SL vs BAN: After a break for 2 days, Asia Cup 2023 action is back with Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka taking on Shakib-al-Hasan-led Bangladesh today in Match 2 of Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s at R.Premadasa Stadium Colombo at 03:00 PM (IST). Given that Sri Lanka is now experiencing monsoon season, this match is also under threat of rain. Here, we discuss the SL vs BAN Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in this post.
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Sri Lanka achieved victory in both of their matches. This claim is easily misconstrued unless you remember how difficult it was for them to defeat Bangladesh by a mere five wickets after having to chase down a low total of 165. In the subsequent game, they came within two runs of letting Afghanistan pull off an incredible robbery before ultimately defeating them by two runs, in part due to the Afghan team’s lack of information.
Bangladesh’s batting has been an important matter of concern, particularly with the exception of the seasoned duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan. Bangladesh’s batting has been severely hampered as a result of Nazmul Shanto, who amassed scores of 100 and 89, being forced to leave the tournament owing to a hamstring injury.
If we take a Head-to-head comparison, they have faced off in 52 matches out of which, Sri Lanka came out victorious as many as 41 times whereas Bangladesh won 9 times with 2 matches ending in a draw.
Down below is the SL vs BAN weather forecast and pitch report of R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo:
SL vs BAN Weather Forecast
SL vs BAN | Match 2 of Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s will take place on September 9 (Saturday) at R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka. The match begins at 3:00 PM IST.
According to weather.com, It is a rainy day in Colombo. Thunderstorms are predicted throughout the day with a high percentage of rain possibilities. The temperature of Lanka’s Colombo city will be moderate at 28-29°C till the evening and drop further a degree or two at night.
Chances of rain are on the higher side. Around a 60% chance of rain at the start of the match and it only goes up going forward to 75%. Humidity is also in a higher range of around 80+%. Winds will gust toward the southwest at the speed of 18kmph during the day and 13kmph during the night.
There is a very high possibility that the match is going to be washed out and we also do not have any reserve day for this match. Nevertheless, we hope any action be it of 5 to 10 overs each side takes place and we get a result of the match.
SL vs BAN Pitch Report Of R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium is well recognized for heavily favoring spinners. Due to the spin-friendly feature, the game may prove to be sluggish throughout certain stages. The hitters will try to be patient at the beginning of the innings because the average score at this stadium is about 250. In the following Asia Cup Super Four match, choosing to bat first after winning the toss could be the best course of action.
If we overlook the 80% probability of rains in Colombo, the surface normally starts out slow before flattening out and assisting batters. However, given the possibility of rain, teams may think of batting first and put on aggressive batting in order to gain the lead through the DLS method.
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