Manchester weather forecast, India vs Pakistan: Rain likely to play hide and seek at Old Trafford

All eyes on Manchester weather ahead of India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 match at Old Trafford on Sunday.

This is the first World Cup in which three matches have been abandoned without a ball being bowled.   -  ap

England's weather conditions are improving, but rain is still in the forecast, particularly for the Manchester area. "Today (June 15), a rain front will bring rain to western parts of the UK including Manchester. This will clear by evening," a British Met official said.

"On Sunday, there will be heavy showers developing across the UK, these may miss Manchester but could affect the area. North western England is within the area to be affected by heavy showers, but whether they will affect the World Cup depends on exactly where they form," the official added.

The Cricket World Cup 2019, with four rained out matches, already has the most number of no result/abandoned games since the tournament started in 1975.

This is the first World Cup in which three matches have been abandoned without a ball being bowled. The Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match in Bristol, was the second washout at the venue in five days.

The other three rained out matches were Sri Lanka-Pakistan in Bristol, the West Indies-South Africa game in Southampton which was abandoned after 7.3 overs and the India-New Zealand contest at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

India has started its World Cup campaign with two wins. Captain Virat Kohli and his men would be hoping the rain relents when they take on arch-rival Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday.