The fifth match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Nepal and India at the Pallekele Stadium on Monday, September 4. Rain is expected to play spoilsport once again, as it did in the previous match between India and Pakistan.
The weather forecast for Pallekele on Monday calls for a 60% chance of rain from 1 pm to 10 pm. The humidity will be high, at 88% throughout the day. There will also be thunderstorms throughout the match. The temperature will range from 21°C to 27°C during the day.
Due to the cloudy and overcast conditions, pacers are likely to get assistance in the first 10 overs. It should be easier to handle the spinners with the ball getting wet, and moisture in the pitch will make it difficult for them to get purchase off the pitch.
If the rain does come, it could mean that India will qualify for the Super Fours without winning a match, while Nepal will be eliminated from the tournament.
NEPAL vs INDIA Weather Report
1 pm: 65% chance of rain, 80% humidity
4 pm: 67% chance of rain, 83% humidity
7 pm: 70% chance of rain, 90% humidity
10 pm: 62% chance of rain, 92% humidity
12 am: 24% chance of rain, 91% humidity