The T20 series of 2022

Optus Stadium, Perth – Ultimate Venue Guide

Oct. 10, 2022

Boundary Dimensions

Boundary Dimensions in metres alt sl squad home Perth has short straight boundaries and long square boundaries, the polar opposite of SCG. Therefore, expect pace bowlers to drag the length back after the new ball assistance wears off, and batters to power through spinners and full length straight down the ground.

Venue Decoded

alt sl squad home Note: All numbers in BBL since 2017 TR - Tournament Rank Unlike at the SCG, much of it in Perth is straightforward. In its five years of existence, the venue has consistently offered new ball assistance to pace bowlers, pace and bounce to express quicks, little to no aid to spin, and plenty of sixes for batters strong on the back foot. The opening six overs will be the most difficult to bat, with pace bowlers having enough help in the air or off the deck to move the ball at pace. If batting units survive that with minimal damage (read: minimal damage - less than two wickets) and are familiar with how things normally function at the venue, they can launch an all-out attack even from the 7th-over mark. Because of the true nature of the deck, this is one of the best venues for power hitting in the World Cup. However, there is a catch: batters must be capable of dealing back of length at pace, because if your back-foot game isn't strong enough, pace bowlers can hit the hard lengths and simply work you out with the big square boundaries to support. Key to success for bowling units: Ability to move the ball during the powerplay and then hit the deck at pace with the old ball The bowling type that is most likely to be effective: New-ball specialists and Express quicks The bowling type that is most likely to be ineffective: Finger spin The batting type that is most likely to be effective: Middle order batters with outstanding back-foot range and openers who start with controlled aggression The batting type that is most likely to be ineffective: Players who are limited on the back foot and openers who play with mindless aggression

Batting and Bowling Leaders

Only players part of the World Cup have been considered in this section. Batters In T20s: Mitchell Marsh 425 at 42/149, Josh Inglis 342 (26/143), Liam Livingstone 337 (31/135) In T20Is: David Warner 121 (121/153), Alex Hales 84 (84/165), Jos Buttler 68 (68/212) Bowlers In T20s: Ashton Agar 12W (31/7.4), Chris Jordan 11W (22/8.7) In T20Is: Kane Richardson 4W (14/7.1), Mark Wood 3W (11/8.5), Nathan Ellis 3W (7/5) Note: All numbers since 2017

Match Split

alt sl squad home Pakistan pacers would be delighted to have a couple of shots to bowl at the venue - this is a deck tailored for the bowling styles of Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf; their batters, however, not so much. Babar Azam’s impressive back-foot range and innings construction style that suits the conditions on offer here is their best hope. Australia and South Africa, two teams for whom the deck is great in every way, would have loved the possibility of playing a couple of games here. Imagine the likes of Rabada, Cummins, and Nortje on this one - oof! That reminds me that I need to take a pause to mourn about the missed opportunity to see Jasprit Bumrah bowl here and in Brisbane. Capacity: 61000