The 5th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between India and Australia on Sunday, October 8 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
India and Australia recently clashed in a three-match ODI series on Indian soil, resulting in a 2-1 series victory for India. The first two ODIs saw India dominating, but Australia fought back and secured a win in the third match in Rajkot.
Both teams boast a lineup of seasoned stars and experienced players, all eager to kick off their ICC World Cup 2023 campaign with a win for their respective sides.
Before that, let’s take a look at the pitch report, stats and ground records of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
IND vs AUS: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Pitch Report
The MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch is spin-oriented and not very conducive to batting. Batters will have to be patient and build their innings. In the 35 ODI matches held here, 17 were won by teams batting first, and 16 by teams bowling first, indicating that the toss won’t play a significant role.
Teams relying on their spinners are poised for success and have a strong chance of winning. Although the pitch favours spin, it’s important to note that the conditions will also benefit the pacers, especially in the early overs with the new ball. Bowlers will need to devise plans to capitalise on these opportunities.
IND vs AUS: MA Chidambaram Stadium ODI Records & Pitch Stats
- Total matches: 34
- Matches won batting first: 17
- Matches won bowling first: 16
- Average 1st Inns scores: 224
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 205
- Highest total recorded: 337/7 (50 Ov) by ASIAXI vs AFRICAXI
- Lowest total recorded: 69/10 (23.5 Ov) by KEN vs NZ
- Highest score chased: 291/2 (47.5 Ov) by WI vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 171/10 (45.4 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
IND vs AUS: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Weather Report
Chennai can expect partly cloudy conditions on Sunday, with temperatures ranging from 30°C to 33°C. There’s a 20% chance of rain, but it’s unlikely to disrupt the game. Humidity will be at approximately 75%, and the wind will blow at 18 km/h.