The Iconic Rose Bowl Stadium will host 7 games of the ongoing Vitality T20 blast 2023. Middlesex vs Hampshire was the first game of the tournament that took place in the venue. Hampshire has a fair chance of taking home advantage while playing at the Rose Bowl during the tournament. Here is The Rose Bowl Southampton Pitch Report for T20 Blast 2023.
The stadium has already hosted a game in Vitality Blast 2023 in which the home side bagged a formidable victory against Middlesex. The home team chased down the target of 171 runs set by the visitors inside 18 overs.
Furthermore, Middlesex captain James Vince also scored an unbeaten 88* runs off 55 balls to take his team over the line.
In addition, the Rose Bowl stadium will also be very beneficial for the home team in shooting their rank in the current points table of South Group. Hampshire are placed at the second last position apparently in the table.
The Rose Bowl Southampton Pitch Report for T20 Blast 2023
The pitch of this venue is known for offering equal benefits to the batters and bowlers historically. There will be no shortage of Entertainment at this venue as there will be a tough tussle between bat and ball.
The surface tends to tilt a bit batters as it offers consistent bounce which makes it easier for the stroke players to play their shots. In addition, after the passage of play, the ball also starts to grip once the wear and tear starts occurring this is where spinners come into play.
The ground has short boundaries which result in batters playing more aerial shots than usual at this venue.
The average score at this venue is around 170 which means that it is a favorable place to bat on. The toss winner might want to bat first at this surface considering the overall nature of the wicket.
Southampton Weather Forecast
Southampton experiences summers during the month of June in which we see clear sky very often. However, there might be cloud cover during some matchday but there are no signs of possible rain interruption.
The temperature of the port city will hover around 18-25 degree Celsius throughout the summers. The wind speed will be clocked around 20kmph to 18kmph which makes it an ideal place for the swing bowlers.
Rose Bowl T20 Stats
- Total Match Played: 60
- Batting First Won: 40
- Batting Second Won: 19
- Tie: 1
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 164
- Highest Score: Hampshire: 221/3
- Lowest Score: Glamorgan: 87/10