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MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Batter’s paradise expected for the CSK vs LSG match

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Batter’s paradise expected for the CSK vs LSG match

So far this season, runs have been flowing. The average first-inning score has gone up, and bowlers have claimed just 33 wickets in 3 completed matches.

CSK vs LSG Pitch Report: There has been a switch in surfaces in the IPL 2024 season. Every pitch seems to be batting paradise now. The surfaces where ‘just’ 180-200 runs are labeled as ‘balanced’. These changes have seen the pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium offer little to no assistance to spinner bowlers.

Who would have thought that a spinning, dry wicket would become flat? The odds seemed to have turned. The bowlers game at Chepauk has turned in favor of the batters. As the stats suggest, the MA Chidambaram Stadium could aid batters and pacers more than it did on April 23.

CSK vs LSG Pitch Report: Spinners likely to struggle at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

3 matches have been played in Chennai in the IPL 2024 season, and no clear pattern has emerged so far. Traditionally, the MA Chidambaram Stadium is a bowler’s paradise, especially for spinners. Batters generally have a tough time, and chasing has been difficult on the ground. This year seems to be a role-reversal sort of situation.

Of the 33 wickets that have fallen so far, 25 have been picked up by pacers, and just 8 have gone to the spinner’s tally. The average first-inning score of 163 has gone up to 172 as well. Two teams have successfully chased, unlike in the past when the side batting first had an advantage.

Pacer may get some assistance early on in the match, but even they’ll have to rely on variations after the shine wears off the new ball. Considering the batting-friendly surface and a good chasing record at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, the side that wins the toss will likely opt to bat second.

MA Chidambaram Stadium: IPL 2024 Stats

Wickets (Pacers)25
Wickets (Spinners) 8
Average 1st innings Score172
Matches Won Batting First1
Matches Won Batting Second2

IPL 2024

MA Chidambaram Stadium: IPL overall Stats

Total Matches79
Matches Won Batting First47
Matches Won Batting Second32
Average 1st innings Score163
Highest Successful Chase201
Highest Score246
Lowest Score70
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