Babar Azam’s men wrote the script for a great comeback after losing the first two matches of their campaign. At one point, Pakistan seemed to be covered in dust, but a series of unbeaten performances at the Super 12 stage catapulted them to knockouts. Green’s men beat New Zealand in the semi-finals and book their place in the finals.
On the other hand, the 50-year-old world champion exploded in the early stages, even suffering a shock defeat to Ireland. But champion clubs come alive in the big matches, and they proved it against a star-studded Indian squad, crushing them in the semi-finals by 10 wickets.
It will be a captivating final of all kinds when the glamorous England team collide with the unpredictable Pakistan. However, the danger of rain spoiling all the fun looms over the match. If the match is cancelled, both teams will be declared the joint winners of the tournament.
Will MCG see another special match in England, or will Pakistan run away with their second T20 title? It will be a cracking game, provided there is no rain.
The final match of the T20 Cricket World Cup between England and Pakistan will be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday 13th November. The temperature in Melbourne will be around 17 degrees Celsius, and the sky will be overcast. Scattered rain and a thunderstorm are expected throughout the day. Precipitation is forecast at 94 percent on Sunday. The wind speed is expected to be around 18 km/h. Rain may interrupt the match. It will be interesting to see if we get a final with fewer overs or if it gets scrapped completely.
Melbourne Stadium is famous for bouncing and carrying. Early in the innings, players should swing out on the field with the new ball. Cloudy conditions will also help the tailors. The rebound will remain consistent, and speculators can trust the pace of the track. The limits are huge so fouls can end up resting on the field players. Speculators will also have to work on running between the gates. Team pursuits have been more successful at this spot, and the leader who wins the lottery will look to run first.
England (England) vs Pakistan (PAK) Possible start:
Possible England XI: Alex Hales, Joss Butler (c), Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brooke (the week), Liam Livingston, Muin Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Wox, Adel Rashid, Chris Jordan
Possible playing for Pakistan XI: Babar Azam (c), Muhammad Rizwan (week), Haris Muhammad, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadib Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Waseem, Haris Rauf, Nasim Shah