IND vs AUS ICC World Cup 2023: India is ready to face Australia, the three-time World Champions, on October 8th at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This match, IND vs AUS, marks the 5th game of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and will kick off at 2:00 PM, with cloudy weather expected. In this article, we’ll provide you with the weather forecast and pitch report for the MA Chidambaram Stadium for the IND vs AUS match.
India vs Australia ICC World Cup 2023 Preview
A few days ago, India and Australia played a 3-match ODI series in India, and India won it 2-1. Interestingly, Australia hasn’t been doing well recently, losing 5 out of their last 6 matches – 3 against South Africa in South Africa and 2 against India in India.
However, they did manage to win the third ODI against India, which gave them some momentum. They also won their second warm-up game against Pakistan, but their first warm-up game against Netherlands was canceled due to rain.
On the other hand, India is coming into this match with high confidence and momentum. Even though both of India’s warm-up matches were rained out, they have had enough practice for the ICC main event.
In terms of head-to-head statistics, Australia has an advantage over India. Australia has won 83 out of 149 matches played between the two teams, while India has won only 56 times.
Both teams are facing the challenge of missing key players in this intense competition. Travis Head of Australia is unavailable, and Indian star opener Shubman Gill is doubtful. If Gill can’t play, it’s likely that Ishan Kishan will step in to fill the opening position.
IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 Match Details
|Tournament||ICC Cricket World Cup 2023|
|Date||8 October 2023|
|Match||India vs Australia|
|Venue||MA Chidambaram, Chennai|
|Timings (IST)||02:00 AM|
IND vs AUS Probable Playing XI
India Playing 11 Today: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Australia Playing 11 Today: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
IND vs AUS Pitch Report Of MA Chidambaram Stadium
The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is known for its consistent pitch, which usually offers a fair playing field for both batsmen and bowlers. For the upcoming IND vs AUS match, it’s been confirmed that the pitch will be made of black soil. However, spinners might have a slight advantage because of the dry condition of the surface.
In terms of statistics, out of the 31 ODI games played at this stadium, the team batting first has won 15 times, and the team chasing the target has also won 15 times. One game ended in a tie.
IND vs AUS Weather Forecast
The IND vs AUS match, which is Match 5 of the ICC World Cup 2023, is scheduled for October 8th (Sunday) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The game will kick off at 2:00 PM IST.
As per weather.com, the weather in Chennai, India, is expected to be overcast, hot, and humid on that day, with a partially clear sky at night. The weather forecast indicates a low possibility of rain during the match. The temperature in Chennai will remain around 32°C for most of the day until the evening, and it will drop to around 29-28°C at night.
There is approximately a 5% chance of rain throughout the day, with a slightly higher chance, around 10%, at around 5:00 PM. Humidity levels will be relatively high, ranging from 70-90%. The winds will blow from the Southeast at a speed of approximately 20 kmph during the day. It seems unlikely that rain will significantly interrupt the game, and we can look forward to enjoying a full 100-over match.
IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 Squad
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Australia Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.