in Hobart where Ireland face West Indies and Scotland play Zimbabwe in vital matches to decide Super 12 spots.

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Unlike the semifinals and the final, there are no reserve days for the group stage fixtures so it will be interesting to see how the knockout stages pan out if some matches are washed out.

First published on: 19-10-2022 at 21:16 IST
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