IND vs BAN: It is a Match Day INDIA! Rohit Sharma-led team India are all set to take on Shakib al Hasan-led Bangladesh on the 17th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on 19th October. The contest is going to be held in MCA Stadium Pune where it is expected to be an overcast day. Will rain interrupt the India vs Bangladesh game? Here we are to answer! This post covers the IND vs BAN Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Pune, and Pitch Report.
It has been a fruitful journey for India in this tournament and we hope it to be a bon voyage until they lift the cup. Three matches and three straight victories in dominating fashion and India have sent a clear message. In-form batsmen, in-form skipper, and in-form bowlers, Team India have all the boxes checked, and looks like they are all set for the hunt!
India successfully and soundly defeated Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in their last three matches. Though Bangladesh is not an easy side, India would be ready to add Bangladesh to this list. The match is going to be played at the second home of the skipper Rohit Sharma, MCA Stadium, Pune.
On the eve of the match, Virat Kohli lauded Shakib-al-Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, saying, “He’s got amazing control. He is a really skilled bowler. He bowls really effectively with the new ball, understands how to fool the batter, and is also quite economical.” Since 2022, Shakib has taken 10 wickets against India in four games at an average of 18 and a strike rate of 24.
Leaving the Shakib challenge aside, the Bangladeshi squad has found a method to destabilize even the most powerful of the Indian teams. Recent data show Bangladesh’s advancement throughout this match. Bangladesh has triumphed against India in three of their past four one-day internationals (ODIs), including the most recent Asia Cup encounter.
The Indian side is unlikely to make any changes to the starting lineup from the match against Pakistan on October 14 given the crowded atmosphere and small boundaries of Pune Stadium. While Bangladesh must contend with various challenges. There have been several batsmen who are out of form, and Bangladesh’s alternatives on the bench are limited.
Overall, it is going to be a good match. Bangladesh have always put up a fight against India and this time it is the stage of the World Cup if they can do the same. Down below is the IND vs BAN Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Pune, and Pitch Report.
IND vs BAN Weather Forecast
A hot but overcast day in Pune City. 150 km from the City of Dreams, Pune has very ‘stable but dynamic’ kind of weather throughout the year. Today, on 19 October 2023, the temperature of Pune City is expected to peak at 32°C in the afternoon and drop further as the sun goes down.
Humidity is predicted to hover between 45-65% in the match hours and winds will gust towards the Northwest at a speed of ~8Kmh during the day. It might be colder as cyclone warnings have been issued to the nearby areas.
IND vs BAN Rain Prediciton
There are very minimal chances of rain in Pune City of Maharashtra. The rain possibility is under 10% during the match hours, however, there will be ~50% of the sky covered under clouds. An overcast day for India vs Bangladesh is what weather.com predicts. Though, as it is aforementioned, the weather here in Pune is very dynamic. It can rain anytime when it is Pune but we must hope for a full 100-over game.
Pitch Report of MCA Stadium
The surface here has always been a batter’s paradise, and that is unlikely to change on Thursday, despite the fact that the surface is fresh and being used for the first game this season.
The team batting first has won in 4 of the last 7 ODI matches. This demonstrates that as the game goes on, the pitches here tend to slow down. So, after winning the toss, batting first proves to be a great choice.
The first innings at this stadium often end around a score of 307. India and England played in an extremely high-scoring game in the previous encounter hosted here in 2021. India batted first and scored 329 runs, limiting England to 322/9 in 50 overs.
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