Rain or shine at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday for India's opening match in the 2023 ODI World Cup between Australia and India?
IND vs. AUS ODI World Cup 2023 Weather Forecast : There were a few weather delays during the three-match OD series between the two nations last month, so supporters will be hoping for a completely different situation to see India's campaign take underway.
When they play in the fifth match of the ODI World Cup 2023 on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Australia and India will be hoping to start the tournament on a positive note.
India, who won their last meeting between the two teams in the just finished three-match ODI series by a score of 2-1, would be hoping to repeat that performance in their opening game of the competition.
Before their first game, India was supposed to play two warm-up matches against the Netherlands and England, respectively. However, bad weather prevented them from playing in any of the matches.
Both the first game—against England in Guwahati—and the second—against the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram—were completely wiped out.
Speaking of the game, Australia's Marcus Stoinis, an all-round player, may also be unable to play on Sunday, and India's great opener Shubman Gill is expected to miss it due to sickness.
There were a few weather delays during the three-match OD series between the two teams last month, and fans will be expecting for a completely different situation to see India's campaign take off.
Speaking of the weather, a day before the India vs. Australia game at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, there was a lot of rain seen in several areas of Chennai on Saturday.
The rain has been playing hide-and-seek for the past week, popping out at regular intervals.
Rain is not expected to have an impact on Sunday's India vs. Australia match, according to the weather forecast. On Sunday, there will likely be mostly clear skies and temperatures between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius.
There's also an eight percent possibility of rain in the Sunday afternoon due to the high humidity that is predicted.
The intense India-Australia game will begin at the site at 2:00 PM IST.
Report on Pitch
The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has a pitch that often helps both hitters and bowlers. But because it's dry, spinners have historically had a significant advantage throughout the years.
When the game goes on, the wicket will slow down and the stroke-making will get harder.
At this location, the average score in the first innings in ODIs is roughly 224, while the average score in the second innings is roughly 205.