The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium is India’s 19th Test venue and is situated in Mohali.
Previously known as just the PCA Stadium, it was renamed in 2015 after Inderjit Singh Bindra, who was an IAS officer and ex-President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He served as a cricket administrator for more than four decades from 1975.
Established in 1993, this stadium - also known as Mohali Stadium - has a capacity of 27,000 spectators and is home to the Punjab domestic cricket team in the Indian domestic circuit and Team Punjab in the Indian T20 League.
One unique feature of this stadium are its flood light pillars, which are located at a low height to enable the easy passage of planes from the airport nearby.
The pitch here is known to usually assist the seamers although it has gotten more batting friendly in recent years.
While this stadium has witnessed its fair share of historic moments in the past across formats, as far as T20s go, it’s worth noting that it hosted three matches during the 2016 T20 World Cup, including one featuring India.
PCA IS Bindra Stadium T20 records and stats
Australian batter Shaun Marsh has scored the most T20 runs at this venue while playing for Team Punjab in the Indian T20 League. The left-hander has scored 1,064 runs at an average of 44.33 and a strike rate of 130.23 at this venue. He also made eight fifties as well as one century here and most of his runs at this ground came in the early years of the Indian T20 League.
Indian bowler Sandeep Sharma has taken the most wickets at this ground in T20s. He has accounted for 29 wickets in 23 games at an average of 20.37 and an economy of 7.29. Sandeep did so while representing Punjab and Team Punjab as well as Team Hyderabad in the Indian T20 League.
Highest individual score
Several players have scored a hundred in T20s on this ground, but Karnataka batter Devdutt Padikkal’s 62-ball 124* against Maharashtra in the 2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is the highest individual score here. His knock helped Karnataka register a 99-run win.
Best bowling figures
The honour of best bowling figures in T20s at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium belongs to Munaf Patel. The former Indian pacer finished with figures of 5/21 while representing Team Mumbai in the 2011 Indian T20 League. His spell went in vain as Team Punjab still managed to win the contest.
Highest team total
The highest team total on this ground in T20s was made by Team Chennai in the 2008 Indian T20 League. Powered by Michael Hussey’s 116 not out, Team Chennai went on to post 240/5 against Team Punjab. Team Chennai won the match by 33 runs.
Lowest team total
The lowest team total at this stadium for a T20 game, which saw the completion of its full 20 overs, came in the 2017 Indian T20 League. Team Delhi are the holders of this unwanted record after they were bundled out for just 67 runs against Team Punjab in the first innings of the match. Team Punjab won the match 10 wickets and 73 balls to spare.
The highest partnership on this ground came in the same match that witnessed Karnataka batter Devdutt Padikkal’s 62-ball 124* against Maharashtra in the 2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He along with Manish Pandey stitched together a 148-run stand for the second wicket as Karnataka beat Maharashtra by 99 runs.
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