The Holkar Stadium, where the second ODI between India and South Africa is scheduled to be held, is a happy hunting ground for the home team as they have won all their previous high-scoring matches at this venue.
India have played three ODIs at the venue and have won all the three ODIs at this 27,000 capacity stadium.
Curator Samandar Singh Chauhan is reputed for producing flattest of tracks devoid of any grass. Samandar though didn’t clarify as to what will be nature of track even though Holkar Stadium might play true to its reputation.
It will be nearly after four years that an ODI will be held at this venue after Virender Sehwag scored a magnificent 219 in India’s 153-run victory over West Indies.
The other two ODIs were against England in 2006 and 2008 respectively which India won by 7 and 54 runs respectively.
The tall scores is an indicator that another run-feast can be expected at this venue with India having successfully chased down a target of 289. On the other two occasions, India scored 292 and 418 after batting first.
Holkar Cricket Stadium
Also or formerly known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground
Home team Madhya Pradesh
|Team 1||Team 2||Winner||Margin||Match Date||Scorecard|
|India||England||India||7 wickets||Apr 15, 2006||ODI # 2362|
|India||England||India||54 runs||Nov 17, 2008||ODI # 2777|
|India||West Indies||India||153 runs||Dec 8, 2011||ODI # 3223|
|India||South Africa||–||Oct 14, 2015||ODI # 3692|