Sawai Mansingh Stadium Pitch Report In 2024 – [Analysis]

India’s one of the oldest cricket ground which holds historic value of Rajasthan, Sawai Mansingh Stadium is located in pink city of Jaipur, Rajasthan and has recorded multiple memorable events such as, Ms Dhoni’s 188* runs inning in ODI and the test match between the India and Pakistan in 1987 and the iconic fastest ODI hundred of Virat Kohli against Australia also came on this ground.

Hence, it plays pretty good role in international cricket as well as Indian Premier League. It is also the homeground of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals where fans from every corner of the Rajasthan and nearby areas of state comes in this ground in order to support their favorites players and franchise.

Therefore, let’s analyze the Sawai Mansingh Stadium Pitch Report and Condition for the upcoming IPL games of 2024 and international games.

SMS Stadium Pitch Report And Condition In 2024

SMS stadium pitch for ipl 2024

Built in 1969, SMS cricket ground has been one of those venues where IPL matches are played from the start of the indian premier league. Talking about the condition of Sawai Mansingh Stadium pitch, it mostly favours the bowlers and you can expect the spinners come into the play right from the very first ball of the match.

The reason SMS stadium is known as bowling wicket is because, the pitch is made up of black soil which offers quite a help to the bowlers, especially the spinners where the ball tends to be low. The black soil pitch oftentimes opens up the cracks on the wicket which gives a lot benefits to the spinners in making the ball spin.

Apart from spinners, if a fast bowler has a pretty good variations like slower balls, and cutters then he can also be as dangerous as a spinner on the wicket of Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Furthermore, If there is a bowler like Umran Malik or Lockie Ferguson who bowls at 150 KMPH raw pace, then they might not get that much success in SMS stadium of Jaipur.

SMS Stadium Batting Report In 2024

SMS ground batting stats ipl 2024

Lowest Batting score of SMS ground – 92 Runs by MI In 2013

Highest Batting score on SMS stadium – 217 runs by SRH in 2023

These two above stats shows if a team can play first 6 overs without loosing the bunch of wickets in powerplay itself, then the team scoreboard can cross the 200 runs mark.

However, In order to achieve the mark of 200 runs on this ground, a settled batsmen should play at least till 17th or 18th over because it is not easy for a new batsman to come in and to smash the bowlers for sixes from very first ball.

Hard hitters like Shimron Hetmyer, Klassen, Jos Buttler shown that if you have the power to clear the rope without moving much into the crease, then all the following pitch condition and past history does not really matter as long as batsman is in the red hot form.

What To Choose After Winning The Toss On SMS?

Most of the captains and team analyst nowadays follows the pattern and past history of a cricket ground in order to choose what to do after winning the toss, same implies on Sawai Mansingh Stadium as well.

Most of the captains be in the IPL choose to bowl first, as the dew factor as well as pitch becomes a bit helpful for the batters in the second half of the game. Moreover, it also gives the freedom of approaching the game once the target is set by the opponent team.

IPL Matches Played In SMS – 50

Won by batting first team – 17

Won by bowling first team – 33


FAQ

Highest IPL score of SMS Stadium

The highest IPL score on SMS stadium of Jaipur was recently recorded in 2023 IPL season where SRH scored 217 runs against Rajasthan Royals.

Lowest batting score of SMS stadium

Sometimes the tricky bowling wicket of SMS ground may lead to collapse like Mumbai Indians when they all out by scoring only 92 runs in 2013 IPL season.

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