India and Pakistan head to rainy Manchester for their biggest game of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford ground on Sunday (June 16). Both teams will be welcomed with wet weather in Manchester on Friday (June 14) and Saturday (June 15).
The threat of rain looms large over the India vs Pakistan clash as well as the English summer has not really been kind to the Cricket World Cup so far. Friday (June 7) witnessed the first washed-out game of the tournament and India’s opponents Pakistan were the ones to suffer as their tie against Sri Lanka was washed out in Bristol without a ball getting bowled.
The next rained-off tie took place in Southampton on Monday (June 10) with South Africa and West Indies sharing a point each. India also had their first rained-out game of the 2019 Cricket World Cup with their fixture against New Zealand getting washedout without a ball being bowled in Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday (June 13).
This World Cup has now had the most number of washedout games - four - with unseasonal rain and absence of reserve days starting to affect all teams.
Coming back to the India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 clash, there is a 64% possibility of rain during and before the game especially in the second-half of the tie. If the game is washed-out both India and Pakistan will share a point each because league stage games in ICC World Cup 2019 don’t have provision for reserve days.
The Manchester game is already sold-out weeks in advance with people dying to see the two Asian giants in action on Father’s Day. India have never lost in a game to Pakistan in the World Cups till date and Virat Kohli & Co will look to keep this record intact against Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side.