ICC World Cup 2019: Rain likely to disrupt Pakistan vs Australia match
London : Australia and Pakistan are set for a faceoff in 17th match of ICC World Cup 2019 at the Cooper Associates Ground in Taunton on Wednesday. However, there are good chances that the teams may have to face rains during the game.
Like the past two-three days, the forecast has not pleased the cricket fans as the chances of a downpour are high throughout the day, starting from 9 AM in the morning. With the match slated to start 10:30 AM local time, the Met Office has predicted 57% chance of rain from 11 AM to 2 PM. Following that, almost an above-50% chance of rain has been predicted throughout the day.
As per predictions, even if rain does not fall the condition will be overcast with clouds glooming. As per released information the temperature is expected to stay between 12 to 16 degrees, while the humidity will stay in the 70s and 80s.
Speaking about the pitch, so far only one game has been played here and that showed a batting friendly floor. Going by the weather conditions, the toss winning captain may like to bowl first.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins.
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail,Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.