Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report (Batting or Bowling): The 66th match of the TATA IPL 2023 will take place on May 19th between Punjab Kings(PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals(RR) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala.
PBKS lost the last match against DC by 15 runs at HPCA Stadium. The bowlers of PBKS did not break the partnership of Warner and Shaw early. PBKS tried hard to chase the target but failed to reach the target because the target was big. After losing their last match, PBKS stands at the 8th spot on the points table with 12 points.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) lost their last match due to poor batting against RCB at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Their chances of qualifying for playoffs are significantly less, it depends on other Teams performances. RR has won six out of 13 matches so far this season. They currently stands at the 6th spot on the points table with 12 points.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report:
The Pitch of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium has balance wicket, which is helpful for both batsmen and bowlers. Still, if we look at the past few matches, the pitch is more suitable for batters but also helpful for bowlers(especially Seamers) in the starting overs of an inning.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report Batting or Bowling?
This Stadium has a batting pitch usually, as we see in the last match where both teams crossed 200+ runs and Ball came nicely on the bat, and Ground’s dimension is also less, which helps batters to play big shots. Spinners could leak many runs at this venue, whereas Fast Bowlers could be effective.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium IPL Records:
Matches Played: 10
Batting 1st won: 6
Batting 2nd won: 4
Highest Score: 232/2 by Punjab Kings
Lowest Score: 116 by Punjab Kings
Average score: 179.40
HPCA Cricket Stadium Details:
- The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is located in the Himalayan Mountains at a latitude of 1450 meters from sea level.
- HPCA Stadium has a seating capacity of approximately 23,000 people. It was constructed in 2005. In 2013, HPCA hosted the first ODI match between India and England.
- HPCA Cricket Stadium is the home ground of the Punjab Kings Franchise in the Indian Premier League(IPL). Punjab Kings played ten matches in IPL at Dharamshala, in which they won 5 and lost 5.
- The HPCA Cricket Stadium hosted some memorable matches, including Adam Gilchrist’s first IPL century in 2011 for Punjab against RCB at this venue. In that match, Gilchrist hit a long six of 122 m, the highest at this venue.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Dharamshala Weather Report:
As per the report of IMD, The Temperature in Dharamshala will be pleasant in the summer, whereas The average temperature during the day will be 34 degrees Celsius, and at night, the average temperature will be 25 degrees Celsius.
The Wind will flow at the rate of 12 km/h, and The humidity will be approx. 32%, which is normal. There is no chance of rain, but Dew may come during the second opening of the match around 9-10 PM.
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