With the ODIs done, the New Zealand tour of India moves to the T20s. A total of 3 T20s will be played between the two sides in the next few days. The JSCA International Stadium will be hosting the 1st game of the T20 series on Friday. The 2nd and 3rd T20 will be played in Lucknow and Ahmedabad on Sunday and Wednesday respectively. In this space, we will be discussing the T20 Records and the Pitch Report of the JSCA International Stadium Ranchi for the 1st IND vs NZ T20.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested for the T20Is. Hardik Pandya will be captaining the Indian side in absence of Sharma. India has a good record at Ranchi as far as the T20Is are concerned. The Men in Blue have managed to win all 3 T20Is they have played at the JSCA Stadium. One of these 3 games was in fact an IND vs NZ fixture. It was held back in November 2021 and the hosts managed a comfortable 7-wicket win over the Kiwis back then.
Ranchi T20 Records
Out of the 3 T20 international games played so far at the JSCA International Stadium, 2 have been won by chasing. The average scores of both innings are not too high here.
|Matches won batting first||1|
|Matches won bowling first||2|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||110|
|Highest total recorded||196/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL|
|Highest score chased||155/3 (17.2 Ov) by IND vs NZ|
|Lowest score defended||196/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL|
JSCA International Stadium Ranchi Pitch Report for 1st IND vs NZ T20
The Pitch at the JSCA International Stadium Complex Ranchi provides great assistance to the batters. The batters tend to enjoy their time here as the ball comes nicely onto the bat at this venue. The pacers do not have much to rely on here. Apart from the initial movement with the new ball, the fast bowlers won’t find any help off the pitch at Ranchi. The spinners however will receive a significant amount of turn off the surface and would come into play as soon as the shine of the ball is gone. The overs of spin may hence prove to be a deciding factor here.
With the pitch at the JSCA Stadium being much of a batting-friendly surface, the side that wins the toss should look to bat first and put the scoreboard pressure on the opposition. Anything around 180 could prove to be a competitive total at this venue.