Asia Cup 2023: PAK vs. SL Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, And Playing 11. The fifth match of Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s will be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday, September 14. This match is very crucial for both teams to qualify for the Asia Cup 2023 finals. On September 12 India beat host Sri Lanka by 41 runs and became the first team to qualify into finals.
If we look at the standings, Sri Lanka’s Net Run Rate is better than Pakistan. India is in the first position in the points table after winning two out of two matches in the Super 4s, and Sri Lanka is in the second position with two points after winning one out of two matches and a run rate of -0.200. Whereas Pakistan is on third place with two points and a run rate of -1.892 with one win from two matches.
Colombo’s weather condition has disrupted many matches and if rain interrupts this match, then it will be a huge loss to Pakistan. Bangladesh is out of the finals race of Asia Cup 2023.
Whichever team wins this match will face Men in Blue in the Asia Cup 2023 finals. And the journey of the losing team will end. If the match is canceled due to rain, then in this condition, Sri Lanka will qualify for the final because their run rate is much better than Pakistan’s.
Let’s drive to the main content, PAK vs. SL Weather Forecast Pitch Report, and playing 11.
PAK vs SL Weather Forecast
Match will start at 3. PM and there is a 90 percent chance of rain. In the first half sky will be clear but there is a possibility of an interruption during the game due to rain around 7 to 8:00 PM. It is expected that the rain will last only for a short time. A passing shower will not make much difference in the game as there is a good drainage system in the ground in Colombo.
PAK vs SL Pitch Report
The spinners have typically fared better at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, where the batsmen also receive strong support. For the batsmen, the powerplay overs will undoubtedly be crucial. However, fast bowlers also encounter difficulties on this surface. The bowlers will want to take advantage of any moisture on the pitch that may exist due to the ongoing rain.
Pakistan Confirmed Playing 11 against Sri Lanka
After Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf’s injury in the last game, Pakistan has made many changes in their final 11. Naseem, Fakhar Zaman, Fahim Ashraf, Aaga Salman will not be seen in the match against Sri Lanka.
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Md Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan.
Sri Lanka’s playing 11 might be the same as they fielded against India.