Pitch Report for ENG vs SA T20 World Cup 2024 Match, Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia

Pitch Report for ENG vs SA T20 World Cup 2024 Match, Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia

The Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia is known for its balanced pitch that offers something for both batsmen and bowlers. As we look ahead to the important T20 World Cup 2024 match between England and South Africa, here’s a detailed pitch analysis:

The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to witness an intense Super Eight clash between England and South Africa at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia, on 21st June (Friday).

South Africa has proven to be a formidable opponent. No one has been able to defeat them so far. Thanks to their collective effort, the Proteas have emerged victorious in every situation.

On the other hand, England chased down a mammoth total of 181 runs in just 17.3 overs against West Indies. They have certainly come a long way.

While they prepare to compete in the hot weather, let’s review the pitch report for this match:

ENG vs SA Pitch Report of Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium

Match1st Innings2nd Innings
WI vs ENG180-4 (20.0)181-2 (17.3)
WI vs AFG218/5114/10
SL vs NED201/6118/10
SCO vs AUS180/5186/5
SLK vs BR201/6147/10

The Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia has been a high-scoring venue during this T20 World Cup, with 180+ scores achieved four times in six games. It is fair to call it a batting paradise.

The pitch also helps fast bowlers, particularly with the new ball, but offers minimal assistance to spinners. Therefore, the best choice for the captain to win the toss would be to bowl first.

Pitch ReportStats
Avg 1st Inns Score166
Avg 2nd Inns151
Highest Totalby WI vs AFG 218-5
Lowest Totalby AUS vs WI 105-10
Highest Chasedby PAK vs AUS 197-7
Lowest Defendedby AUS vs WI 145-6
Win Bat first55%
Win Bowl first45%

Fast vs Spin Bowlers

  • Batting: Batsmen should take advantage of the powerplay overs when the ball is hard and new. They should adopt a cautious yet aggressive approach to achieve favourable outcomes.
  • Bowling: Fast bowlers should concentrate on bowling with extra force in the first few overs, while spinners should aim to maintain control over the run rate and take wickets during the middle overs.

Toss Forecast:

The team that wins the toss may choose to bowl first, taking into account the dew factor that could make batting easier in the second half of the match.

Teams winning the toss might prefer to chase to negate the dew’s impact.

Weather Conditions:

St. Lucia typically has a tropical climate with high humidity. Although afternoon showers may occur, they are usually brief and unlikely to significantly impact the match.

In evening matches, the dew factor can become significant, making it difficult for bowlers to grip the ball, particularly for spinners.

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