Basic Overview of Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds:
Ends: Kirkstall Lane End, Football Stand End
Home Teams: Yorkshire, England
2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 21: England v Sri Lanka
June 29: Pakistan v Afghanistan
July 4: Afghanistan v West Indies
July 6: Sri Lanka v India
The ground is named after a suburb of the city of Leeds. It is a wicket which aids the seam bowlers and when there is cloud cover, it’s a treat for the faster bowlers.
It is always expected to have cloudy weather down in Headingley, Leeds. If we talk about some stats, it’s clear that the teams batting second have an advantage with 24 wins out of 43 games played.
We can expect to have high scoring matches here considering the recent record of the teams that have played here with so as many as six 300+ totals on this ground.
In the last 10 games alone, on this ground, the average first innings score has been in the range of 280-290.
England has won 28 matches of the 47 games that they have played here.
India has won only 5 games out of 14 they have played and Sri Lanka has also won only 5 out of the 12 games that they have played here. Pakistan also has a miserable record here, winning only 3 games out of 7 games here.
So, Headingley hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Asians!!
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