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Manchester weather today, India vs New Zealand, semi-final, ICC World Cup 2019 - 90% chance of rain in evening, India’s chase might see stoppages

India vs New Zealand, semi-finals, ICC World Cup: India take on New Zealand at Manchester, but the forecast might not enthuse the sides.

cricket Updated: Jul 09, 2019 14:52 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India vs New Zealand: Rain could dampen spirits
India vs New Zealand: Rain could dampen spirits(Action Images via Reuters)
         

New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the first semi-final of ICC World Cup at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. The game may start on time but it is more or less certain that rain will play a spoilsport in the second innings. There are more than 80% chances of rain between 6-8 pm IST, meaning India’s chase is expected to witness a few stoppages.

India vs New Zealand live cricket score, World Cup 2019

 

Also, as per forecasts, there are chances of cloudier skies and intermittent showers right through the day. The maximum temperature in Manchester is expected to be around 20 degrees.

Hindustantimes

As per several reports, “Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during Thursday afternoon across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. There could be 20-30 mm of rain in an hour and 40-50 mm in 2-3 hours.”

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As per BBC: “The week ahead is going to be quite changeable and many of us at one point or another will be getting some rainfall. The weather is already going downhill in the very far northeast of the Atlantic.

What happens if the game is washed out?

There is a reserve day in case the match is washed out on Tuesday. However, if Wednesday too sees showers, and forces the match to be called off, India will qualify for the finals since they finished higher on the points table after the league stage.  

India have made one change to their side, Yuzvendra Chahal has brought back into the side in place of Kuldeep Yadav.