England v India - 4th Test

Cricket is a sport heavily impacted by weather conditions

India's cricket team will be touring England over summer with five Test matches, five One Day International matches with limited overs and one Twenty20 international match on 7 September. 

The Test series is played at a number of cricketing venues across the UK:

1st Test9-13 JulyTrent Bridge
2nd Test17-21 JulyLord's
3rd Test27-31 JulyAgeas Bowl
4th Test7-11 AugOld Trafford
5th Test15-19 AugOval

The fourth Test is taking place at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Old Trafford Cricket Ground has been hosting test matches since 1884, in fact it became the second English cricket ground to stage Test cricket after The Oval.

Up until 2009, Old Trafford was reputedly the wettest Test ground in the country. It is the only ground in England where two Test matches have been abandoned due to rain without a single ball being bowled.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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7-11 August - Check the weather forecast for Old Trafford Cricket Ground before heading to Manchester for England's fourth Test against India.

Rain can prevent play at a number of domestic cricket games and can have an impact on some of the international matches.

Mick Hunt, Lord's groundsman, explains how weather impacts the sport of cricket.

Lord's cricket ground - weather and planning
Mick Hunt, Head groundsman at Lord's, explains some of the extreme weather conditions they've experienced at the grounds and how they plan ahead for important matches.

Cricket at Lords and the weather Cricket at Lords and the weather (PDF, 76 kB)

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For further information about the series visit the England and Wales Cricket Board official website or the Old Trafford Cricket Ground website.