R Premadasa Stadium Colombo weather report 17 September 2023 and is there a reserve day for Asia Cup final

R Premadasa Stadium Colombo weather report 17 September 2023 and is there a reserve day for Asia Cup final

The final showdown between India and Sri Lanka is set to take place at the iconic R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka tomorrow Sunday, September 17, 2023, know the weather and pitch report

Anticipation levels are through the roof as record seven-time Asia Cup champions India prepare to take on six-time Asia Cup winners Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 Final. 

R Premadasa Stadium Colombo weather report 17 September 2023 and is there a reserve day for Asia Cup final IND vs SL match

India’s journey to the final has been nothing short of remarkable, with Rohit Sharma’s men securing their spot with one game to spare, besting arch-rivals Pakistan and Sri Lanka along the way.

On the other side, Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka earned their final berth in a last-over thriller against Babar Azam’s Pakistan. This will be India’s eleventh Asia Cup final appearance and Sri Lanka’s twelfth, setting the stage for a cricketing spectacle of epic proportions.

In the ODI format, India has emerged victorious six times, while Sri Lanka has won on five occasions. Both teams have a solitary triumph each in the T20 format.

In terms of head-to-head statistics, India has the upper hand with 97 wins, while Sri Lanka has notched 57 victories. 11 matches have concluded without a result, and one ended in a thrilling tie. 

In their most recent encounter, India secured a hard-fought 41-run win in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.


When it comes to matches played on Sri Lankan soil, India has triumphed 31 times, while Sri Lanka has 28 victories to their name. 

In home matches, India boasts 39 wins, and in neutral venues, they’ve emerged victorious 27 times. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has 12 wins on Indian soil and 17 victories in neutral venues.

The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has been a stage for intense battles between the two teams. In their 37 meetings at this venue, India holds a slight advantage with 18 wins, while Sri Lanka has notched 16 victories. Three matches ended without a result.

India has had success both batting first and chasing at this venue, with 11 and 7 wins, respectively. The highest total for India at RPS is 375, while Sri Lanka’s best is 320. The lowest total for India is 103, and for Sri Lanka, it’s 172.


The R Premadasa Stadium pitch in Colombo has earned a reputation for favoring spinners, offering adequate turn and bounce. Additionally, the quick outfield and shorter boundaries cater to an aggressive batting style.

Consequently, the team winning the toss may opt to bat first, aiming to set a formidable target and rely on spinners to control the game during the second innings.

The weather forecast for the Asia Cup 2023 Final on September 17, 2023, does raise concerns. According to Accuweather, heavy showers are expected throughout the day, with overcast conditions and an 80% chance of precipitation. The humidity is forecasted to be around 80%, with winds blowing at a speed of 18 km/h.


If IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final match gets called off due to rain on Sunday (September 17), ACC have kept a Reserve Day as well (Monday, September 18).

The India-Sri Lanka rivalry has a storied history, and this will mark their 167th meeting in ODIs. The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has been witness to their clashes on 38 occasions.

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