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PAK vs ENG: Sophia Gardens Cardiff Pitch Report & Weather Forecast for Pakistan vs England 3rd T20I


PAK vs ENG: The third clash between Pakistan and England in the ongoing Pakistan tour of England 2024 is set to be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The two sides will lock horns for the 3rd T20I at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

Pakistan are already 1-down in the four-game T20I series after losing the second fixture in Birmingham on May 25. Meanwhile, the first game of the PAK vs ENG series was washed out with rain playing the spoilsport.

England handed a 23-run defeat to Pakistan in the 2nd T20I held a few days ago. Led by Jos Buttler, England clutched the contest with ease and restricted the visitors to 160 runs against a total of 183 runs.

With just two more games remaining in the series, Pakistan currently stands in a do-or-die situation. The series will be done and dusted if Pakistan loses the 3rd T20I, however, it will remain alive if the result is reversed.

Let’s take a look at Sophia Gardens Cardiff Pitch Report & Weather Forecast for Pakistan vs England 3rd T20I:

PAK vs ENG: Sophia Gardens Cardiff Pitch Report

The English surfaces generally aid the pacers more than the spinners. The surfaces have even bounce and carry along with movement early on in the innings. Sophia Gardens in Cardiff will behave on similar lines as well. The Pacers will get decent seam movement, which will go away as the game progresses.

The spinners generally do not have much of a say in the game due to the wet nature of the wicket. It doesn’t get dry, which keeps spinners out of it.

The pitch will remain true throughout the contest, which will insist the teams look to chase the total instead of setting it in first place.

PAK vs ENG: Sophia Gardens Cardiff Pitch Report & Weather Forecast for Pakistan vs England 3rd T20I
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PAK vs ENG: Sophia Gardens Cardiff Weather Forecast

Though there are no alarming signs of rain, it may have a significant impact on the proceedings. The forecast shows a 70 per cent chance of precipitation especially in the afternoon. The sky will remain under clouds for most part of the day in Cardiff. The temperature is expected to be around 14 degrees at the time of the start of the PAK vs ENG contest at 2:00 PM local time.

The MET has also forecast strong chances of rain which may impact the proceedings of the Pakistan vs England 3rd T20I. As per them, there is a 30 to 50 per cent chance of rain to interrupt the fixture in Cardiff on May 28.

Notably, the first fixture of the PAK vs ENG was washed out due to rain. No toss could happen and the officials called off the contest. The third T20I is also in danger of getting washed out along with the heavy chances of rain playing spoilsport in the 4th and final T20I in London.

If the upcoming two games get washed out, Pakistan and England will advance to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the USA without any proper warm-up.

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Mohit Tiwari
Mohit Tiwari
Mohit is an experienced author at ICC Cricket Schedule, with a wealth of knowledge spanning 5 years. He specializes in crafting articles on various aspects of cricket, including news updates, fantasy cricket tips, statistical analysis, and insightful commentary.

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