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Match Preview: England vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 44th Match


ICC World Cup  •  11 Nov, 2023  •  33,128 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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In a defining clash at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, England and Pakistan prepare for a showdown at Eden Gardens. England's journey, marred by a series of defeats, mirrors historic sports disappointments, threatening their future in major tournaments. Pakistan, echoing its 2019 trajectory, clings to fading semi-final dreams. This match transcends a mere contest, embodying a struggle for survival and a testament to the unpredictable nature of cricket.

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Venue Insights

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Eden Gardens in Kolkata, a legendary venue in the world of cricket, is renowned for its propensity to host high-scoring encounters. This iconic ground has become synonymous with batting-friendly conditions, often leading to exhilarating run feasts. The pitch here typically favours the team batting first, as evidenced by an impressive average first innings score of 242. This distinct advantage for batters sets the stage for some memorable and aggressive batting displays.

As the game advances to the second innings, the pitch at Eden Gardens reveals a consistent pattern, with the average score dipping slightly to 198. This trend further highlights the pitch's bias towards batsmen, especially in the early stages of a match. Batters often find ample opportunities to dominate and leave a significant impact on the game.

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The ground's tendency to facilitate high-scoring games has made it a beloved venue among cricket fans, who eagerly anticipate the thrill of witnessing boundaries and sixes in abundance. Eden Gardens' reputation as a batsman's paradise thus continues to hold strong, promising an exciting contest filled with run-scoring spectacles.

Form Guide: England

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