The 14th season of the Indian Premier League to kick off on the 9th of April. A full-fledged 60-match tournament will take place under closed doors. Six venues in India will host the biggest t20 league in 2021. The season opener is between RCB and defending champions Mumbai Indians and is scheduled to take place in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Ahead of the tournament fantasy players are looking for the pitch report and IPL records of Chennai Cricket Stadium. So here below are useful stats that might be quite helpful for the fans.
Chennai Pitch Report
Chepauk is the home ground for MS Dhoni-led CSK. However, this year Chennai-franchise won’t play any match here. Chennai pitch curators usually create a spin-friendly wicket. The slow track creates difficulty for the batsmen. Thus, most of the time Chepauk witnesses low-scoring matches. A slow and dry surface provides comfort to the spinners and shrewd management would play an extra spinner here.
The IPL records of Chennai Cricket Stadium suggest that a 160-run total is considered good here. If a team puts 180 runs on the board then the chasing team faces a lot of trouble and usually the batting order collapses. Chepauk offers a kind of wicket where 140 is also defendable. Pacers won’t get much help from the surface. However, if they bowl with good line length they can go economical.
When looking at IPL 2019 records at Chennai ground, middle-order batsmen have scored most of the runs. One of the openers has lost his wicket early in most of the matches. The role of a batsman who bats at no.3 position is gonna be vital at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Chennai Cricket Stadium IPL 2019 Records
Last year the tournament was played in UAE. So here are the records of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai during the IPL 2019 season which will give a picture of how the pitch behaves.
- Total Matches Played: 8
- Matches won by the team batting first: 3
- Matches won by the team batting first: 5
- Lowest total batting first: RCB – 70/10 vs CSK
- Lowest total batting second (defeat): DC – 99/10 vs CSK
- Highest total batting first: CSK – 179/4 vs DC
- Highest total batting second (defeat): RR: 167/8 vs CSK
- Average first innings total: 144
- Highest individual score: Shane Watson – 96(53) vs SRH
- Best bowling figures (spinner): Imran Tahir – 4/12 vs DC
- Best bowling figures (pacer): Lasith Malinga – 4/37 vs CSK
- Total wickets taken by spinners: 52 (6.5 wickets per match)
- Total wickets taken by pacers: 37 (4.6 wickets per match)
Upcoming Matches in Chennai
Meanwhile,10 league matches of IPL 2021 are scheduled to take place in Chennai Cricket Stadium. Mumbai Indians will play 5 matches in Chepauk this year which is the most for a team. As mentioned earlier, Chennai won’t host home team CSK this year.
|Match No.||Match||Date||Time (IST)|
|1||MI vs RCB||9 April||7:30 PM|
|2||SRH vs KKR||11 April||7:30 PM|
|3||KKR vs MI||13 April||7:30 PM|
|4||SRH vs RCB||14 April||7:30 PM|
|5||MI vs SRH||17 April||7:30 PM|
|6||RCB vs KKR||18 April||3:30 PM|
|7||DC vs MI||20 April||7:30 PM|
|8||PBKS vs SRH||21 April||3:30 PM|
|9||PBKS vs MI||23 April||7:30 PM|
|10||SRH vs DC||25 April||7:30 PM|