13 May, 2021

Balls Talk, Bats Reply In Kind

The World Cup returns to cricket’s oldest home. While grounds like Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, the Oval and Lord’s are rich in character, they will don batting-­friendly masks. Then there is the English weather.

Balls Talk, Bats Reply In Kind

Lord’s, London

The iconic Lord’s will host five matches, including the final. Matches to be high scoring affairs.

  • Pitch: It used to be a batting paradise, now it’s rather quick but batsmen rule the roost
  • Capacity: 28,500
  • WC Matches: 5

Old Trafford, Manchester

The busiest venue of the WC, will host six games, including the India-Pak clash and a semi-final

  • Pitch: The Manchester marvel remains a sporting pitch, favouring batsmen and bowlers. Premium is on building innings.
  • Capacity: 24,600
  • WC Matches: 6

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