The Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 between India and Bangladesh will be played on September 15, 2023, Friday, at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The match will start at 3:00 PM(IST), and the toss of the match will be done at 2:30 PM(IST). In the match, the India team will be led by Rohit Sharma and the Bangladesh team will be led by Shakib Al Hasan. Here are the details of weather conditions and pitch report for the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023
India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 Weather Forecast:
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, is all set to host the IND vs BAN Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match. So far, rain has played Spoilsport in all the matches India has played in. Colombo’s weather has been the biggest concern for this tournament. The ACC, after initially deciding to shift the Super 4 matches to Hambantota, decided to continue with Colombo. In the process, all the India matches so far had been disrupted by rain. Previously, the India-Pakistan league in Pallekele was washed out, while the India-Pakistan Super 4 match was played over two days.
There are reports of rain throughout this week. With rain hovering over the clouds, India is set to play Bangladesh, followed by the final on Sunday (September 17). There is a 65 percent chance of rain in the IND vs BAN Super 4 contest on Friday, September 15. The match starts at 3:00 PM(IST). As said earlier, rain has played spoilsport in every match India has played in the tournament so far. There are thunderstorms expected in the morning and the afternoon, with an expected 90 percent cloud cover.
R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report:
The pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium has a balanced wicket, which helps both batters and bowlers. Traditionally, the pitch favors spinners as they have phenomenal records at this venue. The pacers are ineffective in the first innings, but they can get a couple of wickets in the second innings. Seasoned pacers who understand the variation of their delivery speeds also find success here. The average score at R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in ODI Cricket is around 226 runs. Chasing on this surface is quite challenging.
Ind vs Ban Batting or Bowling Pitch:
The wickets at the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium are known to be batting-friendly but provide spinners some assistance as the game progresses, with the teams batting first enjoying more success compared to the teams chasing. Teams batting first have won 79 times in the 144 ODI. In the ongoing tournament, we saw the same pattern in three matches, with teams batting first enjoying success. While two were tight contests with spin coming into play, the India vs Pakistan match was a one-sided contest in which Indian bowling dominated.
However, the India vs Sri Lanka match saw spinners come into play as the Men in Blue lost all their 10 wickets to Lankan spinners. Kuldeep Yadav also dominated when India bowled in their two matches at the venue. So, spin is likely to dominate again. The average score batting first at the venue is 226. The captain winning the toss on Friday (September 15) may also follow the pattern of getting runs on the board and use the slowing wicket to their advantage.
Premadasa Stadium ODI Stats:
Matches Played: 144
Batting First Won: 79
Batting Second Won: 55
Highest Score: 375/5(India)
Lowest Score: 86(Netherlands)
Average Score: 226
The Tigers, meanwhile, are already out of the tournament with back-to-back losses against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh batters have let themselves down in the tournament. Najmul Hossain Shanto, the highest run-getter for the tournament so far for Bangladesh, has been ruled out with an injury. Litton Das, who replaced him in the Super 4s, could not replicate the good work of Shanto at the top. In 2022, Bangladesh beat India in an ODI series at home. Bangladesh, led by Shakib, if they can bowl well, can pose a challenge for the Indian batters. However, this Indian team is playing differently at the moment. They have performed as the best team in the Asia Cup 2023 so far. India has a better chance to win this fixture as they defeated Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup 2023.