R Premadasa Stadium Colombo weather report on 10 September 2023 and pitch report for IND vs PAK Super 4 Asia Cup 2023

R Premadasa Stadium Colombo weather report on 10 September 2023 and pitch report for IND vs PAK Super 4 Asia Cup 2023

The much-anticipated Super-4 clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the Super-4 round of the Asia Cup 2023 is set to take place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, check out the match details along with the pitch and 10 September 2023 weather report

After a lackluster group stage match between India and Pakistan, which was spoiled by the rain, the Super 4 stage has offered another eagerly awaited game scheduled for September 10th.

R Premadasa Stadium Colombo weather report on 10 September 2023 and pitch report for IND vs PAK Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 match

Historically, the R. Premadasa Stadium has favored spinners, with batters finding opportunities to showcase their shot-making abilities on fresh wickets. 

Powerplay overs are crucial, and the average first-innings score here has hovered around 248 runs. However, for the Asia Cup 2023, there’s an expectation that the pitch might perform even better.

Slower bowlers are likely to find substantial assistance from the wicket, especially troubling the batters during the middle overs. The boundaries at this stadium are not expansive, and the outfield is swift, further enhancing batting conditions.

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The weather forecast for the India vs Pakistan clash at the R. Premadasa Stadium on September 10, 2023, is a cause for concern. AccuWeather predicts cloudy conditions with thunderstorms during the day, and showers are expected to intensify at night. 

The probability of precipitation stands high at 96% at night. These conditions raise the possibility of a delayed start or even match interruptions if the weather remains unfavorable.

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This rain threat is not unique to this game alone; India’s next two Super Four matches, against Sri Lanka on September 12 and Bangladesh on September 15 at the same venue, are also expected to be affected by bad weather. The scenario reflects how rain has played a decisive role in the Asia Cup games in Sri Lanka.

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:

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  • 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

Considering the weather forecast, and previous history of the outfield- winning the toss and choosing to bowl first might be a prudent decision for both team captains.

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