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The highly anticipated India vs Pakistan Asia Cup clash is scheduled for Saturday, September 2. This is in fact the first time the two traditional rivals will be going up against each other in the ODI format since the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup. India and Pakistan clashed in that edition of the World Cup on June 16 and India won that encounter by 89 runs. The last edition of the Asia Cup where India lost to Pakistan by 5 wickets was played in the T20 format.
Needless to say, fans on both sides of the border are waiting with bated breath to witness the next installment of this storied rivalry.


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The one thing that everyone though will be slightly concerned about is the weather in Pallekele, Sri Lanka – where the match will be played. Pallet play is a suburb of the city of Kandy. There is rain forecast for Pallekele across Saturday.
The match is scheduled to begin at 3 pm local time which is also 3 pm IST.
TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at what the weather has in store for us on Saturday, September 2 in Pallekele:
Temperature: 24 degrees celsius
A thick cloud cover and humid with a couple of showers
Wind Gusts:30 km/h
Probability of Precipitation:94%
Rain: 12.5 mm
Cloud Cover: 97%
Hours of rain: 4
Temperature: 24 degrees celsius
Cloudy and humid with a couple of showers
Wind Gusts:30 km/h
Probability of Precipitation:74%
Rain:6.2 mm
Cloud Cover:97%
Temperature: 21 degrees celsius
Rain and drizzle
Wind Gusts: 24 km/h
Humidity: 99%
Probability of Precipitation:67%
Rain: 2.7 mm
Cloud Cover:99%

India and Pakistan could face each other as many as three times in this edition of the Asia Cup. Once in the group stage on Saturday, September 2. Then again in the Super 4 stage (India and Pakistan are favourites to qualify from Group A) and then potentially in the mega final on September 17 in Colombo.
On Thursday, August 31, Pallekele hosted the first Group B match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The match was not affected by rain, though there was an interruption due to a slight drizzle.

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