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Kensington Oval Pitch Report: Batting wicket with help for seamers on cards in IND vs SA T20 World Cup finale

Kensington Oval Pitch Report: Batting wicket with help for seamers on cards in IND vs SA T20 World Cup finale

The pitch in Barbados has been more suited for pace than for spin. The fast bowlers have taken 59 wickets at an average of 20.22, while the spinners have only taken 32 wickets at an average of 26.40 each.

India will take on South Africa for ultimate honour at the T20 World Cup final Saturday at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Both teams have been deprived of ICC trophies, India for the past 13 years and South Africa forever. One of them will end their wait on Saturday when IND vs SA commences. Ahead of the all-important finale, let’s take a look at how the pitch of Kensington Oval is likely to behave.

Kensington Oval Pitch Report

Six of the eight matches that have taken place at this location so far in the ongoing tournament have concluded with a result. First and second-batting teams have split three victories each, and one match has resulted in a tie. The tournament’s third-fastest scoring ground, Kensington Oval, allows runs to come in at 7.78 per over.

The pitch in Barbados has been more suited for pace than for spin. The fast bowlers have taken 59 wickets at an average of 20.22, while the spinners have only taken 32 wickets at an average of 26.40 each. They have also been marginally more economical, averaging 7.28 compared to the pacers’ 7.88.

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Since the match is early in the morning, seamers can receive some assistance initially with the new ball, but overall, the surface has been good for batting.

The team winning the toss has won 18 out of 29 completed T20I matches at this venue. Teams have elected to bat first 13 times here and have won 10 of those games. 

Kensington Oval Stats in T20Is

  • Matches played: 32
  • Team batting first won: 19
  • Team batting second won: 10
  • Tied: 1
  • No Result: 2
  • Average first innings score: 159
  • Highest total: West Indies 224/5 (20) vs England (2022)
  • Lowest total: Afghanistan 80 (16) vs South Africa (2010)
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