Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – Headingley, Leeds
Ends: Kirkstall Lane End, Football Stand End
Home Teams: Yorkshire, England
2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 21, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Sri Lanka bt England
June 29, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan bt Afghanistan
July 4, 1030 BST/1500 IST: West Indies bt Afghanistan
July 6, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Sri Lanka v India – Sri Lanka 11/2, India 1/9
Sri Lanka v India – Paddy’s Power Prices
- Kusal Perera to score 50+ runs – was 5/2, NOW 3/1
- Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma each score 50+ runs – was 5/2, NOW 3/1
- KL Rahul top India run-scorer and India to win – was 7/2, NOW 9/2
Significant and much-needed redevelopment has seen dramatic improvements at Headingley, with the new pavilion now joined by a brand new stand opposite at the Football Stand End.
Still, though, the thought remains that architecturally the ground has been left behind by Trent Bridge, Old Trafford and Edgbaston.
What Headingley does so often deliver, in all forms of the game, is great cricket. England may perhaps be disappointed to have only one game here given a superb overall ODI record in Leeds and an even better one in recent years.
Historical results here indicate a clear bias towards chasing rather than setting a target, while those who have won the toss and chose to bat first have generally fared particularly badly. England’s recent win here against Pakistan batting first was notable not just for being a rare victory for a side winning the toss and batting but for the fact Eoin Morgan admitted they were effectively ‘losing’ the toss on purpose to get some practice setting a target ahead of the World Cup.
Another thing that does need to be noted is the struggles they have here if it rains. Three ODIs here in the last decade have been total write-offs.
Headingley: ODI statistics
Won batting first: 17 (40%)
Won batting second: 25 (60%)
No result/abandoned: 5
Won toss: W20 L22 NR2
Won toss, batted: W6 L11 NR1
Won toss, fielded: W14 L11 NR1
Highest total: England 351/9 (50/50 overs) v Pakistan, May 19 2019
Lowest total: England 92 (36.2/60 overs) v Australia, June 18 1975
300+ totals: 8
Runs per over: 4.61
Runs per wicket: 30.18
Headingley: Last 10 ODIs
July 4 2019: West Indies (311/6, 50/50 overs) beat Afghanistan (288, 50/50 overs) by 23 runs
June 29 2019: Pakistan (230/7, 49.4/50 overs) beat Afghanistan (227/9, 50/50 overs) by three wickets
June 21 2019: Sri Lanka (232/9, 50/50 overs) beat England (212, 47/50 overs) by 20 runs
May 19 2019: England (351/9, 50/50 overs) beat Pakistan (297, 46.5/50 overs) by 54 runs
July 17 2018: England (260/2, 44.3/50 overs) beat India (256/8, 50/50 overs) by eight wickets
May 24 2017: England (339/6, 50/50 overs) beat South Africa (267, 45/50 overs) by 72 runs
Sept 1 2016: England (252/6, 48/50 overs) beat Pakistan (247/8, 50/50 overs) by four wickets
Sept 11 2015: England (304/7, 48.2/50 overs) beat Australia (299/7, 50/50 overs) by three wickets
Sept 5 2014: England (294/7, 50/50 overs) beat India (253, 48.4/50 overs) by 41 runs
Sept 6 2013: England v Australia – match abandoned
Headingley: ODI record by country
England: P33 W21 L11 NR1
Afghanistan: P2 L2
Sri Lanka: P6 W3 L3
Pakistan: P10 W5 L5
West Indies: P6 W3 L3
India: P9 W3 L6
Headingley: Individual ODI stats
Five-wicket hauls: 7
152 (99), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) v England, July 1 2006
144 (150), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) v England, July 1 2011
128 (168), Robin Smith (England) v New Zealand, May 23 1990
126 (134), Andrew Strauss (England) v Pakistan, Sept 12 2010
121 (118), Marcus Trescothick (England) v Sri Lanka, July 1 2006
120* (110), Steve Waugh (Australia) v South Africa, JUne 13 1999
113 (108), Joe Root (England) v India, Sept 5 2014
112 (87), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) v England, July 2 2002
109 (102), Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka) v England, July 1 2006
108 (150), Graeme Wood (Australia) v England, June 8 1981
10-4-36-7, Waqar Younis (Pakistan) v England, June 17 2001
10.3-0-51-7, Winston Davis (West Indies) v Australia, June 11 1983
12-6-14-6, Gary Gilmour (Australia) v England, June 18 1975
12-2-34-5, Dennis Lillee (Australia) v Pakistan, June 7 1975
12-1-39-5, Ashantha de Mel (Sri Lanka) v Pakistan, June 16 1983
12-1-44-5, Abdul Qadir (Pakistan) v Sri Lanka, June 16 1983
10-2-54-5, Chris Woakes (England) v Pakistan, May 19 2019
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Silverwood would not be drawn into criticising the pitch.
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Nat Sciver excels as England wrap up series win in New Zealand
Sciver claimed three for 26 and hit 63.
Joe Root invites ICC to make own judgement on Ahmedabad pitch
England were beaten by 10 wickets to go 2-1 down in the series.
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The hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets in Ahmedabad.
Charlotte Edwards elected as first female president of the PCA
The former England captain takes over from Graham Gooch at the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
Joe Root refuses to blame pitch for England’s quickfire defeat in Ahmedabad
It was the shortest match since 1935 in terms of balls bowled.
7 Tests with the most premature endings since 2000
A turning wicket caused chaos for batsmen on both sides as England’s first-innings collapse for 112 set the tone.
Pundits criticise pitch and England selection policy after heavy defeat to India
There were 17 wickets inside two sessions on the second day of the Test as Joe Root’s side suffered defeat.
India v England, Day 2: The hosts put Joe Root’s side in a spin
England slipped 2-1 down in the series.