It’s been six months since the stadium last hosted a T20 game. IS Bindra stadium was last in talks when Virat Kohli played his 100th T20 match here. Now, The iconic stadium will be starting the Aus vs Ind series, with Mohali starting the series. IS Bindra Stadium will be hosting the 45th international match.
India and Sri Lanka‘s first test match was played only with 50 percent of the fans watching straight from the ground. This restriction was due to covid-19 that was spreading throughout the world. However, this upcoming thriller is said to be open for all and full capacity can be used. This will be the first time that newly elected PCA members will be seeing the match in the stadium. The current president of the team is a former U19 player Gurbaz Chahal. While talking to Indian Express, CEO of Punjab cricket association Deepak Sharma spoke
“Punjab Cricket Association is ready to host the first T20I match of the three-match India-Australia T20I series. We are looking towards hosting the match with a 100 percent capacity and the PCA president and other members of the PCA Executive committee will have a meeting on Tuesday this week to oversee the preparations of the match,”
Although the stadium has hosted 5 T20Is. The men in blue have 3 contests out of 5. India has won all the t20 won here. Previously, the Indian team registered a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Furthermore, The men in blue made a mark when they won against Australia to enter into the semi-final of the 2016 T20 world cup.
Excitement for the match against Austalia
There’s excitement among all in Punjab because of the match, one student while speaking said
“While Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match at the IS Bindra PCA International Stadium saw fans being allowed to watch the match only 2-3 days prior to the match, most of the fans could not watch cricketing action at the stadium due to the 50 percent tickets on offer and poor planning of the ticket sales. The T20I matches at the stadium have always seen a rush of cricket fans and we are eagerly waiting for the ticket sales to open. We also hope that ticket prices will not be priced steeply.”