In the South group game, Glamorgan will take on Essex at the Sophia Garden on Friday. Both teams are currently residing at the bottom half of the table with identical numbers. Victory at the Sophia Gardens will take one of them above the other. Here is Sophia Gardens Cardiff Pitch Report and more.
Looking at the current form Essex is having the upper hand over Glamorgan as they are coming into the fixture with a win against Kent while Carlson’s side suffered a heavy defeat when they were against Surrey.
Cardiff has only hosted two games so far in which the home side won and lose each game. It has been seen that run scoring is pretty easy at the short-dimensional stadium of Cardiff. In the 4 innings played at this venue, all four teams managed to score over 170 at this venue.
The famous stadium situated adjacent to River Taff is having a mesmerizing view which grabs a lot of fans attraction hence the crowd will be out there in numbers.
GLAM VS ESS T20 Blast 2023 Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 9 June, Friday
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Weather: Although it’s always storming and raining in the Wales capital these days the forecast for Friday seems positive and different. There will be no rain on the matchday of Glamorgan and Essex however there will be cloud cover throughout the game.
The temperature will hover around 24 degrees to 21 degrees Celsius with a wind speed of 21kmph.
Sophia Gardens Cardiff Pitch Report
The pitch offers no such help for the bowlers as it is a surface known as batters paradise. However, seamers do get some amount of assistance with the new ball but once the ball gets old it’s only the batter’s game.
The batsman can time his shots to perfection as this wicket has true bounce which any batter loves to play. The spinner will not have much of a role to play on this wicket as the short boundaries make it very difficult for them to restrict the batter.
The toss winner should opt to bowl first at this wicket as this wicket gets easier to bat on as the game goes by.
Sophia Gardens Records in T20
- Total Match Played: 57
- Batting First Won: 26
- Batting Second Won: 29
- Tie: 2
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 154
- Highest Score: Glamorgan 216/5
- Lowest Score: Glamorgan 45/1