Asian Cup 2023, IND vs PAK match Today’s weather report: high scale, Huge clash between India and Pakistan was at the mercy of the rain gods, and as of Saturday morning, the possibility of water washing away seemed very remote. According to AccuWeather, 40-60% rain is forecast during this time but the weather should improve during the day.
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For the past two days, Pallekele has woken up in extremely overcast conditions with dark clouds hovering around. Although the rain has stopped since Thursday, the forecast will be rather bleak on Saturday night with 90% of the rain predicted until 6pm. However, since Friday night, the cities of Kandy and Pallekele, a half hour’s drive away, have not received any rainfall.
On Saturday, strong winds blew away dark clouds in the vicinity, as it was by far the brightest morning since Wednesday. According to locals, such a sight usually means only showers lasting from half an hour to an hour. In such cases, teams tend to take the DLS equations into account when tossing the ball. In the event of rain, most captains who win a pitching game decide to throw the ball first because they can clearly visualize their position in the middle. But with the pitch moving slower and showing signs of difficulty scoring under the lights, this may not be an easy decision. In their first game here, despite the bleak aerial conditions, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and chose to hit the ball first, but they stumbled mid-half to win 163.
India vs Pakistan match forecast looks bleak with 90% of rainfall predicted until 6pm. (Photo courtesy – Venkata Krishna B)
India captain Rohit Sharma said the team was closely monitoring the conditions. “We’ve seen a little bit of spin, a little bit of spin, we’ve seen everything. And that’s always going to be challenging, you know, it’s always going to be challenging for the batsmen. Luckily, we had experience in our batting line-up. I’ll let that experience take its toll and play accordingly. Yeah, I said we wanted to try to continue the game but you know, it’s important to read the situational conditions, because, you know, that’s not the T20 format, it’s the format. over 50 so you have to register for a little longer than T20 cricket. So the whole idea is to allow them to be themselves and let them play their game,” said captain Rohit Sharma.
With Pakistan already making their mark with a win over Nepal, even if this match is eliminated, India can still make it through as they have one game left in their hands. Two teams from the group made it to the Super 4 round which will take place in Colombo.
Both the India and Pakistan teams practiced on Friday night and as soon as the training session ended, the training ground staff covered the entire pitch. In that case, even in the event of rain, the possibility of the match taking place soon after is still promising.
India has a 7-5 head-to-head record against Pakistan in the Asian Cup with only one elimination match.