The 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will see Pakistan locking horns against Afghanistan on Monday, October 23rd at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
The Pakistan team has competed in four tournament matches, with two wins and two losses under their belt. Their previous game resulted in a big defeat against Australia, but they are eager about making a resilient comeback in the upcoming match.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, had a rough time in the tournament, losing three out of four matches. Their only victory came against the reigning champions England in Delhi. As they head into their next game, they are looking to leverage the spin-friendly conditions in Chennai.
Meanwhile, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, and ground stats of the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
PAK vs AFG: MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report
The MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch is renowned for its spin-friendly nature, and this trend has continued in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Spinners have been the dominant force, claiming the majority of wickets, and this pattern is likely to persist in the upcoming match.
This venue has hosted three matches in the tournament, and interestingly, two of them were won by the chasing teams. Therefore, the team that wins the toss might consider opting to chase.
PAK vs AFG: MA Chidambaram Stadium Ground Stats
- Total matches: 37
- Matches won batting first: 18
- Matches won bowling first: 18
- Average 1st Inns scores: 226
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 204
- 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