Road to World Test Championship Final: The Ageas Bowl History

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Since 2019, the world of cricket has been waiting for the 18th of June, 2021 in the wake of the beginning of the finale between 2 champion sides of the original format of the game. The Rose Bowl or The Ageas Bowl, Southampton will be hosting India & New Zealand as they combat for the ultimate Test Championship title for the 1st time ever. Here we are presenting to you the complete statistics, numbers, and records at this venue since its inception in 2011.

The Rose Bowl

City

Southampton

Country

England
Also or previously Known as

Hampshire Rose Bowl

First Test Match

16/06/2011
Last Test Match

21/08/2020

Matches Played

6

Matches Won by Home Side

2 (33.33%)

Matches Won by Touring Side

1 (16.67%)
Matches Won by Neutral Side

0 (0.00%)

Matches Drawn

3 (50.00%)
Matches Tied

0 (0.00%)

Highest Individual Innings

267 Z Crawley 2020 England v Pakistan
Best Bowling (Innings) 6/42 J O Holder

2020 England v West Indies

Best Bowling (Match)

9/134 M M Ali 2018 England v India
Highest Team Innings 583/8 dec

 

England 2020 v Pakistan

Lowest Team Innings 178

 

India 2014 v England

Highest Run Chase Achieved

200/6

 

West Indies 2020 v England

Average Opening Stand (Runs)

21.60

Average Runs per Wicket

33.58
Average Runs per Over

3.14

India has had a forgettable experience on this ground vs England losing every single test match they’ve played at this venue.

The Rose Bowl (or Ageas Bowl for sponsorship reasons) has had a history of some great spells of bowling under typical English conditions. The curator for the WTC Final, Simon Lee has expressed his excitement on curating the pitch for the 5 big days of world cricket. According to him, he is looking to prepare a pitch that is bouncy, pacy, and has lots of carries. 

“Pace just makes red-ball cricket exciting. I’m a cricket fan and I want to produce a pitch where the cricket lovers have to watch every ball in case they miss something, be that some class batting or an amazing spell of bowling. A maiden over can be quite exciting if it’s a battle of skill between both bowler and batter. “So, yeah, if we can get some pace and bounce in the pitch, but not too one-sided towards seam movement, we’ll be happy,” Lee added.

This will be the 1st time that a neutral game will be held at this venue and it’s going to be nothing but exciting to see the biggest turn up of cricketing greats ever at the World’s biggest stage! Join us on BalleBaazi across all social media channels as we #ACETHEMACE together on your favorite fantasy games platform.

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