Cricket is not just a sport; it’s abstract to the people who love it. Cricket is played all over the globe with great passion. It can be played anywhere if you are compliant to, but the best and the most appropriate way is to play in the stadium. And stating about stadiums, it is impossible to ignore the magnificent cricket stadiums of Australia. Australia is a pinpoint for best cricket ground in this world with 18 international cricket grounds. Here’s
A List of the Best Cricket Grounds in AUSTRALIA:
- BRISBANE CRICKET GROUND
BRISBANE CRICKET GROUND Commonly known as The Gabba, the Brisbane cricket ground is a major cricket stadium in Australia, located in the capital Queensland, Australia. The Gabba has hosted athletics, football, baseball, and many other sports over the years. At present; only cricket and football are permitted to be hosted in The Gabba. Between 1993 and 2005, the Gabba was renovated in six stages. Established in 1895, The Gabba has a mighty seating capacity of 42000. To accommodate football matches, this cricket ground has quite big dimensions. The Gabba is undoubtedly one of the best cricket grounds in Australia.
- MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
The Melbourne cricket ground (MCG), also known as “The G”is one of the most famous cricket grounds in this world. I think it’s the dream of almost every cricketer to play at least once in the MCG. Located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria; The MCG can hold up to 100024 audiences at once. It is the biggest cricket stadium in terms of capacity. MCG is one of the best cricket grounds in Australia as it has the finest pitch across the globe and has perfect dimensions as well. It was established in 1853 and is currently owned by the “Govt. of Victoria.”
- ADELAIDE OVAL
Adelaide Oval is located in South Australia is mostly used for cricket and football matches. It is one of the most scenic cricket grounds in this world. Adelaide Oval is the headquarters of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA). Oval has a capacity of 55317 and recorded a sold out for the second ASHES test on December 2, 2017.
It was established in 1871 after the formation of South Australia Cricket Association. Adelaide Oval is also the home ground for the first-class South Australian state cricket team.
It is also one of the permanent venues for one of the 5 Ashes tests every four years.
- SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND
The Sydney cricket ground or SCG is located in Sydney, Australia. Predominately used for international cricket matches, football matches are also played on the SCG. This cricket ground is operated and owned by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. The stadium stands up a huge amount of capacity i.e. 48601. It was established in the year 1848, 172 years ago, and it is one of the oldest and one of the best cricket grounds in Australia. The first international test match was played in the year 1882 in this cricket ground. SCG is also one of the five venues for the great Ashes.
- PERTH STADIUM
Perth Stadium is also known as the Optus stadium. Owned by the “Government of Western Australia”, the Perth is a multi-purpose stadium in Western Australia. It has a capacity of 60000 people, third-largest in Australia in terms of capacity, after Melbourne cricket ground and the Stadium Australia. Perth has one of the finest architectures and designs making it one of the best cricket grounds in Australia. It also has one the best pitches which offers great help to fast bowlers. Perth cricket ground has dimensions bigger than both Melbourne Cricket Ground and Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
- BELLERIVE OVAL
Bellerive Oval cricket stadium is located in Bellerive, the Western shore of Hobart, Tasmania. Opened in 1914, Bellerive Oval has a mere capacity of 19500. Although opened in 1914, the first international test match was played in this cricket ground in the year 1989 and the first one-day international match in the year 1988. First women international one day international in Bellerive Oval was played in 1991 as well. The record attendance for Bellerive Oval was on January 14, 2003, which is 16719 for the one-day international match between Australia and England which was before the redevelopment of the ground. After the addition of the Ricky Ponting stand, the records mover toward 18149 during the Big Bash League game.
So, this was the list of best cricket grounds in Australia. These stadiums are witnesses of great matches, played by many teams.