Today's weather update for Pakistan, England first T20I

The match will start at 10:30 pm

Today's weather update for Pakistan, England first T20I PHOTO: FILE

The weather forecast for Wednesday in Leeds casts a shadow over the first T20 International (T20I) of the four-match series between England and Pakistan. 

With a 41% chance of rain throughout the day, the match at Headingley Cricket Ground is at risk of significant disruption. The forecast predicts light showers beginning in the morning, intensifying as the day progresses and persisting until around 7 PM local time. Following this period of heavier rain, light showers are expected to continue, raising the likelihood that the match might be called off without a single ball being bowled. 

The temperature is expected to be a chilly 13 degrees Celsius, adding to the challenges for players and fans alike. High humidity levels at 95% will result in a muggy atmosphere, further complicating conditions for both teams.

This match is particularly crucial as it represents the final competitive fixture for both sides before the T20 World Cup 2024, set to begin on June 1. 

Pakistan will play their group matches in the United States, while England will head to the West Indies for their round matches. Both teams are eager to use this series to refine their squads and strategies ahead of the global tournament.


England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Salman Agha, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan

Pakistan vs England men’s T20I series:

May 22: First T20I at Leeds
May 25: Second T20I at Birmingham
May 28: Third T20I at Cardiff
May 30: Fourth T20I at The Oval