PALLEKELE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM, PALLEKELE

PALLEKELE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM(PALLEKELE)

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. In July 2010, The Central Provincial Council in Kandy announced plans to rename the stadium to honour the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan, but hasn't officially done so yet. The stadium was opened on 27 November 2009 and became the 104th Test venue in the world in December 2010.

PALLEKELE INTERNATIONAL STADIUM (PALLEKELE ) Pitch Report

The Pitch here in the PALLEKELE Stadium is reported to not generate a lot of pace. The cloudy conditions should help the fast bowlers, and also slow down the deterioration of the deck.

PALLEKELE INTERNATIONAL STADIUM (PALLEKELE ) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The bowlers didn’t get any assistance from the pitch and also there was no change in the surface as the match progressed. The pitch remained flat throughout the game. The venue is best remembered for holding the world record for the highest Test total – 952/6 declared by Sri Lanka against India in 1997/1998. Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 and Roshan Mahanama 225 in this game. The pair shared a partnership of 576 for the second wicket, which was then the highest for any wicket in a Test Match. This venue is not known for having a deck that produces a lot of pace, and it's not a flat track like the one in Galle, which saw both sides pad their batting averages nicely on the way to a stalemate. In last 10 years total 2 test matches played in this ground and both the matches won by bowling first team

Here are last 5 tests matches average scores of both Innings at PALLEKELE grounds:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 298 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 346 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 321 Runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score – 275 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

PALLEKELE INTERNATIONAL STADIUM (PALLEKELE ) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The track at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is a balanced one. While the pacers will get some movement early on, the spinners will also come into play as the match progresses. The batters, meanwhile, will have to spend some time in the middle before opening up. When it comes to the ODI Records of the PALLEKELE Stadium, the ground is a low scoring venue. It can be seen from the records that the teams batting second generally suffer here. The average score of the teams batting second here is 211 which is quite low. Whereas, the 1st innings average score is seen to be 281 which is comparatively better.Out of the total 25 matches played here, the teams batting first have won 10 matches whereas the teams batting 2nd have won 15.

Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at PALLEKELE grounds:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 281 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 211 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

PALLEKELE INTERNATIONAL STADIUM (PALLEKELE ) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The pitch on this ground has helped batters and spin bowlers in the past and fans should thus expect some high-scoring encounters. The team winning the toss should look to bat first as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the sides batting first. the dew plays a crucial role as the ball gets difficult to hold resulting in match-winning run chases in white-ball format. The stadium has played host to 36 T20I matches in last 10 year so far, The pitch at this venue assists the batsmen. In the 22 T20Is played on this ground, the team batting first has won the match 13 times and  chasing team won 8 times. The team winning the toss should look to bat first as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the sides batting first.

Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at PALLEKELE grounds:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 163 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 152 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    26
  • Matches won batting first
    10
  • Matches won bowling first
    16
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    252.90
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    208.70
  • Highest total recorded
    363
  • Lowest total recorded
    70
  • Highest score chased
    296
  • Lowest score defended
    206

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    22
  • Matches won batting first
    13
  • Matches won bowling first
    8
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    167.90
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    148.10
  • Highest total recorded
    263
  • Lowest total recorded
    88
  • Highest score chased
    175
  • Lowest score defended
    125

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    7
  • Matches won batting first
    4
  • Matches won bowling first
    1
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    347.40
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    303.60
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    266.70
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    241.60