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MCG Melbourne weather forecast for 2023 Boxing Day Test

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Cricket News: MCG Melbourne weather forecast for 2023 Boxing Day Test | Will it rain during the 2023 Boxing Day Test?

It’s that time of year again. The MCG Boxing Day Test is back. Australia, both World Test and World Cup champions, are aiming to beat Pakistan again after a convincing victory in Perth headlined by David Warner’s whirlwind century, Mitchell Marsh’s excellent all-round display, and Nathan Lyon’s 500th Test wicket.

Unfortunately for the tourists, rain looks to be their best chance of getting a result in this series. Unfortunately for fans, rain is expected to play a factor on the first day at least. Here is a look at the weather forecast for the showpiece Test match.

MCG weather forecast for Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (bom.gov.au), there is a 60% chance of showers in Melbourne on Boxing Day. Anywhere between 0-10mm is expected to fall. This follows on from Christmas Day where more rainfall (up to 25mm) is forecast. Such conditions may result in more moisture on the pitch due to it being placed under covers for an extended period.

The forecast looks much more promising from Wednesday onwards according to bom.gov.au. Just 0-1mm is expected on day two (27th December), followed by partly cloudy conditions and just a 20% chance of rain on day three.

However, AccuWeather, which is typically considered the most accurate platform, predicts 3.7mm of rain on day two after 5.8mm on day one. Day three is expected to be dry, but day four (29 December) is forecast to have up to 7.6mm of rainfall.

Cricket News: MCG Melbourne weather forecast for 2023 Boxing Day Test | Will it rain during the 2023 Boxing Day Test?

Given the Test is still a few days away, one can hope the forecast will change. Also, the Melbourne weather is notoriously unpredictable. Rainfall was forecast for a recent Big Bash League match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers on December 12, but the match was completed without interruption.

Pakistan will be aiming to end their run of 15 straight Test defeats in Australia. Their last win was way back in 1995, and three of the five Tests have finished in an innings victory for Australia. Add to that the 360-run demolition in Perth last week, and Shan Masood’s team have their work cut out to turn things around on this tour.

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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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