The 43rd match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played between Australia and Bangladesh on Saturday, November 11 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Australia, having won six out of eight matches, has booked a spot in the semifinals and currently occupies the third position on the points table. Their recent close win against Afghanistan, powered by Glenn Maxwell‘s unbeaten double century, highlights their resilience and they will look to extend their winning momentum further in the tournament.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is gearing up for their final group stage match in the 2023 World Cup. Following this game, they will return home, likely wanting to put behind a challenging season marked by subpar performances. With only two victories from eight matches, they are eager to conclude on a positive note in their last encounter.
How ever, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report and ground stats of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune:
AUS vs BAN: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report
The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium offers favourable conditions for batting, particularly during the initial half of the game when the pitch is conducive. However, as the match progresses, the pitch tends to slow down, bringing spin into play. Therefore, setting targets becomes challenging, making it ideal for the team winning the toss to opt for batting first.
AUS vs BAN: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Ground Stats
- Total matches: 11
- Matches won batting first: 6
- Matches won bowling first: 5
- Average 1st Inns scores: 303
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 256
- Highest total recorded: 357/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs NZ
- Lowest total recorded: 167/10 (35.3 Ov) by NZ vs RSA
- Highest score chased: 356/7 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs ENG
- Lowest score defended: 283/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND