The month-long T20 World Cup battle has boiled down to the final two, Pakistan and England. The teams engaged in a seven-match series in Pakistan just before the onset of the World Cup in Australia. And now, they are fated to battle it out for the title of T20I world champions. Placed in different groups, both England and Pakistan faced a bumpy ride along in the Super 12 stage. Eventually, England evaded Australia to reach the semi-finals with New Zealand. Pakistan’s entry meanwhile came riding at the back of the great upset of Netherlands defeating South Africa in the group stage.
However, in the semi-finals it wasn’t just sheer luck working for Pakistan. Form chose to strike the opening pair of Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam, as they both scored half-centuries to ensure a win. The men in green beat the then-favorites New Zealand in the semi-final to extend their reach into the finals. For England, the entry to the final came shockingly easy as India lost to them by 10 wickets. And now, both England and Pakistan are overlooking the possibility of conquering the title. Whichever team wins will level West Indies atop the list of T20 World Cup trophies count.
When Is The England Vs Pakistan Final Match Scheduled?
The T20 World Cup final between England and Pakistan is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2022. The match will commence at 1:30 PM IST. And the toss will take place at 1:00 PM.
Where will the Match Unfold?
The final battle is slated to unfold at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. However, incessant rain in Melbourne currently casts a looming scare over the match. The weather forecast in Melbourne predicts a 90% chance of rain at the venue on Sunday. Moreover, it’s no better on Monday, which is the reserved day for the final. In case rain washes away the final, England and Pakistan will share the T20 World Cup trophy.
Who are the Umpires and the Match Referee?
ICC has appointed Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmsena as the on-field umpires for the final match. Moreover, Chris Gaffaney and Paul Reiffel will serve as the third and the fourth umpire respectively. Finally, Ranjan Madugalle is set to be the match referee at MCG.
Where to Watch the England vs Pakistan Final?
The Star Sports network will broadcast the final match between Pakistan and England in multiple languages across the country. Meanwhile, Disney+Hotstar will live stream the match for online viewers.
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