Asia Cup: Rain likely to play spoilsport during India & Pakistan clash

The much-awaited Asia Cup 2023 clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, scheduled to be held on September 2 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka, is likely to be interrupted by rain.

According to BBC weather forecast, rain is expected all week in the Sri Lankan city of Kandy and there is a 70 percent chance of showers during the game, which will begin at about 3pm local time. Meanwhile, World Weather Online has a forecast of 102.55mm of rain on Saturday.

Going by the report, continuous rains are predicted from 7am local time to midnight and in such a scenario, the game can end with no result. Also, heavy winds are also predicted during the game which can further affect the playing conditions.

Notably, the last time the arch-rivals met was in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 when the Men In Blue had emerged victorious.

In their most recent meeting, India had again emerged victorious in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.

Even if the rain interrupts play on Saturday, the two sides will still have a chance to lock horns in the Super Four stage if they go past the group stages.

In the ongoing Asia Cup, Pakistan and India are placed in Group A with newcomers Nepal while Group B consists of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

News Desk

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