There are strong chances of rain at the T20 World Cup 2022 over the coming days, including opening Super 12s fixtures at the SCG and the India vs Pakistan clash, which is to be played at Melbourne on 23rd October 2022.
Australia begin their title defence against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday evening and the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting an 80% chance of any rain with 1 to 3mm although the wettest day is currently forecast to be Friday. “Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm,” the forecast states.
However, things may get worse on Sunday in Melbourne where the big ‘India vs Pakistan’ match is to be played at 7pm local time. According to the weather forecast, there is a 90% chance of rain during the day (Sunday) with between 10 to 25 mm of downpour.
It is pertinent to mention that a minimum of five overs is required to constitute a match and there are no reserve days during the group stage of the tournament, but there are for the semi-finals and the final.
Furthermore, the weather may play a part in the final day of the first round of matches in Hobart on Friday with a 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Ireland will face West Indies, while Scotland will play Zimbabwe in vital matches to decide the Super 12 spots.
Hobart will continue to host matches early in the Super 12s, with showers forecast on Sunday and Monday.
It bears mentioning that Pakistan vs Afghanistan’s warm-up match for the T20 World Cup 2022 was also called off today due to rain at the Gabba in Brisbane. Pakistan were only able to bat for 2.2 overs with the openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan scoring a total of 19 runs, after which the match was delayed and then called off.