OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND, MANCHESTER

OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND (MANCHESTER)

Emirates Old Trafford stadium is the 2nd oldest test venue after The Oval and was established in 1857. It hosted the first Ashes test match in July 1884 and also holds the record for hosting the greatest number of world cup matches (17). The stadium is home to the Lancashire country cricket club and has a seating facility for over 74000 spectators.

 

OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND (MANCHESTER) Pitch Report

It is the fastest track in England and is historically good for batting but will take spin later in the game. Its pace has also made fast bowlers interested and the records here speak the same. But it lost its test status in 2009 and after some redevelopments, the stadium regained its test status in 2013.

OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND (MANCHESTER) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The pitch is a paradise for batsmen in the first innings and so the team that wins the toss at Emirates Old Trafford Manchester Cricket ground usually decides to bat first to put up a winning score in the scorecard. The bowlers have to be patient and consistent and by the 3rd and 4th innings, the footmarks of the previous day bowlers make the situation better, and the batsmen start struggling to spin bowlers which is the reason for the steep fall in the average scores.

If no county games have been played at the ground for a few months, the surface might grow a little bit of grass which aids pacers as well. The pitch is known to be the quickest track in the country.

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

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 382 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 286 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 182 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score –182 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND (MANCHESTER) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

As it is a batting pitch, the teams winning the toss in ODI at Emirates Old Trafford grounds usually prefer batting first. Of the 55 total matches played here, 26 teams have won batting first and 28 teams have won batting second while 1 match had no results due to rain. In the second innings, the pitch gets slow as time passes and the ball does not come easily on the bat because of which it becomes difficult for batsmen to chase the score.

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

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 279 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 262 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND (MANCHESTER) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Toss hasn’t played a major role to date in T20 matches here. As the ground has a batting pitch, we may expect the teams that win the toss in T20 matches to prefer batting first but it has proven fruitful only once. This is mostly due to the dew factor. As the T20 matches are day-night matches or completely night matches, the dew falling on the pitch makes it difficult for the bowlers to control the ball in the second innings and this becomes a major positive for power hitters.

Hence it is good for teams that win the toss to prefer bowling first. Moreover, as only 10 T20 matches have been held here and 3 were either canceled or left incomplete due to rain, it is hard to come to a conclusion.

Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at OLD TRAFFORD ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 168 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 165 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

BLAST T20 Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The pitch is greenish-brown and flat which is ideal for batsmen and over time spin bowlers. As the wicket is flatter, the conditions are excellent for batting.

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

BLAST Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 173 runs

BLAST Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 168 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    17
  • Matches won batting first
    10
  • Matches won bowling first
    7
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    253.88
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    216.18
  • Highest total recorded
    397
  • Lowest total recorded
    67
  • Highest score chased
    302
  • Lowest score defended
    231

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    23
  • Matches won batting first
    10
  • Matches won bowling first
    10
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    166.13
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    148.83
  • Highest total recorded
    219
  • Lowest total recorded
    71
  • Highest score chased
    195
  • Lowest score defended
    151

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    9
  • Matches won batting first
    7
  • Matches won bowling first
    1
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    382.40
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    286.40
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    182.00
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    182.00