The highly-anticipated cricket showdown between Pakistan and India in the Asia Cup 2023 may face disruption due to impending heavy thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday in Kandy.
According to BBC Weather, September 2 in Kandy is expected to carry a 70% chance of rain accompanied by daylong cloud cover. Further details from the forecast indicate that Kandy can anticipate cloudy conditions with light to moderate rainfall until September 8.
In addition to this, heavy rain is likely on Friday night and early Saturday morning, which could potentially delay the commencement of this eagerly awaited clash between the neighbouring cricket giants. The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is all set to host this crucial match between India and Pakistan, two teams known for their intense rivalry primarily in ACC or ICC competitions.
In their most recent face-off, led by Captain Rohit Sharma, team India emerged victorious against Pakistan at the MCG in a thrilling match during the T20 World Cup 2022.
India had defeated Pakistan in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2022, but Pakistan had its redemption in the Super Fours encounter. Pakistan advanced to the championship match against Sri Lanka but unfortunately couldn’t clinch the title.
Cricket enthusiasts from both nations will be anxiously watching the weather forecast, hoping for a clear day on September 2, enabling an exciting and uninterrupted contest between these two cricketing powerhouses.