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India vs West Indies: Match day weather forecast of Manchester for the big clash - Will rain play spoilsport?

ICC World Cup: India take on West Indies in the all important clash at Old Trafford on Thursday and the weather forecast for match day seems to be a favourable one.

cricket Updated: Jun 26, 2019 14:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Aerial view of Old Trafford cricket stadium in Manchester.
Aerial view of Old Trafford cricket stadium in Manchester.(Twitter)
         

Virat Kohli and company had a close shave against Afghanistan in their last match and they would want to put in a better performance against West Indies when the two teams meet in Manchester on Thursday. The weather though has been making both the teams a little tense as it rained in Manchester on Tuesday and the Indian team had to practice indoors.As per the weather forecast for Thursday, it seems to be that the rain gods have decided to stay away from Manchester.

Fans and players can expect a sunny conditions with almost no chance of rain through the day. These are perfect conditions for a cricket match and both teams would be happy to see that their are almost no chances of any rain related stoppages.

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West Indies have come close to beating more fancied teams in the tournament but have failed to get a result. In their last match against New Zealand, the Windies were within a big hit of winning the match but Carlos Brathwaite was caught on the boundary.

The team also performed well against Australia but failed to close out the result despite having the Aussies on their knees. With only 3 points on the board, the tournament’s dark horses are all but out of contention for a place in the last 4 and a loss against India will shut the door on them completely.

India on the other hand are yet to lose a single match and have seen one match being washed out due to rain. A victory for Virat Kohli’s team will see them bolster their chances of making it to the semi-finals.

First Published: Jun 26, 2019 13:01 IST

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