After witnessing games at some iconic venues such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground, the 2022 T20 World Cup would now move to the Gabba. Four games have been scheduled at this venue. Here, we look at the pitch report of the Gabba and the weather conditions in Brisbane for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
This tournament, so far, has been about unexpected results. Some of the lesser-established cricketing nations such as Zimbabwe and Ireland have defeated stronger teams, resulting in a thrilling Super 12 stage. While teams such as India and New Zealand have been unbeaten, strong teams such as Australia and England have surprisingly faced a few defeats. Rain has interrupted a few games and that could still pose a few problems in the coming days.
The Gabba, Brisbane pitch report for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
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Till now, a total of 6 T20I encounters have happened at the Gabba. Out of these matches, only two have been won by the team batting second. Also considering chasing has not ensured a victory in the ongoing competition, we might see captains selecting to bat first.
The average score batting first on this track is 168. It is a good score and teams will minimum target this. While Damien Martyn’s 96 is the highest individual score on the venue, Mitchell Starc’s 4/20 against West Indies recently is the best bowling display.
Brisbane weather conditions for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Super 12
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The weather has been a concern in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. A few games have been washed out completely while some matches have had interruptions.
In Brisbane, though, the weather prediction seems to be better for the event. While the temperatures could range between 27 degrees Celsius and 11 degrees Celsius, the possibility of rainfall is less. Weather is expected to be partly cloudy but showers are not predicted on most days of November.