India-England 3rd ODI will be played in Manchester
The Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave alert in Manchester
Pitch in Manchester may help spin bowlers
New Delhi. The last match of the 3 ODI series between India and England will be played on Sunday (July 17) at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester. At present, the series is tied at 1-1. India won the first ODI, then England beat India by 100 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s to level the series. Now the winning team of the series will be decided in Manchester. In this sense, this match is important for both the teams. During this match, let us know how the pitch of Manchester and the mood of the weather will be.
Heatwave is going on in many cities of England at this time. In many places the temperature has gone above 35 degrees. Similar weather may prevail in Manchester on Sunday. The Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave alert. According to the report of AccuWeather, the maximum temperature in Manchester on Sunday can go up to 30 degrees. It is likely to be cloudy for most of the time during the match.
The good thing is that there is no chance of rain. In such a situation, cricket fans will get to see the match of the entire 100 overs. Humidity will be a little above 25 per cent. The wind will blow at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour. English players may have trouble due to strong sunlight and heat. But, Indian players are used to playing in such temperatures. In such a situation, they will not have any special problem with such weather.
Spin bowlers get help
The Old Trafford pitch is considered the most suitable for spin bowling in England due to the large boundary and the area around the wicket being quite dry. The Meteorological Department has also issued an alert of extreme heat. The temperature can even go beyond 30 degrees. Spin bowlers can get the benefit of this, because the pitch can break quickly due to high heat.
Team batting first won 8 out of 9 ODIs
The pitch at Old Trafford also has good bounce for the fast bowlers. At the same time, if the batsmen settle on the crease on this wicket, then it is not easy for the bowlers to get them out. In the last 9 ODIs at this ground, the team batting first has scored 290 plus 6 times. In 8 out of the last 9 matches, the team batting first has won. That is, the team winning the toss would like to bat first.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2022, 08:10 IST