Eden Gardens Pitch Report: Today (April 6) a match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be held at Eden Gardens. Compared to other Indian pitches, the pitch here does not help the batsmen much. In such conditions, it is not easy for the batsmen of both the teams to hit fours and sixes in today’s match.
Fast bowlers also get help on the Eden Gardens pitch and spinners also get a turn here. Early in the match, fast bowlers can get good swing here. The boundaries here are also large. Batting here is a bit difficult compared to other IPL venues in such conditions. Despite the average in the second innings here, batting in the second innings is easy in such conditions.
Toss plays a vital role
On this ground, the team that wins the toss will opt to bat next. This is because initially the bowlers get help and then batting becomes easier. Only teams batting later in IPL matches have achieved more wins. However, in T20 International matches, there is almost an even case. Here team batting first wins 5 and team batting later wins 6.
The highest score is 150
So far in 11 T20 Internationals at Eden Gardens, it has crossed the 200-run mark only once. Most scores here reach 150. Because of the heavy boundaries, runs between the wickets could prove important here. Virat Kohli can prove to be the key in this regard. He is also the second highest run scorer in T20 Internationals on this ground. RCB fast bowler Harshal Patel is the highest T20 international wicket-taker here.