Greenfield International Stadium Profile
Greenfield International Stadium, formerly known as the Trivandrum International Stadium, is based Trivandrum city in the southwestern India state of Kerala.
It was first opened in 2015 and became India’s 50th international cricket venue in 2017 when it hosted a T20I between India and New Zealand. India won the rain-reduced match by six runs to get off to a winning start at the ground. They suffered their first defeat at the stadium in December 2019 when West Indies won by eight wickets in a T20I.
The stadium has since hosted its first ODI clash on November 2018. That also saw a victory for India as they bagged a nine-wicket success against West Indies. Rohit Sharma top-scored with an unbeaten 63 to guide the home side to the win. The ground hasn’t yet hosted a Test match.
The ground holds 50,000 spectators and is used for football as well as cricket. It is also India’s first eco-friendly stadium due to the harvesting of rainwater and surrounding greenery. The Kerala Cricket Association took on the site with a lease from Karala University until 2027 and are responsible for the maintenance of the playing surface and inside the ground.
The stadium has not yet hosted any Indian Premier League matches but has been highlighted as a possible venue for future editions of the tournament.
What to look for when betting on matches at Greenfield
The ground has only hosted three international fixtures so far. India have batted first on all three occasions and won two out of the three matches. Medium-pace bowlers that are able to take the pace off the ball have tended to look the most threatening. This was highlighted by Ravindra Jadeja’s four-wicket haul against West Indies in the only ODI at the ground.