The Indian Cricket team will play the underdogs Bangladesh at the MCA Stadium Pune on Thursday. After an electric start, India will be taking up Bangladesh’s challenge one team which has annoyed them a lot of times in the past. Here is the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune Pitch Report for the epic World Cup clash.
India is flying high after they convincingly defeated arch-rivals Pakistan at the jam-packed Narendra Modi Stadium. On the other hand, Bangladesh is coming from back-to-back two losses against England and New Zealand.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 15, 2023
Undoubtedly India will be walking in as a favorite to this game but looking at the history between these two teams Bangladesh has defeated India in some of the crunch games in multi-nation tournaments. From the 2019 World Cup, the two teams have faced each other on 4 occasions in which surprisingly Bangladesh have the upper hand as they have won 3 times.
IND vs BAN Cricket World Cup 2023, Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 19th October, Thursday
Time: 2:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Stadium, Pune
Weather: It will be the first game at Maharashtra in which we will see a clear sky with a sparse cloud cover and a bit humid temperature. There are no signs of rain interruption and we can see a full-fledged encounter. Due is always a factor to think about after winning the toss at this venue as we have seen games turning around in the chasing team’s favour.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune Pitch Report
It is an amazing surface to bat on where the batters enjoy playing aerial strokes trusting the bounce of the surface. On the other hand, this pitch is also very useful for the spinners once it gets a bit old as they can extract some amount of grip and turn from this surface.
Meanwhile, the pacers will have a tough time at this wicket however change of pace will help them deceive the batters with the help of large square boundaries.
The toss winner should opt to bowl first on this venue as due factors play a very vital role on this pitch to shape the game’s momentum.
Pune Cricket Stadium ODI Records
The MCA Stadium ODI Records are favoring teams batting first as they have won 4 out of 7 games at the venue.
- Total ODI matches played: 7
- Matches won by the team batting first: 4
- Matches won by the team batting second: 3
- Highest team score while batting first: England — 350-7 (50) vs India
- Lowest team score while batting first: India — 232-9 (50) vs Australia
- Biggest total chased: India — 356-7 (48.2) vs England
- Lowest Score Defended: West Indies defended 283
- Rajkot Cricket Stadium average 1st innings score in ODI: 307
- Rajkot Cricket Stadium average 2nd innings score in ODI: 281