The Cricket World Cup has arrived in Kolkata. The Eden Gardens will host its first match of the tournament on October 28, scheduled to be played between the Netherlands and Bangladesh. Later, four more CWC 2023 matches including a mouthwatering IND vs SA clash are scheduled to be played in Kolkata. Ahead of the BAN vs NED match, we will let you know the Eden Gardens Kolkata pitch report, ground records, and the last ODI match scorecard. Here’s everything you need to know about Kolkata Cricket Stadium.
All 5 World Cup games in Kolkata are going to be day-night clashes, scheduled to kick off at 2:00 PM. The Stadium last hosted an ODI match in January 2023 when India faced Sri Lanka. So far, Eden Gardens has witnessed a total of 31 one-day international games, with the men in blue featuring in 22 of them.
Bangladesh will make their second ODI appearance at Kolkata Stadium this Saturday, the first being back in 1990. On the other hand, the Dutch side will play at City of Joy for the first time. The upcoming match will be a do-or-die encounter for both Bangladesh and Netherlands, as they find themselves at the bottom three of the table with just one win each.
ODI Records at Kolkata Cricket Stadium before NED vs BAN, CWC Match
- Men’s ODI Matches Played: 31
- Matches won by the team batting first: 18
- Matches won by the team batting second: 12
- Highest score while batting first: India – 404/5 (50) vs Sri Lanka, 2014
- Lowest score while batting first: South Africa – 177/8 (47) vs India, 1991
- Biggest total chased: India chased 315 vs Sri Lanka, 2009
- Lowest Score Defended: India defended 195 vs South Africa, 1993
- Eden Gardens Kolkata average 1st innings score in ODIs: 241
- Eden Gardens Kolkata average 2nd innings score in ODIs: 203
- Best bowling figures for a spinner: Anil Kumble (IND) – 6/12 vs West Indies, 1993
- Best bowling figures for a pacer: Allan Donald (SA) – 5/29 vs India, 1991
- Highest score by a batsman: Rohit Sharma (IND) – 264(173) vs Sri Lanka, 2014
Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report for NED vs BAN Match
The Eden Gardens pitch is renowned for its high-scoring nature. In the 31 men’s ODI games played here, the batting team has managed to breach the 300-run mark on six occasions. It’s worth noting that the highest individual score in ODI history was achieved at this venue by Rohit Sharma (264) in 2014. These statistics underscore the batting-friendly nature of the Kolkata pitch.
Seamers may get help during the initial overs and spinners will also play their part in the middle overs. Kolkata Ground has a low success rate when it comes to chasing a target. In the last seven ODI games played here, only one occasion saw a successful chase. So, considering this stat, the captain who wins the toss in the BAN vs NED match may opt to bat first.
BAN vs NED Head-to-head in ODI and Winner Prediction
To date, Bangladesh and Netherlands have played two ODIs against each other, with one win each. In the current CWC 2023, both teams have similar records, winning one out of their 5 matches. Notably, Netherlands, despite being an associate nation, has exceeded expectations with a stunning victory against South Africa. On the other hand, Bangladesh’s lone win came against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh has a strong batting lineup and quality spinners, while Netherlands seems to have a better fast-bowling unit compared to the Bangla Tigers. However, considering the conditions favoring the batsmen, Bangladesh might have the upper hand over the Dutch side. We reckon the Shakib Al Hasan-led team will secure a victory on Saturday.
Eden Gardens Kolkata Last ODI Match Scorecard
The last ODI match in Eden Gardens was played between India and Sri Lanka on January 2023. Surprisingly it turned out to be a low-scoring encounter, with the Indian bowlers restricting the Lankan side to a score of 215. While chasing, the Rohit Sharma-led side struggled, but a crucial 75-run partnership between KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya made things easier for them. In the end, India won the game by 4 wickets.
|Sri Lanka : 215-10 (39.2)||India : 219-6 (43.2)|
|Nuwanidu Fernando : 50(63)||KL Rahul : 64(103)|
|Kusal Mendia : 34(34)||Hardik Pandya : 36(53)|
|Dunith Wellalage : 32(34)||Shubman Gill : 21(12)|
|Mohammed Siraj : 5.4 – 0 – 30 – 3||Chamika Karunaratne : 8 – 0 – 51 – 2|
|Kuldeep Yadav : 10 – 0 – 51 – 3||Lahiru Kumara : 9.2 – 0 – 64 – 2|
|Umran Malik : 7 – 0 – 48 – 2||Dhananjaya de Silva : 3 – 0 – 9 – 1|