KENSINGTON OVAL STADIUM, BRIDGETOWN,BARBADOS

KENSINGTON OVAL STADIUM (BARBADOS)

The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados. It is the pre-eminent sporting facility on the island and is primarily used for cricket. it has hosted many important and exciting cricket games between local, regional, and international teams during its more than 120-year history.

 

KENSINGTON OVAL STADIUM (BARBADOS) Pitch Report

History says that this field gifts batsmen a lot. Batsmen can easily put a huge score in scoreboard. Along with England’s 903 and Australia’s 701, there are a lot of high team totals in Oval ground. We can say, the Oval never disappoint batsmen. It generally becomes easier to bat on in the Barbados Cricket Stadium as the game progresses but it can’t be termed as a perfectly flat pitch.  The records suggest bowling first here would be a better decision hence any Captain who wins the toss must do the same.

KENSINGTON OVAL STADIUM (BARBADOS) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

In the first innings, the pitch is ideal for batsmen, and thus the team who wins the toss in the Kennington Oval Cricket ground typically chooses to bat for a high score. The fast bowlers do not get much support. But the previous day’s decay improve the situation in  three and fourth innings. Spin bowlers start achieving sharp turns and batsmen begin to struggle.

If there are no county games on the ground for several months, the surface may sprout a bit of grass to support pacers. The pitch is reputed to be fastest track. But county games are always played in Kennington, so pitch surface is always lacks of grass.

If weather will be overcast then fast bowlers will get help and it will become difficult for batsmen.

Here are last 5 tests matches average scores of both Innings at KENSINGTON OVAL ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 271 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 226 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 246 Runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score – 185 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

KENSINGTON OVAL STADIUM (BARBADOS) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The pitch in Barbados is generally sporting and teams favour batting first although this also has a history of backfiring.In recent times the surface has become easier to bat on as the game wears on but not exactly a flat track.The ODI records of the Barbados Cricket Stadium say that the teams batting first won 4 matches whereas the teams batting 2nd won 7 times. Although the pitch here at Barbados is a good one and most teams would prefer bowling first here, this decision could backfire as well.

Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at KENSINGTON OVAL ground:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 244 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 211 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

KENSINGTON OVAL STADIUM (BARBADOS) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The track at the Kensington Oval has been quite helpful for batters in the past years. Furthermore, the team batting first has tasted more success as compared to batting first. Overall, 11 T20I matches have taken place at this venue, in which 7 times teams batting first have recorded victory whereas the team bowling first won just 3 and 1 match with no result. Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at KENSINGTON OVAL ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 174 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 160 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

CPL Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

generally helps the bowlers rather than the batsmen. Generally batting second at this venue is difficult as compared to batting first. So Team winning the toss could elect to bat first and can target to score above 150 runs to have an upper hand in the game..

Here are last 5 CPL matches average scores of both Innings at KENSINGTON OVAL ground:

CPL Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 150 runs

CPL Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 132 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    11
  • Matches won batting first
    4
  • Matches won bowling first
    7
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    244.36
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    211.18
  • Highest total recorded
    364
  • Lowest total recorded
    123
  • Highest score chased
    360
  • Lowest score defended
    212

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    39
  • Matches won batting first
    23
  • Matches won bowling first
    14
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    150.10
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    130.41
  • Highest total recorded
    224
  • Lowest total recorded
    52
  • Highest score chased
    172
  • Lowest score defended
    127

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    8
  • Matches won batting first
    3
  • Matches won bowling first
    4
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    315.30
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    281.80
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    208.80
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    157.30