The 7th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will see England go ahead to head against Bangladesh on Tuesday, October 10 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
England‘s ICC World Cup 2023 campaign began on a sour note as they suffered a nine-wicket defeat in their opening match against New Zealand, the reigning champions from the previous edition.
Their bowlers struggled to counter the batting duo of Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra, highlighting a pressing need for improvement, particularly in their bowling department, which currently appears to be the weakest among all the participating teams.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, kicked off their World Cup 2023 journey in style, thrashing Afghanistan by a convincing six wickets at this Dharamsala only. They will be looking to add more wins to their tally.
But before we dive into the game, let’s take a look at the condition of the pitch at Dharamsala’s Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium and what history tells us about this venue:
ENG vs BAN: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Pitch Report
During the ODI World Cup 2023’s first match at this venue, Bangladesh restricted Afghanistan to a mere 156 runs before comfortably chasing down the target with six wickets in hand in less than 35 overs. Batting in the initial innings was tough, courtesy of the grassy pitch, but things got a bit smoother in the second innings.
As we have seen in the opening match at this venue, spinners have ample assistance here, with the ball showing significant turn during the middle phase of the game. However, one can’t discount the pacers either, as they have found success at this venue too. In the initial overs, the team will likely rely on pacers to take wickets with the new ball.
Furthermore, the historical data suggests that teams chasing have consistently found success in ODIs at this venue. So, winning the toss might incline towards opting to bowl first. Anything around 270-300 will be the challenging first innings total here.
ENG vs BAN: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Pitch Stats, and Ground Records
- Total matches played: 5
- Matches won batting first: 1
- Matches won bowling first: 4
- Average 1st Innings scores: 202
- Average 2nd Innings scores: 192
- Highest total recorded: 330/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs WI
- Lowest total recorded: 112/10 (38.2 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Highest score chased: 227/3 (47.2 Ov) by ENG vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 330/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs WI
ENG vs BAN: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Weather Report
Tuesday’s weather in Dharamsala is shaping up nicely, featuring a mixture of partly cloudy and sunny conditions. Temperatures will reach around 23°C but are likely to drop to 16°C as the game advances. There’s a 57% possibility of precipitation, and the wind is expected to be at 11 km/h.