IND vs SL: After an amazing 228-run victory against the arch-rivals Pakistan, India are on new heights of confidence and are all set to lock horns against the co-hosts Sri Lanka in their next match of Asia Cup Super 4s today at the same venue. The weather in Colombo, Sri Lanka has been an issue of concern. Here we present you the IND vs SL weather forecast and pitch report of R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
India are already appearing arguably the strongest and most complete team in this Asia Cup. Prior to the Asia Cup Final and, more importantly, the ICC World Cup, which is set to begin in 20 days, India is checking all the right boxes. The top order is on fire, the middle order scoring runs, and bowlers picking wickets; Indian management would be taking a sigh of relief.
Indian team have important matches in back-to-back days. They defeated the ICC No. 2 team Pakistan by a record margin of 228 runs and Indian players shattered numerous of records in their batting. Kuldeep Yadav was excellent with the ball and took a majestic fifer. India will definitely be in the best of their confidence and ready to take on Sri Lanka into the storm.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has injury issues running with them. Their bowling dealt a blow as 4 of their primary bowlers were not available for Asia Cup selection which include their prime allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga. Still, they are undefeated till now in this tournament. They would be looking to win this match to seal their spot in the finals.
India and Sri Lanka have faced off each other 165 times in ODIs where India bagged 96 wins and Sri Lanka got 57 with 11 ending without any result. Now, this important match for both teams will be another test if the weather supports and let it happen.
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 | Match 4 of Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s will take place on September 12 (Tuesday) at R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka. The play begins at 3:00 PM IST.
As weather.com suggests, it is a overcast day with partially clear sky in Colombo city of Sri Lanka. Scattered thunderstorms are predicted in the evening with a moderate percentage of rain possibilities. Still, it is better than yesterday. The temperature of Lanka’s Colombo city will stay at 28°C till the evening and drop further a degree or two (27°C) at night.
There are minimal chances of rain except for one hour in the evening. Around an 15% chance of rain at the start of the play and it goes up to around 60% after a couple of hours but falls down to <20% going forward. Humidity is also in a higher range of around 80%+. Winds will gust toward the southwest at the speed of ~20kmph during the day and 12kmph during the night.
IND vs SL Pitch Report Of R. Premadasa Stadium
The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is widely known for greatly benefiting spinners and we saw the Kuldeep Yadav show yesterday. The average score at this stadium is roughly 250 but the Indian batting order is in red-hot form and they have well adjusted to the condition of Colombo. There are no such demons on the pitch but still, the batters will attempt to be patient in the first innings.
India played a match yesterday and most probably they are going to make some changes in their playing 11 but India’s bench has similar strength as their playing 11s had yesterday.
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