PAK vs AFG Pitch Report: How will surface at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai play in World Cup's 22nd match?
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Pitch Report for 23rd October: Pakistan, following their recent defeats against their arch-rivals India and the formidable five-time ODI world champions Australia, are now gearing up to face Afghanistan in their upcoming fifth match in Chennai.
On Monday, October 23, the 1992 World Cup winners, Pakistan, will face off against a determined Afghanistan team at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai during the ongoing ODI World Cup.
Pakistan remains in the top five teams on the points table, but their recent loss to New Zealand has caused Afghanistan to fall to the bottom of the table. Afghanistan now has three losses and only one win after playing four games.
Pakistan needs to quickly turn things around in their favour, as they are feeling disheartened after suffering two consecutive losses against their arch-rivals, India and Australia.
India outplayed them at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, but they showed improvement in the game against Australia before ultimately suffering another loss.
The team's batters must improve their cricket skills and adopt an aggressive approach against the Afghan spinners. Otherwise, the game could potentially shift in favour of the side led by Hasmatullah Shahidi.
However, Afghanistan displayed a lack of precision in their previous match against the Blackcaps. They were plagued by numerous dropped catches, which ultimately proved detrimental to their performance.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Pitch Report
This upcoming contest will mark the fourth event at the venue in the ongoing tournament, and the spinners have performed quite impressively up until now.
The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known for favouring spin bowling, and it is expected that this characteristic will be evident in the game between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Records and Stats
Total ODI Matches: 37
Matches won batting first: 18
Matches won bowling first: 18
Average first innings score: 226
Average second innings score: 204
Highest total scored: 337/7 by Asia XI vs Africa XI
Highest score chased: 291/2 by West Indies vs India
Lowest total recorded: 69 all out by Kenya vs New Zealand
Lowest total defended: 171 all out by England vs South Africa