ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan await the result of the second semifinal today, Thursday, to find out who they face in the final, the weather forecast predicts high chances of Melbourne being peppered by rain on Sunday.
Pakistan qualified for the final with an emphatic seven-wicket victory over New Zealand on Wednesday. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal between England and India will face Pakistan for the T20 World Cup 2022 glory in Melbourne this Sunday.
However, as per the weather forecast, there is a “very high chance” of showers on the day, meaning that the Duckworth-Lewis method may influence the outcome of the match.
“Partly cloudy. Very high (near 100 percent) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible,” the Australian government’s Bureau of Meteorology said.
Rain also denied host nation Australia the opportunity to face rivals England in a must-win fixture at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, effectively knocking the defending champions out of the tournament.
The Duckworth-Lewis method, which comes into play when a lot of match time is lost due to the rain, also made life difficult for Bangladesh in their crucial fixture against India in the Super 12 stage of the tournament.