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T20 World Cup: Weather Concerns Loom Over High-Stakes India Vs Pak Match

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New York: The eagerly anticipated India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Group A match is set to take place on Sunday at Nassau County Stadium in New York. Both teams are geared up for an intense face-off, with Team India riding high on confidence as they prepare to take on their arch-rivals.


The venue has drawn attention for its problematic playing conditions. The drop-in pitches at Nassau County Stadium, which have been criticized for their unpredictable behavior, have been a significant challenge for the batters. Notably, Sri Lanka recorded their lowest T20I score here, and other teams, including South Africa and the Netherlands, have struggled to reach three figures.

India’s campaign opener against Ireland saw overcast conditions that heavily favored the Indian bowlers, making it difficult for the Irish batters to play. Out of the six innings played in the three matches hosted at this venue so far, only two have surpassed the 100-run mark. The pitches, prepared in April under the guidance of Adelaide Oval groundsman Damian Hough, have yet to settle properly, contributing to uneven bounce and raising safety concerns. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s shoulder injury during the opener against Ireland has only heightened these worries.

As the match day approaches, the weather forecast for New York adds another layer of uncertainty. Accuweather predicts a 40% chance of rain in the morning with significant cloud cover. Although partly sunny conditions are expected, there is still a risk of showers or thunderstorms in some areas.

India’s pace attack, featuring Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Hardik Pandya, will face Pakistan’s formidable trio of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf under these challenging conditions.

Fans are anxiously awaiting the outcome of this high-stakes clash, hoping that the weather does not disrupt the match. In the event of a washout, each team will receive a point, as there are no reserve days for group stage matches.


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