India are all set to square off against Bangladesh in the 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The battle will take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday (October 19). It is worth mentioning that the venue will host its first World Cup 2023 event.
The Indian cricket team is so far undefeated in the tournament with three consecutive wins and are currently placed at the top of the points table. On the other hand, Bangladesh have managed to register just one win in the three matches so far.
As far as the previous matches of the two teams are concerned, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in their previous encounter, while Bangladesh suffered an eight-wicket loss at the hands of New Zealand.
India will now look to maintain their dominance when they meet the Shakib al Hasan-led side in Pune. Meanwhile, Bangladesh will be determined to regain their confidence.
ODI Stats and Records at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium:
Total matches: 7
Matches won batting first: 4
Matches won bowling first: 3
Average first innings score: 307
Average 2nd Inns scores: 281
Highest total recorded: 356/7 (48.1 Overs) by India vs England
Lowest total recorded: 232/10 (49.4 Overs) by India vs Australia
Highest score chased: 356/7 (48.1 Overs) by India vs England
Lowest score defended: 283/9 (50 Overs) by West Indies vs India
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium pitch report:
The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium’s pitch is a favourable setting for batters, offering a well-balanced opportunity to score boundaries through well-timed shots. As the game progresses, spinners can also leverage the surface to their advantage. Overall, a competitive match is expected to unfold at this location, where the team that wins the toss will likely opt to bat first, given the average first innings score of 307 runs at this ground.
Pune Weather Forecast:
Weather Forecast Pune (Image Source: Twitter)
The weather in Pune will be bright and sunny, with no chance of precipitation. The spectators can expect the game to take place without any disruptions or interruptions. The temperature at the venue is expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels to be around 42% and the wind blowing at a speed of 8 kmph.
IND vs BAN, probable playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Bangladesh: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
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India are all set to square off against Bangladesh in the 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The battle will take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday (October 19). It is worth mentioning that the venue will host its first World Cup 2023 event. The Indian cricket…