Ind vs Aus Toss Update and Pitch Report and Playing Conditions

Two of the favorites India and Australia of this ongoing World Cup 2023 will be up against each other for the 5th match of the mega event. Both teams will try to open their account. The match is anticipated to be a nail-biting game as India and Australia are prepared well for this encounter. Whoever wins this match will ease his way to the top four. Let’s have a look and check how the pitch will behave and how important the toss will be for both teams. 

Ind vs Aus Toss

Australia won the toss and elected to batfirst. Australia decided to bat first because of the track record of this Chennai surface. The team batting first has won more matches than the second on this ground. 

Ind vs Aus Pitch Report MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai 

Chennai’s surface is more friendly for spinners than pacers. Spinners enjoy bowling on this surface as the surface is drier compared to the other wickets that will be utilized in this World Cup. 

Teams love to bat first on this surface. The average 1st innings score is something between 260 to  275 runs. This is because of the fact that spinners enjoy this surface. Timing the ball is difficult because of the dryness of the pitch. So, it is obvious that the team that wins the toss will go for batting.

But remember that the pattern of this World Cup might change the batting first decision on this pitch. We have seen that batting second in Indian conditions becomes easier. Teams struggle to bat first in this mega-event. They do not know at what pace they should continue batting to get to a defendable total.

The previous record of this ground also shows that bat first has more chances to win that match. Because the pitch gets slowed down more in the second innings. Let’s see whether history prevails or a few matches of this ongoing World Cup will change the minds of captains. 

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