As India rested Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the 2nd ODI, the Hardik Pandya-led side failed to tackle West Indies. Men in Blue suffered a humiliating defeat against a team who hasn’t been able to qualify for the 2023 World Cup. Well, the hosts have leveled the series 1-1 and the upcoming ODI in Tarouba will decide the winner. Meanwhile, fans are interested to know information about the venue such as Brian Lara Stadium Tarouba Trinidad pitch report, ODI records and weather forecast. Below, find out everything you need to know about Trinidad.
Brian Lara Stadium, also known as Brian Lara Cricket Academy is a multi-purpose ground in San Fernando city of Trinidad and Tobago island country. It was opened in 2008 and established as an international cricket ground in 2017. The stadium is relatively new as so far only 7 international games have been played here, 6 of which were women’s matches.
The only men’s international match in Brian Lara Stadium Tarouba Trinidad was played between West Indies and India in July 2022, which was a T20I game. So, on Tuesday, for the first time, Brian Lara Cricket Ground will witness a men’s ODI game.
Brian Lara Stadium ODI Records
No men’s international 50-over games have been played here, so, below you can check how women’s ODI have fared here.
- Total matches played: 3
- Matches won by the team batting 1st: 1
- Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 2
- Biggest total batting first: West Indies Women – 182/8 (45) vs Sri Lanka Women, 2017
- Lowest total batting first: Sri Lanka Women – 136/10 (49.4) vs West Indies Women, 2017
- Biggest total chased: West Indies Women chased 162 vs Sri Lanka Women
- Lowest total defended: West Indies Women defended 182 vs Sri Lanka Women
Brian Lara Stadium Tarouba Trinidad pitch report
When we look at the past women’s ODI records on Tarouba Trinidad pitch, not a single match in the 3 encounters managed to cross the 200-run mark. The Brian Lara Stadium pitch has remained slow and spin-friendly. In the 34 CPL T20 matches played here, the average 1st innings total has been only 141, proving it to be a low-scoring venue. Since no men’s ODI has been played at the Trinidad Stadium, due to uncertainty of the surface, the team winning the toss should opt to bat.
Brian Lara Cricket Stadium Weather
The ODI between WI and IND will be played on August 1. For the day, Accuweather has predicted 71% chance of rain. The game will start at 9:30 AM (local time) and the sky will be partly cloudy at that time. A couple of showers are expected to interrupt the game.