ZAHUR AHMED CRICKET STADIUM, CHITTAGONG

ZAHUR AHMED CHOWDHURY STADIUM (CHITTAGONG)

Situated about half-an-hour outside the city centre, the Chittagong Divisional Stadium was one of the five purpose-built cricket grounds established in the run-up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. It was finally granted full international status in January 2006, ahead of Sri Lanka's visit to the country. The stadium itself is an unremarkable concrete bowl set in acres of prime agricultural land, with a three-tier pavilion providing the focal point.

ZAHUR AHMED CHOWDHURY STADIUM (CHITTAGONG) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

As the pitch is devoid of grass, the fast bowlers struggle a lot in the early days and hence the team that wins the toss at Zahur Ahmed Cricket ground usually decides to bat first to put up a winning score in the scorecard. The average 1st innings score is 350+ in Test matches. The bowlers have to be patient and consistent and by the 3rd and 4th innings, the footmarks of the previous day bowlers make the situation better, and the batsmen start struggling to spin bowlers which is the reason for the steep fall in the average scores. From the average scores in the all 4 innings of the last 5 Test matches at Sheikh Zayed Cricket ground, we can conclude that the first innings have a higher average comparatively and with each subsequent innings, the average score deteriorates.

It is evident that it is easy for batsmen to score runs on the first two days as there is lesser swing. The bowlers have to bowl a lot to get rewards but as the days pass, though the wicket gets flatter, the spin bowlers can help decrease the run rates.

Here are the test matches average scores of all 4 Innings at Zahur Ahmed Cricket ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 372 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 342 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 234 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score – 215 runs

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ZAHUR AHMED CHOWDHURY STADIUM (CHITTAGONG) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

As it is a batting pitch, the teams winning the toss in ODI at Zahur Ahmed grounds always prefer chasing. Of the 20 total matches played here, 7 teams have won batting first. Spinners can get help from the dry and rough pitch here on sunny hot days. Batsmen will enjoy batting here. In the case of One Day International matches, the pitch condition is similar to the scenario of Test matches. In the last five matches played here, the team batting first has managed to score more runs mostly.

Here are ODI matches average scores of both Innings at Zahur Ahmed Cricket Stadium:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 212 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 187 runs

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ZAHUR AHMED CHOWDHURY STADIUM (CHITTAGONG) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Though the ground has a batting pitch that will help batsmen, unusual to the case of ODI and Test matches where teams prefer batting first, the teams that win the toss in T20 matches here prefer bowling first.

Here are  T20I matches average scores of both Innings at Zahur Ahmed Cricket Ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 145 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 128 runs

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ODI Stats

  • Total Matches
    13
  • Matches won batting first
    5
  • Matches won bowling first
    8
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    229.40
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    198.30
  • Highest total recorded
    306
  • Lowest total recorded
    61
  • Highest score chased
    286
  • Lowest score defended
    177

T20 Stats

  • Total Matches
    39
  • Matches won batting first
    17
  • Matches won bowling first
    22
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    162.80
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    149.10
  • Highest total recorded
    238
  • Lowest total recorded
    39
  • Highest score chased
    189
  • Lowest score defended
    119

Test Stats

  • Total Matches
    12
  • Matches won batting first
    4
  • Matches won bowling first
    4
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    373.25
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    379.80
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    226.30
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    218.10