India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Will rain affect today’s Super 4 match? Check the weather forecast
India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023: Due to the prevailing weather conditions, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on September 10 added an exclusive reserve day for the Super 4 match between India and Pakistan, which is scheduled to be played today, i.e. on September 10. However, there will be no reserve day for any of Sri Lanka’s other Super 4 matches.
According to the ACC statement, “A reserve day has been inserted for the 2023 AFC Super 4 match between Pakistan and India scheduled to take place on 10 September 2023 at the R Premadasa International Cricket Ground in Colombo.”
In the last match, the group stage match between India and Pakistan was canceled due to rain, with the two teams sharing one point each. India compiled at 266 in 48.5 overs with Hardik Pandya 87 and Ishan Kishan 82 helping the team score a decent run. But rain spoiled the match and the match was abandoned without Pakistan facing a single ball.
What does ACC Reserve Day mean?
This means that if rain spoils a match during the big clash on September 10, the match can resume from where it was interrupted the following day. Meanwhile, the Asian Cup final, which is scheduled to take place on September 17, has already been given a day off due to heavy rains in the Sri Lankan capital.
Today’s match between India and Pakistan will start at 3:00 PM (IST) and the draw is expected to end by 2:30 PM.
Are there chances of rain during Ind vs Pak today?
There is a risk of rain hanging over the India-Pakistan match today as well with a chance of rain up to 90 percent. According to Weather.com, there is a 90 percent chance of rain in Colombo on Sunday. But this time the match would not be called off as the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) decided to hold a reserve day. The Meteorological Department expected heavy rain over the weekend, but it has not witnessed any rain since Friday night, according to reports. Indian Express. Moreover, although storms are forecast for late Saturday afternoon, the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh match was not affected by rain.
Pakistan’s lineup for the Super Four match against India: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
After announcing a Reserve Day specially for the India-Pakistan Super Four match, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer took a funny dig at the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket teams. Jaffer took to X formerly known as Twitter to share a scene from the Bollywood movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ and reflect on the situation of the four teams.
Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad has criticized the ACC’s decision to hold only a reserve day for the India-Pakistan match. He criticized the ACC’s decision and said it was unethical to have different rules for two teams.
“If this is true, it is absolute impudence. The organizers have scoffed, and it is unethical to hold a tournament with different rules for the other two teams. In the name of fairness, it will only be fair if it is abandoned on the first day.” “I hope it rains hard on the second day and these malicious plans don’t work out,” Venkatesh wrote on X on Friday.
(With inputs from Annie)
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