India and Pakistan will be meeting for the Group 2 fixture in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, October 23. As the Men in Blue look to set the record straight following their Asia Cup defeat in the hands of Pakistan back in September, there is a concern that rains might disrupt the high-voltage clash between the two neighbours on Sunday. 

Bringing up the rain concerns, one journalist asked Babar Azam, the Pakistan captain, if the Pakistan players are singing Rain Rain Go Away ahead of the clash. Azam gave an epic reply saying that they are not singing lullabies to children. 

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The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology said earlier that there is a 70% chance of rain spoiling the clash at MCG on Sunday. The time of the rains has been specified during the afternoon and late evening when the match is scheduled to star. The bureau said that 2 to 5.5 mm of rainfall is possible in Melbourne on Sunday, making rain a serious threat for Sunday’s clash between India and Pakistan.

The bureau website says that cloudy conditions will prevail over Melbourne through Saturday night with a 30% chance of rain.

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Speaking in the press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash, the Men in Blue captain Rohit Sharma said that they are prepared for reduced overs in case rain does affect the match. He said: “The toss does become a little important. But again, I’ve been hearing about the Melbourne weather for a while now and it keeps changing You don’t really know what is going to happen tomorrow.” 

“The things that are in our control we’ll try and control… We need to come here thinking that it’s a 40-over game. We’ll be ready for that. If the situation demands that it’s a shorter game, we’ll be ready for that as well,” he added.