With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on the horizon, cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting the spectacle that this tournament promises to be. To prepare for the main event, the warm-up fixtures officially commenced on September 29, marking a crucial phase for participating teams. These practice matches are not just a formality; they serve as a pivotal opportunity for teams to acclimatize to the Indian conditions and fine-tune their strategies.

The spotlight falls on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati as England, the defending champions, gear up for a face-off against Bangladesh in the sixth warm-up match on October 2. Bangladesh comes into this match with a boost of confidence after securing a victory in their first warm-up game against Sri Lanka. In contrast, England’s opening practice match against hosts India was met with disappointment as it was abandoned due to inclement weather.

ODI Stats and Records at Barsapara Cricket Stadium:

  • Total matches: 03
  • Matches won batting first: 01
  • Matches won bowling first: 02
  • Average 1st Innings scores: 248
  • Average 2nd Innings scores: 227
  • Highest total recorded: 373/7 (50 Ov) by India vs Sri Lanka
  • Lowest total recorded: 50/10 (30.4 Ov) by England Women vs India Women
  • Highest score chased: 326/2 (42.1 Ov) by India vs West Indies
  • Lowest score defended: 373/7 (50 Ov) by India vs Sri Lanka

Barsapara Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:

The Barsapara Stadium’s pitch in Guwahati typically provides a batters-friendly environment, but skilled bowlers can strategically exploit certain areas to make their presence felt. As the game unfolds, spinners may come into play. Considering these pitch dynamics, the team winning the coin toss might be inclined to opt for batting first.

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Guwahati weather forecast:

Guwahati weather (Image Source: Twitter)

Anticipate scattered thunderstorms at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, with a 60% likelihood of rainfall. The temperature is projected to remain at approximately 33 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of approximately 81%. Additionally, expect a breeze with a velocity of 14 kilometers per hour.

ENG vs BAN, probable playing XI, 6th warm-up game:

England: Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (c and wk), Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Bangladesh: Litton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tanzid Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

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