Eden Gardens is a cricket stadium in Kolkata, India. It is the oldest cricket ground in India. Eden Gardens is also the 2nd largest cricket stadium in India and the 3rd largest in the world. It is the first official ground built for cricket in India. Eden Gardens Stadium has the fastest outfield and is considered a batsmen’s paradise. It is the home ground for the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Eden Garden has hosted many big matches and ICC events. It was established in 1864 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It takes its name from one of the oldest parks in Kolkata, named “Eden Gardens.” The Stadium has been renovated two times since it came into existence. The first time it was renovated in 1987, and the second time it was renovated in 2011. This makes it one of the world’s most modern and beautiful grounds.
Facts about Eden Gardens Stadium
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The Eden Garden is the 2nd largest in India and the 3rd largest stadium in the world, which is spread over 50 acres.
Eden Gardens Stadium Capacity
In 1864, when the stadium was established. Its seating capacity was 40,000, but when it was renovated in 1987, the seating capacity was increased to 100000. After its second renovation in 2011, it can officially accommodate 66,000 spectators.
Eden Gardens Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch of Eden Garden is considered a batting pitch. You will see the batters playing in big shorts. Pitch also assists the spinners after early overs. Also, it is helpful for the fast bowlers in the powerplay overs, and the big playing area also helps the bowlers.
Eden Gardens IPL Records and Stats:
The best records and stats of Eden Gardens are listed below.
|Most runs||1,408||Gautam Gambhir|
|Most Wickets||56||Sunil Narine|
|Highest Individual Score||110||Mahela Jayawardene|
|Highest Partnership||167||Herschelle Gibbs and Rohit Sharma|
|Best Bowling Figure||5/19||Sunil Narine|
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IPL 2023 Upcoming Matches at Eden Gardens Stadium:
IPL 2023 Upcoming matches at Eden Gardens Stadium are listed below.
|May 9, Sun||Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM|
|May 11, Tue||Delhi Capitals VS Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM|
|May 13, Thu||Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM|
|May 14, Fri||Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM|
|May 16, Sun||Rajasthan Royals VS Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30 PM|
|May 17, Mon||Delhi Capitals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM|
|May 20, Thu||Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM|
|May 21, Fri||Delhi Capitals VS Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM|
|May 23, Sun||Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Capitals||3:30 PM|
|May 23, Sun||Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM|
Is Eden Gardens Stadium a batting pitch?
The pitch of Eden Gardens cricket stadium is known as a batsmen’s paradise, it’s a batting pitch, and spinners can take benefit after the powerplay overs while fast bowlers can perform well in the early overs.
What is Eden Gardens famous for?
“Mecca of Indian Cricket,” Eden Gardens was the first ground officially built for cricket in India. This is why it is famous as the “Mecca of Indian Cricket.” This ground has hosted many important ICC events and matches.