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The Kensington Oval is a cricket stadium in the Bridgetown region in the island country of Barbados. This is the oldest stadium among the venues hosting the T20 World Cup 2024 matches. It was established in 1871, hosting the first Test match in 1930 between West Indies and England. ICC has assigned the hosting rights of the T20 World Cup 2024 final to this stadium, which will be played on June 29, 2024. 

In its 120-year-long history, it has hosted many matches including the international, local, and regional games. A total of 43 matches have been played on this ground with the home side West Indies winning in 21 of those. In 2007, the stadium was rebuilt owing to the 2007 ODI World Cup where it also bagged the hosting rights for the final. 

The stadium’s rich history itself speaks with the park also hosting the 2010 T20 World Cup final where Paul Collingwood-led England romped the mighty Australians to clinch their maiden ICC trophy across the tournament. 

2024 T20 World Cup: Kensington Oval - Capacity

The stadium has a capacity of 28,000. The stadium boasts of some historic stands such George Challenor stand, the Hall and Griffith, the Kensington, the Mitchie Hewitt, the Pickwick, and the Three Ws stand. With the huge crowd capacity, the final match could experience a massive attendance of the fans.

2024 T20 World Cup: Kensington Oval - Matches

The Kensington Oval will host the maximum number of matches in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 with nine matches. The games include five group stage matches, three Super 8 games, and the summit clash on June 29. Among the league games, the stand-out game will be played on June 8 between the arch-rivals Australia and England. 



June 2

Namibia vs Oman

June 4

England vs Scotland

June 5

Australia vs Oman

June 6

Namibia vs Scotland

June 8

Australia vs England

June 20

Super 8, C1 vs A1

June 21

Super 8, A2 vs C2

June 23

Super 8, A2 vs B1

June 29


2024 T20 World Cup: Kensington Oval - Pitch Report 

The pitch on this ground offers a balanced surface for both batters and bowlers. Historically, it is referred to as one of the great surfaces for the batters, hence could expect a great outing in the final showdown.