The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2023 is set to face potential weather disruptions in Colombo on September 10, 2023. Forecasts predict a high likelihood of rain and thunderstorms, which could impact the course of the game.
According to weather forecasts from AccuWeather and Weather.com, there is a greater than 95% chance of rain at night on the said date. The temperature is expected to range between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius. During thunderstorms, the probability of rainfall is estimated to be between 30 to 50 percent. Both weather forecasting services have predicted a grim outlook with a 90% probability of rain on the day of the match.
Rain has already impacted India’s group-stage matches in the ongoing Asia Cup. Their first game against Pakistan was abandoned after the first innings due to rain, and their second match against Nepal was also affected until the rain stopped just in time for a 23-over second innings, which India won using the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.
In contrast, Hambantota, the second location recommended for the Colombo leg of the Asia Cup, has a somewhat clearer outlook for September 10. Both AccuWeather and Weather.com forecast a 40% chance of rain with isolated thunderstorms that are expected to be less intense than those forecast for Colombo.
Given the weather uncertainties, a reserve day has been added for the Pakistan vs India Super 4 contest in the Asia Cup 2023. This move is intended to ensure that the match can proceed even if the weather conditions on the original date are unfavorable.
The weather updates come as a crucial factor for both teams and fans alike, as they plan their strategies and schedules respectively. As the date approaches, all eyes will be on the skies, hoping for clear weather to allow for an uninterrupted and exciting cricket match.