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.
Both teams are past winners of the T20 World Cup. Pakistan won it in 2009 while England in 2010. This is England’s first final since the 2016 T20 World Cup while for Pakistan this is their first final in 13 years.
Pakistan booked their place in the final on Wednesday night, as Babar Azam led his nation to a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in Sydney.
They will face England, who played party poopers and spoiled the dream final involving India, thanks to a record-setting opening partnership from Jos Buttler and Alex Hales.
It is 30 years since Pakistan beat England in the ODI World Cup Final at the MCG.
Pakistan vs England, Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Melbourne Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Final
A well-balanced pitch is on offer at the MCG. The pace and bounce will help both batters and bowlers. However, spinners shouldn’t expect any purchase from this pitch. A thunderstorm is expected on the match day with a high of 24 degrees Celsius.
According to weather.com, the temperature will be between 14-24 degrees Celsius. There are 68-85% chances of rainfall. Thunderstorms are expected. Wind will be from North/ North-West at 10-30 km/hr. Humidity will be between 76-87%.
The MCG is the venue where Pakistan, under Imran Khan’s leadership, defeated England in the 1992 World Cup final. Both England and Pakistan have lost a game each at this venue in the T20 World Cup 2022. The average 1st innings score at this venue is 146 runs and the team batting second here has won 10 of the 17 T20I matches.
Bowling first is said to have its advantage in night games at this venue. It is a good batting surface and it should be helpful for the batters in the second innings as well. Pakistan prefer chasing and with England’s recent successful chase, it is clear that both teams would be eager to bowl first.
What if the match gets abandoned?
If the match gets abandoned due to rain, then it will be postponed to the 14th of November i.e the reserved 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