Manchester: 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 inconsistent run in year’s tournament as well.
On Sunday, India will play their most crucial match in the World Cup 2019 against Pakistan. This for the Indian and Pakistan fans and followers is what could be termed as “The Big Bash”. A loss for either side in the battle of the two Asian giants is unacceptable.
But this year, the weather is set to play a pivotal role to decide who gets to win this tie. India’s third match of the campaign against New Zealand was called off without the toss taking place in Nottingham on Thursday.
The rain has been the dominating force in the 2019 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup with four games already being affected or washed out. Fans are already keeping a close eye on the weather in Manchester.
Fans from both teams would love to see a full 50-over match between the two neighbouring rivals but according to the current weather prediction, there is a likelihood of rain in Manchester on gameday.
With two victories under their belt, the Indian side looks positive and raring to go. Pakistan, on the other hand, were devastated by the West Indies and then beaten by the professional Australian team.
A loss will require Pakistan to win all their remaining matches
Pakistan need to win the battle against India desperately as a loss will then need them to win all their remaining matches.
The area that Pakistan have shown the maximum weakness has been in their fielding and especially their catching. In the past, dropping crucial catches has played a big part in their loss. The present team showed the same characteristics when they dropped simple catches in their match against Australia recently as well.
Cloudy weather is expected to dominate Sunday in Manchester
Returning to weather in Manchester, the current weather in the city of Manchester is rainy. Cloudy weather is expected to dominate Sunday in Manchester and a brief spell of the shower is likely to return once again at 5 PM local time. The big tie between India and Pakistan begins at 10:30 PM local time (3 PM IST).
Cricket fans are angry towards ICC for organising the World Cup in England during this time of the year. It will be a big loss for ICC if yet another high profile match gets cancelled due to rain.