The 18th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between Australia and Pakistan on Friday, October 20 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Australia‘s tournament campaign got off to a terrible start, suffering consecutive defeats to India and South Africa. However, they made a strong comeback by defeating Sri Lanka with a five-wicket victory in Lucknow. As they head into their next match, they aim to continue their winning streak.
On the other hand, Pakistan had a strong start to their tournament campaign, securing consecutive wins against Netherlands and Sri Lanka. However, their vulnerabilities were exposed in their recent match in Ahmedabad, where they suffered a seven-wicket loss to the tournament hosts, India.
Before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, and ground stats of M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:
AUS vs PAK: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Pitch Report
This is going to be the first match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in the ongoing 2023 World Cup, and we can anticipate a high-scoring contest. This renowned stadium is famous for its batsman-friendly pitch, leaving no margin for error for the bowlers who often find themselves struggling. Fast bowlers may find opportunities to strike early, but once the batsmen get settled, taking wickets here becomes an arduous task.
AUS vs PAK: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Ground Stats
|Matches won batting first||14|
|Matches won bowling first||20|
|Average 1st Innings scores||232|
|Average 2nd Innings scores||215|
|Highest total recorded||383/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs AUS|
|Lowest total recorded||114/10 (38.5 Ov) by INDW vs RSAW|
|Highest score chased||329/7 (49.1 Ov) by IRE vs ENG|
|Lowest score defended||166/4 (22 Ov) by IND vs ENG|