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Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report: Short boundaries mean tough times ahead for bowlers in DC vs RR clash

Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report: Short boundaries mean tough times ahead for bowlers in DC vs RR clash

The average first innings score in Delhi has been a staggering 249 across three IPL 2024 games thus far

DC vs RR Pitch Report: An absolute high-scoring IPL 2024 match is on the cards as the Delhi Capitals (DC) lock horns with the Ra1jasthan Royals (RR) in Match 56 on Tuesday, May 7. The upcoming clash is scheduled to take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Formerly known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, the venue has hosted three IPL 2024 games thus far and has offered belters after belters. Expect similar conditions when these two teams square up against each other.

The stakes are high, especially for DC. They need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive after a string of defeats. RR, on the other hand, are on the cusp of qualification and will be looking to solidify their position in the top four. Delhi come into the match on the back of a disappointing loss against KKR. Their batting failed to post a competitive total, and their bowling lacked penetration.

RR, in contrast, are brimming with confidence. Their well-balanced batting lineup, featuring Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer, has been a force to be reckoned with. Their bowling attack, spearheaded by the experienced duo of Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal, is equally potent.

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Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch report for DC vs RR: Runs galore once again?

The Arun Jaitley Stadium pitch has hosted three IPL 2024 games so far. In all those game, a 220-plus run total was posted by the teams batting first. Hence this venue has been known as a batting paradise.

The pitch is known for its dry and hard surface, offering minimal assistance to the pacers early on. Batsmen can relish playing strokes freely, with the short boundaries on both sides of the wicket further aiding their cause.

Though historically, teams winning the toss have opted to bat first, the overall batting-friendly nature of the pitch suggests a high-scoring encounter regardless. The dew factor in the later stages of the match might slightly tilt the advantage towards the team batting second. But expect a contest with plenty of runs on the board.

Arun Jaitley Stadium IPL 2024 Stats

Matches played3
Wickets (Pacers)26
Wickets (Spinners)13
Average 1st innings Score249
Matches Won Batting First3
Matches Won Batting Second0

Arun Jaitley Stadium: Overall IPL stats

Total Matches87
Matches Won Batting First40
Matches Won Batting Second46
Average 1st innings score166
Highest successful run-chase187 (DC)
Highest score266/7 (SRH vs DC)
Lowest score83/10 (DC vs CSK)
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