Ind vs Eng 5th Test, Manchester weather report: Will rain play spoilsport at Old Trafford in the final Test? Follow LIVE updates – After a thumping win over Joe Root’s England side, Virat Kohli’s men are rearing to take the field in the 5th and final Test of the series. Team India is leading the series 2-1 and will want to end the series on high. A draw will also be enough for Men in Blue to take home the Pataudi Trophy but as we all know this Indian side believes in winning every single game. With overcast conditions and intermittent rain predicted as per UK MET Office, India will be in for a tough test if the weather doesn’t play spoilsport.
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India vs England Live: Rain in the Test series
Rain saved England in the first Test, India were cruising towards victory on Day 5 with just 157 runs to make and 9 wickets in hand. But the entire day’s play was washed out and the match ended in a draw. Apart from the rain has not affected the result of any match throughout the series.
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India vs England Live: How is the weather going to be like?
The weather predictions, however, make things complicated. The UK MET Office has predicted intermittent rain and overcast conditions throughout the last Test.
India vs England Live: Day 1 weather prediction: As per UK MET, there is a 50 to 60 % chance of rain in the 2nd session.
Day 2: There is only 10% chance of rain in the 2nd session apart from the overnight rain that could prevent a timely start to Day 2.
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Day 3: There is only a 10 per cent of chance throughout day 3 of the last Test. It will be cloudy throughout the day according to UK MET.
India vs England Live: Day 4: Day 4 will be similar to Day 3 as there will be a 10 per cent chance of rain throughout the day and the weather will be overcast.
Day 5: Sun is expected on Day 5 of the Test match, with a 10 per cent chance of rain.
India vs England Live: How does the pitch look at Old Trafford?
In the image, BCCI shared, the pitch of Old Trafford looks dusty with very little grass cover on it. This could also be the reason why England added Jack Leech to their squad ahead of the 5th Test. The pitch is likely to have something for spinners in it.
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India vs England Live: “Hello, Old Trafford. Our final stop #ENGvIND, “BCCI wrote in the caption of the photo.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
India’s Probable Playing XI – IND vs ENG 5th Test
Openers: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, No 3: Cheteshwar Pujara, No 4; Virat Kohli, No 5: Hanuma Vihari/Suryakumar Yadav, No 6: Rishabh Pant (WK), No 7: Ravindra Jadeja, No 8: Shardul Thakur, No 9: Mohammed Shami, No 10: Umesh Yadav, No 11: Mohammed Siraj.
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