Kingsmead Stadium

Kingsmead Stadium
Facts
Capacity
25.000
Location
Durban
Address
Kingsmead Way, Kingsmead, Durban
Home to
KwaZulu-Natal Coastal, Dolphins, Durban Heat
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 658/9 declared by South Africa vs West Indies – December 2003
Lowest score: 66/10 by India vs South Africa – December 1996

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 372/6 by South Africa vs Australia – October 2016
Lowest score: 91/10 by India vs South Africa – November 2006

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 218/4 by India vs England – September 2007
Lowest score: 73/10 by Kenya vs New Zealand – September 2007

Stats – MSL matches

Highest score: 177/4 by Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – November 2019
Lowest score: 128/10 by Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars – December 2018

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.

Similar to the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg more than Newlands in Cape Town, Kingsmead is characteristically conducive to fast bowling, but less so in T20I cricket.

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.

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