“Gabba’ Brisbane Pitch Report – The Brisbane pitch has extra bounce throughout the match. For aggressive fast bowlers and batsmen who use bounce for better strokes this pitch can offer advantage. In shorter format of the game (T20) its a batting wicket. The higher runs in first innings are only way to victory and players have score a high score in first innings on the pitch. The pitch is the homeground for Brisbane heat in Big Bash League T20 and is popular ground in Big Bash League. Last season,especially the final match and this season opener for Big bash will be held at the Gabba ground.
Name : Brisbane Cricket Ground popularly also called as “Gabba”
Address : Vulture Street , Woolloongabba QLD 4102, Australia.
Telephone : +61 1300843 422
Brisbane ground capacity : 42100 approx
Big Bash League / T20 Brisbane Pitch Report
This cricket ground is Home Ground for Brisbane Heat . Heat have an excellent record at this ground.
Firstly, Brisbane pitch is a flat wicket and a batting heaven for batsmen.
Stat : In total 12 innings played at Big Bash , almost all teams have scored a total of above 170-175
Average first Innings score at Brisbane ground : 187
Toss Prediction : Best rule on this pitch is Win the toss and bat first to add pressure of runs . Team batting first has won
Brisbane cricket ground is one of the best batting pitches in Australia
Brisbane highest score : 209/3 by Australia vs South Africa
Finally, Australia have won 2 out of 3 matches (67%)
Meanwhile, Upcoming T20 matches at Brisbane Ground :
India vs Australia
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers
Tests “Gabba ” Brisbane Pitch Report –
The first test match here was played between Australia and South Africa on November 27th 1931 .
Brisbane Cricket Ground highest score: 645 by Australia against England.
The pitch stays alive till last day of Test match due to the additional bounce in wicket.On last day spinners get an advantage.
Average score 1st innings score :343
Average score 2nd innings score at last : 317
Interestingly, India have lost 5/5 Tests at this ground.
What to choose after winning toss? – Indeed, most captains have opted to field first at Brisbane in recent years . Teams winning toss have chosen to bat first 63% times
ODI Brisbane Pitch Report
Pitch is good for fast bowlers for movement and bounce. Australian fast bowlers have ruled on this pitch . Sub-continent teams have one of the best records at this ground in shorter formats in ODIs till now ,especially India has one of the highest win record in Australia at this ground.
Brisbane Cricket Ground highest score : 324/7 by Australia against West Indies.
Best bowling performance : Chirs Woakes 6-45
Average score 1st innings score – 222
Toss Prediction stat – Teams winning toss have lost slightly more matches than the one losing the matches.
Interesting stat lastly about batting first : Teams fielding first (58%)have better record at winning the match than teams batting first (42%)
At last, Brisbane Cricket ground fun facts and records
The most famous moment on the ground is one firmly from the past. The image of the deciding run-out in the tied Test of 1960-61, between Australia and West Indies,. This is one of the best known cricketing memory of old generation.
On last days of Test matches, Shane Warne, with the extra bounce used his legspin brilliantly at this ground,consequently. keeping Australia ahead.
The Brisbane ‘Gabba’ ground to begin with hosted Australia’s first T20 match in 2006 when maximum crowd attended the match in the background.