After an action-packed victory against Delhi Capitals (DC) on their home ground, our boys move to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamshala, for our last two league fixtures of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season.
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We will host Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on May 17 and May 19, 2023, respectively.
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About HPCA Stadium:
Situated at an altitude of 1400+ meters above sea level, HPCA Stadium is one of India’s most picturesque stadiums. It has a capacity of about 23,000 spectators.
Strong winds are likely owing to the proximity of snow-capped mountains. It will assist pacers and offer extra swing. The overcast conditions will add to their benefits.
The boundary at either side of the pitch is about 70 meters.
The even bounce and high moisture content will mean the batters should play on their back foot. They may need to take a few balls to defend and settle to post a big score later.
The last two matches played here were won by the side chasing. Out of the 11 T20 matches played here, the result of six matches was in favour of the team bowling first. The average first innings score is 137.
Stay tuned for our next article focusing on the team's head-to-head records!