India will be hosting the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram with many wanting to know the weather report for 3 October, 2023
As the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram prepares to host 3 warm-up matches for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 including the India vs Netherlands game, the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the action on this intriguing pitch. With its reputation as a bowler’s paradise and a track that also favors batsmen, the stadium promises exciting contests.
Greenfield International Stadium Thiruvananthapuram pitch report and weather on 3 October 2023 and ODI records
The Greenfield International Stadium is renowned for offering a pitch that favors bowlers, particularly the fast bowlers who can extract swing effectively. However, it’s not just the pacers who find joy on this track; spin bowlers also relish the conditions as the wickets tend to dry up quickly, allowing them to spin the ball sharply.
The Greenfield Stadium in Trivandrum is ready for the World Cup.
– The hype is on for the mega event! pic.twitter.com/ipjibZ2Z0H
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 26, 2023
This stadium’s wicket often retains its freshness, enabling batsmen to play their shots with confidence. Despite the bowler-friendly nature of the pitch, batting first is the preferred choice for the toss winner, as the pitch tends to become even more favorable to bowlers under the lights during night games.
Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, offers a breathtaking backdrop for cricket, but its unpredictable weather can be a cause for concern. The upcoming days are expected to be filled with precipitation, which might hamper the games. Cloud cover is likely to persist, potentially causing delays in the matches.
The temperature will hover around 29 degrees Celsius, creating a humid and cloudy climate. With a wind speed of 11 km/h, the conditions might not be ideal, but the drainage system at Greenfield Stadium has proven efficient, ensuring that rain interruptions don’t dampen the spirit of the game.
Despite its relatively short history in ODI cricket, Greenfield International Stadium has already witnessed some remarkable moments.
Here’s a glimpse of the ODI records at this venue:
Total ODI matches played: 2
Matches won by the team batting first: 1
Matches won by the team batting second: 1
Highest team score while batting first: India — 390-5 (50) vs Sri Lanka
Lowest team score while batting first: Sri Lanka — 73-10 (50) vs India
Biggest total chased: India — 105-1(50)
Lowest Score Defended: India defended 390
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— Cricket Enthusiast (@tarunreddyoo7) September 28, 2023
The stadium’s ODI history showcases a fair balance between batting and bowling performances. The pitch’s dual nature, offering assistance to both bowlers and batsmen, has led to competitive matches, where no total appears to be safe.