The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) in Dharamsala is one of India’s most picturesque cricket grounds. It is relatively new to international cricket, with only four ODIs being played there so far. The stadium has been allocated five matches in the 2023 World Cup, with India playing New Zealand at the same venue on October 23.
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ODI Records at HPCA Stadium
HPCA stadium assists fast bowlers, as India was bundled out for 122 against Sri Lanka in the last ODI played at the venue in 2017. Sri Lanka’s frontline pacers took six wickets between them. However, HPCA Stadium has witnessed a big total, too.
Highest Team Totals at HPCA Stadium
With only four matches played at the venue, we look at the top three highest totals at HPCA Stadium.
- India 330/6 vs West Indies (2014)
- West Indies 271/10 vs India (2014)
- England 227/3 vs India (2013)
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Most Runs by a Batter at HPCA Stadium
Batters have usually found it difficult to bat at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, except for a few. The following is a list of batters who have scored the most runs at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala:
Most Wickets by a Bowler at HPCA Stadium
The pacers have done well in the seamer-friendly conditions at the HPCA stadium. The following is a list of bowlers with the most wickets at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala:
Highest Individual Scores at HPCA Stadium
Virat Kohli, Ian Bell, and Marlon Samuels are three players to have scored a century in HPCA Stadium. The following is a list of the top five highest individual scores at HPCA Stadium.
- Virat Kohli – 127 vs West Indies (2014)
- Ian Bell – 113* vs India (2013)
- Marlon Samuels – 112 vs India (2014)
- Virat Kohli – 85* vs New Zealand (2016)
- Suresh Raina – 83 vs England (2013)
Best Bowling Figures at HPCA Stadium
Suranga Lakmal and Tim Bresnan have picked up four-wicket hauls in their only outing in Dharamsala. Among Indian players, Hardik Pandya and Amit Mishra have a three-wicket haul. The following is a list of the top five best bowling figures at HPCA Stadium.
- Suranga Lakmal – 4/13 vs India (2017)
- Tim Bresnan – 4/45 vs India (2013)
- Hardik Pandya – 3/31 vs New Zealand (2016)
- Amit Mishra – 3/49 vs New Zealand (2016)
- Kedar Jadhav – 2/6 vs New Zealand (2016)
The batting and bowling stats mentioned above are as of September 12, 2023.
HPCA Stadium might have only hosted four ODIs, but the fans have witnessed exciting contests. Bowlers have the edge in Dharamsala, but the likes of Kohli, Kane Williamson, and Shakib Al Hasan can grab the spotlight. Cricket fans would be hoping for thrilling finishes in the 2023 ODI World Cup matches at the picturesque HPCA Stadium.