The Atal Bihari Vajpayee, or Lucknow Cricket Stadium, is situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh’s largest city of Lucknow. This stadium is also known as Ekana Cricket Stadium. It is the home field for the Lucknow Super Giants, a powerful emerging team in the Indian Premier League.
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With a seating capacity of about 50,000, it is India’s fifth-largest cricket venue. It has been a home venue for India, LSG and Afghanistan. Yes, the Afghanistan team used this venue as a home venue in 2019 for a cricket match.
This stadium has the longest Straight boundaries as compared to other big stadiums like Narendra Modi Stadium, Wankhede, and Eden Gardens. So, Batters find it really hard to hit straight shots and occasionally throw an easy wicket as a catch to the bowler.
Since becoming the home site for Lucknow, it has played host to multiple IPL matches. This arena is also used for other occasions, such as official government gatherings and events.
Due to its poor Pitch and curator, this stadium, with its young beginnings, became the center of the debate.
Hardik Pandya talks about the adverse pitch behavior that favored spinners in international games. And in fact, this T20 international Pitch did favor spin bowling. Hence, Pitch Curator was removed after this controversy.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium Lucknow Stadium IPL Pitch Report
At this venue, Pitch supports spin bowlers more than fast bowlers. Spin bowlers thus give any side a distinct edge. Therefore, teams having more and better spin bowlers will be out class the opposition. Moreover, Batters that play spin bowling really well make fantastic runs with the bat. Hence, fast bowlers face difficulties in bowling on this Pitch.