JSCA International Stadium Profile
India’s JSCA International Stadium is based in Ranchi and hosts international cricket matches as well as Chennai Super Kings games in the Indian Premier League. JSCA stands for the Jharkhand States Cricket Association and the ground is able to hold 50,000 spectators.
The Jharkhand States Cricket Association built the stadium following a dispute regarding the allocation of international fixtures. The JSCA arranges international matches in the region but at the time didn’t own its own stadium. The only other Jharkhand-based ground was the Tata Steel-owned Keenan Stadium.
JSCA International Stadium was designed and built in such a way so that no shadows fall over the playing surface. Development cost around R1.9 billion ($27 million). The facility also boasts an eight-pitch practice area and an indoor cricket centre. The stadium was chosen as one of six new Test venues in India in 2015.
The first ODI match at the JSCA Stadium took place between India and England in January 2013. The ground hosted its first T20I in February 2016 when India met Sri Lanka. The first Test match saw India face Australia in March 2017. Australian Steve Smith holds the highest Test score at the ground with an unbeaten 178.
What to look for when betting on matches at the JSCA Stadium
Spinners have a big role to play in games at the JSCA Stadium due to the size of the ground. The pitch also offers grip and turn for them. It has proven a happy hunting ground for India and Chennai bowler Ravindra Jadeja. The average first innings score at the ground in the IPL is 149.00.