Pakistan has won the toss and opted to bat in the crucial Super Fours match against Sri Lanka, which will commence with a delay of more than two hours after a spell of heavy rain.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka said he would have opted to bowl first anyway because of the conditions of the outfield.
The ODI match has been curtailed by five overs, and the power play is now nine overs.
Earlier, footage broadcast on television showed the characteristic blue covers spanning the R. Premadasa Stadium as threatening grey clouds loomed above.
Since there is no “reserve day” in the Super Fours in this match a washout today would end Pakistan’s Asia Cup campaign and send Sri Lanka straight into the final.
Mohammad Haris, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Zaman Khan.