Eden Park

MItchell Santner New Zealand
Facts
Capacity
42000
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Address
Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland 1024
Home to
New Zealand national team, Auckland Aces
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 621/5 by South Africa vs New Zealand – Feb 1999
Lowest score: 26 by New Zealand vs England – Mar 1955

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 340/5 by New Zealand vs Australia – Feb 2007
Lowest score: 73 by New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – Jan 2007

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 245/5 by Australia vs New Zealand – Feb 2018
Lowest score: 107 by New Zealand vs South Africa – Feb 2017

Eden Park Cricket Ground Profile

Eden Park is based in Auckland and is New Zealand’s biggest sporting venue. It hosts cricket in the summer but also rugby and football.

The ground has been a site for sport since 1900 and has hosted cricket since 1903 after being built on the area of swampland. Poor drainage continued to plague the ground until well into the 1970s.

It is the home ground of the Auckland Aces domestic cricket team but also regularly holds Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

The ground first held a Test in 1930 and was the site of New Zealand’s first-ever Test success when they beat West Indies in the 1955-56 season. However, the ground also saw the Black Caps fall to their lowest total when collapsing to 26 all out against England in March 1955. Other notable occasions saw Eden Park chosen to host the semi-final of the World Cup in 1992, as well as four fixtures during the 2015 tournament.

It hosted its first day-night Test in 2018 when New Zealand bagged victory against visitors England. Trent Boult took career-best figures in that game of 6-32.

The ground is also where Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar made his debut as an ODI opener at the age of 21. He came in in-place of regular Navjot Sidhu who picked up an injury for the second ODI of the series in March 1994.

What to look for when betting on matches at Eden Park

The pitch at Eden Park offers assistance to spin and slow bowlers due to the humid conditions in Auckland.  The track tends to get a little better for batting later in matches. It can be tough going for bowlers at the venue as they struggle to get anything out of the surface.

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