Established in 1845, the Oval has a capacity of 23,500. The scene is steeped in history hosting the first-ever Test on English soil Played September 1880.

South Africa would hope to register their first win of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 from Bangladesh at the Exact Same venue – the Kennington Oval. The Proteas started their World Cup journey using a 104-run loss to England. The Tigers, who lost their ICC World Cup warm up match to India by 95 runs would seem to maintain the strain on the perennial chokers, South Africa.

South Africa vs Bangladesh – Venue, Key Facts & Weather

This is the place Ashes were born in August 1882. After England lost to Australia, pursuing a meager target of 85, the British newspaper, The Sporting Times, published satirical obituary leading to the England-Australia Test show being called the”Ashes”.

Located in London, the stadium has hosted 66 ODI matches. From it, 26 times the team batting first has won while the team chasing has succeeded 40 times. This scene hasn’t witnessed any tie breaker game. The maximum score on this earth 398 produced by New Zealand against England in June 2015.

England captain Eoin Morgan with 573 runs from 15 matches Has scored the most runs on this ground while England pace great James Anderson with 30 scalps out of 15 games is the highest wicket-taker.

Besides cricket, the Kennington Oval has hosted several other Important sporting events. It staged the very first FA Cup final in 1872. In 1876 it staged to the first England v Wales and England v Scotland rugby internationals.

The Kennington Oval has also hosted rock concerts by bands “The Who” and “The Faces” in 1971. It has been the venue for ice skating and the now traditional end-of-season Aussie Rules match.

Key Facts

Opened – 1845

Capacity- 23,500

Known as The Oval: The AMP Oval; The Foster’s Oval; The Brit Oval

Ends – Pavilion End, Vauxhall End

Location – London, England

Time Zone – UTC +01:00

Home to England, Surrey

Floodlights – Yes


The temperature is expected to be around 24 degrees Celsius with only 10% chance of rain.


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