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This is a list of Test cricket grounds. Since the first cricket Test match in Australia in 1877, 100 grounds have hosted Test cricket. The grounds are listed by country, with the countries listed in the order in which they first hosted a Test match and the grounds in each country listed in the order in which they were first used as a venue for Test cricket. However, the first international cricket match was actually a game between the United States of America and Canada in Manhattan, New York on 24–25 September 1844 with that city's St George's Club representing the USA and Toronto CC representing Canada. More than 32 years passed before Australia and England contested what was to become accepted as the first official Test match in March 1877. 5 day matches between non-Test playing countries are therefore not considered a proper Test match. Also, this excludes World Series Cricket and South African rebel tours venues. On 8 July 2009, the SWALEC Stadiummarker (previously known as Sophia Gardens) in Cardiffmarker became the 100th test venue.

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadiummarker was unable to host international matches for a period of 12 months from March 2008 as major work was done to improve the conditions of the pitch.

Cricket grounds

No. Official name (known as) Location Home nation First used Ends
1 Melbourne Cricket Groundmarker

(MCG)
Melbournemarker, Victoriamarker Australia • Members End

• Great Southern Stand End
2 The Oval Cricket Groundmarker

(The Oval)
Kenningtonmarker, Londonmarker England • Pavilion End

• Vauxhall End
3 Sydney Cricket Groundmarker

(SCG)
Sydneymarker, New South Walesmarker Australia • Paddington End

• Randwick End
4 Old Trafford Cricket Groundmarker

(Old Trafford)
Manchestermarker, Greater Manchestermarker England • Stretford End

• Brian Statham End (originally Warwick Road end)
5 Lord's Cricket Groundmarker

(Lord's)
St. John's Woodmarker, Londonmarker England • Pavilion End

• Nursery End
6 Adelaide Ovalmarker

Adelaidemarker, South Australiamarker Australia • City/River End

• Cathedral End
7 Sahara Oval St. George'smarker

(St George’s Park)
Port Elizabethmarker, Eastern Cape South Africa • Duckpond End

• Park Drive End
8 Sahara Park Newlandsmarker

(Newlands)
Cape Townmarker, Western Cape South Africa • Wynberg End

• Kelvin Grove End
9 Old Wanderers No.marker 1 Groundmarker

(Old Wanderers)
Johannesburgmarker, Gautengmarker South Africa Unknown
10 Trent Bridge Groundmarker

(Trent Bridge)
Nottinghammarker, Nottinghamshiremarker England • Pavilion End

• Radcliffe Road End
11 Headingley Carnegie Stadiummarker

(Headingley)
Leedsmarker, West Yorkshire England • Kirkstall Lane End

• Football Stand End
12 County Cricket Groundmarker

(Edgbaston)
Birminghammarker, West Midlands England • City End

• Pavilion End
13 Bramall Lanemarker Sheffieldmarker, South Yorkshiremarker England ††† • Pavilion End

• Football Ground End
14 Lord's No. 1 Ground

(Lord's)
Durbanmarker, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Unknown
15 Sahara Stadium Kingsmeadmarker

(Kingsmead)
Durbanmarker, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa • Umgeni End

• Old Fort Road End
16 Exhibition Groundmarker

(The Ekka)
Brisbanemarker, Queenslandmarker Australia • Hospital End

• The Hill
17 AMI Stadiummarker

(formerly Jade Stadium and Lancaster Park)
Christchurchmarker, Canterburymarker New Zealand • Hadlee Stand End

• Port Hills End
18 Kensington Ovalmarker

(The Mecca)
Bridgetownmarker, Barbadosmarker West Indies • Malcolm Marshall End

• Joel Garner End
19 Basin Reservemarker

(The Basin)
Wellingtonmarker New Zealand • Vance Stand End

• Scoreboard End
20 Queen's Park Ovalmarker Port of Spainmarker, Trinidad and Tobagomarker West Indies • Pavilion End

