India vs Pakistan pitch report: The iconic Melbourne cricket ground is all set to host Asian cricketing giants India and Pakistan on Sunday for their highly anticipated T20 World Cup 2022 clash. As fans await the blockbuster clash, there are chances that the match might be called off or curtailed due to rain. The India vs Pakistan T20 WC match will start at 1:30 PM IST. Ahead of the match, MCG’s pitch curator Michael Salvatore has opined on how the pitch will play out throughout the match.
“T20 wickets are usually really consistent for the whole match. So it should make for a really good game. We have brought it from our wicket nursery which is just outside the ground. It’s literally 200 meters outside the ground so we can move and monitor and maintain the wickets all year around. And the wickets were installed three weeks ago,” Salvatore was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times on A Sports.
“So we have drop-in wickets here at the MCG. So for the cricket season we bring the wickets in and I sit on some sand and bed in nicely. And then once cricket finishes, we have got the football stadium. We have the ability to take them out and put them up in our special week anniversary where we can look after and maintain them,” he said.
India vs Pakistan rain update: “Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast suburbs in the late afternoon and evening. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening,” said Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology.