VCA Nagpur
VCA Nagpur

The orange city “Nagpur” is all set to host the first match of the main round of the T20 World Cup 2016. The match will be played in Vidarbha cricket association stadium. Vidarbha cricket ground has a capacity of 45000. The first international match on this ground was played in the year 2009 when the Indian team took on the visiting Australian team in a one-day affair.

Talking of T20I, the first T20I match was played in the year 2009 between India and Sri Lanka in which the visiting side sealed a comfortable victory against the home team.
In the first match of the main round, the Indian team will take on a New Zealand side on this ground with a motive to end the winning streak of the visitors. So the stage is set and both the teams are ready to take on each other. but before the epic clash let’s have a look at some stats of the Nagpur stadium in T20 format:

Highest totals:
Sri Lanka (215/5) vs India in 2009
India (186/9) vs Sri Lanka in 2009
Afghanistan (186/6) vs Zimbabwe in 2016

Highest scores:
Kumar Sangakkara 78 vs India in 2009
Mohammad Shahzad 61 vs Scotland in 2016
Vusi Sibanda 59 vs Hong Kong in 2016

Most runs:

Mohammad Shahzad 142 in 3 matches
James Atkinson 82 in 3 matches
Kumar Sangakkara 78 runs in 1 match

Most wickets:
Mohammad Nabi & Rashid Khan 6 wickets
Donald Tiripano & Wellington Masakadza 5 wickets
Best bowling figures:
Mohammad Nabi (4 for 20)
Wellington Masakadza (4 for 28)
Rashid khan (3 for 11)

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