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Chepauk Stadium Pitch Report For IPL 2024

India is filled up with innumerable beautiful and oldest cricket stadium and Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium is one of those, it is also popularly known as Chepauk Stadium. The ground holds a special place in the people of entire south indian region as it is the homeground of one of the most popular IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings.

Furthermore, The Chepauk Stadium was built in 1916 and it is owned by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) with the overall seating capacity of 38,000 people at once. Apart from IPL matches of Chennai Super Kings, Chepauk Stadium also holds essential international matches such as world cup games and test matches of India.

Karun Nair’s iconic 300 runs innings, Joe Root’s 200 runs vs India in 2021 Test series, Dhoni’s 224 runs knock against Australia and Virender Sehwag’s 319 against South Africa, all these memorable events were recorded on this beautiful stadium of Chennai.

Therefore, let’s analyze the pitch report of Chepauk Stadium and some of the past IPL records of this ground.

Chepauk Stadium Pitch Report For 2024 IPL

Pitch report and condition of chepauk stadium.

Unlike the other south indian cricket pitches where red soil is used, The Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium recently undergone a change where the pitch is now made up of black soil instead of Red, because it lasts longer and does not get easily open up the cracks as well.

If you are curious to know about who will get the more benefit on Chepauk Stadium pitch, then there is a upper hand of the fast bowlers in the initial 3-4 overs and thereafter the dominance of spinners will begin, especially the finger spinners who offers a bit flight and air to the ball during a delivery.

Now you might be thinking that there is not much help from the surface of Chepauk Stadium to the batsmen, not certainly. If a player who can survive the first couple of overs from fast bowlers and can play the spin bowlers effectively by rotating singles doubles and can smash the bowler for loose deliveries, then there is so much a batter can make out of this ground.

What To Choose After Toss In Chennai Stadium?

Well, Looking at the past IPL records of Chennai Stadium, it is most likely that the captain whoever wins the toss would like to choose to bat first. The reason behind batting first on this ground is, the condition of the pitch becomes harder and harder for the batsmen as the game goes the deep.

Another Important factor of due can also come in to the game, if the match is held between the 8PM to 11PM of Indian standard time. Therefore, no team would not want to bowl their 20 overs with the wet ball where a bowler can’t even properly grip the bowl.

Moreover, If a team consists some pretty good power hitters of the game then they might also choose to bowl by looking at the batting strength of such a team. But overall, to be on the safe side, the best decision after winning the toss on chepauk stadium is to silently bat first and invite the opponent team to chase.

Total IPL Matches In Chepauk Stadium – 77 Games

Team Won Batting First – 47 Games

Team Won Bowling First – 30 Games

Expected First Inning Score In Chepauk Stadium

1ST inning batting score of chepauk stadium.

The first inning score mainly depends on the batting strength of a team and level of opposition bowling as well. But let’s say, if a team has a decent batting strength till number 8 along with 3-4 pretty good power hitters, then we can expect the scoreboard to go near 185-190 runs.

Remember, if there is a tournament like an IPL where multiple games takes place on same ground, then in the first 3,4 games there are high chances that first inning score can also easily cross the mark of 200 runs as well. But, if there are already 4,5 games of the tournament have been played on the same ground, then the above expected score of 185-190 runs would be applicable.

Highest Batting score In Chepauk Stadium – By CSK 246 Runs Against RR In 2010

Highest Batting Score in 2023 in Chepauk – By RR 211 Runs Against CSK in 2023

Lowest Batting Score in Chennai Stadium – By RCB 70 Runs Against CSK in 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Scored Most Runs In Chepauk Stadium?

Suresh Raina, Also Known As 'Chinna Thala' holds the record of scoring most number of runs in Chepauk stadium of Chennai which is 1,506 runs.

Who took the most wickets in Chepauk Stadium?

None other than, local boy of Ravichandran Ashwin has dominated from the start of the IPL trough his off spin at Chepauk Stadium and became the leading wicket taker of this venue by grabbing 48 wickets.

When the Chepauk Stadium Built? Who Owns it?

The MA Chidambaram ground of Chennai, also known as Chepauk Stadium was built in 1916. The owner of the ground is the state cricket board of Tamil Nadu (TNCA).


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