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R Premadasa Stadium weather: Colombo vs Galle LPL 2022 Eliminator match weather report live at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

Gurpreet Singh

R Premadasa Stadium weather: Colombo vs Galle LPL 2022 Eliminator match weather report live at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

During the ‘Eliminator’ match of the ongoing Lanka Premier League 2022, the Colombo Stars have won the Toss and elected to bowl first, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The contest is currently underway after an hour delay, as rain Gods threatened to play spoilsport due to incessant rain since the second innings of the ‘Qualifier 1’ match earlier in the day. With the rain finally relenting, we now will witness an 18 Overs-a-side contest at the match venue.

Colombo Stars skipper Angelo Mathews, who missed the last league match against Jaffna Kings, has returned back in the playing XI. Pacer Suranga Lakmal also makes it to the starting XI in the Eliminator tonight.

Wicket-keeper batter Niroshan Dickwell and batting allrounder Dhananjaya Lakshan will unfortunately sit out, with Dinesh Chandimal to keep the wickets.

The Gladiators too, have made five changes to their playing XI from the previous match.

R Premadasa Stadium weather

The weather at the R Premadasa Stadium currently is dark and cloudy, with 94% cloud cover. The conditions however, remain to be very warm with the temperature lingering around the 26 degrees Centigrade mark.

While chances of rain still remain a possibility, the probability of a downpour will reduce significantly by the next hour; down to 28%.

In case the match gets abandoned due to rain tonight, the Stars will proceed to the ‘Qualifier 2’ stage, on account of a better record in the league stage.

For those unaware, the ‘Qualifier 1’ match between Kandy Falcons and Jaffna Kings earlier was affected by rain too, with the Kings eventually emerging victorious by 24 runs as per the DLS method.

Chasing a modest target of 144, the Kings had posted 98/3 after 11 Overs, when relentless rain made sure that the further continuance of play was not possible.

Hourly weather at R Premedasa Stadium

09:00 PM – 26 degree (Rain Probability – 47%).

10:00 PM – 26 degree (Rain Probability – 28%).

11:00 PM – 25 degree (Rain Probability – 28%).

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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