PAK vs AFG ICC World Cup 2023: MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Published on: Oct 22, 2023 2:22 pm IST|Updated on: Oct 22, 2023 2:24 pm IST

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Pakistan are all set to face Afghanistan in their next game of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Monday. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai at 2:00 PM IST.

Pakistan haven’t had a good run in the tournament so far as they have won two matches and lost the other two. They have lost both of their matches against the stronger opponent, including a 62-run loss to Australia in their last match.

On the other hand, Afghanistan have won only one game and lost three out of their four matches. They defeated the defending champions England but lost the next game to New Zealand by 149 runs. Afghanistan will look to spin out Pakistan as they have already played at this surface.

In this post, we will take a look at the MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the World Cup clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

MA Chidambaram Stadium’s Pitch Report

It is a decent batting surface with some help available for the spinners. The ball is expected to turn during the first innings, while due might come in during the second innings. However, Expect the team winning the toss to bat first as both teams struggle while chasing.

Last Three Results at the Venue:

  • New Zealand (288/6 in 50 overs) defeated Afghanistan (139/10 in 34.4 overs) by 149 runs – 18 October 2023
  • Bangladesh (245/9 in 50 overs) lost to New Zealand (248/2 in 42.5 overs) by 8 wickets – 13 October 2023
  • Australia (199/10 in 49.3 overs) lost to India (201/4 in 41.2 overs) by 6 wickets – 8 October 2023

Pakistan ODI record in MA Chidambaram Stadium

Pakistan have played two ODI matches at this venue and won both of them.

Pakistan’s Highest Total at the venue: 327/5 in 50 overs vs India in 1997
Pakistan’s Lowest Total at the venue: 228/4 in 48.1 overs vs India in 2012

Afghanistan ODI record in MA Chidambaram Stadium

Afghanistan have played only one one-day match at this venue. They lost that game.

Afghanistan’s Highest Total at the venue: N/A
Afghanistan’s Lowest Total at the venue: 139/10 in 34.4 overs vs New Zealand in 2023

Pakistan vs Afghanistan ODI Head-to-Head

Matches: 7
Pakistan Won: 7
Afghanistan Won: 0
No Result: 0
Tied: 0
Highest Total For Pakistan: 302/9 in 49.5 overs in 2023
Lowest Total For Pakistan: 201/10 in 47.1 overs in 2023
Highest Total For Afghanistan: 300/5 in 50 overs in 2023
Lowest Total For Afghanistan: 59/10 in 19.2 overs in 2023

MA Chidambaram Stadium Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 38000
Number of matches hosted: 34 Tests, 26 ODIs, and 2 T20Is

MA Chidambaram Stadium ODI Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 26
Home Team (India) Won: 8
Visiting Team Won: 6
Neutral Side Won: 11
No Result: 1
Match Tied: 0

Average 1st Innings Score: 234
Matches Won Batting 1st: 15
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 10
Highest Team Total: 337/7 by ACC Asia XI vs ACA Africa XI in 2007
Lowest Team Total: 69/10 by Kenya vs New Zealand in 2011
Highest Run Chase: 291/2 by West Indies vs India in 2019

Highest Individual Score: 194 by Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) vs India in 1997
Best Bowling Figures: 5/51 by Ravi Rampaul (West Indies) vs India in 2011
Most Runs: Virat Kohli (India) – 422 runs in 9 matches
Most Wickets: Mohammad Rafique (Bangladesh) – 8 wickets in 3 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: Kieron Pollard (India) – 12 Sixes

Stats of Pakistan Players at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • No current Pakistan players have played at this venue.

Stats of Afghanistan Players at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Rahmat Shah – 36 runs in 1 match
  • Azmatullah Omarzai – 27 runs and 2 wickets in 1 match
  • Naveen-ul-Haq – 2 wickets in 1 match
  • Rashid Khan – 1 wicket in 1 match
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman – 1 wicket in 1 match

Active Batters with most runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Virat Kohli (India) – 422 runs in 9 matches
  • Rohit Sharma (India) – 140 runs in 8 matches
  • Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies) – 139 runs in 1 match

Active bowlers with most wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Kuldeep Yadav (India) – 7 Wickets in 4 matches
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India) – 6 wickets in 3 matches
  • Hardik Pandya (India) – 6 wickets in 3 matches
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