Manchester Weather Update for Sunday: Will rain play spoilsport in India vs Pakistan showdown?

Team India is set to take on Pakistan in a much-awaited clash in Manchester on Sunday.

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Manchester Weather Update for Sunday: Will rain play spoilsport in India vs Pakistan showdown?


India vs Pakistan weather forecast

The rain has now become the main topic of discussion in this year's edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, with four matches being called off so far due to unplayable weather conditions. Team India is set to take on Pakistan in a much-awaited clash between the two nations in Manchester on Sunday; a match which is generally full of emotions, adrenalin and passion from the players and the fans watching from all over the world.

But this year, the weather is set to play a key role to decide who gets to win this tie. India's game against New Zealand got abandoned on Thursday due to heavy rain in Nottingham as the only two unbeaten sides at 2019 World Cup were left frustrated. 

Fans from both teams would love to see a full 50-over match between the two neighbouring rivals but according to the current weather forecast, there is a high possibility of rain in Manchester on gameday. 

While the cricket fans have shown a lot of anger towards ICC for organising the World Cup in England during this time of the year, it is also a big loss for ICC if yet another high profile match gets cancelled due to rain. 

The current weather in the city of Manchester on Saturday is mostly cloudy and the temperature is around 13* C and according to the forecast, the sky is going to stay grey and sad for the next 36 hours as well. There is a high chance of rainfall from 1 PM IST on Saturday. 

According to The Weather Compay's data, Manchester is set to receive rainfall on Sunday as well. The city is set to receive continuous rainfall all-day non-stop.  

India will be favourites against Pakistan who have failed to register even a single win against the Blues at any World Cup tournament so far. They are also currently having a very patchy run in year's tournament as well.

A cricketing rivalry that transcends beyond the realms of 22-yards will be reignited when India and Pakistan square off in a World Cup encounter that could have fascinating sub-plots with Rain Gods threatening an anti-climactic twist.

The escalating cross-border tensions between the two neighbouring nations add to the intrigue with KL Rahul's technique being tested by Mohammed Amir and Wahab Riaz's skills finding more than a match in a colossus like Virat Kohli. Even if they feel that it's just another game, perhaps all players in their hearts know that this is a special match even if at times the reason in purely non-cricketing.

No wonder Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian batsmen to be more aggressive against a skilful Amir unlike 2017 Champions Trophy while skipper Kohli speaks about having an "ideal mindset" even if the first-timers may find the "occasion intimidating". The narrative of Indo-Pak duel is such that irrespective of whether it is a World Cup game or not, it creates heroes or villains for life in the eyes of fans.


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