Scotland will take on Zimbabwe for a 3-match T20I series starting from September 14. With all the matches to be played at the Grange Cricket Club ground in Edinburgh, the pitch becomes crucial. Hence, here is the Pitch Report of Edinburgh’s Grange Cricket Club ground, along with the T20 Records.
Scotland are into their final preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021. They have already named a 17-member provisional squad for the World Cup and would finalize the names on the basis of this series. West Indies, on the other hand, have not made it to the World Cup this year and are coming after a T20 series loss against Ireland. They would be looking forward to this series as a chance to prove themselves.
Edinburgh Cricket Ground T20 Records
A total of 8 international T20s have been played in the Grange Cricket Club stadium. Out of those, 5 matches were won by the teams batting first while the teams bowling first won 3. There is a significant difference between the average first and second innings scores here.
|Matches won batting first||5|
|Matches won bowling first||3|
|Average 1st Inns scores||165|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||137|
|Highest total recorded||210/5 (20 Ov) by AFG vs SCO|
|Lowest total recorded||82/10 (14.4 Ov) by SCO vs PAK|
|Highest score chased||168/2 (17.2 Ov) by AFG vs UAE|
|Lowest score defended||162/7 (20 Ov) by AFG vs NED|
The teams rarely are able to score big totals on this ground. With just three 190+ scores, the highest total ever chased here is 168.
Below 150 Scores: 2
Score between 150 and 169: 3
Score between 170 and 189: 0
Above 190 Scores: 3
Grange Cricket Club Edinburgh Pitch Report
The pitch at the Grange Cricket Club ground is a perfectly sporting wicket with equal assistance for both the batters and the bowlers. The ball comes easily onto the bat in the initial stages of the match and the batsmen are able to play their shots at ease. As the match progresses, the spinners come into play as there’s enough bit of help for the spinners in the pitch.
It is generally seen in Edinburgh that the teams chasing a total get into trouble. The Edinburgh T20 records suggest that big totals are hard to chase down here. With the highest ever successful chase of 168 runs, the Grange Cricket Club ground surely seems to be a batting-first pitch.
It’s worth mentioning that all the 3 T20Is are day-night matches hence the dew might play a role in the entire series.