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MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Spinners to rule IND vs AUS World Cup match

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Spinners to rule IND vs AUS World Cup match

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known for favoring spinners with its slow, low pitch, setting the stage for India vs Australia on Sunday.

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: India is ready to kick off its ICC World Cup 2023 journey against Australia on Sunday, October 08 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Rohit Sharma & Co will be aiming for a victory to start the tournament positively, especially after defeating Australia at home shortly before the World Cup. However, Team India is concerned about Shubman Gill’s availability due to a suspected Dengue infection. Before the Sunday match, take a look at the pitch conditions at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

MA Chidambaram Stadium: Pitch Report

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known for favoring spin bowlers, earning it a reputation as a haven for spinner. Moreover, this pitch typically exhibits a slow and low nature, providing significant turn and grip for spin bowlers as the game unfolds. We anticipate these same conditions for the India vs Australia clash scheduled for Sunday.

MA Chidambaram Stadium

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In this context, teams consider batting first as advantageous because the deteriorating pitch makes chasing increasingly difficult over time. Batters who can find their timing can score runs, but they must be cautious when facing deliveries that spin sharply. The sluggish MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch can sometimes make it challenging to execute powerful shots.

To maximize these conditions, teams heavily rely on spin in their bowling attack. Batters should adopt a sensible approach, with partnerships being crucial in building competitive totals. On this pitch, teams consider a score in the range of 260-270 to be above par.

IND vs AUS: Probable Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia: 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

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