KKR vs SRH IPL 2023: Eden Gardens Pitch Report, Team Records at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Updated on: Apr 14, 2023 11:28 am IST
Next up is match no 19 of Tata IPL 2023 to be played at the Eden Gardens between Sunrisers Hyderabad and hosts Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams have seemingly found their rhythm courtesy of wins under their belt. KKR have now won two on the trot, whereas, Sunrisers after succumbing to two losses on the bounce have finally defeated Punjab Kings and have get going on the points table.
KKR vs SRH IPL 2023: Eden Gardens Stadium Pitch Report
The Kolkata Knight Riders have been using the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata as their home ground for several years now, and it has played host to a total of 79 Indian Premier League matches. One of the most notable features of the stadium is the batting-friendly wickets it provides, making it a high-scoring venue for T20 formats. Due to its relatively small size, defending a total below 180 can be challenging on this surface during IPL 2023. As a result, teams may prefer to bowl first at the Eden Gardens stadium.
Furthermore, it has been observed that the team that chooses to chase has a higher likelihood of winning at this venue. This trend may be attributed to the fact that the pitch tends to improve for batting as the match progresses. Therefore, teams may want to take advantage of this by chasing a target and making the most of the batting-friendly conditions. All in all, the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata is a popular venue among cricket fans, known for its exciting matches and high-scoring games.
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Teams record at the venue
Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Matches Played: 75
Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Matches Played: 8
In terms of their head-to-head records, SRH and KKR have faced each other 23 times in IPL. SRH have won 8 times, whereas, KKR have registered 15 wins.
Is Eden Gardens batting or bowling pitch?
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been a high scoring venue so far in this IPL. Only one game has been played at this venue so far in this season between KKR and RCB and a total of 327 runs were scored. Out of the 327, KKR scored 204 in the first innings, and an under pressure RCB team were bowled out for 123. The pitch was better for batting in the first innings but as the match progressed it got slow in the second innings. Therefore, expect a good battle between bat and ball.
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