The Indian Premier League (IPL) is due to start this end of the week, with 70 league organize games spread over four Maharashtra locations. Three of the venues are in Mumbai, and one is in Pune. With all surfaces foreseeing a part of activity over the next two months. The quality of pitches has been questioned due to the complete season being played in hot and muggy circumstances. The curators have done everything they can to plan for a competitive season.
The organizers in Mumbai, which will host 55 matches across Wankhede Stadium and Brabourne Stadium, as well as DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai, will use a red dirt surface. Whereas Pune will use black soil, resulting in a significant variation in results and conditions.
The red soil should help with pace and bounce, as it has in the past, while the surfaces in Mumbai should promote run-scoring. Meanwhile, the black soil will aid spinners more, but it should still be a run-fest, as evidenced in India’s prior games at the site.
Pitch Report Of All 4 Venues
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede is known for being a chasing ground, with teams taking advantage of the dew to decrease to decrease aggregates. As it were three of the final 13 games at the location have been won by teams batting to begin with, with an normal first-innings score of 175. Aggressive batsmen and quick and/or swing bowlers are expected to rule. Within the final 20 games, quicks have gotten about 75 percent of the wickets.
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
The IPL hasn’t been played here in a decade, and the stadium has been used as a football stadium for the past two years. The stadium should be one of the more difficult locations to score at. Due to the ground dimensions being somewhat large in comparison to the other venues in Mumbai.
Brabourne stadium, Mumbai
The Brabourne Stadium hasn’t staged a competitive T20 match in a long time. But it, like the Wankhede, is still a high-scoring surface. Another red soil pitch, the ground should have the same characteristics as the Wankhede, allowing the pacers to have a good time while scoring in the area of 170. Because the dimensions are significantly larger here than at the Wankhede, spinners may be used more.
“The biggest characteristic of red-soil pitches is the bounce it offers and whenever there is bounce the ball tends to travel further,” Harshal said. “It can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. I suspect in the latter half of the tournament it will start turning because of the sheer number of games being played and the heat.” Harshal Patel said.
MCA Stadium, Pune
With teams winning nine of the last 14 games, chasing is once again the preferred choice. In comparison to the venues in Mumbai, the black soil should provide more aid to the spinners. Spinner is able with some turn and bounce.