WC venue guide: Saxton Oval, Nelson
Home Team: Central Districts
ODI History: 2 ODIs; 2 home wins; 0 away wins; – other
This ground has only ever hosted one international match, and ODI in 2014, and will welcome three World Cup fixtures, mostly between the smaller nations.
It first hosted a proper match in 2009, and was built as park of a bigger sports complex in Nelson. It cost nearly four million dollars to build, and was used as a base by Italy and Australia during the Rugby World Cup in 2011.
The ground is named after a local farmer called John Saxton, and used to be called Saxton Field. The venue was partly chosen for the World Cup ahead of a venue like Queenstown because it has easier access for TV crews.
Top ODI total: 285 for six by New Zealand vs West Indies in 2014
Favours batting/bowling: Batting. There has only been two matches played at the Saxton Oval. The first match was affected by rain and the second match New Zealand chased down a score of 277 comfortably.
Best ODI batsman: Kane Williamson 150 runs in two innings. In the two matches played at the ground, Kane Williamson has scored the only century to date.
Best ODI bowler: Tim Southee three wickets in two matches. Southee had figures of three for 59 in 10 overs inone match at the venue.
Mon Feb 16: Pool B – Ireland v West Indies
Thu Feb 19: Pool B – United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe
Thu Mar 5: Pool A – Bangladesh v Scotland
Most exciting match-up: Mon Feb 16: Pool B – Ireland v West Indies
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