The fifteenth season of the Indian Premier League is into the knockout stage as the 70-match long league stage ended with the PBKS vs SRH fixture on Sunday. The four sides which have made it to the Playoffs are Bangalore, Rajasthan, and the two new teams- Gujrat and Lucknow. Qualifier 1 and the Eliminator will be played at the Eden Gardens this year. We’ll be discussing, in this article, the pitch report of the Eden Gardens Kolkata cricket stadium including the T20 Records of the venue
The top two teams in the table, Gujrat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will be taking each other on, in the Qualifier 1 which is scheduled to be played on Tuesday. The other match that will be played in Kolkata will be the Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is after 5 long years of the dominance of Mumbai and Chennai that the Indian T20 league will get a new champion.
Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report
The pitch at the Eden Gardens is a good batting surface. The batters find it easy to play their shots here and the matches here generally tend to be high-scoring. The pitch even gets better to bat on in the second innings. However, the pitch in Kolkata also offers assistance to the spinners. Once the initial overs are done, it has been seen that the spinners effectively come into play. The fast bowlers might find some help off the pitch early on in the game. The large dimensions of the ground as well help the bowlers.
Kolkata T20 Records
A total of 11 T20 internationals have been played in the Eden Gardens and 6 of them have been won by the teams chasing. The average first innings score in the T20Is played here has been 155 while the average score in the second innings has been 136.
|Highest total recorded||201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN|
|Lowest total recorded||70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ|
|Highest score chased||162/4 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs WI|
|Lowest score defended||186/5 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI|
Eden Gardens IPL Stats
The teams batting second have usually dominated in the IPL matches played at Kolkata. Out of a total of 78 matches, the teams batting first have won 30 while the teams chasing a total have won on 48 occasions. This indicates that the pitch at Kolkata gets better in the second innings, as mentioned in the pitch report. The average score batting first has been 160.
Highest total recorded: Kolkata Knight Riders 232/2
Lowest total recorded: Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/10
Scoring Pattern at Kolkata Cricket Stadium
Score Below 150: 26
Score between 150 and 169: 18
Between 170 and 189: 23
Score Above 190: 10
IPL 2022 Playoff matches in Kolkata
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|May 24, Tue||Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, Qualifier 1||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||7:30 PM|
|May 25, Wed||Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Eliminator||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||7:30 PM|