Wanderers Stadium profile
The Wanderers Stadium is among South Africa’s oldest and premier Test cricket venues. It often hosts the first or last Test of a series, allowing tourists prompt arrival or departure to and from the city of Johannesburg, which is the country’s central travel hub.
Formerly known as Kent Park and nicknamed the ‘Bullring’ for its intimidating atmosphere, the ground hosted the World Cup final in 2003. Three years later, it was the scene of the famous ‘438’ ODI between the Proteas and Australia.
Cricket South Africa used to be headquartered across the road from the Wanderers but have since moved to a neighbouring suburb. The ground is also home to the inaugural Mzansi Super League champions, Jozi Stars.
What to look for when betting on matches at the Wanderers
The Wanderers traditionally produces hard and fast pitches. Test XIs without a specialist spinner at this ground are not uncommon.
Captains who win the toss generally opt to bat first here, unless characteristically cloudy conditions suggest early swing for the bowlers. So-called ‘green tops’ have also been prepared at the Wanderers, where balanced contests between bat and ball make for intriguing cricket betting on both.
In ODI cricket, the high-scoring stadium has produced three 400-plus totals – and no team has been dismissed for under 100 here.