LSG vs PBKS Pitch Report: What to expect at the Ekana Cricket Stadium?

LSG vs PBKS Pitch Report: What to expect at the Ekana Cricket Stadium?

Last year, Lucknow had slow and spin-friendly tracks that made it extremely difficult for batters to score big runs.

LSG vs PBKS Pitch Report: There has been a switch in surfaces in the IPL 2024 season. The pitch in Chennai has offered minuscule support to bowlers, while the surface in Bengaluru has started aiding bowlers, even if in the slightest. So, the question arises: what to expect at the Ekana Cricket Stadium?

With multiple spinning bowling options on LSG’s side, it won’t be shocking to see similar pitches as last year in Lucknow. As the stats suggest, the Ekana Stadium could once again prove to be a low-scoring venue where bowlers will have an upper hand.

LSG vs PBKS Pitch Report: Slow & spin-friendly track expected at the Ekana Cricket Stadium

Only 7 matches have been played in Lucknow, and the consensus was clear last year: expect slow and spin-friendly tracks. The Ekana Cricket Stadium is a bowler’s paradise, especially for spinners. Batters generally have a tough time, and chasing has been extremely difficult on the ground.

Only twice in seven matches has a side come on top while batting second. The average first-inning score of 152 doesn’t paint a good image for batters either. Things can get even more difficult for batters if they play on the black soil surface, which offers more grip and turns to spinners, while the red soil surface provides better bounce and spins a touch less.

Considering the bowler-friendly surface and a poor chasing record at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, the side that wins the toss will likely opt to bat first.

Ekana Cricket Stadium: IPL Stats

Total Matches7
Matches Won Batting First4
Matches Won Batting Second2
Average 1st innings Score152
Highest Successful Chase159
Highest Score193
Lowest Score108

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