Expert cricbuzz prediction: Amingaon Cricket Ground: A quaint and picturesque place with mountain views

When the Ranji Trophy schedule was announced last year, India’s Cricket Control Board (BCCI) had assigned Assam’s home game against Mumbai to Guwahati’s Nehru Stadium.

But a few weeks ago, the Nehru stadium was not in the best conditions to host an important match, so the Assam Cricket Association moved the match to its scenic Amingaon cricket ground, about 30 kilometers from the city centre. I had to.

A scenic spot in North Guwahati, Amingaon Grounds is located near the famous Saraygat Bridge (a railway-road bridge over the Brahmaputra River) and overlooks the mountains. Inaugurated in 2021 by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswasarma, so far he has organized BCCI related age group tournaments. But with Mumbai making their first-class debut on Tuesday against Assam, the national association is looking to make the moment extra special. Most of the ACA heavyweights are busy with the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka, which will also be held at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Barthapala on Tuesday, but to ensure things are perfect in Amingaon. A dedicated team has been deployed. Attachments.

A huge temporary gate was installed at the entrance to commemorate the first class debut, and large signs and banners were installed at the arcade. The institution does not yet have a gallery, only his two-story pavilion called Kumar Bhaskar Barman Khetra. Downstairs there is a lobby area where teams can eat before or during games, but over the next few years the National Association plans to continue work to make the facility more spectator-friendly.

“We didn’t have a lot of time, but the federation worked hard to prepare the venue for Ranji’s match,” said one of his officials involved in the whole process. The venue has hosted BCCI local tournaments, age groups and women’s matches since late 2021 and last week hosted the Col C.K. Nayudu Trophy match between running festivals Assam and Tamil Nadu . Assam’s senior team has been training here for some time and the players and coaching staff look optimistic ahead of the match against Mumbai. “We play all our games here. Our tournaments are held here, so all the members of the team are playing on this surface and they are performing well. It doesn’t matter,” Assam head coach Trevor Gonsalves told Sportsstar.

Mumbai coach Amol Muzumdar, who played for Assam for several seasons during his playing days, did not know about the new terrain until recently. “This is my first game here. I have never played here. In fact, I had played for Assam for several seasons and had never seen a floor before. It’s new territory that we’ve entered and we’re looking forward to it,” he said.

The surface looks like a flat deck, helping the batter. Assam’s players believe that things could turn around from his third day, but Mumbai captain Ajinkha rahane said he would take a wicket with Mzumdar during his session of training for the team on Monday. Taking a closer look, the manager thinks, “Looks like a decent interface…”.

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