ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 venues list is announced and Oval Cricket Ground is one of them. According to World Cup 2019 Schedule, it will be hosting a total of five group matches which will be played in Round Robin Fashion. We have summed up some Facts and figures of this Venue, let’s dive into them…
The Oval is one of the oldest cricket ground located in Kennington, south London. The ground was opened in 1845 and was the first ground in England to host international test match. The match was played between England and Australia in 1880, since then, over hundreds of test matches have been played in this historical ground.
Oval has also hosted ten world cup matches during 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. One of the highlights of 1999 cricket world cup was the hat-trick by a Pakistani spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq, during their match with Zimbabwe.
Like majority of ICC cricket world cup 2019 venues, this ground also favors the bowling first team as out of total 67 one day international matches played here, only 26 are won by the team batting first and rest are won by bowling first team.
Oval Cricket Ground’s Capacity is large enough to adjust 25,000 spectators. It can be increased to 25,500 Seats if needed.
To get to this cricket world cup 2019 location, public transport is advisable as there is no parking around the ground. Only blue badge holders will get The Oval’s parking facility on or near the ground. The detail of blue badge parking option will be provided soon. If you are coming on your private transport please be informed that some of the roads near ground may be closed and you may find it difficult to arrive.
If you are using public transport than there are two convenient options: first is the Victoria line, which will drop you at Vauxhall Station and the second is the Northern line which will drop you at Oval Station. If you are staying nearby than you can walk to the ground plus there is limited parking for bikes you can use that option as well.
Where is the oval cricket ground in london?
Surrey County Cricket Club
Map of The Oval Cricket Ground
You can find ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Oval Tickets Information Here