Manchester: With one day to go for the most anticipated match of the ICC World Cup 2019, arch rivals India and Pakistan all set to lock horns on Sunday. However, the weather might hamper the match as the weather of Manchester is not looking for Sunday.
The expectations for the big-ticket clash has hit the roof, as the arch-rivals are meeting after nearly a year and for the first time in an ICC tournament since the big Champions Trophy final in 2017.
There are quite a lot of interesting duels cricket fans are looking forward to. Mohammad Amir vs Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah vs Fakhar Zaman to name a few. There's nothing bigger than India-Pakistan matches in World Cricket. With the two Asian rivals not meeting in bilateral series in the recent past, the stakes are even higher when they meet in multi-nation tournaments.
Tickets for the "marquee clash" were sold out within minutes of the ticket window opening. In fact, some of the tickets are reportedly being resold for up to Rs 60,000. Live streaming platforms across the globe will be hoping for record viewership.
However, there is a bit of rain threat predicted for Sunday in Manchester. The ongoing edition of Cricket World Cup 2019 has been spoiled by wet weather in England. As many as four matches have been washed out due to rain and the ICC has been facing a lot criticism for scheduling and the lack of reserve days.
According to weather forecasting website, Accuweather, a light shower is predicted between 12 PM local time and 1 PM local time in Manchester on Sunday. Keep in mind, the big tie between India and Pakistan begins at 10:30 PM local time (3 PM IST).