IND vs PAK, Asia Cup: Will rain be a hindrance?, see weather report
Sports Desk: There will be an Asia Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan on September 2 in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. While this is India’s first match, Pakistan started their Asia Cup campaign by defeating Nepal by over 200 runs. In such a situation, Pakistan will be full of confidence. With no bilateral cricket between the arch-rivals since 2012-13, the entire cricketing fraternity looks forward to India vs Pakistan matches which are restricted to ICC tournaments and Asia Cup only.
There is some bad news for the fans as the first match between India and Pakistan at Pallekele is likely to be disrupted due to rain. Rain is forecast in the Sri Lankan city on 2 September. According to Accu Weather, it is expected to be cloudy and muggy with rain in the afternoon. There is a 67 percent chance of rain and drizzle in the evening.
The India vs Pakistan match will start at 3 PM local time and the forecast for the afternoon and evening in Pallekele does not look promising. Notably, the first match of Group B – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – was played at Pallekele on Thursday and there was no rain during the contest. There was a moment when the players left the field due to drizzle. However the match resumed immediately in which Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh.