IND vs SL: Finally, the much-awaited FINAL of the Asia Cup 2023 between the two Asian giants is just a couple of hours away. India and Sri Lanka are all set to lock horns against each other one last time for the title today at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo from 03:00 PM IST. However, the weather reports are not appeasing as there are 98% rain chances in Colombo. In this post, we will walk you through the IND vs SL Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
India and Sri Lanka are going to clash for the 9th time in the Finals of Asia Cup history. These two teams have dominated cricket in the Asian region and are well-deserving finalists in this edition too. While India have lifted the Asia Cup title 7 times, Sri Lanka are just behind with 6 titles. Sri Lanka will attempt to defend the title and also equal India in numbers and in the meantime, India will be aiming to claim the 8th Asia Cup title.
Pakistan was a bit unlucky and sloppy sometimes in the fielding aspect and finished last in the Asia Cup 2023 Points Table. Bangladesh was the other team in the Super 4 and was eliminated along with Pakistan having an unsatisfying journey.
Coming back to the IND vs SL final battle, the contest is to be played at the same venue e.i., R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. India and Sri Lanka met here just six days before and India won the match by 41 runs. The young Wellalage successfully put India on the backfoot with a fifer but batting disappointed them. Nevertheless, both have top-class batters and bowlers and are in the best of their forms.
However, there are undoubtedly more pressing issues that both teams must deal with. Axar’s injury has forced him to pull off the final which undoubtedly affects the team balance. Theekshana’s absence will make the Sri Lankan bowling unit more vulnerable, and many more puzzles that both teams need to crack in a couple of hours.
Down below is the IND vs SL Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo:
IND vs SL Weather Forecast
IND vs SL | The FINAL of Asia Cup 2023 will take place on September 17 (Sunday) at R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka. The play begins at 3:00 PM IST.
As weather.com suggests, there is a 100% rain possibility in the afternoon around 2:00 PM(IST) around the toss time. It is an overcast day with a partially clear sky later in the evening in Colombo city of Sri Lanka. The weather forecast shows the high rain possibilities till 4:30 PM and then the clouds will move away. The temperature of Lanka’s Colombo city will stay at 27°C for the most part of the day till the evening and drop further a degree or two (24°C) at night.
There are minimal chances of rain after the first couple of hours of the match. Around a 100% chance of rain at the start of the play and it goes down to <15% after 5:00 PM going forward. Humidity is in a higher range, hovering around 80%+. Winds will gust toward the West at the speed of ~10kmph during the day and ~6kmph during the night.
IND vs SL Pitch Report Of R. Premadasa Stadium
To be honest, the pitches of Premadasa Stadium are quite diverse. The batting surfaces for India vs Pakistan and Sri Lanka vs Pakistan were both excellent. India vs Sri Lanka featured a rank turner. Therefore, the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is quite advantageous to spinners when taking the previous four to five matches into account.
The typical score at this stadium is anywhere between 250 and 260, but if you’re established on the crease, this 260 may quickly become a 280. The batters will make an effort to be patient in the opening innings even though there are no such demons on the pitch.
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