Exploring All the Venues of T20 World Cup 2024

The West Indies as the main hosts will organize the ninth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June 2024. This is the second time that the Caribbean nation is hosting the Twenty20 World Cup tournament after 2010. Also, the USA will be the co-host and officially host the most prestigious ICC tournament for the first time.

A total number of nine venues are designated to host the mega event, out of which 6 stadiums are chosen in the West Indies and 3 in the United States. Moreover, the recently developed  Nassau County Cricket Stadium in New York and Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas are set to host international cricket matches for the first time and the data is yet to be obtained. Excluding these two venues, the other seven stadiums have previously hosted T20 international (T20Is) matches in the past. It would be interesting to scrutinize how these stadiums have performed in T20Is so far.

6 Venues in the West Indies for T20 World Cup 2024

Here are the detailed stats of the 6 different venues in the West Indies that will host the T20 World Cup 2024 matches:

1. Kensington Oval, Barbados:

Till now, 24 T20I matches have been played at Kensington Oval, which is the highest number compared to any other venue in the West Indies. The stats for T20I matches at this venue are tabulated below:

Seating Capacity28,000
Total T20I matches24
Matches won batting first16
Matches won batting Second7
No Result Games1
Average 1st Innings scores162
Average 2nd Innings scores172
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20249

Especially, the middle overs (7-15 overs) have been a challenge for the batters since the bowlers’ strike rate has been at 18.5 balls per wicket, which is indeed the second-best bowling strike rate at this venue.

The pitch is especially suitable for pacers since they have taken more wickets than spinners but with a higher economy rate:

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace471884.08.2
Spin471032.26.6

2. Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad:

The Brian Lara stadium is one of the best batting-friendly wickets and the run rate expected is 8.5 to 9 per over.

Seating Capacity15,000
Total T20I matches4
Matches won batting first3
Matches won batting Second1
No Result Games0
Average 1st Innings scores185
Average 2nd Innings scores202
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20245

Despite pacers having picked up wickets more frequently than spinners, their economy rate hasn’t been impressive by conceding more runs.

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace8334.19.0
Spin8222.87.5

3. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua:

Compared to batters, a majority of bowlers have gained benefits at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium with a better economy rate.

Seating Capacity10,000 to 20,000
Total T20I matches13
Matches won batting first9
Matches won batting Second4
No Result Games0
Average 1st Innings scores138
Average 2nd Innings scores153
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20248

Also, the bowling average in the powerplay overs (1-6 overs) has been the best for bowlers in T20Is across all venues in the West Indies.

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace26933.66.5
Spin26552.66.4

4. Providence Stadium, Guyana:

You can expect an average score of 150–160 runs batting at Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Seating Capacity15,000
Total T20I matches13
Matches won batting first3
Matches won batting Second7
No Result Games3
Average 1st Innings scores150
Average 2nd Innings scores156
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20246

Compared to the wrist spinners and pacers, the finger spinners have delivered an exceptional performance with the best economy rate:

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace23683.07.9
Spin23431.96.8
Finger Spin22341.96.7
Wrist Spin791.97.2

5. Arnos Vale Ground, St Vincent:

After a gap of more than 10 years, the St Vincent is hosting a T20I match. The last T20I  match played here was between West Indies and Pakistan on July 27 and July 28, 2013.

Seating Capacity18,000
Total T20I matches2
Matches won batting first1
Matches won batting Second1
No Result Games0
Average 1st Innings scores144
Average 2nd Innings scores135
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20245

Based on the stats of the previous two T20I games, spinners have been more dominant than pacers:

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace482.08.1
Spin4194.86.2

 6. Daren Sammy National Stadium, St. Lucia:

You can expect a decent score of 160–175 runs batting at the Daren Sammy National Stadium.

Seating Capacity28,000
Total T20I matches18
Matches won batting first9
Matches won batting Second9
No Result Games0
Average 1st Innings scores160
Average 2nd Innings scores175
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20246

Especially, spinners have a poor track record at this venue with the worst economy rate, whereas pacers despite taking more wickets concede huge runs.  However, the average of the spinners with a record of  30.3 is the highest for any venue in the West Indies.

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace361373.88.1
Spin36762.17.8

3 Venues in the USA  for T20 World Cup 2024

These are the 3 venues in the USA that will host the T20 World Cup 2024 tournament:

1. Central Broward Park, Florida:

Although fast bowlers have been dominant at Central Broward Park, Florida, they have conceded more runs which overshadows their records of taking many wickets.

Seating Capacity20,000
Total T20I matches16
Matches won batting first11
Matches won batting Second4
No Result Games1
Average 1st Innings scores167
Average 2nd Innings scores180
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20244

The Finger spinners have maintained an impressive economy rate of 6.9. Especially, the left-arm pacers have grabbed 29 wickets at a 14.0 bowling strike rate at this venue.

Bowling StyleInningsWicketsAverage Wickets Per InningsEconomy Rate
Pace321143.68.4
Spin32802.57.1

2. Nassau County International Cricket Stadium:

The 15th warm-up match ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 between India and Bangladesh will be the first game that will be hosted at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. Whereas, the 4th match of the tournament between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be the first international game officially played at this venue and the stats are yet to be obtained.

Seating Capacity34,000
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20248

3. Grand Prairie Stadium:

The opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024 between the United States and Canada will be played at Grand Prairie Stadium and the stats are yet to be recorded.

Seating Capacity7,000
Number of matches to be hosted at this venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 20244