Pitch and weather: Based on how it appeared when uncovered 24 hours in advance.The pitch is probably another MCG 2.0 offering. With Victoria’s damp early-season conditions enhancing the pace and bounce on offer to the seamers.In a significant improvement over the moribund drop-in offerings of years past. A target of 160-odd is likely to be hard. As Pakistan and India demonstrated in their epic group-stage match; even Ireland’s 157 was enough to defeat a sluggish England in that match’s rain-affect contest.
Although it seems like there is a little less grass on this strip. There is still more coverage than what is typical for the BBL in January. The problem is that the outlook is not promising. To give as much time as possible for a result. A reserve day on Monday has been add. With a start time of 5 pm (4 am GMT). However, the signs are not wholly positive.
England vs. Pakistan Highlights from today. Final (N). ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Melbourne Cricket Ground. Sunday. November 13. 2022.
English bowlers will start the game.
Jos Buttler comments. “Huge game. Good nerves, excellent excitement around the team and in the stadium.” Both teams were in excellent form. The wicket appeared to be good. And there was some weather. Which is why we bowled first.
No Wood, Willey, or Malan since England’s team was left unchanged. Salt and Jordan had a game.
Babar would have started the bowling order by saying, “We’ll try to score runs and apply pressure. The team is playing superbly right now. Since 1992 is repeating itself, we’ll try our best.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Mohammad Haris, 4 Shan Masood, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Mohammad Nawaz, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Wasim, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
England team: 1 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Phil Salt, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 Adil Rashid.