Live Weather Report from Colombo: Asia Cup 2023 final, India vs Sri Lanka weather forecast, and pitch report at R. Premadasa Stadium
The Balagolla storm is likely to make its presence felt during the ACC event and could interrupt play in a few matches.
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Here is the live feed to keep track of the Asia Cup 2023 Real-Time Weather Updates for India vs Sri Lanka, Final Match and More: (Hold on for a few seconds until the blog loads)
Play to start at 3:40 pm IST!
Good news for the fans. The match will begin at 3:40 pm IST
INSPECTION AT 3:30 pm IST
The umpires will inspect the ground at 3:30 IST pm and the match is expected to begin at 3:45 pm IST. FINGERS CROSSED!
Umpires are assessing the ground!
The umpires are assessing the ground at the moment with some part of the ground still covered.
Visuals of cover coming off!
GOOD NEWS: COVERS ARE COMING OFF!
The groundsmen are removing the covers. The match is expected to begin shortly.
Not a Good Sign for cricket fans— cricketbuzz (@Mohdyasir6911) September 17, 2023
The whole ground is covered #INDvSL Asia Cup Final #AsianCup2023 #KritiSanon #PriyaAnand #PriyankaChopra Shardul Finals #INDvSL Quinton De Kock #AUSvsSA Toss #HappyBdayModiJi #AsiaCupFinal दिल्ली मेट्रो pic.twitter.com/HDDp0Orvki
Phir wahi Badal Barsa Bijuli 😞
THE ENTIRE GROUND IS COVERED!
The groundsmen are back in action. NOT AGAIN...
BIG BREAKING: IT'S DRIZZLING IN COLOMBO!
Looks great so far!
Live From Colombo: The stage is set for the big final here, it's 9th Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka, in previous 8, India won 5 while Sri Lanka remained victorious in 3. Weather looks good at the moment with a few clouds & bright sun. #AsiaCupFinal #INDvsSL #SLvsIND pic.twitter.com/nogRqyQWFw— Ahmad Haseeb (@iamAhmadhaseeb) September 17, 2023
Blue Skies! 🌞
The maximum temperature is anticipated to be in the range of 30°C at the start of the game before lowering to 26°C at night. Meanwhile, humidity levels are predicted to be around 74%. Given these weather conditions, it is likely that rain will halt the game. Read more HERE.
The match is set to begin at 8:10 pm.
Salute to the gorundstaff!
A funny take on the tireless work by the groundstaff. However, they've been on their toes throughout the tournament and made sure that covers come on and off as quickly as possible
All eyes will be on the prize as team India (IND) square off against co-hosts and defending champions Sri Lanka (SL) at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 17. Both sides relished a magnificent run in the group stage followed by the Super Four stage of the ACC event to earn their respective spots in the summit clash.
Notably, the Men-in-Blue booked their spot in the final following a 41-run win against Sri Lanka in the Super Four. On the other hand, Sri Lanka obtained a win against Bangladesh but subsequently lost to the Rohit Sharma-led side in their Super 4 fixture.
With one last spot up for grabs to play in the final, Pakistan locked horns with Sri Lanka in what proved to be a virtual semi-final clash. The thrilling contest was interrupted due to persistent showers at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, and subsequently reduced the game to 45 overs and later 42 overs post the second spell of showers.
Also Check: IND vs SL Live Match Updates
The Lankan Lions emerged victorious in an edge-of-a-seat thriller courtesy of a win on the final ball of the rain-marred affair. Now, as the two cricketing heavyweights – team India and Sri Lanka collide one final time for the prestigious title, it remains to be seen which side will be able to push through to lift the trophy.
However, it is worth mentioning that the weather has played a significant role in the fixtures of the ongoing ACC event. In addition to this, fixtures at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo have been hit by showers on a number of occasions in the Super Four stage.
What will happen if the Asia Cup 2023 Final match gets washed out?
There is a possibility of showers at the venue in Colombo on the day of the final. However, fans would be delighted to know that a reserve day in place for the big game. If the rain doesn't allow the match to be completed on Sunday, September 17, it will resume on Monday, September 18 to force a result. Cricket fanatics from both countries and neutral followers will hope for a full-fledged contest to see their side lift the title.