• Media Centre End
21 Eden Park No.marker 1marker

(Eden Park)
Aucklandmarker New Zealand • Dominion Road End

• Sandringham Road End
22 Bourdamarker Georgetownmarker, Guyanamarker West Indies • Regent Street End

• North Road End
23 Sabina Parkmarker

(Bina)
Kingstonmarker, Jamaicamarker West Indies • Blue Mountains End

• Headley Stand End
24 Brisbane Cricket Groundmarker

(The Gabba)
Brisbanemarker, Queenslandmarker Australia • Stanley Street End

• Vulture Street End
25 Bombay Gymkhana Groundmarker

(Gymkhana Ground)
Mumbaimarker, Maharashtramarker India Unknown
26 Eden Gardensmarker Kolkatamarker, West Bengalmarker India • High Court End

• Pavilion End
27 M.marker A.marker Chidambaram Stadiummarker

(Chepauk)
Chennaimarker, Tamil Nadumarker India • Anna Pavilion End

• Wallajah Road End
28 Feroz Shah Kotlamarker

(Kotla)
Delhimarker India • Stadium End

• Pavilion End
29 Brabourne Stadiummarker Mumbaimarker, Maharashtramarker India • Pavilion End

• Churchgate End
30 Ellis Park Stadiummarker

(Ellis Park)
Johannesburgmarker, Gautengmarker South Africa * Unknown
31 Green Park Stadium Kanpurmarker, Uttar Pradeshmarker India • Mill Pavilion End

• Hostel End
32 University Ground Lucknowmarker, Uttar Pradeshmarker India Unknown
33 Bangabandhu National Stadiummarker

(Number 1 Dhaka Stadium)
Dhakamarker, Dhaka Divisionmarker Bangladesh †† • Pavilion End

• Paltan End
34 Bahawal Stadiummarker Bahawalpurmarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan †††† Unknown
35 Bagh-e-Jinnahmarker

(Lawrence Gardens)
Lahoremarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan Unknown
36 Peshawar Club Ground Peshawarmarker, North West Frontier Provincemarker Pakistan • Pavilion End

• College End
37 National Stadiummarker Karachimarker, Sindhmarker Pakistan • Pavilion End

• University End
38 Carisbrookmarker Dunedinmarker, Otago New Zealand • Railway End

• Hillside End
39 Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadiummarker

(Fateh Maidan)
Hyderabadmarker, Andhra Pradeshmarker India • Pavilion End

• Hill Fort End
40 Nehru Stadiummarker Chennaimarker, Tamil Nadumarker India Unknown
41 New Wanderers Stadiummarker

(Wanderers)
Johannesburgmarker, Gautengmarker South Africa • Corlett Drive End

• Golf Course End
42 Gaddafi Stadiummarker

(Lahore Stadium)
Lahoremarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan • Pavilion End

• College End
43 Pindi Club Groundmarker Rawalpindimarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan Unknown
44 Vidharba Cricket Association Groundmarker

(VCA Ground)
Nagpurmarker, Maharashtramarker India • Jaika End

• Church End
45 Western Australian Cricket Association Groundmarker

(The WACA)
Perthmarker, Western Australiamarker Australia • Members End

• Prindiville Stand End
46 Niaz Stadiummarker Hyderabadmarker, Sindhmarker Pakistan Unknown
47 M.marker Chinnaswamy Stadiummarker

(Chinnaswamy Stadium)
Bangaloremarker, Karnatakamarker India • Pavilion End

• BEML End
48 Wankhede Stadiummarker Mumbaimarker, Maharashtramarker India • Garware Pavilion End

• Tata End
49 Iqbal Stadiummarker Faisalabadmarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan • Pavilion End

• Golf Course End
50 McLean Parkmarker Napiermarker, Hawke's Baymarker New Zealand • Centennial Stand End

• Embankment End
51 Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadiummarker Multanmarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan Unknown
52 Antigua Recreation Groundmarker

(The Rec)
St. John'smarker, Antigua and Barbudamarker West Indies • Pavilion End

• Factory Road End
53 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadiummarker

