Manchester: The Indian team that reached the city on Friday afternoon, woke up to light drizzle on Saturday morning. But later in the day it began raining and MS Dhoni's men could not venture into the Old Trafford, the venue for the crucial fourth Test that starts on August 7.
It rained heavily at Old Trafford on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
Rains apart, it is certain that India will be up against the English on a green, bouncy track, compounding the problems of the already beleaguered outfit which was beaten comprehensively in the third Test at Southampton.
Paceman James Anderson will be charged up for his 98th Test and their fastest bowler Liam Plunkett has also been declared fit for the game.
On the other hand, India are struggling with injures to Ishant Sharma, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. While the former is certain to miss the game, the team is keeping its fingers crossed on Bhuvi's recovery.
The mood in the Indian camp is gloomy at the moment especially after the verdict that absolved Anderson of any wrong-doing in the Nottingham Test where the visitors accused him of needlessly entering into an altercation with Ravindra Jadeja.
Dr Baba, the media manager told sunday mid-day: "We cannot do anything on our own and are waiting for our Board (BCCI) to do what they deem fit."
The number of Tests India have won at Old Trafford in eight attempts against England. They have drawn five and lost three