Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Pitch Report
Trent Bridge general view generic PA 2018

Trent Bridge: Overview

Established: 1841
Capacity: 17000
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Pavilion End, Radcliffe Road End
Home Teams: Nottinghamshire, England

2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
May 31, 1030 BST/1500 IST: West Indies v Pakistan
June 3, 1030 BST/1500 IST: England v Pakistan
June 6, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia v West Indies
June 13, 1030 BST/1500 IST: India v New Zealand
June 20, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia v Bangladesh

A beloved and beautiful ground, Trent Bridge has seen significant renovation over recent years. All of that redevelopment has improved the appearance of the ground and its facilities, but it has left the outfield smaller and an unusual shape, with a straight rather than curved boundary on one side that can be frighteningly short.

Combined with a flat pitch and there being generally less swing here with the white ball than the red, it has become an absolute batting paradise in recent years.

England have set two world record ODI scores here in the last three years and, extraordinary as it may seem, it will not be a huge shock when someone racks up 500 here. It could even be during this tournament.

Pakistan have a fine bowling attack, but face both England and West Indies here during the World Cup. They are the two teams perhaps best equipped to make truly monster totals, while New Zealand’s estimable bowling attack will not relish taking on India’s all-star batting line-up.

There look to be plenty of matches here in this tournament where fine bowling attacks will take on formidable batting line-ups, which could well make Trent Bridge games among the more spectacular of the round-robin stage.

Trent Bridge: ODI statistics

Matches: 44
Won batting first: 18 (42%)
Won batting second: 23 (53%)
Tied: 2 (5%)
No result/abandoned: 1

Won toss: W20 L21 T2 NR1
Won toss, batted: W8 L11 T1
Won toss, fielded: W12 L10 T1 NR1

Highest total: England 481/6 (50/50 overs) v Australia, June 19 2018
Lowest total: South Africa 83 (23/50 overs) v England, Aug 26 2008

300+ totals: 9
400+ totals: 2

Runs per over: 4.88
Runs per wicket: 33.26

Trent Bridge: Last 10 ODIs

July 12 2018: India (269/2, 40.1/50 overs) bt England (268, 49.5/50 overs) by eight wickets
June 19 2018: England (481/6, 50/50 overs) bt Australia (239, 37/50 overs) by 242 runs
Sept 21 2017: England (21/0, 2.2/50 overs) v West Indies – no result
Aug 30 2016: England (444/3, 50/50 overs) bt Pakistan (275, 42.4/50 overs) by 169 runs
June 21 2016: England (286/9, 50/50 overs) tied with Sri Lanka (286/8, 50/50 overs)
June 17 2015: England (350/3, 44/50 overs) bt New Zealand (349/7, 50/50 overs) by seven wickets
Aug 30 2014: India (228/4, 43/50 overs) bt England (227, 50/50 overs) by six wickets
June 5 2013: England (287/6, 50/50 overs) bt New Zealand (253, 46.3/50 overs) by 34 runs
Sept 5 2012: South Africa (186/3, 34.3/50 overs) bt England (182, 45.2/50 overs) by seven wickets
July 6 2011: England (171/0, 23.5/48 overs, target: 171) bt Sri Lanka (174, 43.4/50 overs) by ten wickets (DL method)

Trent Bridge: ODI record by country

England: P33 W16 L14 T2 NR1
Bangladesh: P2 L2
New Zealand: P7 W2 L5
India: P6 W3 L3
Australia: P8 W3 L4 T1
West Indies: P7 W5 L1 NR1
P12 W7 L5

Trent Bridge: Individual ODI stats

Centuries: 20
Five-wicket hauls: 6
Highest score: 171 (122), Alex Hales (England) v Pakistan, Aug 30 2016
Best bowling: 10-0-25-6, Kuldeep Yadav (India) v England, July 12 2018