SRH vs PBKS IPL 2023: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Pitch Report, Team Records at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium

Published on: Apr 9, 2023 9:56 am IST|Updated on: Apr 9, 2023 10:02 am IST

SRH vs PBKS IPL 2023

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is all set to host its second game of IPL 2023 which will be played between the hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. The hosts are in deep trouble as they have lost both their games so far and are struggling to get their first points on the points table. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have won two in two and with a win here they could close into the top position.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad Pitch Report

The SRH vs PBKS IPL 2023 match is set to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, and the pitch report suggests that it will be a high-scoring affair. The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is known for its even bounce and true surface, making it an ideal pitch for batsmen. The pitch is expected to be a little slow at the beginning of the match, but it will get better for batting as the game progresses.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Stats 
Matches Played  65 
Number of wins batting first  28 
Number of wins batting second  37 
Average First Innings score  158.35 
Average powerplay Score  46 
Average death overs score  46.8 

With short boundaries and a flat pitch, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is a paradise for batsmen. However, as the game progresses, the pitch tends to slow down and assist spin bowlers. Hence, spinners can be expected to play a key role in this match.

Moreover, as chasing is easier on this pitch, the team winning the toss might consider bowling first. This strategy will give them a chance to restrict the opposition to a manageable total and then chase it down comfortably.

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Teams record at the venue

PBKS at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Hyderabad

Matches Played: 10
Won: 4
Lost: 6
NR/Tie: 0/0

SRH at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Hyderabad

Matches Played: 45
Won: 29
Lost: 15
NR/Tie: 0/1

The two teams have squared off each other 19 times in IPL history. Sunrisers have the upper hand in the head-to-head battles as they have won 13, whereas, Punjab Kings have only managed to win 6.

Is Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Ahmedabad batting or bowling pitch?

The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is expected to provide a fair contest between bat and ball, and the team that adapts better to the conditions is likely to emerge victorious. A score of 170+ is expected for the team batting first.

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