Colombo, Sri Lanka – The much-anticipated semi-final clash between Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup ODI series is currently under threat due to intermittent rain in Colombo.
Originally scheduled for a 2:00 PM Pakistan time toss, the start of the match has delayed due to the persistent rain. It has now anticipated that the number of overs in the game begin to decrease at 4:00 PM Pakistan time.
As the rain persists, players have retreated from the field, with a light drizzle continuing at the moment.
Notably, Pakistan had announced its team the previous night for this crucial Asia Cup Super 4 match against Sri Lanka, making significant changes. Five new faces have included in the Pakistani lineup, with Mohammad Haris, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Zaman Khan joining the national squad for this showdown.
In preparation for this clash, Fakhar Zaman, Salman Ali Agha, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf have given a well-deserved rest.
The team representing Pakistan in this match comprises Captain Babar Azam, Vice-Captain Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Haris, Saud Shakeel, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Wasim Jr., and Zaman Khan.
It’s important to note that in the event that rain continues to disrupt the match, rendering it unplayable, both Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka will receive one point each. In such a scenario, both teams will accumulate three points, but Sri Lanka will secure the final qualification due to a superior run rate.
Cricket fans around the world await updates on the weather conditions and the fate of this pivotal semi-final match in the Asia Cup ODI series.