The Asia Cup 2023 has been a source of excitement for cricket fans, particularly those who are passionate about the Indian national team. Rain has become an unwanted presence in Sri Lankan venues, and the Super Fours match between India and Pakistan on Sunday, September 10 was the latest setback. However, due to heavy rains and unpredictable weather, the game was postponed to reserve days. Now, all eyes are on the weather report for Monday,September 11.
The start of the match on Sunday was marked by a thrilling performance from Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, but it didn’t go as planned due to unforeseen thunderstorms. India now has 147/2 in 24.1 overs, with Rohits bowler and Shahid Khan playing contrasting roles.
The Unpredictable Weather
The weather in Sri Lanka during this tournament has been a cause for concern, particularly during the rainy season. Unfortunately, Monday’s forecast doesn’t offer much hope. According to Accuweather, there is 99% probability of precipitation during daytime, with 59% chance of thunderstorms. In the evening, the chances of rain decrease to 77%, but that level of disruptions remains significant.
Reserve Day Dilemma.
The reserve day on Monday could result in a full 50-over game. However, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, both teams will share 1-2 points each, which has brought Pakistan closer to making the semi-finals of the Asia Cup. This situation has led some to wonder why Colombo was chosen as the location, while others may have thought it would have been better with shifted the games to Hambantota.
Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department Provides Information.
The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka has released a weather forecast, which predicts “some heavy showers of approximately 50mm” in certain areas, including Colombo on September 11.
As the day draws nearer and the India vs. Pakistan Super 4 match on reserve day begins, the cricketing world is already anticipating an exciting yet unpredictable clash in Colombo for the Asia Cup 2023. This tournament will be remembered for all the twists and turns that Mother Nature has brought to the table during this epic of a sporting event.