In the 2023 Asia Cup, the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today. This game is a matter of life and death for both teams. The team that wins this match will secure their place in the final where they will face India. The losing team’s journey ends in the Asian Cup. In such a situation, an exciting game can be expected between the two teams. But in this match, rain can spoil a big bad guy’s job. Before this game begins, let’s take a look at the venue’s weather updates.
What will the weather be like in Colombo?
There is a high chance of rain in this match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. If we look at the weather in Colombo today, the chance of rain is up to 96% according to Accuweather. However, the chance of rain at the time of the game (from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) is 45% to 50%. Due to the rain in Colombo in the last few days, there have been major problems at the Asian Cup matches. If the match is canceled in such a situation, Pakistan could suffer a huge loss.
Pakistan will suffer a loss
Rain is disrupting this Super 4 match between Pakistan and if this match is canceled, the Pakistan team will be eliminated from the Asia Cup while Sri Lanka will qualify for the final. In fact, if we look at the points table of Super 4, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka teams have played two matches and won one game and lost one. If this game is canceled due to rain, both teams will receive one point each. However, due to the better run rate, the Sri Lankan team will reach the final.
Pakistan’s starting eleven
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zaman Khan
Sri Lanka’s likely starting XI
Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (week), Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dasun Shanka (captain), Dunith Velelage, Mahish Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Mathisha Pathirana.