Wanderers Stadium

Wanderers Stadium
Facts
Capacity
30.000
Location
Illovo
Address
Corlett Drive, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg
Home to
Gauteng, Lions, Jozi Stars
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 652/7 declared by Australia vs South Africa – February 2002
Lowest score: 49/10 by Pakistan vs South Africa – February 2013

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 439/2 by South Africa vs West Indies – January 2015
Lowest score: 109/10 by Sri Lanka vs India – March 2003

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 260/6 by Sri Lanka vs Kenya – September 2007
Lowest score: 83/10 by Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – September 2007

Stats – MSL matches

Highest score: 213/3 by Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars – November 2019
Lowest score: 108/10 by Jozi Stars vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – November 2019

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.

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