Colombo Weather Report: Rain likely to ruin IND vs PAK Asia Cup Super 4 clash
India and Pakistan will play each other for the second time in the Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday. Last week's match in Kandy was rained out.
Both teams easily beat Nepal and are now in the Super Fours of the continental game. But the fans should get ready for another heartbreak because it's likely going to rain this weekend when the two teams meet in Colombo for the Super Four game.
So far, the weather has been the deciding factor in all of Sri Lanka's Asia Cup games. Both of India's group-stage games were rained out, and the same thing will happen on Sunday when they play Pakistan.
It doesn't look good for a full-fledged game to happen at the R Premadasa Stadium later this week, as there is a high chance of rain in the morning (more than 70%). As the day goes on, the temperature is predicted to drop a bit, but there is still a chance of rain, especially at the start of play.
Colombo weather forecast for Sep 10 afternoon (Accuweather)
The temperature will go down further by several degrees in the evening with no signs of a clear sky. In fact, the rain is expected to get heavier towards the night.
Colombo weather forecast for Sep 10 evening (Accuweather)
Not only the game against Pakistan but India’s next two Super Four matches – against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – are also expected to be interrupted by bad weather. The men in blue will face Sri Lanka on September 12 at the same venue and as per the forecast, a 40 per cent chance of rain is expected with a dense cloud cover.
Colombo weather forecast for Sep 12 evening (Accuweather)
It’s worth noticing that Colombo will receive heavy showers on the eve of the IND vs SL clash, on September 11.
Colombo weather forecast for Sep 11 evening (Accuweather)
However, India’s last Super Four clash against Bangladesh on September 15 could witness better playing conditions as the percentage of precipitation and cloud cover are less as compared to the previous days.
Colombo weather forecast for Sep 15 evening (Accuweather)
Before, it was known that the Asian Cricket Council might move the last part of the Asia Cup from Colombo to Hambantota if it looks like it might rain. The ACC told everyone involved on Tuesday that the event will go on as planned, with all games being played in Colombo.
Sethi was upset by the decision, so he lashed out at the ACC, which was run by Jay Shah, and asked if India is afraid of losing to Pakistan.
Asia Cup 2023: Super Four Schedule
Sep 09: SL vs BAN, Colombo
Sep 10: PAK vs IND, Colombo
Sep 12: IND vs SL, Colombo
Sep 14: PAK vs SL, Colombo