Asia Cup Final: Rain Possibility Looms with 90% Chance in the Evening
The Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka may face rain with a 90% evening forecast, causing potential delays and pitch condition changes.
The much-anticipated Asia Cup final, featuring India and Sri Lanka, could be affected by a significant 90% chance of rain in the evening, according to weather forecasts. Cloudy conditions are expected throughout the day, potentially leading to a delayed start, with thunderstorms predicted between 1-2 pm.
Following a brief rainfall episode on Thursday, Colombo has remained rain-free for the past two days. Despite earlier predictions of heavy showers on Friday and Saturday evenings, the weather has stayed overcast. AccuWeather predicts thunderstorms and rain between 6 pm and 10 pm, indicating possible interruptions during the match.
Historically, Colombo tends to experience rain when the morning conditions are hot and humidity levels are high. However, on days characterized by overcast skies, as forecasted for Sunday, rain has generally been limited to brief drizzles.
In the event of rain on Sunday, resulting in an incomplete match, there is a reserve day scheduled for Monday. Last Sunday, India’s match against Pakistan was affected by rain, leading to the activation of the reserve day.
Rain interruptions during the match could also alter pitch conditions. The pitches at Khettarama have been slower, posing challenges for batsmen. However, rain breaks have been known to introduce moisture under the covers, making conditions more favorable for batting.
India will be without the services of Axar Patel, who is nursing a left quadriceps strain. Washington Sundar, who joined the team on Saturday, could step in if pitch conditions favor spin bowling.