The New Road cricket ground in Worcester is set to host several exciting matches of the English T20 Blast 2023. Here is the New Road Worcester pitch report, key records, and a weather forecast for the upcoming matches at New Road.
We can expect some nail-biting high-scoring encounters in the Vitality T20 blast at the venue. On the other hand, bowlers also get a reasonable amount of swing and seam movement off the surface.
The venue beautiful will only host 4 games of the tournament in which Worcestor will face the likes of Durham, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, and Yorkshire.
The venue only holds a capacity of holding 4500 spectators at once therefore the tickets are very limited for the fans which is the only drawback of the venue.
Match 8 – Worcester vs Yorkshire Date, time, venue, and weather
Date: 26 May, Friday
Time: 10:00 PM (IST)
Venue: New Road, Worcester
It is important to keep an eye on the weather conditions during the T20 matches at New Road, as the venue has a history of rain-interrupted games. Worcester experiences a moderate climate and occasional rain showers.
As far as the coming matches are concerned, the weather forecast suggests that there will be scattered cloud cover, with a hint of rain showers. However, rainfall is expected to be less likely, and the chances of interruptions to the game are therefore slightest.
New Road Worcester Pitch Report
New Road is known for its scenic view and a pitch that generally favors batsmen more as compared to bowlers.
The surface tends to be flat and offers a good amount of pace and bounce, perfectly ideal for stroke play and high-scoring games. The batsmen can enjoy true bounce, making it easier to time their shots. In addition, the fast outfield makes sure that the well-placed shots reach the fence before any fielder.
However, the pitch tends to get a bit slower as the game goes by, which makes it difficult for the stroke players. The Spinners might also come into play during the middle overs, getting everything on offer from the surface. Hence, the team winning the toss would like to bat first on this surface before the pitch faces any wear and tear.
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New Road Worcester records in T20s
- Total Match Played: 52
- Batting First Won: 21
- Batting Second Won: 30
- Tie: 1
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 170
- Highest Score: Lancashire 229/4
- Lowest Score: Durham 105/3