Watch: Team India received a special welcome from Fans in Melbourne ahead of Pakistan match
This will be the first match for both teams in the competition. Thus, a win in this game will set the tone for the remaining tournament and will also help qualify for the semi-finals.
The tickets for the match were sold out within 30 minutes of becoming available. More than 1,00,000 spectators will be available during this mega-clash. This tells you about the excitement for the game.
As it was Pakistan who thrashed India by 10 wickets in the last World Cup match between the two in the UAE, the pressure will be on both teams because the expectations from the fans are very high.
On Thursday, the Indian team reached Melbourne ahead of their clash against Pakistan on Sunday. The Rohit Sharma-led team, on the other hand, will seek vengeance for the previous World Cup. Both teams met in the Asia Cup 2022 as well, where India won the match in the group stage while Pakistan won the "Super 4".
As India reached Melbourne, the fans gathered there and gave a special welcome to the team. Indian fans cut the cake with the Indian team captain and other players.
💙 A warm Bharat Army welcome for @ImRo45 and the rest of #TeamIndia— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) October 20, 2022
Best of luck lads, we will be with you all the way! #BharatArmy #TeamIndia #IndianCricket #T20WorldCup #India #Rohit #COTI 🇮🇳 @BCCI @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/HMJrhT0fw2
The hype surrounding the India-Pakistan clash has already reached its peak and everyone is eagerly waiting for this mega clash. However, ahead of the match, the only concern is the weather forecast. As the match is surrounded by clouds of doubt.
As per the weather report, it is expected to rain the whole day on Sunday, which might come as a spoilsport. Both teams will open their campaigns with this game, but it is likely to be a washout due to rain.
As per the Australian Government Meteorology department, there are 80% chances of rain on Sunday evening. The report says, "Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly during the evening."