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Asia Cup 2023: Rain Threatens Pakistan vs. India Super 4 Match

Rain could once again disrupt the highly anticipated Super 4 stage clash between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, scheduled to take place at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on September 10th (Sunday) in the afternoon.

There are concerns about possible rain interruptions, with significant chances of precipitation even on the reserve day, September 11th, if the match cannot be completed on September 10th.

According to, there is a high likelihood of rain throughout the day following some morning sunshine. Thunderstorms in the afternoon could potentially delay the toss and the start of the match. The forecast indicates even heavier rains on the reserve day, with a 99 percent chance of precipitation, potentially lasting for up to six hours. predicts overcast conditions with a 90 percent chance of rain on match day. Meanwhile, The Weather Channel anticipates daily thunderstorms in Colombo until the conclusion of the Asia Cup in 2023.

Pakistan Playing XI:

Pakistan has already unveiled its playing XI for the second Super 4 stage match against arch-rival India, adhering to their customary practice. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared the playing XI on the social media platform ‘X’ a day ahead of the India match. The lineup includes:

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Muhammad Rizwan
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Shadab Khan (VC)
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Baseem Shah
  • Haris Rauf

India Squad:

India will announce their final playing XI at the time of the toss. The squad comprises:

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Tilak Varma
  • KL Rahul
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Hardik Pandya (VC)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Axar Patel
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Mohammad Siraj
  • Prasidh Krishna
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