EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA

EDEN GARDENS STADIUM (KOLKATA)

Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata, India. Established in 1864, it is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India after the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium and third-largest in the world after Narendra Modi Stadium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The stadium currently has a capacity of 68,000. On 22 November 2019, the venue hosted the first ever day/night Test match in India during the second Test between India and Bangladesh.

Eden Gardens is often referred to as home of Indian cricket. It has the fastest outfield of all the cricket stadiums in India, and is regarded as a "batsman's paradise". The ground has been referred to as "cricket's answer to the Colosseum". Eden Gardens is called the “Mecca of Indian cricket”, due to it being the first officially built ground for the game of cricket in India.

 

EDEN GARDENS STADIUM(KOLKATA)Pitch Report

From BCCI, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Cricket ground has received the award for the India’s best Cricket ground two times. It is the largest cricket stadium in country India and the second largest in the world.

On Eden Gardens pitch, batsmen have to be careful in the beginning. Because on this pitch you will often see green grass which is helpful for fast bowlers. In Test matches, there is a tremendous swing in the first innings because groundsman leave grass on the wicket but as time passes, it becomes easier to bat on in the second and third day. On the fourth and the fifth day, due to the foot marks of the bowler, the ball starts to turn very much, so with the fast bowlers spin bowlers also get help with the pitch and that time the hardest time to bat on the Eden Gardens pitch.

EDEN GARDENS STADIUM(KOLKATA)Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

As we have made average of the scores of all 4 Test innings of the last 5 Test matches at Eden Gardens Cricket ground, we can say that there have been very few runs in the first innings and too many runs in the second innings and very few runs have been scored in the third and fourth innings. It can be clearly inferred that it is very difficult to bat on the first day of the Test match, it is easy to bat here on the second and third day and from the fourth day this pitch becomes difficult to bat. The team that wins the toss in Test matches always decides to bowl first on Eden Gardens Test pitch because in Tests we often see green grass on the pitch, which gives the fast bowlers best swing in the early hours. The top order batsmen need to manage the swing. It is not easy to bat here on the first day, but even after the top order collapsed in the first innings the middle order can manage to score runs like 230+ in Tests. Batting here in the second innings becomes very easy, due to which you can score up to 360+ runs in the second innings. The pitch in the second innings does not help the bowler as much as the first innings. If the team takes the lead in the second innings, then the spinners in the third and fourth innings are helped by the foot marks of the fast bowlers. Very few scores are scored in the third innings and fourth innings.

Here are last 5 tests matches average scores of both Innings at EDEN GARDENS CRICKET  ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 229 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 364 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 245 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score – 150 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

EDEN GARDENS STADIUM(KOLKATA)Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

In a ODI One Day International match, the pitch here is completely opposite to the test match. In the last five matches played here, more runs are scored in the first innings and lower runs are scored in the second innings. In the first innings, top 404 runs have been scored in one match among the last five matches.Here in the last five matches, the team batting first has won all the matches because in the first innings the ball comes well on the bat and it is easy to score. So winning the toss in ODI at Eden Gardens, teams always go with batting first. Here in the last five matches, the team batting first has won all the matches because it is easy to score runs in the first innings. And in the second innings, the pitch gets slow as time passes. The ball does not come easily on the bat because of which batsmen do not play Proper Shot and it becomes difficult to chase the score.

Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at EDEN GARDENS CRICKET  ground:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 300 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 222 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

EDEN GARDENS STADIUM(KOLKATA)Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Toss has great importance in T20 match according to the Eden Gardens T20 Pitch and conditions. The team that wins the toss decides to bowl first because T20 matches in India start at 7 pm. In the second innings, more dew starts falling here due to which the spin bowler is unable to keep full control to the ball and they are unable to defend the score despite having a slow pitchWinnings records as per the last 5 T20 matches on Eden Gardens, the team bowling first has won 4 matches and the team batting first has only won 1 match on Eden Gardens T20 pitch. As you can see the average scores of these last 5 T20 matches, more runs has scored in the second T20 innings than the first innings and team batting in second innings also chased well the scores. Therefore, the team who bowl first here can restrict the other team to short runs on this pitch in T20 can easily achieve the target. Eden Gardens is very popular for its T20 wicket, here you get to see very exciting matches.

Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at WANKHEDE CRICKET  ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 189 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 170 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

IPL Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

This is just opposite to the T20 International pitch, there was toss has importance to choose bowling first but here in Eden Gardens IPL pitch the toss play no important role because according to the last five IPL matches winning records we saw that team chasing the score wins 3 matches and 2 matches won by the first batting team and so there is no such difference and any reason to choose bowl first or bat first, the only thing teams will look is dew so chasing the score would be preferred in most chances team winning the toss and team having good spin bowlers would like to bowl first on the Pitch instead of bowling in second innings with dew conditions. According to these last 5 IPL matches both innings average score at Eden Gardens, we can say that there is no such difference because all the last 5 IPL matches were very close and chasing score team won 3 matches on this ground in IPL, so we can inferred that both innings get almost same runs but normally team chasing the score wins the match.

Here are last 5 IPL matches average scores of both Innings at EDEN GARDEN CRICKET  ground:

IPL Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 192 runs

IPL Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 184 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

ODI Stats

  • Total Matches
    7
  • Matches won batting first
    6
  • Matches won bowling first
    1
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    273.83
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    196.67
  • Highest total recorded
    316
  • Lowest total recorded
    70
  • Highest score chased
    306
  • Lowest score defended
    145

T20 Stats

  • Total Matches
    74
  • Matches won batting first
    29
  • Matches won bowling first
    43
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    161.10
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    148.10
  • Highest total recorded
    232
  • Lowest total recorded
    81
  • Highest score chased
    187

Test Stats

  • Total Matches
    6
  • Matches won batting first
    2
  • Matches won bowling first
    3
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    295.83
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    329
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    281.33
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    104.33