NZ vs BAN: With the overcast conditions at Chennai, the stage is all set for Kane Willamson-led New Zealand to take on Shakib al Hasan-led Bangladesh in the 11th Match of ICC World Cup 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai today starting at 02:00 PM. This post reads the NZ vs BAN Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of MA Chidambaram Stadium.
New Zealand have been one of the strongest contenders when it comes to the ICC events. They have shown the purest form of assiduity and hard work and this tournament is no different. New Zealand started the tournament with the services of regular skipper Kane Willamson in the opening clash but he was back in the second.
New Zealand took revenge for the 2019 Final defeat to England in the opening match of the 2023 ODI World Cup. A maiden hundred by Indian-born Rachin Ravindra and a stellar 151* knock from Devon Conway utterly destroyed England’s frontline bowlers and won the match by 9 wickets.
New Zealand next fought against Netherlands in their second match. This time they batted first and posted a 300+ runs target and Mitchell Santner was the man for them that day! Santner took a Fifer in his 10 overs leaking just 59 runs and was awarded as the Player of the Match.
Bangladesh, in contrast, won the first match in some fashion against Afghanistan where they bowled out Afghans just over 150 runs and won the game by 6 wickets. Mehidy Hasan Miraj has been in great touch in recent times for them and he was the savior for them that day with his 3 wickets and 57 runs.
Next, they faced England and England ruthlessly punched the Bangladeshi bowlers and it was a one-sided affair right from the start. Shakib Al Hasan and his team lost the match by a massive 137-run margin and dealt a heavy fall in their NRR. Now they have a big match next against New Zealand and they would look to present the maximum resistance against them.
Down below is the NZ vs BAN Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of MA Chidambaram Stadium:
NZ vs BAN Weather Forecast
NZ vs BAN | Match 11 of the ICC World Cup 2023 will take place on October 13 (Friday) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The play begins at 2:00 PM IST.
According to weather.com, it is an overcast, hot, and humid day with a partially cloudy sky throughout the day in Chennai city of India. The weather forecast shows minimal possibility of rain during the game but a higher possibility of rain before the match in the morning. The temperature of Chennai city will stay at 31°C for the most part of the day till the evening and drop further to 29-28°C at night.
There are ~2% chances of rain throughout the day. Around a 20% chance of rain at around 12:00 AM. Humidity is in a higher range, hovering around 70-90%. Winds will gust toward the Northeast at the speed of ~18kmph during the day. Almost no rain interruption and we may enjoy a full 100-over game.
NZ vs BAN Pitch Report Of MA Chidambaram Stadium
The pitch at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium has a reputation for frequently offering a level playing surface that is advantageous to both batters and bowlers. A black soil pitch might be used for the NZ vs BAN game. However, because of the dry nature of the surface, spinners often have a little edge.
Now, if we speak statistics, in 35 ODI matches played at the stadium, the side batting first won 17 matches, and equally went to the chasing team, while one game ended in a draw. The first inning’s total is often about 230.
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