Eden Gardens Profile:
Eden Gardens is the oldest cricket ground in India after its establishment in 1864 in Kolkata. It is considered by many to be the home of cricket in India and one of the most iconic grounds in the world.
The ground held its first Test match in 1934 when England played India. The first ODI saw India face Pakistan in 1987 and the first T20 at the ground was between India and England in 2011.
Eden Gardens has seen some memorable cricketing moments over the years. The ground hosted the 1987 World Cup Final between Australia and England. It was the first final ever to be held outside England and the first time Australia won the world cup.
The ground was also chosen to host India’s 200th and 25oth home Tests in 2005 and 2016.
The highest score by a batsman in an ODI was recorded on Eden Gardens’ 150th anniversary in 2014 when Rohit Sharma smashed 264 off 173 balls against Sri Lanka.
It also hosted India’s first-ever day/night Test match when India took on Bangladesh in November 2019.
The ground is also the home of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Eden Gardens has undergone two major refurbishments in its history. The first took place in 1987 ahead of that year’s World Cup. That saw the capacity expand from 40,000 to more than 100,000 as well as upgrades to the facilities.
It stayed that way until a second renovation before the 2011 World Cup. This involved a new clubhouse and players’ facilities and reduced the capacity to 66,000.
What to look for when betting on matches at Eden Gardens Stadium
Eden Gardens is considered to be a batsman-friendly surface, and this should be considered when looking to bet on matches here.
However, spinners have also had joy over the years, especially during games played in the IPL. Spinners come into the game as the match wears on and is another factor to be looked at when placing bets.
Betting on IPL matches at Eden Gardens Stadium
The average first innings score for all T20 matches at the ground in 2019 was 194, which can be used when looking to bet on IPL games.
Batting second at the ground in T20 matches looks the right call based on the stats.
In the last 10 years, the team batting second in T20Is has won 66.7 per cent of the time. That is backed up in non-international contests when the team batting second has picked up the victory 60.6 percent.