The current ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 points table presents an intriguing picture. India stands undefeated, having won all three of their matches and amassing six points. Their Net Run Rate (NRR) stands at an impressive +1.821. In contrast, Bangladesh has clinched just one victory and currently occupies the seventh position on the points table after three matches.
The wicket at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune favors the batsmen. Bowlers have little room for error and must maintain a disciplined line and length. Over the past 10 matches at this stadium, the average first-innings score is 309. Given this, setting a target while batting first appears to be the preferred strategy, with the team doing so winning 57 percent of matches.
The temperature is expected to reach approximately 33 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels hovering around 41 percent. There are no anticipated rain disruptions during this match, and according to AccuWeather, precipitation chances are minimal, at approximately 3 percent.
As the sun sets, the temperature is likely to decrease, creating favorable weather conditions for the players in the evening. It's worth noting that the absence of cloud cover during the day could lead to the presence of dew, potentially impacting the game.
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
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