9 matches, 3,343 runs, 309 boundaries, 160 sixes, 19 half-centuries, and three centuries—these stats replicate how batting-friendly the three essential pitches are at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium, which is internet hosting the first-ever Uttar Pradesh Twenty20 League (UPTL).
Pitch No. 7 supplied the perfect alternatives for batters to this point on Sunday. Two matches on the fourth day of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Affiliation-backed occasion noticed the groups scoring 875 runs. Lucknow Falcons scored the very best 227/8 in 20 overs to win in opposition to Kanpur Superstars by two wickets in a thriller.
UPCA’s chief curator Shiv Kumar has used simply three pitches out of 9 accessible for the matches. He feels that even a 250-run goal will be achieved on the Green Park Stadium pitches as they’ve been ready to swimsuit the shorter model of the sport.
Not solely batters, however bowlers too are pleased with the way in which the ball is coming onto the bat, kicking, rising and even spinning, and it requires ability to do effectively.
“I used a particular curler of 4.5 ft top, and it helped us put together a superb bouncy wicket, appropriate for the fatafat fashion of cricket,” mentioned Kumar who can also be dealing with the Kamla Membership floor in Kanpur.
“For the primary time, I used this curler as a part of a brand new analysis in regards to the weight on pitches for this format. I received all of the pitches prepared eight days earlier than the beginning of the occasion,” mentioned Kumar, including, “The behaviour of the pitch on Sunday night time impressed Suresh Raina, who was too interested in it.”
He mentioned that the curler was very a lot there however was by no means used.
“Rolling and moisture make lots of distinction.”
The Green Park Stadium pitches have been re-laid in 2014 and native soil from neighboring district Unnao was used of their preparation.
“Native soil fits the situations as per the climate. In truth, we’ve got received a unique cricketing tradition. Prior to now, we used to have uninteresting batting wickets for Check matches, however for the reason that new codecs of the sport got here into existence, we stored altering the character of the pitches based on the demand.”
The pitches for the occasion are most suited to younger right-hand batter Sameer Rizvi of Kanpur Superstars as he’s main the desk with 253 runs, which included 122 his being the perfect to this point. He’s adopted by Noida Tremendous Kings’ Samarth Singh (218, 91 H.S), Meerut Mavericks’ Swastik Chikara (209, 101 H.S), Kanpur Superstars’ Ansh Yadav (180, 61 H.S) and Gorakhpur Lions’ Abhishek Goswami (173, 95* H.S). Kanpur Superstars Vineet Panwar leads the bowlers’ desk with eight wickets in three matches with 4/26 being his finest.
“I’m having fun with my batting on the Green Park Stadium pitches. Ball is coming at an ideal pace and bounce,” Swastik Chikara mentioned after hitting his back-to-back century on Sunday night time.
The earlier highest rating at Green Park Stadium was 197 through the Indian Premier League match in 2017 when Suresh Raina-led then Gujarat Lions had made this venue their second dwelling floor.