The 2022 T20 World Cup has already started and the Super 12 stage will start on October 22nd with the game between hosts Australia and New Zealand. This match will happen at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The SCG will also host semi-final 1 of the 2022 T20 WC. On that note, here, we look at the pitch report of Sydney Cricket Ground and the weather conditions in Sydney for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Australia will start as the favourites for the tournament. They have solid depth in the squad and will also be playing at home. England and India are two other teams that can also lift the trophy. The likes of New Zealand and South Africa also have a chance if they perform to their potential.
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney pitch report for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
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The SCG is a popular venue, and so far, it has seen a total of 11 T20I encounters. Therefore, there is sufficient data available for the teams to prepare their tactics based on the conditions.
Due to the long boundaries in Australia, chasing a score might not always guarantee a win. At SCG, the average score batting first is 162. Although this score is something that teams can usually chase, it could be tricky under pressure. Shane Watson once scored 124* here while Josh Hazlewood registered figures of 4/12. These two performances are the best till now in the batting and the bowling departments, respectively.
Sydney weather conditions for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
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Located in New South Wales, Sydney is likely to experience temperatures between 21 degree Celsius and 11 degree Celsius in the next few weeks. This temperature will be suitable for the encounters.
However, we could expect some interruption by rainfall in Sydney. While a couple of days could have rain, most days are likely to be sunny or partly cloudy.