Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – County Ground, Taunton
Ends: Old Pavilion End, River End
Home Teams: Somerset, England
2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 8, 1330 BST/1800 IST: New Zealand bt Afghanistan
June 12, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia bt Pakistan
June 17, 1030 BST/1500 IST: West Indies v Bangladesh – West Indies 4/9, Bangladesh 7/4
Taunton will double its total number of ODIs in June 2019 with three World Cup games adding to those played here during the 1983 and 1999 tournaments.
None of the teams involved this time around have played here before, but in the few games it has hosted there were plenty of runs. England racked up 333/9 here in 1983, albeit against a weak Sri Lanka side and in 60 overs.
More famously, Taunton was the scene of Sourav Ganguly (183) and Rahul Dravid’s (145) record-breaking partnership of 318 in what was at the time the second-highest ODI total ever – 373/6 – against Sri Lanka in May 1999.
Taunton: ODI statistics
Won batting first: 2 (50%)
Won batting second: 2 (50%)
Won toss: W3 L1
Won toss, batted: W1
Won toss, fielded: W2 L1
Highest total: India 373/6 (50/50 overs) v Sri Lanka, May 26 1999
Lowest total: Afghanistan 172 (41.1/50 overs) v New Zealand, June 8 2019
300+ totals: 3
Runs per over: 5.50
Runs per wicket: 32.32
Taunton: ODI results
June 12 2019: Australia (307, 49/50 overs) beat Pakistan (266, 45.4/50 overs) by 41 runs
June 8 2019: New Zealand (173/3, 32.1/50 overs) bt Afghanistan (172, 41.1 overs) by seven wickets
May 26 1999: India (373/6, 50/50 overs) bt Sri Lanka (216, 42.3/50 overs) by 157 runs
May 15 1999: Zimbabwe (231/5, 41/50 overs) bt Kenya (229/7, 50/50 overs) by five wickets
June 11 1983: England (333/9, 60/60 overs) bt Sri Lanka (286, 58/60 overs) by 47 runs
Taunton: Individual ODI stats
Five-wicket hauls: 3
Highest score: 183 (158), Sourav Ganguly (India) v Sri Lanka, May 26 1999
Best bowling: 9.3-0-31-5, Robin Singh (India) v Sri Lanka, May 26 1999; 10-1-31-5, Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand) v Afghanistan, June 8 2019
National selector Ed Smith to leave England and Wales Cricket Board
The role is being abolished.
England all-rounder Liam Livingstone flies home from IPL over ‘bubble fatigue’
The 27-year-old has yet to feature for the Rajasthan Royals during the current tournament.
England hopeful Ollie Robinson stars as Sussex defeat Glamorgan by eight wickets
The visitors passed their target of 154 to win thanks to unbeaten half-centuries from Aaron Thomason and Tom Clark.
Ollie Pope hits 245 as Surrey take upper-hand over Leicestershire on day three
England batsmen Ollie Pope and Joe Root hit red-ball centuries for their county.
Mohammad Abbas hat-trick puts Hampshire in command against Middlesex
Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson produced a ball of the century contender against Northamptonshire.
Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj earn first BCCI contracts
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, have suffered contract demotions.
Dom Sibley injury adds to England’s worries with Ben Stokes facing 12 weeks out
Stokes was injured playing in the IPL while Sibley was in County Championship action with Warwickshire.
Can England cope without talisman Ben Stokes against New Zealand this summer?
All-rounder Stokes faces up to 12 weeks out with a fractured finger.
Ben Stokes ruled out for up to three months with broken finger
The England all-rounder will have surgery on the injury picked up playing in the Indian Premier League.