Finally the wait is over. The moment has arrived. The stage is all set for the most anticipated match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, as the traditional arch-rivals, Pakistan and India, are ready to win the day as they lock horns at the Old Trafford, Manchester today.
The toss will take place at 2:00 pm and action will kick-off at 2:30 pm PST.
As many as one billion people are expected to watch the match on television. It’s a special time. It’s an opportunity for cricketers to cement their legacies and bring joy to their countries.
Pakistan comes into this match with one win and two losses. The team so far has lived up to its unpredictable tag as they lost to West Indies and Australia but surprisingly beat tournament favorites England.
The Green Shirts will be looking to win their first-ever match against India at the World Cup. India, on the other hand, is unbeaten in the tournament. They have outclassed South Africa and Australia in their previous encounters of the tournament.
The rain factor
Fans across the globe are praying for the weather to remain clear and rain to stay as far away as possible from Manchester but as they say that the world doesn’t work our wishes. According to BBC Weather, there are light chances of showers and a moderate breeze.
The match will start at 10:30 am local time during which the chance of rain is 21 per cent. There are high possibilities that the match will be conclusive but still one can’t be sure about it.