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Not good news is coming for the die-hard cricketing fans of India and Pakistan. The 22nd match of the ongoing ICC World Cup between arch-rivals India and Pakistan is under threat of the rain. The temperature for 16th June in Manchester is expected to be around 18 Degree Celsius. However, scattered showers are expected to play the spoilsport in the match.

Thus, the match’s overs can be pruned if the rain makes its appearance. Subsequently, a complete match between the two nemeses is under dark clouds. Meanwhile, there were questions marks raised regarding the match when the political tension between the two countries had risen.

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The overs can be pruned.

In fact, some of the former players had stated that India should boycott playing Pakistan in the World Cup. However, it wasn’t to be the case as India is set to play Pakistan in the high octane match.

Meanwhile, the fans will hope that clouds will stay away from spoiling the action between the two teams. In fact, Pakistan previous match against Sri Lanka at County Ground Bristol was called off due to rain without a ball being bowled.

Consequently, Pakistan has played three matches in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. They lost their opening match against West Indies by seven wickets when they were bowled out for 105 runs. However, Pakistan was able to make a roaring comeback as they won their next match against hosts England by 14 runs.

ICC World Cup 2019: Rain Expected to Play Killjoy for India-Pakistan Tie
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On the other hand, India has been dominated in the two matches they have played. Men in Blue began their World Cup campaign on a high as they defeated South Africa by six wickets.

Furthermore, India was able to win against defending champions Australia by 36 runs. Hence, the Indian team will like to continue their good show going in the tournament. Virat Kohli‘s men will next face New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 13th June.

Gautam Chauhan

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