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Manchester Weather Today: Cloudy with Chance of Rain in India-New Zealand World Cup Semifinal

Cricketnext Staff |July 9, 2019, 8:34 AM IST
Manchester Weather Today: Cloudy with Chance of Rain in India-New Zealand World Cup Semifinal

India will take on New Zealand in the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup under cloudy skies at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday (July 9). The forecast for match day gets gloomier once the toss is out of the way with 51 per cent chance of rain around 11am local.

Unlike the league stage matches, there is a provision of reserve days for knockout games. If rain interrupts the match on Tuesday and the semifinal cannot be completed due to inclement weather, the match will resume on Wednesday (July 10). The match will not restart on the next day; it will continue from the same position it was stopped.

However, the forecast for the reserve day is not much bright either. The British Met department is predicting around 60 per cent chances of rain between 9 and 10am on the reserve day.

If it's a washout on both days, then India qualifies for the final on the basis of having garnered more points (15) than New Zealand (11) in the league stage. It should be remembered that the league stage encounter between India and New Zealand was washed out in Trent Bridge, Nottingham — the only game in which India lost points in this World Cup.

The expected maximum temperature for the day will be around 19-20 degrees in Manchester with 90 per cent cloud cover almost throughout the day. It will be good news for the New Zealand pace bowlers, who will be hope that the conditions will provide some assistance to them against the powerful Indian batting line-up.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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