Playing under Hardik Pandya’s leadership, team India had an unwanted start of the T20I series. Hosts West Indies somehow managed to beat Men In Blue by 4 runs. Now both sides have arrived in Guyana for the upcoming two games of the 5-match series. Here we are going to talk about Providence Stadium Guyana pitch report, T20 records at the venue and weather forecast during IND vs WI 2nd T20.
Providence Stadium History
The Providence Stadium, also known as the Guyana National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Providence, East Bank Demerara, Guyana. It is the largest sports facility in the island country and has a seating capacity of around 15,000 spectators.
The stadium was built to host matches during the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was hosted by the West Indies. It was inaugurated with South Africa vs Sri LankaI match of ODI WC and later hosted its first Test and T20I in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
Guyana Cricket Stadium T20 Records
So far Guyana Cricket Stadium’s pitch has hosted 11 men’s T20 international games, six of which were 2010 T20 World Cup games. The last T20I game in Guyana ground was played between West Indies and Bangladesh in July 2022.
- Total matches played: 11
- Matches won by the team batting 1st: 4
- Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 4
- Biggest total batting first: England – 191/5 (20) vs West Indies, 2010
- Lowest total batting first: Zimbabwe – 84/10 (15.1) vs New Zealand, 2010
- Biggest total chased: West Indies chased 163 vs Bangladesh, 2022
- Lowest total defended: West Indies defended 138 vs Ireland, 2010
- Providence Stadium Guyana average score in T20I: 146
Providence Stadium Guyana Pitch Report
Again, like the other venues in West Indies during this tour, the Guyana pitch is expected to help bowlers more than batters. Both pacers and spinners are expected to play their part. The venue has never witnessed a 200-run total if we look at the previous T20I records at the venue.
A team would prefer to bat first here after winning the toss. During CPL 2022 season, 11 games were played in Providence Stadium Guyana pitch and only 3 times a score was chased. The batting first side will look to score at least 160 to put scoreboard pressure on the opponent.
Providence Stadium Guyana Weather Forecast
As per Accuweather, there are 40 to 60 percent chances of rain on August 6. The match in Guyana will commence at 10:30 AM and at that time Accuweather has predicted 0% chance of precipitation. The weather service has forecasted a 40-50% chance of rain between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, which coincides with the second half of the IND vs WI game. Therefore, there is a possibility of rain during the second innings, but we remain optimistic that it will be passing showers.