The 30th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on Monday, October 30 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Having participated in five matches in the tournament, Afghanistan has recorded two wins and three losses. Their thumping 8-wicket victory over Pakistan has given them a confidence boost, and they are eager to clinch another win to stay in the semi final race.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is in a similar position, having won two out of the five matches they have played so far in the ODI World Cup 2023. They are entering this game following a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over England and are eager to maintain their winning momentum.
However, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, and ground stats of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune:
AFG vs SL: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report
At the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, the pitch provides an even playing field, favouring both batters and bowlers. This allows batters to play powerful shots early on. Bowlers will find some assistance in the initial overs, while spinners tend to dominate the middle of the game. It’s worth noting that the majority of matches at this venue have been won by teams chasing the target, so the toss-winning team is likely to opt for bowling first.
AFG vs SL: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Ground Stats
- Total matches: 8
- Matches won batting first: 4
- Matches won bowling first: 4
- Average 1st Inns scores: 300
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 278
- Highest total recorded: 356/7 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs ENG
- Lowest total recorded: 232/10 (49.4 Ov) by IND vs AUS
- Highest score chased: 356/7 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs ENG
- Lowest score defended: 283/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND