World Cup 2019: Rain threat looms large over India matches in Nottingham and Manchester

Incessant rain has already washed out two matches -- Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (Bristol) and West Indies vs South Africa (Southampton) -- in the ongoing World Cup.

Rain is forecast for Nottingham and Manchester : venues for India's next two World Cup matches against New Zealand and Pakistan respectively.   -  getty images

The fickle English weather is likely to play spoilsport during India's World Cup 2019 match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday. 

"There will be a cloudy dry start in Nottingham, then briefly brighter morning with rain afternoon," a source in the British Met department said.

Meanwhile, the marquee clash between arch rivals India and Pakistan on June 16 at Old Trafford, Manchester is also at the mercy of the weather gods. "Manchester will experience sunshine and scattered showers on sunday. It will be cool and breezy there too," the source added.

Incessant rain has already washed out two matches -- Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (Bristol) and West Indies vs South Africa (Southampton) -- in the ongoing World Cup.

India's practice session at Trent Bridge on Tuesday was called off due to rain.

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