SOPHIA GARDENS CRICKET GROUND, CARDIFF

SOPHIA GARDENS  CRICKET GROUND (CARDIFF)

The Cardiff Wales Stadium, which is part of Sophia Gardens Cardiff is a cricket stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It is located in Sophia Gardens on the River Taff. It is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club and is listed as an international Test cricket venue. The venue is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club which has played its home matches there since 24 May 1967,, Sophia Gardens has been an international cricket venue since 20 May 1999, when it played host to the 1999 Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand. From 2001 to 2012, the ground was a regular venue for One Day Internationals, hosting nine matches in 12 years, but it was not until 2006 that it hosted its first England match, the first match of the series against Pakistan on 30 August 2006. In 2012, the ground was named as one of three venues for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, along with The Oval and Edgbaston; it hosted five matches, including the opener between India and South Africa on 6 June 2013, and the semi-final between India and Sri Lanka on 20 June.

SOPHIA GARDENS CRICKET GROUND(CARDIFF)Pitch Report

cardiff ground is best grounds of playing cricket. It is historically good for batting. Its pace also interested fast bowlers to deliver inswings. The pitch is flat and making it ideal for batsmen and spin bowlers. Because the wicket is flat, the conditions are ideal for batting.

SOPHIA GARDENS CRICKET GROUND(CARDIFF)Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The pitch is a heaven for batsmen in the first innings so that they usually decide to bat first for a victory score at CARDIFF. The bowlers must be patient and consistent.The dry pitch and flat wicket help the spin bowlers achieve success at the third and fourth innings of their bowling. Only 1 test match played here which was won by batting first team.

Here are last 1 tests matches average scores of both Innings at CARDIFF ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 430 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 308 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 289 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score –242 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

SOPHIA GARDENS CRICKET GROUND(CARDIFF)Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Traditionally a venue that has hosted several rain-marred games, thankfully. Hosts England has enjoyed a fairly successful record at this ground, winning 8 out of the 12 completed ODIs that could produce results. Surprisingly, Pakistan has also fared reasonably well at this venue. Of the 5 ODIs they played at Cardiff, they managed to emerge victorious in 3 of them. One of those wins came in an important Champions Trophy semi-final match against England in 2017. 

Historically, the ground has been more suited for chasing totals in the second innings; with teams batting second winning twice the number of matches than teams that batted first. Here’s a comprehensive run-down of all the relevant stats about the Sophia

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

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 202 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 182 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

SOPHIA GARDENS CRICKET GROUND(CARDIFF)Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Here in T20I matches, Toss has  played an important role normally. As the ground has a smooth pitch, we can expect the T20I teams will favor for bowling first, mostly because of the dew factor. Since the T20I matches are matches of day and night, the bowlers find it difficult to control the ball at the second inning with their twisting on the pitch and this is a great positive factor in terms of power hitters.That is why it is good to bowl first for teams winning the toss.if any team won the toss in Cardiff than they decided to bowl first. Out of 8 matches in last 10 years 6 matches won by bowl first team.

 

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

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 148 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 145 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

BLAST T20 Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The average first innings score at this venue in this season has been 150, which depicts the stronghold of batters. Here, the pacers are likely to help from the surface with the new ball. 2 out of the 3 games have been won by the team chasing down the score at Cardiff.

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

BLAST Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 158 runs

BLAST Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 148 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    24
  • Matches won batting first
    11
  • Matches won bowling first
    11
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    244.04
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    200.04
  • Highest total recorded
    386
  • Lowest total recorded
    65
  • Highest score chased
    304
  • Lowest score defended
    169

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    28
  • Matches won batting first
    13
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    157.46
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    139.46
  • Highest total recorded
    216
  • Lowest total recorded
    108
  • Highest score chased
    180
  • Lowest score defended
    144

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    1
  • Matches won batting first
    1
  • Matches won bowling first
    0
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    430.0
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    308.0
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    308.0
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    289.0
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    242.0