St George’s Park profile
St George’s Park is situated in the coastal South African city of Port Elizabeth, which has been nicknamed the ‘windy city’ for obvious reasons.
The ground is famous for its brass band, which strikes up several jovial songs during the day’s play, which has irked touring teams in the past.
St George’s Park is one of the oldest international cricket venues in the country – and has hosted rugby internationals – as well. It is able to hosts as many spectators, if not somewhat more, than some of the country’s other grounds like the Wanderers Stadium or Kingsmead Stadium.
What to look for when betting on matches at St George’s Park
St George’s Park is South Africa’s most spin-friendly Test venue. Teams frequently contemplate, if not play, two specialist slow bowlers in the same XI here.
The prevailing winds can help the fast bowlers swing the ball – and cool the humid conditions prevalent in the area.
This is the home ground of Mzansi Super League franchise, the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, who are branded in line with the greater Eastern Cape metropol of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Giants are often among the short-odds favourites to win the MSL.