T20 World Cup 2024 Pitch Report – SuperSport Park

At SuperSport Park in Centurion, an upcoming SA20 clash will see the Pretoria Capitals taking on the Paarl Royals. This marks the Capitals’ second game in the South African T20 league, following a narrow 27-run defeat to the same opponents in their first match while chasing a target of 160 runs. Captain James Neesham is focused on steering the Capitals back on track, leveraging their varied bowling lineup, including Adil Rashid, Daryn Dupavillon, and Corbin Bosch. Notably, Arich Nortje’s absence this season was felt in the opening game.

The venue, SuperSport Park, is renowned for its high-scoring T20 Internationals, offering a great chance for the Capitals to post a significant score, especially if they bat first, backed by the firepower of Phil Salt, Will Jacks, and Theunis de Bruyn. The Royals, featuring hard hitters like Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, and David Miller in the middle, boast a formidable top order. Andile Phehlukwayo, the seasoned South African all-rounder, adds depth to the lower order.

VijayCricket provides all the necessary information about the T20 International records at this venue.

How many T20 matches have been hosted at SuperSport Park?

Centurion has held 14 T20 Internationals, the first being in 2009 between South Africa and Australia, with the Proteas winning by 17 runs.

What is the seating capacity of SuperSport Park?

The Centurion Stadium can accommodate around 22,000 spectators.

SuperSport Park: Pitch Report

The pitch at SuperSport Park for T20 matches is expected to offer bounce and pace. Spinners are likely to find some assistance in the second innings. However, it’s predominantly a batting paradise, and teams batting first should aim for at least 180 runs.

SuperSport Park, Centurion: Average Scores and Toss Outcomes in T20 Internationals

  • The average first innings score at Centurion is 180
  • Matches won by batting first: 7
  • Matches won chasing: 7

What is the highest team score at SuperSport Park in T20 Internationals?

South Africa’s highest score at this ground in a T20 International is 259/4 against West Indies in 2023.

What is the highest individual score at SuperSport Park in T20 Internationals?

Babar Azam holds the record for the highest individual score at SuperSport Park in T20 Internationals with 122 against South Africa in 2021. Pakistan won that match by nine wickets.

What is the best bowling performance at SuperSport Park in Tests?

Umar Gul of Pakistan boasted the best bowling figures in a T20 International at Centurion, finishing with 5/6 against South Africa, leading to their dismissal by just 100 runs. Pakistan triumphed by 95 runs.

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