QUEENS PARK OVAL, PORT OF SPAIN

QUEENS PARK OVAL (PORT OF SPAIN)

The Queen's Park Oval is a sports stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, used mostly for cricket matches. It opened in 1896. Privately owned by the Queen's Park Cricket Club, it is currently the second largest capacity cricket ground in the West Indies with seating for about 20,000.  It has hosted more Test matches than any other ground in the Caribbean with 60 as of January 2018, and also hosted a number of One-Day International (ODI) matches, including many World Series Cricket games in 1979 and matches of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team play most of their home matches at the ground, and it is the home ground of the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders.

QUEENS PARK OVAL (PORT OF SPAIN) Pitch Report

The pitch of the Queens Park Oval mainly aids bowlers, and batsmen struggle, in particular opening batsmen. Fast bowlers get a tremendous swing, which makes it very hard for batsmen on top as the new ball moves a lot. This pitch also gives fast bowlers additional rebound. The pitch also helps spin bowlers, providing spin bowlers well spinning and bounce in the middle overs. Batsmen also get most runs but domination of bowlers increases nowadays. The pitch is dry, which is perfect for both batsmen and bowlers. Batting conditions are excellent and average scores of 250+ in test matches are mostly common. The wicket is more flattered recently.

QUEENS PARK OVAL (PORT OF SPAIN) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

For fast bowlers as well as spin bowlers, bowling in this venue is much enjoyable and most bowlers get help from the pitch. In the first days of the test, it is a little easier to bat this pitch, but once the match moves onto the final days of the test match, the pitch will help fast bowlers more and more swinging and bouncing from the pitch. The spin bowlers get turns well and also bounce, and the spin attack on the 4th and 5th days of the test match is very dangerous. In the first innings the pitch is a utopia for batsmen, so the team which wins the toss generally decides to bat first to achieve a winning score. We can conclude that the average score in the 4 Innings in the last 3 test matches on Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Ground is comparatively lower to the first but higher in second innings, and with each of the subsequent innings, the average score is getting less. It is obvious that the first two innings can be easily scored as the swing is smaller. The dry spot and the flat wicket are useful to the spin bowlers when they bowl on those decks. In the last 3 Test matches held here, the team batting first has won one match, 1 match was won by the team batting second and one match was drawn.

Here are last 3 tests matches average scores of both Innings at Queens Park Oval ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 233 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 322 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 277 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score –160 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

QUEENS PARK OVAL (PORT OF SPAIN) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Though it’s a batting pitch, ODI teams prefer batting first because of the dew effect. The ground has dry pitch and it supports batsmen and spin bowlers. Therefore, it is important to decide whether to bat or bowl first in the pitch. The teams batting first and teams batting second have scored almost the same run during the last 5 ODI matches.

Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at Queens Park Oval ground:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 230 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 194 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

QUEENS PARK OVAL (PORT OF SPAIN) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The teams winning the toss at T20I matches usually prefer batting first because the ground has a punching/batting pitch. Mostly because of the dew factor. Since the T20I matches are played for the day or for all the night, the bowlers have difficulty controlling the ball in the second innings. In addition, it is hard to conclude based on only 10 T20I matches. The venue hosted just 3 T20Is in the last 10 years.

Here are last 3 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at Queens Park Oval ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 132 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 131 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

QUEENS PARK OVAL (PORT OF SPAIN) Pitch Report

CPL Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Toss is not so important but according to the last five CPL matches winning records. In last 10 years 40 blast matches played in which 19 matches won by batting first team and 21 matches won by the team batting second. The pitch supports the slower bowlers which makes the batsmen spend some time in the middle before looking to hit any extravagant strokes.

Here are last 5 CPL matches average scores of both Innings at Queens Park Oval ground:

CPL Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 166 runs

CPL Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 156 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    10
  • Matches won batting first
    6
  • Matches won bowling first
    3
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    249.70
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    194.80
  • Highest total recorded
    311
  • Lowest total recorded
    96
  • Highest score chased
    240
  • Lowest score defended
    219

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    47
  • Matches won batting first
    23
  • Matches won bowling first
    24
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    153.74
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    140.89
  • Highest total recorded
    225
  • Lowest total recorded
    81
  • Highest score chased
    223
  • Lowest score defended
    107

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    3
  • Matches won batting first
    1
  • Matches won bowling first
    1
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    232.34
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    322.50
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    277.00
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    160.50