12 Nov 2022

World Cup T-20 Final: Heavy Rains Could Disrupt Match; England Seem To Have Upper Hand

Melbourne: The final of the T-20 World Cup 2022 will be played between Pakistan and England on Sunday.
Heavy rain could disrupt the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) showdown and even see the teams crowned joint champions if unable to complete a match of at least 10 overs per side by the end of the reserve day on Monday.
After shaky starts both performed brilliantly in the semi-finals, with Pakistan convincingly beating New Zealand in Sydney and England outplaying India by 10 wickets in Adelaide.
Pakistan were pushed to the brink of elimination by Zimbabwe, with the Netherlands helping them into the semi-finals by eliminating South Africa.

Pakistan pace attack is good

The way England beat India in the semi-finals. Looking at that, Jos Buttler's team seems to have the upper hand even in the finals. Pakistan pace attack is good, but England have Chris Woakes batting at number 9, who is an all-rounder.
At the same time, Chris Jordan bats at number 10 and Adil Rashid bats at number 11. He can also do both batting and bowling. Therefore, it can be said that England has such a batting which can counter any bowling attack.
On the other hand, Pakistan team has 7 batsmen. England have 7 different variety of bowlers to get them out.

England could opt to bring back Mark Wood and Dawid Malan

Pakistan are likely to be unchanged but England could opt to bring back express paceman Mark Wood and number three batsman Dawid Malan if the pair are fit.
Babar Azam’s Pakistan will look to win the T-20 World Cup title for just the second time in their history and for the first time after 13 years. 

Final will be a throwback to the 1992 50-over World Cup

Sunday’s final will be a throwback to the 1992 50-over World Cup at the MCG, which had seen these same two sides battle for supremacy. Back then Imran Khan’s Pakistan defeated England to become World Champions for the first time.
England, on the other hand, also have just one T-20 crown to their name – which they won back in 2010 after defeating Australia in the Caribbean.
The crowd will be dominated by an army of green-clad Pakistan fans but it may have little impact on England, who delighted in silencing the massive crowd of India supporters at Adelaide Oval.

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