India Vs Sri Lanka: Is There A Reserve Day For Asia Cup 2023 Final? What Happens If IND Vs SL Match Is Affected By Rain?
In the Asia Cup 2023 final, India and Sri Lanka will face off. The contest will be held in Colombo at the R Premadasa International Stadium. Colombo's weather hasn't been conducive to cricket.
Drastic spells have affected almost every Colombo match. Rain has caused as much as 16 overs to be lost in the Super 4 stage of the competition. It appears that there will be a lot of rain during the final, which will be unfair.
Is there a reserve day for India vs Sri Lanka final?
The Asia Cup 2023 final between India and Sri Lanka would have a reserve day, which will be welcomed by the crowd. Should there be a complete or partial washout of the match on September 17, it will either resume or continue on September 18.
What happens if match gets washed out on September 18 too?
Should the India vs. Sri Lanka final also be eliminated the following day, the teams will split (share) the trophy.
Colombo weather news
For cricket fans, the weather in Colombo is not encouraging. It is anticipated that Colombo would see 90 percent of its total rainfall on September 17 from the afternoon through the evening. Indeed, there will be a few thunderstorms during the game.
The weather forecast is not expected to be very cricket-friendly even on September 18. On the reserve day of the championship, there is an 80% probability of rain.
India's playing vs SL in final?
In the last match against Sri Lanka, the playing eleven may be impacted by the Colombo weather. The character of the surface will be impacted by the water if it rains on September 17 and 18. For the eighth spot, India would probably choose between pacer Shardul Thakur and spinner Axar Patel.
If the track is spin-friendly, the Axar will be playing; if it contains a pacer feature, Shardul will be included in the playing 11. Against the Lankans, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj will undoubtedly make a comeback to the playing XI.