By Ghazi Ahmed
The sun has emerged in Sydney with the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup in which kiwis and Brits outclassed Aussies and Afghans. Now, all eyes were on ICC T20 World Cup India vs Pakistan Super 12 Match where cricket rivals are looking for a victory. However, the weather predictions have made everyone nervous.
Toss update: India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan to open the batting line up.
Pakistan made 159 runs in first innings and pose 160-run target to India. Indian batting line finish match with four wickets in hands.
Pakistan: 1 Mohammad Rizwan, 2 Babar Azam, 3 Shan Masood, 4 Shadab Khan, 5 Haider Ali, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Asif Ali, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Naseem Shah, 11 Haris Rauf.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Arshdeep Singh.
ADVERTISEMENT— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 23, 2022
Melbourne cricket ground awaits the highly anticipated India vs Pakistan teams’ face-off, Sunday. ICC T20 men’s international 2022 stage has been set and now traditional rivals are about to clash amid the excitement at a beautiful Melbourne Cricket Ground match.
India vs Pakistan match rivalry is a tale as old as time. The suspense and excitement for the Pak T20 World Cup match echo around the globe.
With a high chance of rainfall, the teams, the fans, and the ground have been worried. But the good news for all of us as the weather has dramatically changed in the past 24 hours. Not a single drop fell from the sky today, lifting fans’ spirits. For the IND vs. PAK match, the Australian MET department weather report had predicted chances of rain. But as of right now, Melbourne’s weather appears to be in great condition.
The tournament itself began today with hosts and defending champions Australia taking on New Zealand. According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, there was an 80% chance of rain ranging from 1 to 3mm.
Everything looks good so far but we never know, the clouds might surprise us last minute. Fans across the border are in limbo after listening rain forecast for a match on Sunday T20 WC 2022.
Shots always get fired when there is a match between India and Pakistan. The tension starts from the grand reveal till the grand finale.
Rohit Sharma sees the game as ‘challenge not pressure’
Not many comments have been shared but the captain of team India, Rohit Sharma has shared his thoughts in a public conference.
“I don’t want to use the word pressure because the pressure is constant. It’s not going to change ever. I would like to take this as a challenge. I want to use the word challenge a little more. This Pakistani team is a very challenging team”.
Skipper Babar Azam on Pak-India Takra
At the pre-game news conference, a journalist warned Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam that previous players are claiming that all India needs to do to win on Sunday is to get Babar and Mohammad Rizwan early.
Pakistan team’s captain smiled in response and gave his full backing to the middle order. “Look, sir, this we will know on the day [of the match],” He added. “You never know. This is T20. On the day anyone can surprise you. It is a short format, any player can win the match. We believe in the middle order. They have won us enough matches, and they have performed in enough difficult situations. You should be prepared for everything.”
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About the Author: Ghazi Ahmed is a sports enthusiast covering cricket and the Sports Category on Tribune Wired.