The first match of the ICC World Test Championship series between the England cricket team and the South African cricket team will take place at the Lord’s cricket ground in London from tomorrow onwards. It is a crucial series considering that 36 points of the World Test Championship will be on the line when the England cricket team battles the South African cricket team.
Earlier this year, the Proteas bolstered their chances of qualifying for their first-ever ICC World Test Championship Final by beating the Indian cricket team 2-1 in a three-match series. On the other side, the England cricket team has saved itself from an embarrassing finish on the standings by winning four back-to-back Test matches on home soil against the Indian cricket team and the New Zealand cricket team.
It will be exciting to see which team comes out on top when the two nations battle in a three-match ICC World Test Championship series. Here’s a look at some important stats and numbers you need to know from previous Tests hosted by the Lord’s cricket ground.
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London pitch report for ENG vs SA 2022
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The Lord’s cricket ground has hosted 142 matches so far in the history of Test cricket. England has won 56 out of those matches. The teams batting first have won a Test at Lord’s 51 times, while 40 times the team batting second has won the Test match.
Overall, the pitch at this venue helps the fast bowlers. As the match progresses, the batters and the slower bowlers come into the play as well.
London weather conditions for ENG vs SA 2022
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This match will be played from August 17 to 21. Rain interruptions are likely in this match as per the weather forecast. The temperature will hover around 25 degrees Celsius. If rain interrupts the game frequently, a draw seems likely in London.