LORDS CRICKET GROUND, LONDON

LORDS CRICKET GROUND (LONDON)

Lord’s Cricket Stadium is commonly known as Lord’s. It is situated in London, England. In 1814, this third ground of Thomas Lord was opened, soon becoming the principal venue, as cricket became the world leading sport in 19th century.  Marylebone Cricket Club owns the stadium and it is home of England Cricket Board.

This stadium is capable of holding 30000 visitors at single time. English government has developed proposals to increase the capacity of the stadium

The floodlights here are unconventional compared to other cricket stadiums, in that the light pillars are very low in height. This is to avoid aircraft from the nearby Chandigarh airport colliding with the light pillars. That is the reason behind the stadium having 16 floodlights.

 

LORDS STADIUM(LONDON)Pitch Report

The pitch of the Lords Cricket Stadium mainly aids bowlers, and batsmen struggle, in particular opening batsmen. Fast bowlers get a tremendous swing, which makes it very hard for batmen 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. Batsmen also get most runs but domination of bowlers increases nowadays. The pitch is dry and have grass, which is perfect for both batsmen and bowlers. Batting conditions are excellent and average scores of 300+ in test matches are mostly common. The wicket is more flatter recently. The task is quite difficult for spin bowlers.

In test matches, the spin bowlers can be of great help to the team. In summer day, the dry flat spot favours spinners in Test and ODI matches, and the winning teams prefer to bat first. Spin bowlers can help the third and fourth innings to decrease the chase because the flat pitch and footprint cause a good spin.

LORDS STADIUM(LONDON)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 5 test matches on Lord’s 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 last 5 matches, 2 matches have very low totals in 4th innings. As because the target was low. In the last 19 Test matches held here, the team batting first has won 11 matches, 4 matches won by the team batting second and 4 match was drawn.

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

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 307 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 314 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 263 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score –152 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

LORDS STADIUM(LONDON)Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Although this is a batting pitch, ODI teams prefer bowling first because of the dew effect. The ground has dry pitch and it supports batmen and spin bowlers, and also slightly grassy, which thus supports seam bowlers. Therefore, it is important to decide whether to bat or bowl first in the pitch. Of the 67 total matches played here, 31 teams have won batting first and 32 teams have won batting second. The pitch condition for one day International matches is similar to the test matches. The teams batting first and teams batting second have scored almost the same run during the last five ODI matches.

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

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 319 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 290 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

LORDS STADIUM(LONDON)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.

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

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 178 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 170 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

BLAST T20 Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Toss is not so important but according to the last five BLAST matches winning records. In last 10 years 12 blast matches played in which 7 matches won by batting first team. Here if any team won the toss than they decided to bat first.

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

BLAST Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 171 runs

BLAST Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 168 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    16
  • Matches won batting first
    11
  • Matches won bowling first
    5
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    266.69
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    223.75
  • Highest total recorded
    328
  • Lowest total recorded
    153
  • Highest score chased
    251
  • Lowest score defended
    243

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    12
  • Matches won batting first
    7
  • Matches won bowling first
    5
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    175.42
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    148.92
  • Highest total recorded
    223
  • Lowest total recorded
    80
  • Highest score chased
    210
  • Lowest score defended
    157

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    19
  • Matches won batting first
    11
  • Matches won bowling first
    4
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    307.70
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    314.60
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    263.50
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    152.70