SA vs PAK: MA Chidambaram Stadium Today’s Weather Forecast and Pitch Report
In the upcoming 25th match of the ICC World Cup 2023, South Africa (RSA) will face Pakistan (PAK) at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 27. South Africa is entering the match on a high note, having secured a convincing win against Bangladesh, while Pakistan is in a tough spot with three consecutive losses.
Pakistan began the tournament on a positive note, securing wins against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. However, their fortunes have taken a downturn with subsequent losses to India, Australia, and Afghanistan. Among these losses, the defeat to Afghanistan was particularly disheartening and revealed the team’s vulnerabilities. Another loss in the upcoming match could severely jeopardize their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.
South Africa rebounded impressively after their loss to the Netherlands, securing wins against England and Bangladesh. They are emerging as the most prolific batting team in India this month during the 2023 Cricket World Cup, having posted the three highest scores in the tournament, including the only total exceeding 400. As they prepare to face each other in the humid conditions of Chennai, let’s take a glance at the weather forecast for the day.
Slight rain chances in Chennai during South Africa vs Pakistan ODI World Cup 2023 game
While there’s a minor possibility of rain during the match, it’s not likely to be a significant concern for the teams. However, the day is forecasted to stay overcast throughout the afternoon before clearing up in the evening. The temperature is expected to reach around 31 degrees Celsius, and there might be some showers later in the evening; otherwise, the day is anticipated to be mostly sunny.
Pitch Report of Chepauk Stadium:
The upcoming match in Chennai marks the fifth and last encounter in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 at this venue. It will be intriguing to observe whether a new pitch is employed. Up to this point, the pitch at this ground has seen first-innings scores of 199, 245, 288, and 282, respectively. Out of the eight innings played here, only two teams faced being bowled out. Chepauk isn’t inherently known for producing high-scoring matches, making it advantageous to have a good spin-bowling strategy. An example of this was Afghanistan’s recent victory over Pakistan, where they bowled 38 overs of spin.
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