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ODI World Cup 2023, AUS vs AFG: Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report, Mumbai Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | Australia vs Afghanistan

In the 39th match of the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2023, Australia are set to confront Afghanistan. The highly anticipated clash will take place at the renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 7.

Australia enters the match with considerable momentum following a convincing triumph over England. On the other hand, Afghanistan registered a 7-wicket victory over the Netherlands in their previous game.

Both teams are resolute in their aim to emerge victorious in the upcoming encounter, taking a step closer to the semifinals.

ODI Stats and Records at Wankhede Stadium:

  • Total matches: 32
  • Matches won batting first: 17
  • Matches won bowling first: 15
  • Average first innings scores: 247
  • Average second innings scores: 196
  • Highest total recorded: 438/4 (50 Overs) by South Africa vs India
  • Lowest total recorded: 55/10 (27.1 Overs) by Sri Lanka vs India
  • Highest score chased: 284/4 (49 Overs) by New Zealand vs India
  • Lowest score defended: 192/9 (50 Overs) by West Indies vs India

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report:

The pitch at Wankhede Stadium offers favourable conditions for both fast bowlers and spinners, presenting a distinct advantage for swing bowlers during the initial phases of the match. As the game progresses, spinners also discover opportunities for success. Moreover, batters can amass considerable runs by displaying patience and executing well-timed shots on this venue. Considering these factors, the team winning the toss might choose to bowl first to capitalize on the existing conditions.

Mumbai Weather Forecast:

In Mumbai, the weather forecast predicts clear skies with no chance of rain. The temperature at the venue is estimated to peak at around 35 degrees Celsius, accompanied by humidity levels of approximately 50%. Furthermore, a mild breeze is expected to flow at a speed of 14 kmph. These conditions suggest that the match is unlikely to encounter any weather-related interruptions.

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AUS vs AFG, Probable Playing XI

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi,

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