The 11th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between New Zealand and Bangladesh on Friday, October 13 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
New Zealand kicked off their tournament campaign with a thumping nine-wicket victory over England, displaying absolute dominance over the defending champions. They extended their victorious run by defeating the Netherlands with a commanding 99-run margin in their second match.
The Black Caps are set to receive a massive uplift as their regular captain, Kane Williamson, and pace leader, Tim Southee, make their return to the team after missing the first two matches, during which Tom Latham stood in as captain.
The inclusion of Williamson and Southee has created a selection challenge for the Kiwis, especially in regard to Rachin Ravindra, who has been brilliant in both the matches he played so far.
On the other hand, Bangladesh kicked off their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over Afghanistan. However, their performance took a severe downturn in the next match against England, where they suffered a massive 137-run loss. Heading into this game, they are undoubtedly determined to stage a strong comeback.
Before heading into the match, let’s take a look at the pitch report, stats, ODI and ground records of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai:
NZ vs BAN: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Pitch Report
Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium, having already been the venue for a clash between Australia and India in the ICC World Cup 2023, witnessed the challenges faced by Australian batters against spin.
This pattern is likely to continue in the upcoming game, with spinners expected to have a huge impact, though the early stages could favour pace bowlers. The team that wins the toss should consider chasing, aiming for a total of 280 to 300 runs, which would be a challenging task.
NZ vs BAN: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Pitch Stats, ODI, and Ground Records
- Total matches: 35
- Matches won batting first: 17
- Matches won bowling first: 17
- 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
NZ vs BAN: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Weather Report
Friday’s weather in Chennai will be sunny, with temperatures in the range of 28°C to 30°C. No rain is expected to interrupt the day, and humidity is forecasted at approximately 53%. The wind will be at a calm 11 km/h.