So far in 2023, three T20Is have been played in Durban. In these matches, the average first-inning score was 193.
A week after downing Australia at home, the India Cricket Team will take on the South Africa challenge in Durban at the Kingsmead Stadium. With a 4-1 win under their belt, the Men in Blue will face the Proteas at a stadium where they suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat just three months ago. So, before the match gets underway, take a look at the detailed IND vs SA 1st T20I pitch report.
Kingsmead Stadium Pitch Report: IND vs SA 1st T20I
The pitch at Kingsmead Stadium is similar to other surfaces in South Africa: fast and bouncy. The pitch offers assistance to pace bowlers, offering swing and seam movement when the ball is new. The surface generally aids spinners in the afternoon, and given the fact that the match will be played at night, spinners will find it difficult to bowl.
The sample size for the ground is considerate, with 18 T20Is being played here. In these matches, the average first-inning score is 143, with the side batting first having a slight advantage, splitting the matches 9-8 in their favour.