The 2nd game of the 3-match T20 Series between India and Australia will be played on the 23rd of September. The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium of Nagpur will be hosting the game, hence, here we will be discussing the pitch report of the venue. After the Nagur T20, the last and final game will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Nagpur is hosting a T20 international after a gap of almost 3 years. The last T20 here was played back in 2019 between India and Bangladesh. The hosts managed to win that game comfortably while defending a 174-run total.
Nagpur T20 Records
The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium has hosted 11 T20 Internationals so far, out of which 8 have been won while batting first and only 3 have been won while chasing. Hence, it is clear that the teams defending a total have a slight edge over the teams chasing a total here at Nagpur.
|Matches won batting first||8|
|Matches won bowling first||3|
|Average 1st Inns scores||151|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||128|
|Highest total recorded||215/5 (20 Ov) by SL vs IND|
|Lowest total recorded||79/10 (18.1 Ov) by IND vs NZ|
|Highest score chased||123/7 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs RSA|
|Lowest score defended||123/7 (20 Ov) by AFG vs WI|
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur Pitch Report
The pitch at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur is a balanced surface where both batters and bowlers find assistance. A fresh Vidarbha Pitch aids the batters and they hence tend to post big totals on the board in the first innings. However, as the match progresses, the pitch turns towards the slower side and the batters find it a bit difficult to score runs. The records of the stadium as well suggest that the teams chasing a total have had tough times. It would hence be wise to bat first after winning the toss at Nagpur.
Nagpur Weather Forecast for IND vs AUS T20
There is a forecast of scattered thunderstorms during the daytime on Friday. Winds will blow WSW at 10 to 15 km/h. There is also a 50% chance of rain hence the rain might play spoilsport. The temperature will remain around the pleasant 25°C.
IND vs AUS, 2nd T20
Date: Sep 23, Friday
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Time: 7:00 PM IST | 01:30 PM GMT