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There’s a big and exciting cricket match coming up between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. These two teams are rivals and are among the best in the tournament. India wants to start the next round of the competition on a strong note. Pakistan has already won a match against Bangladesh in Lahore.
This match will happen in Colombo at a stadium called R Premadasa on September 10th, starting at 3 pm (Indian Standard Time).
But there’s a problem – the weather in Colombo hasn’t been good for cricket for the past week. Even on the day of the match (September 10th), heavy rain is expected. There have been videos showing streets and roads in Colombo flooded because of the rain. Initially, there were talks about moving the match to another place called Hambantota, but they decided not to do it, maybe because it’s tough to organize a match at a different location on such short notice.
In the meantime, the Indian cricket team practiced indoors because it was raining. Some key players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli didn’t practice because it was optional. The fact that they practiced indoors shows that the weather has been rainy for a while and is expected to stay that way.
Here’s the weather update: According to various weather apps, there’s a high chance of heavy rain in Colombo from September 8th to 10th. This is a problem because all the remaining important matches are also supposed to be in Colombo until September 15th. So, there’s a big chance that these matches might also be affected by rain.
Now, what happens if all the matches get canceled due to rain? Well, if that happens, Pakistan will automatically go to the final because they are at the top of the points table in this round. But it’s not clear how the other team for the final will be decided. Maybe they will look at how well the teams did in the earlier matches (something called Net Run Rate), and if that’s the case, India has the best chance to make it to the final. And if that happens, we might get to see another exciting India and Pakistan match!