New Delhi. The fifth and final Test of the 5-Test series (IND vs ENG Manchester Test) will be played between India and England from Friday at Old Trafford ground in Manchester. After winning the last Test at the Oval by 157 runs, Team India took a 2-1 lead in the series. In such a situation, there will be pressure on the hosts England to return. At the same time, after winning this Test, Virat Kohli will be eyeing to win the series in England after 14 years. The last time India defeated England under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid in a Test series at his home was in 2007. This time Team India is standing on the threshold of repeating the same history. However, it is necessary to support the weather in this.
Talking about the weather for the next 5 days in Manchester, rain can become a villain (IND vs ENG Manchester Weather Forecast). In one sense, it will be a good thing for Team India. Because 2 days of play is affected due to rain and if the match remains a draw, then Team India will win this series 2-1. Looking at the weather of Manchester for the next few days, the victory of Team India is visible. There is a 50% chance of rain in Manchester on the first day of the match i.e. Friday. It can rain especially in the morning.
At the same time, there is a possibility of rain with thunder and lightning in the afternoon as well. At the same time, the sky will remain cloudy throughout the day. In such a situation, there is every possibility of the game being affected due to the weather on the first day.
IND vs ENG, Manchester Weather Forecast: There will be some weather in Manchester for the first 2 days. (AccuWeather dot com)
It may rain in Manchester for the first 2 days
According to the report of Accuweather.com, the weather is expected to remain the same on the second day of Manchester Test i.e. Saturday. Even on this day, the sky will remain cloudy throughout the day and it may rain intermittently. In such a situation, the role of toss will be very important in this test as well. Because if the conditions remain like this, then winning the toss, the team would like to bowl first. However, the good thing is that there is very less chance of rain on the third and fourth day. But the hide and seek of clouds will continue and the sun will hardly shine.
Rain may disturb Manchester Test
At the same time, on 14 September i.e. on the last day of the Test match, rain can become a villain. Because the probability of rain on this day is 73 percent. In such a situation, the game of the last day can also be affected due to the weather. The temperature can remain between 16 to 20 degrees on all five days. In Nottingham too, not a single ball could be bowled due to rain on the last day and India had to be content with a draw despite being in a strong position. The same can be seen in Manchester as well.
IND vs ENG, Manchester Weather Forecast: There is a possibility of rain on the last day of Manchester Test. (Accuweather Dot Com)
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The possibility of rain in Manchester can also have an effect on Team India’s Playing-11. But captain Virat Kohli hardly changes the formula for landing with 4 fast bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah can be rested in this Test. In his place, Mohammed Shami can take over the command of fast bowling. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur are also expected to play as their partners.
Mohammad Siraj will also get a place in the playing-11. As a spinner, one can choose between Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. Ashwin has not played a single Test in the series so far. In such a situation, Kohli can give him a chance.
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