Ends: Pavilion End, Radcliffe Road End
Home Teams: Nottinghamshire, England
2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
May 31, 1030 BST/1500 IST: West Indies bt Pakistan
June 3, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan bt England
June 6, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia bt West Indies
June 13, 1030 BST/1500 IST: India v New Zealand – match abandoned
June 20, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia v Bangladesh – Australia 1/6, Bangladesh 4/1
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.
Won batting first: 20 (43%)
Won batting second: 25 (53%)
Tied: 2 (4%)
No result/abandoned: 2
Won toss: W22 L23 T2 NR1
Won toss, batted: W8 L11 T1
Won toss, fielded: W14 L12 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: 13
400+ totals: 2
Runs per over: 4.99
Runs per wicket: 33.32
June 13 2019: India v New Zealand – match abandoned
June 6 2019: Australia (288, 49/50 overs) bt West Indies (273/9, 50/50 overs) by 15 runs
June 3 2019: Pakistan (348/8, 50/50 overs) bt England (334/9 (50/50 overs) by 14 runs
May 31 2019: West Indies (108/3, 13.4/50 overs) bt Pakistan (105, 21.4 overs) by seven wickets
May 17 2019: England (341/7, 49.3 overs) bt Pakistan (340/7, 50/50 overs) by three wickets
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)
England: P35 W17 L15 T2 NR1
Bangladesh: P2 L2
New Zealand: P7 W2 L5
India: P6 W3 L3
Australia: P9 W4 L4 T1
West Indies: P9 W6 L2 NR1
Pakistan: P15 W8 L7
Five-wicket hauls: 7
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
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