Pitch report: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium


Established: 2007
Capacity: 10 000
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Media Centre End, Pavilion End
Home Team: Antigua and Barbuda, Leeward Islands, West Indies
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The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is on North Sound, Antigua, and is half way between the airport and the capital of St Johns. It was build ahead of the 2007 World Cup, amid much protest as it replaced the iconic Antigua Recreation Ground as the island’s premier venue.

Still the most famous, and embarrassing, moment for the ground came in 2009 when England visited. There were only 10 balls bowled before the match was abandoned, as the outfield was essentially a sand dune and made bowling run ups impossible. That match, farcical as it was, is included in all the stats below apart from wickets per Test.



Played: 6
Home wins: 2
Away wins: 1
Draws: 3

Won toss and batted: 3 (1 win, 1 loss, 1 draw)
Won toss and bowled: 3 (1 win, 2 draws)

Batting first: 1 win – 16.67%
Bowling first: 2 wins – 33.33%

Runs per wicket: 37.11
Runs per over: 3.14
Wickets per Test: 30.2

Most runs:
Shivnarine Chanderpaul: 243 @ 81.00
Kraigg Brathwaite: 241 @ 48.20
Chris Gayle: 214 @ 214.00

High scores: 
Virat Kohli 200
Chris Gayle 150
Ian Bell 143

Most wickets:
Kemar Roach: 17 @ 15.88
Jerome Taylor: 19 @ 26.50
Jason Holder: 8 @ 31.87

Best figures:
Ravichandran Ashwin: 25-8-83-7
Kemar Roach: 5-1-8-5
Brett Lee: 21-7-59-5