Australia and Bangladesh will face each other in the Match 43 of the Cricket World Cup 2023. The match is scheduled to take place at MCA Stadium in Pune on 11th November, 2023.
Australia has pulled off a brilliant win against Afghanistan with the heroic innings from Glenn Maxwell. With this win they have advanced to the semi-finals. Bangladesh, on the other hand, had a below average performance in this World Cup. They are out of the semi-finals race but they are in good momentum and would want to win this one for the pride.
This will be the last fixture for this venue. Let’s take a look at the Pitch Report for the match between AUS and BAN.
The MCA Stadium pitch has been a little difficult for the batters as the average score is less as compared to other grounds although South Africa was able to smash 357 runs in the last match.
The fast bowlers are able to get wickets with the new ball in the powerplay. The ball shows good swing and seam. As the game proceeds, the spin bowlers also start getting some help from the surface.
The 1st innings average score will be around 275 and the par score has to be above 290.
The weather forecast predicts partly cloudy weather in Pune. If the overcast conditions prevail then we can see a lot of swing in the ball. The temperature is expected to hover around 31°C, dipping to around 26°C in the evening.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium serves as the international cricket stadium. It is located in Pune, Maharashtra and owned by Maharashtra Cricket Association. The stadium was established in 2012 and has some of the best facilities.
The stadium currently has the seating capacity of catering 37,000 spectators. The first ever ODI match at MCA Stadium was held in 2013 between India and Australia and now the stadium is set to host the Cricket World Cup 2023 matches.
MCA Stadium will host a total of 5 matches in the World Cup out of which the host team India will play one on 19th October against Bangladesh.