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HPCA Stadium Dharamshala Pitch Report for IPL 2023, Weather Forecast, T20 & IPL Records & Stats of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

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HPCA Stadium Dharamshala Pitch Report for IPL 2023, Weather Forecast, T20 & IPL Records & Stats of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium: The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, often known as the HPCA Stadium, is a beautiful cricket stadium that is located in the Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium was established back in 2003 in Dharamshala City of Himachal Pradesh. This Stadium will be the home ground to the Punjab-based franchise- Punjab Kings in the ongoing IPL 2023. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium has historically hosted the home matches for Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings now). It is also home to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Team in Ranji Trophy. So far, the stadium has witnessed 21 international games, including 11 T20Is.

India have played 3 T20Is here and won 2 against Sri Lanka in 2022 and Lost 1 against South Africa in 2015.

The HPCA stadium in Dharamsala has hosted ten IPL matches, the first of which was held in 2010 between the Punjab Kings and the Deccan Chargers. Teams batting first won six times while chasing teams have only been successful four times.

HPCA Stadium Dharamshala Pitch Report for IPL 2023, Weather Forecast, T20 & IPL Records & Stats of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala’s Cricket Stadium

The Punjab Kings team scored 232 for two against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011 to set the record for the highest team total ever at the ground. The Deccan Chargers in 2011 gave the Kings their terrible record for the lowest team total ever (116), which they still maintain today.

This Dharamshala Cricket stadium has a seating capacity of around 23,000 people. The stadium underwent reconstruction in 2022-23 and it has two ends namely- River End and College End.

We briefly discuss the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report for IPL 2023, Weather Forecast, T20 & IPL Records & Stats of Dharamshala Cricket Stadium in this post.

Down below is the complete details of the IPL 2023 games to be held at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium:

MatchDate/DayTeamsTimeResult
26May 17, 2023/ WedPBKS vs DC7:30:00 pmDC won by 15 runs
37May 19, 2023/ FriPBKS vs RR7:30:00 pm

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Overview

Stadium NameHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
CityDharamshala
Governing BodyHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association
Seating Capacity23,000
EndsRiver End, College End
DimensionsSideways (63m), Front/Back (68m)
Home TeamsHimachal Pradesh Cricket Team, Punjab Kings

HPCA Stadium T20 Records and Stats

T20I-

  • Total Match Played: 10
  • Batting First Team Won: 4
  • Batting Second Team Won: 4
  • Tie/NR: 3
  • Avg. Score in 1st inning: 160
  • Highest Score: South Africa 200/3
  • Lowest Score: Ireland 47/7

Scoring Pattern

  • Below Score 150: 7
  • Score between 150 and 169: 3
  • Score between 170 and 189: 2
  • Above Score 190: 2

IPL Stats

  • Matches: 10
  • Batting First Won: 6
  • Chasing Won: 4
  • Highest Total: 232/2 in 20 overs by Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011
  • Lowest Total: 116 all out by Punjab Kings vs Deccan Chargers in 2011
  • Highest Run-chase: 195/4 in 19.4 overs by Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings in 2010
  • Lowest Total Defended: 170/6 by Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals in 2011
  • Average 1st Innings Score: 180

HPCA Stadium Pitch Report

The last IPL game played at Dharamsala took place in the 2013 season between Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) and Mumbai Indians, with the former winning by a score of 50 runs.

HPCA Stadium Dharamshala Pitch Report for IPL 2023, Weather Forecast, T20 & IPL Records & Stats of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report, Dharamshala

The venue has not historically posted high-scoring T20 matches, with the pacers typically benefiting in particular. Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Avesh Khan made the most of the favorable seaming conditions and new ball swing during the last T20I between India and Sri Lanka played here in the previous year.

HPCA Stadium Weather Report

Dharamshala is usually a cool city (in temperature). The temperature of Dharamshala city may rise up to 30-32°C during the day in the month of May while dropping to 20°C at night. Humidity also remains very low around 30% during these months. The sky usually stays clear but there may be overcast conditions some days.

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