The Windies side, after the regrouping of the experienced players, is looking unstoppable. The mighty Aussies have been harshly trashed by the West Indies team in the T20 series. The Aussies have lost the T20 series 1-4 to the WI. After the T20 series, now the teams move to the Barbados Cricket Stadium for the ODIs. Here are the Barbados Cricket Stadium ODI Records and the Pitch Report.
After losing the T20 series by a significant margin, the Aussies will be looking forward to the ODI series. The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch will have to find a way out with his comparatively less experienced side.
“There are some guys in the team with not much of international experience and it’s not easy,” he said on Friday. He also added that they have learned from the series and will find a way to make a comeback in the ODI series.
Whilst, the Windies side who has a better ODI record in the Barbados Cricket Stadium as compared to the Oz will be full of confidence. The WI side would like to carry forward the momentum from the T20 series and will look forward to winning all the 3 ODIs which will be held at the Barbados Cricket Stadium itself.
Barbados Cricket Stadium ODI Records :
In general, the venue doesn’t see mammoth totals being scored although it is a good batting surface. The average 1st and 2nd innings scores here are 232 and 202 respectively. The records of the total of 42 ODI matches played in the Barbados Cricket Stadium areas such.
|Matches won batting first||19|
|Matches won bowling first||21|
|Average 1st Inns scores||232|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||202|
|Highest total recorded||364/4 (48.4 Ov) by ENG vs WI|
|Lowest total recorded||91/10 (30 Ov) by IRE vs AUS|
|Highest score chased||364/4 (48.4 Ov) by ENG vs WI|
|Lowest score defended||197/8 (50 Ov) by PAK vs WI|
Pitch Report of the Kensington Oval, Barbados
The ODI records of the Barbados Cricket Stadium say that the teams batting first won 19 matches whereas the teams batting 2nd won 21 times. Although the pitch here at Barbados is a good one and most teams would prefer batting first here, this decision could backfire as well.
It generally becomes easier to bat on in the Barbados Cricket Stadium as the game progresses but it can’t be termed as a perfectly flat pitch. The records suggest bowling first here would be a better decision hence any Captain who wins the toss must do the same.
Weather on the match-day
The weather in Barbados on July 20 would be a bit cloudy throughout the day. The sun might peek through, around the afternoon. The Humidity will be 69%. Although it will be cloudy, there are almost no chances of rain. There will be Moderate winds.