M A Chidambaram Stadium: Statistics, Pitch Report and Upcoming Matches

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M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

M A Chidambaram Stadium: India’s first match in the most awaited tournament in the world of Cricket, the ICC Men’s World Cup will be held at M A Chidambaram Stadium against 5 times champion Australia. It is one of the largest stadiums in the country with a capacity of around 50,000 people. A lot of people will get excited about the facts and details of this venue since D-Day is around the corner. 

Keep reading for the interesting facts of this stadium and the statistics of the stadium as well. 

History of M A Chidambaram Stadium

The history of the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium traces back to 1859 when the presidency planned and acquired the place of Chepauk for over INR 5 Lakhs. The stadium was then established in the year and was further renovated in the year 2010. It is the second-oldest stadium in India after Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The first test was played in 1934 between India and England, the first ODI in 1987 between India and Australia and the first T20 between India and New Zealand. 

M A Chidambaram Stadium: Statistics

The statistics on this ground are very interesting. A total of 34 Matches have been played at this ground and these are the statistics of all the played matches:

ParticularsNumber of matches
Total Played34
1st Batting Team Won17
2nd Batting Team Won16
Highest Score Chased291/2 (47.5 Over) 
Lowest score defended171/10 (45.4 Over)
Highest Total337/7 (50 Over)
Lowest Total69/10 (23.5 Over) 

M A Chidambaram Stadium: Upcoming Matches

In the 2023 IODI World Cup, these are the matches that will be played at this stadium:

Playing CountriesDate
Australia vs India8th October 2023
Bangladesh vs New Zealand13th October 2023
Afghanistan vs New Zealand18th October 2023
Afghanistan vs Pakistan23rd October 2023
Pakistan vs South Africa27th October 2023

Pitch Report of M A Chidambaram Stadium for India vs Australia on 8th October 2023

According to records, and the current situation, The pitch at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium will favour the spinners. The pitch is said to be slow and low and will also offer grip to the spinners with time passing. 

The chasing will become hard due to the deteriorating nature. 

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1. Is M.A. Chidambaram Stadium small or big?

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is one the largest stadium in the country. It was named after one of the BCCI presidents MA Chidambaram.

2. Where will be India’s first CWC 2023 match played?

The first match of India in the ODI Men’s World Cup will be played at MA Chidambaram against Australia.

3. What is the highest score at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in ODI by India?

The highest score at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in an ODI by India was 299/8 against SA in the year 2015. 

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