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Overnight rains and wet outfield forced teams from Pakistan and Australia to practice indoors on Tuesday ahead of their ICC World Cup encounter at Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.
However, the good news for both the teams and cricket fans is that the weather forecast for Wednesday has improved and chances of rain are minimized to 10-20% from predicted 70% earlier.
Pakistan is scheduled to play its 4th match in ICC Cricket World Cup on Wednesday against Australia in Taunton. With three point in three games and having game against Sri Lanka washed-out, Pakistan seems not in mood for another wash-out.
On Tuesday, six Pakistani players arrived for pre-match practice as team was informed by the organizers that ground was not prepared for practice due to wet outfield.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali and Mohammad Hafeez were among players who did indoor training ahead of the game.
A source close to the team Pakistan said that Pakistan team management was looking to include an extra fast bowler after seeing the green wicket earlier. However, the wicket was a bit shaved off on Tuesday evening.
Earlier, team Australia also held their light training sessions indoor.
The weather forecast for Wednesday has improved and latest forecast showing only 10-20% chance of rain, hopes for some cricket between Pakistan and Australia has increased.
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