Asia Cup 2023 Final: Rain Threatens India vs Sri Lanka Showdown
The cricketing heavyweights of the subcontinent – India and Sri Lanka – will lock horns in the Asia Cup 2023 final on Sunday in Colombo. While the men in blue will be rooting for the eighth title, the Lankans will look to equal India’s tally to become the joint-most successful team with seven triumphs. As the teams gear up for one last battle in the ongoing tournament, they will also be wary of the notorious weather that has affected the Sri Lankan leg of the tournament. A majority of games played in Kandy and Colombo have been affected by rain and the forthcoming final between India and Sri Lanka will be no different.
IND vs SL Asia Cup Final: Check the Weather Predictions for Sunday
The grand finale is likely to start on time as the chances of weather interruption in the afternoon are less. Accuweather.com predicts a 49 percent chance of precipitation with 73 per cent humidity and 100 percent cloud cover. The temperature will hover around 29-30 degrees Celsius.
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But the conditions look grim post-sunset as thunderstorms and rain would cause an interruption, possibly halting the game for a longer period of time. As per Accuweather.com, showers are expected at 6 PM, 8 PM, and 10 PM on Sunday in Colombo. If the game gets cancelled due to poor weather, it will be pushed to Reserve Day – Monday, September 18.
Asia Cup 2023 Reserve Day – All You Need to Know
If rain interrupts the final between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday, the first priority of the umpires would be to have a shortened game. At least 20 overs per side need to be bowled to obtain a result. However, if rain doesn’t allow that, the match will be pushed to the reserve day on September 18.
What if the Reserve Day Gets Washed Out?
The weather forecast for Monday doesn’t look favorable either – a 69% chance of precipitation with 100% cloud cover. So, if the Reserve Day gets called off, the trophy will be shared between the two teams; something that has never happened in Asia Cup before.
For more updates on the Asia Cup 2023 final and to stay informed about any changes due to weather conditions, keep an eye on the latest news and official announcements.