In a highly charged Asia Cup 2023 match, long-standing rivals Pakistan and India are scheduled to go head-to-head today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka. However, the excitement of cricket lovers was disappointed by BBC Weather’s forecast of 70 percent chances of rain, sparking concerns that the happily awaited match could potentially be entirely washed out.
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Reports also indicated that rain was predictable on Friday night and early Saturday morning, possibly resulting in a delayed start to the clash between these neighboring nations. Thankfully, there is some positive news for fans as the likelihood of rain has now considerably reduced in the city, leaving room for the possibility of witnessing some cricket action.
While current conditions might not permit a full-length game, fans are holding onto hope, given the admirable track record of the ground staff in Sri Lanka when it comes to managing such weather-related challenges. India and Pakistan typically meet only in ACC or ICC events, and the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is preparing to host this momentous showdown.
The last encounter between these two teams occurred during the T20 World Cup in 2022, when the Rohit Sharma-led side appeared winning in a thrilling contest at the MCG. In the Asia Cup 2022, India secured victory in the opening clash, while Pakistan succeeded in the Super Fours match. Pakistan subsequently advanced to the final against Sri Lanka but fell to the championship.