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    Rain forced England and Pakistan to postpone their opening T20 match
Rain forced England and Pakistan to postpone their opening T20 match
Heavy rain at Headingley. Source: independent.co.uk

Rain forced England and Pakistan to postpone their opening T20 match

On June 4, England takes on Scotland in the T20 World Cup.

The incessant rain hindered England's preparations for the T20 World Cup, as their first T20 match against Pakistan at Headingley washed out.

Jos Buttler's team was supposed to start preparing for the West Indies and United States competition in the United States and the West Indies next month in Leeds on Wednesday, but the game was abandoned without a ball being thrown due to severe rain all day.

There was never any chance of play once the rain began to fall just after 9 am, as the Met Office had issued an amber weather warning for the area.

It wasn't until 5:30 p.m. that the game was cancelled due to standing water pools on the outfield and impending rain.

Jofra Archer will lose out on vital playing time to demonstrate his fitness following an extended injury layoff as a result of the abandonment.

After missing 14 months owing to elbow and back problems, the fast bowler was finally set to make his much-anticipated comeback.

The series of four games will resume at Edgbaston on Saturday, followed by games at the Oval and in Cardiff the following week. On June 4, England takes on Scotland in the T20 World Cup.

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