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Manchester Weather Today: Cloudy But Rain Unlikely in England-Afghanistan Clash

Cricketnext Staff |June 18, 2019, 7:51 AM IST
Manchester Weather Today: Cloudy But Rain Unlikely in England-Afghanistan Clash

Rain and Manchester are finally done with each other. Hosts England will face Afghanistan in their ICC World Cup game at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday (June 18), but with very little chances of rain.

The rain made it’s appearances from time to time in Sunday’s marquee game between India and Pakistan but relented just enough for Virat Kohli’s side to eke out 89-run win (D/L method).

Tuesday will have a cloudy start, with some sunny periods thereafter and minimal chances of rain as compared to Sunday. The breezy conditions will assist new-ball bowlers early on, especially the likes of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.

Match day should see a high of 17 degrees through the course of the day and with sun peeking out for most of the day, it should help the Old Trafford pitch dry out sooner to aid Afghanistan spinners like Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi.

England and Afghanistan are the only teams apart from Australia, who haven’t seen rained-out fixture so far in this World Cup. Hosts England are fourth on the points table with six points from four games and Afghanistan are dead last after losing all their four games so far.

The league stage games have no reserve days and teams get one point each if match is rained-out.

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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