IND vs PAK Super 4 Match Weather Report, Pitch Analysis, and Strongest Playing 11: ASIA CUP 2023

IND vs PAK Super 4 Match. The Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match featuring India and Pakistan is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. on September 10th, 2023, at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The previous group stage encounter between these two cricketing giants was marred by rain, leaving fans in both India and Pakistan eagerly awaiting their clash on September 10th.

R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo
R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo | image source @twitter_ndtv

However, fans should brace themselves for the possibility of yet another rain-related disappointment, as the weather forecast for this highly anticipated weekend showdown in Colombo predicts precipitation. Thankfully, there was a break in the rain on Friday, allowing both teams to get in some crucial practice sessions.

Pakistan has already sprung a surprise by defeating Bangladesh in the Super Four stage, putting them in contention for a spot in the final. Meanwhile, India secured their place in the Super Four with a convincing 10-wicket victory over Nepal in their last league match. The return of KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah is eagerly anticipated, which could boost their confidence ahead of this crucial encounter against their arch-rivals.

IND vs PAK Weather Report – Super 4 Match ASIA CUP 2023

Colombo has been experiencing unsettled weather lately, and this pattern is expected to persist. On Sunday (September 10), there’s a high likelihood of rain, with a 90% probability forecasted throughout the day and night. According to AccuWeather, rain is expected from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a consistent 80-90% chance thereafter. A substantial 27.9 mm of rainfall is predicted, potentially impacting any outdoor activities. The temperature is estimated to be around 28°C, despite overcast and damp conditions all day.

IND vs PAK Super 4 Match Weather Report
IND vs PAK Super 4 Match Weather Report | Image source @weather

As night falls, the temperature is expected to drop further, with limited chances of clear skies and heavier rain anticipated. Although Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium boasts a robust drainage system, prolonged and intense rainfall may pose a risk to the IND vs. PAK Super 4 match.

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IND vs PAK Pitch Report – Super 4 Match ASIA CUP 2023

Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium has consistently favored spin bowlers. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses, presenting challenges for batsmen to score runs. Fast bowlers often find it challenging to make an impact on this surface. Nevertheless, with patience and skill, batsmen can accumulate substantial runs, setting the stage for an intriguing and closely contested encounter.

IND vs PAK Super 4 - R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report
IND vs PAK Super 4 – R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report | Image source @timesnow

Considering the limited history of international cricket at this venue, we can anticipate a relatively fresh pitch. However, it is still likely to favor spinners and progressively slow down over the course of the match.

India vs Pakistan Strongest Playing 11 – Super 4 Match ASIA CUP 2023

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

India

Opener: Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill

Middle Order: Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Sreyash Iyer

Allrounder: Ravinra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya

Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Siraj, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Pakistan

Opener: Imam Ul Haq, Fakar Zamaan

Middle Order: Babar Azam, Mohd Rizwan, Mohd Iftikhar

Allrounder: Shadab Khan, Salman Agah

Bowler: Mohd. Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Harris Rauf