After a sensational display from Ben Stokes, England won the 2nd Test against the West Indies in Manchester earlier this week. With the victory, the series is well balanced as both teams prepare for the third and final test which will take place on the same pitch in Manchester. The 2nd Test saw intense drama and action on the final day, and that might not have been possible if the 3rd day hadn’t been swept away.
England might have won the match easily, leaving fans deprived of the nerves of the last day, or Windies might have capitalized with the bat, and the match could have gone for a draw. So from that sense some might argue that the rain actually helped Test 2 become a much more exciting affair. But will it be the same for the 3rd test?
The 3rd test between the two teams will decide who wins the first round of tests in the post-Covid era. Fans around the world would be hoping there was no interruption in the rain and they could enjoy a five day adventure. But does the weather forecast forecast sunshine in the next five days?
Unfortunately, not really. According to Accuweather, the sun should be out on Friday with just a 6% chance of precipitation. But it is expected to rain heavily on Saturday and Sunday, with a 69 to 66 percent chance of precipitation. The sun is expected to return on Monday, but Tuesday should be another cloudy and downpour-filled day