KKR vs RCB IPL 2023: Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata Pitch Report, Team Records at Eden Gardens Stadium

Updated on: Apr 6, 2023 11:26 am IST

KKR vs RCB IPL 2023

Next up is match no 9 of IPL 2023 to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is one of the most iconic grounds in the country and has a rich history. Let’s talk about the pitch report for KKR vs RCB match.

Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report

The Eden Gardens cricket stadium is popular for its batsman-friendly pitches that allow for high-scoring games in T20 formats. Due to the small size of the stadium, batters have the advantage of scoring big runs. While the pitch remains competitive throughout the IPL, it tends to offer more assistance to spin bowlers in the latter stages.

Statistic Value
Total Matches 77
Matches won batting 1st 31
Matches won batting 2nd 45
Matches with no result 1
Average 1st inning total 160
Average 2nd inning total 147
Highest total (by a team) 232 (KKR vs Mumbai Indians, 2019)
Lowest total (by a team) 49 (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs KKR, 2017)
Batting Statistics at Eden Gardens
Statistic All-time
Average first innings score at Eden Gardens Stadium 161.1
Average first innings winning score at Eden Gardens Stadium 172.5
% Teams winning batting first at Eden Gardens Stadium 41.8%
% Teams winning chasing at Eden Gardens Stadium 58.2%
Bowling Statistics at Eden Gardens
Statistic All-time
Spin bowling average at Eden Gardens Stadium 27.3
Pace bowling average at Eden Gardens Stadium 31.6
Spin bowling economy rate at Eden Gardens Stadium 7.5
Pace bowling economy rate at Eden Gardens Stadium 8.0

In terms of the weather, the upcoming IPL 2023 in Kolkata is expected to have warm and humid conditions. The temperature during the afternoon is likely to range between 33° to 37° Celsius, but will gradually cool down as the sun sets. As is common during this time of year in Kolkata, a breezy thunderstorm is also expected to occur during the afternoon, known as Norwesters.

These weather conditions could have a significant impact on the gameplay, particularly for bowlers, who may find it challenging to perform in the humid conditions. However, the Norwesters could also provide some relief from the heat, although the breezy conditions could affect the accuracy of shots and fielding.

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Teams record at the venue

The two teams have squared off each other 10 times at the Eden Gardens. The hosts have won 6, meanehile RCB has won 4 times. Overall head-to-head record between the two sides,

Matches Played: 30
KKR won- 16
RCB won- 14

Is Eden Gardens batting or bowling pitch?

Eden Gardens is known for its batting friendly wickets and some assistance to the pacers especially with the new ball. With a short straight boundary, expect the batters to utilize it the most.

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