Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report: The 16th edition of TATA IPL 2023 ha started after the inaugural match between defending champions Gujrat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. The troopers led by exciting player Hardik Pandya overcome the Chennai Kings who are 4 times winner of the cup. The Indian Premier League is famous for some thrills and excitement gave by the players and the teams playing. The tournament is just started and we can experience some excitement, as the tournament progresses this fun is going to be doubled for sure. Delhi Capital has already played their 1st T20 match against Lucknow Super Giants where they were bamboozled by team Lucknow and lost the match with a 50-run margin.
We discussed Delhi Capitals first match performance because in this blog we will discuss their home stadium Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report and will be discussing the weather, pitch report and the stadium capacity. The ground was formerly known as Firoz Shah Kotla, it was one of the oldest build stadiums in India. This is comparatively a short-dimension stadium and the pitch here is generally dry and hard so one can eye the first inning score of 170+ which is a shorter and quicker outfield this can be achievable. However, this does provide some bowling assistance to medium-fast and slow-ball bowlers. Between 2019-21 total of 11 IPL T20 matches are played in the venue.
Interesting facts about Arun Jaitley Stadium
Arun Jaitley Stadium is the home ground for the Delhi Capitals team and the ground has historical matches.
|Total IPL matches played on the ground between 2019-21||11 IPL T20 matches|
|Matches won by the team batting 2nd||3|
|Matches won by team batting 2nd||7, one match was tied|
|Highest team score on the ground between 2019-21||Rajasthan Royals made 220/3 against SRH in 2021|
|Lowest team score on the ground between 2019-21||Rajasthan Royals made 115/9 against DC in 2019|
|Average Score on the ground between 2019-21||170|
|Highest batting score between 2019-21||124 (64) by Jos Butler of Rajasthan Royals vs SRH in 2021|
|Best Bowling figures between 2019-21||3/17 by Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals against RR|
From the above stats, it can easily be established that teams after winning the toss will decide to field first as they want to pace their innings by having a score in their mind. This is a dominating stat of IPL also that teams prefer to bat in the second innings. This is a batting-friendly ground with shorter and faster boundaries on either side. A very interesting fact about the ground says in the 2021 season 2 out of 4 games that are played here were very big run-scoring games. The team batting first has scored over 200 runs. In the 2021 season, Mumbai Indians chased 218 run targets set up by Chennai Super Kings.
You can say that this is a high-scoring ground. Delhi pitch has shown some bowling assistance to medium-fast bowlers by building slightly green tops. Spinners in this ground can experience some tough times, as shorter boundaries always lure the batsman to go over the top to slow ball ballers, this can be deceptive and a slow ball baller can take wickets. During IPL 2021 spin bowlers were getting only 4-5 overs per match and the same is the trend for the 2023 season. The team who is batting first can have a difficult time choosing a safe total which their bowlers can defend. However, anything over 170 can be considered safe, because 1-2 wickets in quick succession can put pressure on the chasing team.
Some facts about Arun Jaitley stadium
- This stadium is one of the oldest functioning stadiums in India. Located in Delhi which is very hot in April-May. According to the weather forecast, it will be cloudy for the first game in the stadium, with very less chance of rain.
- A total of 55,000 spectators can enjoy the live match at a time.
- The dimension of the stadium is 65 meters sideways and 68 meters front and back.
- The governing body for this stadium is Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA)
Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report
With Delhi Capitals hoping for their maiden Indian Premier League title in 2023 they will play 7 league matches at home. As per IPL regulation 1 league match has to be played in the home stadium of the team. Below is the list of all the league matches to be played by Delhi Capitals.
|1||4/April/2023||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs Gujrat Titans|
|2||11/April/2023||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians|
|3||20/April/2023||Saturday||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs KKR|
|4||29/April/2023||Saturday||3:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs SRH|
|5||06/May/2023||Thursday||3:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|6||13/May/2023||Thursday||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings|
|7||20/May/2023||Thursday||3:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings|