Kingsmead Stadium profile
Located in the heart of South Africa’s central port city Durban, Kingsmead Stadium staged its first Test in 1923 and was the host of the so-called ‘Timeless Test’ between South Africa and England in 1939.
Significant redevelopment and investment from local business has reinvigorated an international cricket venue accused of being lackluster in the past.
Former Proteas captain and record wicket-taker Shaun Pollock hails from the region – and spent many years honing his metronomic lines and lengths on testing Kingsmead wickets.
India’s Yuvraj Singh struck England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in one over during the 2007 World Twenty20 (since renamed T20 World Cup) at this ground.
What to look for when betting on matches at Kingsmead
Kingsmead, and Durban in general, is unfortunately prone to wet weather. Rain isn’t necessarily seasonal either and is prevalent throughout the year, even if just passing showers.
Shortened fixtures, therefore, are a relatively frequent occurrence in Kingsmead, which used to be a popular Boxing Day Test venue but hardly gets allocated the number it used to, but is still a regular ODI and T20I venue.
The Durban Heat have a decent record at Kingsmead. Betting on the Heat in the Mzansi Super League, to win at their home ground, is reasonably stable.