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Geelong Simonds Stadium Pitch Report, Stats, Records, Pitch Condition

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Geelong Simonds Stadium Pitch Report, Stats, Records, Pitch Condition

Geelong Simonds Stadium Pitch Report, Stats, Records, Pitch Condition, Boundary Length: Simonds Park in Geelong located on the outskirts of Victoria is a rather uncommon venue for an International match.

Having hosted a solitary men’s T20I in February 2017 and just nine T20s since 2009, Kardinia Park, also known as Simonds Stadium, in Geelong, will be one of the two hosts of the first-round matches.

However, this time Simonds Park will host T20 World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

This venue, which is around 75 km from Melbourne CBD, has hosted a few BBL matches and the Melbourne Renegades had adopted it as their base.

All the games set to be held at the Simonds Stadium are group stage games where the Group A teams – Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Namibia, and UAE will be seen featuring. The Top 2 sides in the group point table after these games will be moving ahead to the Super 12 stage.

With a capacity of 36,000, is the largest Australian stadium outside a capital city. It hosted the Dalai Lama in 2002 for a ceremony and was visited by the spiritual leader again in 2007.

Geelong T20 Records:

The game was played back in 2017 when Sri Lanka managed to defeat the hosts Australia while chasing a 173-run total. However, 7 Big Bash League (BBL) games have been played in Geelong. You can find the records below.

Highest total: 176/8 by Sri Lanka

Lowest total: 173 all out by Australia

Most runs: Asela Gunaratne: 84

Highest score: Asela Gunaratne: 84

Most 6s: Asela Gunaratne: 5

Most wickets: Nuwan Kulasekara: 4

Best bowling: Nuwan Kulsekara: 4/31

Highest partnership: A Guneratne / C Kapugedara: 52

BBL Records

Total Match Played: 7

Teams Batting First Won: 3

Batting Second Won: 4

Tie: 0

Avg. Score in 1st bat: 155

Highest Score: Perth Scorchers 196/3

Lowest Score: Melbourne Renegades 105/10

Simonds Stadium Geelong Pitch & Weather Report:

The temperature level ranges between 9 and 19 degrees with a good level of breeze. We might just see some variable spells of rain too during the match days.

The pacers get the ball moving in the initial phase of the match which tends to trouble the batters a bit.

It is seen generally seen that the spinners start receiving some turns. This makes it an even competition between the bat and the ball as the batters then have to play the spinners cautiously. Chasing a total may turn a bit difficult at the Simonds Stadium due to the slower nature of the pitch in the second innings.

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