R Premadasa Cricket Stadium Colombo weather forecast on 10 and 11 September 2023 IND vs PAK Asia Cup match

R Premadasa Cricket Stadium Colombo weather forecast on 10 and 11 September 2023 IND vs PAK Asia Cup match

The R Premadasa Cricket Stadium Colombo weather forecast on 10 and 11 September 2023 tomorrow is now out

India and Pakistan will be ready to clash in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s, but the weather gods seem to have their own agenda, check out the match details along with the Sri Lanka pitch and weather report for reserve day.

the meteorological forecasts have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the much-anticipated match scheduled for September 10 with an additional reserve day set to be played on September 11 at Colombo’s R.Premadasa Stadium

R Premadasa Cricket Stadium weather forecast on 10 and 11 September  2023 today and tomorrow IND vs PAK Asia Cup match

With a 90% chance of heavy rainfall predicted for September 10, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has taken a precautionary step by designating September 11 as a reserve day for the fixture. 

This decision has stirred some controversy within the cricketing community, as many wonder why a reserve day is allocated exclusively for this particular match.

Premadasa Stadium is known for its spinner-friendly pitch, while its fast outfield and shorter boundaries can benefit batters. Chasing can be challenging here. Given the weather, winning the toss and choosing to bowl first might be a common strategy, as rain could impact the match, and the DLS factor could come into play.

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The R. Premadasa Stadium has witnessed numerous ODIs, and it holds a rich history of cricketing battles. Here are some key ODI records at this iconic venue:

  • Matches won batting first: 84
  • Matches won bowling first: 61
  • Average 1st innings score: 232
  • Average 2nd innings score: 191
  • Highest total recorded: 375/5 (IND vs SL)
  • Lowest total recorded: 78/10 (SLW vs ENGW)
  • Highest score chased: 292/4 (SL vs AUS)
  • Lowest score defended: 170/10 (WIW vs SLW)
  • Total matches played: 155

The Met department in Colombo has reinforced the concerns, forecasting unfavorable weather conditions not only on the match day but also on the reserve day. Their prediction of a 90% chance of rain on Sunday surrounding the high-stakes encounter.

The ACC’s decision to introduce a reserve day is a significant one, especially considering that it’s the second time rain has interfered with a match between these two cricketing giants in the 2023 Asia Cup. The previous group-stage match between India and Pakistan was washed out due to heavy rain, leaving fans and players disappointed.

Fans who have eagerly awaited this Super 4s clash have been advised to hold onto their tickets, as they can be used for the reserve day if the match is abandoned on Sunday. 

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According to AccuWeather, there is a substantial likelihood of rainfall during the match, with a 66% chance of rain at 3 PM. While the morning may see some sunshine, the afternoon could bring cloudy skies with the possibility of thunderstorms. 

Precipitation probabilities stand at 90%, accompanied by a 54% chance of thunderstorms and 75% cloud cover. The BBC’s weather forecast echoes concerns of potential rainfall, with a more than 40% chance of precipitation during the match.

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The uncertainty extends to the reserve day on September 11, as AccuWeather predicts a 99% chance of precipitation and a 59% chance of thunderstorms. Rain may persist for up to six hours, making the prospects of a complete match on either day grim.

The 2023 Asia Cup is reaching its business end, with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan qualifying for the Super 4 stage. These teams will engage in a round-robin format, with the top two advancing to the summit clash on September 17, at the same venue.

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