India vs West Indies, Manchester match day weather update: Bright and sunny conditions likely for IND vs WI contest

Wet ground conditions, on Tuesday, forced Team India's training to be shifted to indoor nets but the forecast for Thursday looks promising.

Weather forecast looks promising for India's World Cup 2019 match at Old Trafford in Manchester.   -  AP

Wet ground conditions, on Tuesday, forced Team India's training to be shifted to indoor nets. However, the weather forecast in the lead up to India's World Cup 2019 match against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday looks promising.

“We are expecting the North West including Manchester to experience brighter conditions over the next few days, although there is always the risk of isolated showers," Grahame Madge, a Met Office spokesman, told Sportstar.

"Temperatures will rise toward the weekend with values expected to reach the high 20s C on Saturday," Madge added.

India's match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on was the fourth match of World Cup 2019 to be abandoned so far, and the third to be called off without a ball being bowled.

This has already surpassed the previous highest number of washed-out matches in a World Cup - two in 1992 and 2003.

India is placed third in the points table with 9 points from 5 matches. It needs to win a minimum of two matches to progress. West Indies, on the other hand, has a slim chance of making it to the last four.