Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Indian Cricket Team is all set to lock horns against Pakistan at the iconic MCG. This contest is expected to be a thrilling one as both teams are well prepared for the contest. India would be aware that how Pakistan thrashed them at the Dubai International Stadium.

Pakistan would be hoping to take a leaf out of last year’s triumph; as this time the team looks a bit fragile. The Men in Green don’t have a stable middle order which can ruin all the hard work of Babar & Rizwan. It would be interesting to see whether Babar makes an opening change as Babar is someone who can provide stability to the middle order.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Pic Credit: Twitter

MCG Curator on Pitch

MCG Curator Salvatore was having an interaction with A Sport and was asked about the pitch. “T20 wickets are usually really consistent for the whole match. So it should make for a really good game. We have brought it from our wicket nursery which is just outside the ground. It’s literally 200 meters outside the ground so we can move and monitor and maintain the wickets all year around. And the wickets were installed three weeks ago.”

Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Credits: Twitter)

“So we have drop-in wickets here at the MCG. So for the cricket season we bring the wickets in and I sit on some sand and bed in nicely. And then once cricket finishes, we have got the football stadium. We have the ability to take them out and put them up in our special week anniversary where we can look after and maintain them.”  he added.

Great Chance for Pakistan

Pakistan once again would be looking to spoil the party of Mighty Indians. The Men in Green had beaten India in one match out of two in the Asia Cup 2022. The team would be aware that conditions in Australia would be very much different as compared to Dubai.

Saqlain Mushtaq & Babar Azam
Saqlain Mushtaq and
Babar Azam. Pic Credits= Twitter

The team would be once again banking on Babar and Rizwan to excel. It won’t be wrong to say that Pakistan has a bit old a school template in modern Cricket. Head Coach Saqlain Mushtaq would be aware that defeating India will give them a huge boost in the tournament.

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