Kensington Oval Barbados Pitch Report For AUS Vs ENG T20 World Cup Match

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The 17th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 between Australia and England is set for Saturday, June 8. England, under the leadership of Jos Buttler, is looking to secure their second consecutive T20 World Cup title. 

Both teams are part of Group B, alongside Namibia, Scotland, and Oman. Each team has played one match so far in the tournament.

England's opening match against Scotland was interrupted by rain. Scotland had a strong start, scoring 90/0 in 10 overs before the rain halted play. 

Australia, captained by Mitchell Marsh for the first time in an ICC tournament, played their opening game against Oman and won by 39 runs.

With both teams having an old rivalry, it will be a thrilling match, let's take a look at the pitch report.

Kensington Oval Pitch Report

The match will be held at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, known for being a low-scoring ground in T20Is. The average first innings score at this venue is 136, while the average score for the second innings drops to 123.

The pitch is likely to favour spinners, as seen in recent matches. However, new ball bowlers can also find some assistance early on.

Out of the 44 T20Is played at Kensington Oval, teams batting first have won 28 times, while those batting second have won only 13 times. This trend indicates a significant advantage for the team batting first.

In summary, teams will likely prefer to bat first at this venue to maximize their chances of securing a win.