India vs New Zealand Manchester Weather Update, World Cup 2019 semifinal: Will rain affect Ind vs NZ semifinal at Old Trafford

While clear skies greeted both teams on the eve of the World Cup 2019 semifinal, light showers have been predicted in Manchester for Tuesday.

The weather in the lead up to the India vs New Zealand semifinal is expected to be "a dry day, with sunny spells. It will be warm in the sunshine with light winds."   -  getty images

India will take on New Zealand in the semifinals of World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.

The weather in the lead up to the key clash is expected to be "a dry day, with sunny spells. It will be warm in the sunshine with light winds."

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However according to the British Met Department, "it will start to cloud over from the west during the evening. Maximum temperature 20 °C."

Manchester could experience patchy drizzle later in the night.

Blue sky and fluffy clouds greet Manchester on the eve of the semifinal match between India and New Zealand.   -  K.C. Vijaya Kumar

 

How does DLS work?

With wet weather expected to affect Tuesday's semifinal match, the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method could come to feature prominently.

When a match is interrupted by inclement weather, and one or both teams do not get their full quota of overs, an outcome has to be reached in the time available after resumption of play.

What any calculation is doing is trying to adjust a target score according to the reduction in overs. Any number is an estimate: there is no one right answer. What the ICC has tried to do is arrive at a formula that takes into account as many parameters as possible and properly reflects the efforts of both teams.

The DLS method, which has been updated a few times, is generally considered the most accurate system used in international cricket.