The second encounter between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled for September 10.
After the initial Asia Cup 2023 encounter between India and Pakistan was called off due to heavy rain, fans are now anxious about the potential for more rain in Sri Lanka on September 10, when the two teams are set to meet again in the Super 4 clash.
The 1st clash between the arch-rivals saw the Indian team win the toss and opt to field. Despite early wickets, India managed to post 266 runs on the board before they were all out in 48.5 overs. The Men in Green did not get a chance to bat as rain continued to pour, with no name to stop.
So will rain play spilsport on September 10 as well?
The Sri Lankan meteorological department has issued a crucial forecast ahead of this epic cricket battle. The Sri Lanka Meteorological Department's director-general, Athula Karunanayake, conveyed that the weather on the day of the much-awaited India vs Pakistan clash is expected to be favourable for cricket.
He informed PTI TV that the predictions indicate heavy rains will diminish after September 9, allowing the IND vs PAK match to proceed as planned.
He explained, “During this time of the year, which is the end of the southwest monsoon period, the southwestern part of Sri Lanka receives more rainfall. In the last two weeks, we witnessed more rain in the western province. The western province could receive a bit of rain, but after September 9, it would be sunny and cloudy but with very little rain".
The weather expert also mentioned that a few light showers might occur in the coming days, but the monsoon is expected to fully subside by September 17, the day of the Asia Cup 2023 final.
According to the current schedule, barring any rain-related disruptions, the India vs Pakistan Super 4 clash will proceed as planned on September 10, as per the Asia Cup 2023 fixtures.