Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report: On May 4th, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be facing off against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 47th match of Tata IPL 2023.
In their previous game, SRH emerged victorious against DC by a margin of nine runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. With three wins and five losses in their eight matches so far, SRH currently holds the 9th position on the points table with six points. This season, SRH defeated KKR by 23 runs at Eden Gardens.
On the other hand, KKR suffered a defeat in their last game against GT at the Eden Gardens Stadium. So far, KKR has won three out of their nine matches this season. As they gear up to play their 10th IPL match, KKR must secure a win in the upcoming match against SRH to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Both teams are eagerly looking forward to the match, with SRH hoping to win and improve their chances of making it to the playoffs. In the eyes of many, SRH is considered the favourite to win the match against KKR.
SRH vs KKR Match Details
Match: 47th match IPL 2023
Teams: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Date & Time: May 4th, 07:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming Detail: Jio Cinema, Star Sport Network
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Details
Telangana’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is renowned for its picturesque setting and is one of the largest cricket stadiums in India, accommodating around 55,000 people. The stadium is popular for its level pitches that offer equal opportunities for both batsmen and bowlers.
For the upcoming IPL 2023 season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have chosen Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium as their home ground. This stadium has frequently hosted matches for the Indian cricket team and the Telangana domestic team.
The stadium has witnessed some incredible international matches, including the India vs. New Zealand ODI series, where Shubman Gill played his career-best innings and scored a double century, helping India clinch the series with a 2-1 victory. Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is also memorable for Sachin Tendulkar, who scored his 17,000th ODI run and his 45th ODI century.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have an impressive track record at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, having won five out of the eight matches they played there. KKR will undoubtedly put in their best efforts to secure a win in the upcoming match and boost their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
Although SRH lost their last home match against DC by seven runs, they hold the record for the most wins (32) at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium by any team. The stadium is scheduled to host the fifth match of IPL 2023 this season.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium’s pitch is a fair one that provides equal opportunities to both batsmen and bowlers. In the last game held at this venue, the SRH and DC bowlers managed to claim a total of 15 wickets, indicating that the pitch is bowler-friendly. The pitch’s flat and dry nature makes it conducive to leg spinners, which enables them to have a dominant presence during the game.
Typically, this pitch favours batsmen, as they have the potential to score some significant runs here. David Warner, for instance, played a brilliant knock of 126 runs in one of the games played at this venue. On the other hand, cloudy conditions tend to assist bowlers as they can extract some assistance from the pitch’s surface to their advantage.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Upcoming matches Schedule
|SRH vs KKR||May 4th, 2023||07:30 PM (IST)|
|SRH vs LSG||May 13th, 2023||03:30 PM (IST)|
|SRH vs RCB||May 18th, 2023||07:30 PM (IST)|
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium IPL Records:
Matches Played: 68
Batting 1st won: 30
Batting 2nd won: 38
Highest Score: 231 by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Lowest Score: 80 by Delhi Capitals
Average score: 158.41
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad Weather Forecast
The city of Hyderabad has witnessed an overcast weather pattern for a couple of days, and it’s likely to continue on match day, with a cloudy outlook. The cloud cover offers some respite from the high temperatures, which generally hover around 32 degrees Celsius during the day and around 23 degrees Celsius at night.
Fortunately, there’s a low probability of rainfall during the SRH and KKR game scheduled for May 4th. The humidity levels may reach up to 68% due to the cloudy conditions, while the wind speed is anticipated to be approximately 13 km/h.