HEADINGLEY CRICKET GROUND, LEEDS

HEADINGLEY CRICKET GROUND (LEEDS)

Headingley Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in the Headingley Stadium complex in Headingley, Leeds, England. It adjoins the Headingley Rugby Stadium through a shared main stand, although the main entrance to the cricket ground is at the opposite Kirkstall Lane end. It has hosted Test cricket since 1899 and has a capacity of 18,350.

 

HEADINGLEY CRICKET GROUND (LEEDS) Pitch Report

headingley Cricket Ground is holding the status of one of the best test playing grounds in the world. Like other cricket grounds in England, it has historically been favorable for batting. But later in the match, spin bowling will take over. Its pace also enticed fast bowlers to deliver inswings, outswings and bouncers, as evidenced by the records.

HEADINGLEY CRICKET GROUND (LEEDS) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

While it is considered a good batting pitch, all eyes will be on the weather, whether the forecast predicts a cloudy day. As a result, swing could be on the counter top. The pitch is a batsman’s paradise in the first innings, so teams winning the toss usually choose to bat first for a winning score at Headingley. The bowlers must be patient and consistent to improve things by the third and fourth innings. During those innings, the batsmen begin to struggle against spinning bowlers, which causes the average score to drop like a stone rapidly.

In the last 5 Test matches held here, the team batting first has won 2 matches and 3 matches was won by the team batting second. Due to bad batting, average run in first innings has gotten low, creating chance for the 2nd batting team to chase easily.

Here are last 3 tests matches average scores of both Innings at HEADINGLEY   ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 289 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 252 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 260 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score –255 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

HEADINGLEY CRICKET GROUND (LEEDS) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

In ODI, teams usually favor bowling on Headingley ground, because this is a batting pitch and chasing is easy. Of the 45 matches played here, 17 teams went first and 26 won second, while 2 matches had no result. Though in last five matches, team batting first won 3 times. The second innings gets slow with time and does not allow the ball to get to the bat, making it harder for batsmen to achieve the score. So it seems that batting first in Headingley is better, but depending on weather conditions team captain and management should choose whether to bat or bowl first.

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

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 280 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 259 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

HEADINGLEY CRICKET GROUND (LEEDS) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Headingley Stadium does not host any international T20I matches. Though in a flat pitch like this, hard hitter batsmen can entertain the crowd playing various strokes. And also teams store huge runs in scoreboard. This situation is seen in England domestic T20I tournaments. Toss winning teams normally decide to bat first as the pitch favors batsmen first. But chasing runs is also much useful as new ball swings much.

As no international T20I matches played here, so there is no data about T20I in Headingley. We will update if any T20I match is hosted.

Here are last 1 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at HEADINGLEY ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 148 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 142 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

BLAST T20 Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

In this ground 18 blast matches played in which 12 matches won by batting first team and 5 matches won by chasing team,. If any team won the toss here than they decided to bat first.

Here are last 5 BLAST matches average scores of both Innings at HEADINGLEY ground:

BLAST Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 188 runs

BLAST Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 168 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    10
  • Matches won batting first
    5
  • Matches won bowling first
    5
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    282.0
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    262.80
  • Highest total recorded
    351
  • Lowest total recorded
    212
  • Highest score chased
    299
  • Lowest score defended
    232

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    18
  • Matches won batting first
    12
  • Matches won bowling first
    5
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    187.44
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    166.28
  • Highest total recorded
    240
  • Lowest total recorded
    107
  • Highest score chased
    177
  • Lowest score defended
    170

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    10
  • Matches won batting first
    4
  • Matches won bowling first
    5
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    269.60
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    305.40
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    304.90
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    262.00