(Saravanamuttu Stadium)
Colombomarker, Western Provincemarker Sri Lanka • Air Force Flats End

• Press Block End
54 Asgiriya Stadiummarker Kandymarker, Central Provincemarker Sri Lanka • Hunnasgiriya End

• Hanthana End
55 Gandhi Stadiummarker Jalandharmarker, Punjabmarker India • Stadium End

• Pavilion End
56 Sardar Patel Stadiummarker

(Motera)
Ahmedabadmarker, Gujaratmarker India • Adani Pavilion End

• GMDC End
57 Sinhalese Sports Club Groundmarker

(SSC)
Colombomarker, Western Provincemarker Sri Lanka • Tennis Courts End

• South End
58 Colombo Cricket Club Ground

(CCC)
Colombomarker, Western Provincemarker Sri Lanka • Press Box End

• Pavilion End
59 Jinnah Stadiummarker

(Sialkot Stadia)
Sialkotmarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan • Railway End

• Pavilion End
60 Barabati Stadiummarker Cuttackmarker, Orissamarker India • Mahanadi River End

• Pavilion End
61 Sawai Mansingh Stadiummarker Jaipurmarker, Rajasthanmarker India • Pavilion End

• City End
62 Bellerive Ovalmarker Hobartmarker, Tasmaniamarker Australia • Church Street End

• River End
63 Sector 16 Stadiummarker Chandigarhmarker, Chandigarhmarker India Unknown
64 Seddon Parkmarker

Hamiltonmarker, Waikatomarker New Zealand • Members End

• City End
65 Jinnah Stadiummarker Gujranwalamarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan Unknown
66 Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadiummarker

(Premadasa Stadium)
Colombomarker, Western Provincemarker Sri Lanka • Khettarama End

• Scoreboard End
67 Tyronne Fernando Stadium

(Fernando Stadium)
Moratuwamarker, Western Provincemarker Sri Lanka • Press Box End

• Katubadda End
68 Harare Sports Clubmarker

(formerly "Salisbury Sports Club")
Hararemarker Zimbabwe • City End

• Club House End
69 Bulawayo Athletic Clubmarker Bulawayomarker Zimbabwe ††††††† Unknown
70 Southend Club Cricket Stadiummarker

(Defence Cricket Stadium)
Karachimarker, Sindhmarker Pakistan Unknown
71 Rawalpindi Cricket Stadiummarker Rawalpindimarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan • Pavilion End

• Shell End
72 K.D.marker Singh Babu Stadiummarker Lucknowmarker, Uttar Pradeshmarker India • Pavilion End

• Gomati End
73 Queens Sports Clubmarker Bulawayomarker Zimbabwe • City End

• Airport End
74 Punjab Cricket Association Stadiummarker

(Mohali)
Mohalimarker, Punjabmarker India • Pavilion End

• City End
75 Arbab Niaz Stadiummarker Peshawarmarker, North West Frontier Provincemarker Pakistan • Pavilion End

• College End
76 SuperSport Parkmarker

(Centurion Park)
Centurionmarker, Gautengmarker South Africa • Pavilion End

• Hennops River End
77 Sheikhupura Stadiummarker Sheikhupuramarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan Unknown
78 The Playing Fieldsmarker

(Arnos Vale)
Kingstownmarker, Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesmarker West Indies • Airport End

• Bequia End
79 Galle International Stadiummarker Gallemarker, Southern Provincemarker Sri Lanka • City End

• Fort End
80 Goodyear Parkmarker

(Springbok Park)
Bloemfonteinmarker, Free Statemarker South Africa • Loch Logan End

• Willows End
81 Multan Cricket Stadiummarker Multanmarker, Punjabmarker Pakistan • Main Pavilion End

• North Pavilion End
82 MA Aziz Stadium Chittagongmarker, Chittagong Divisionmarker Bangladesh • Pedrollo End

• Ispahani End
83 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadiummarker

(SCA Stadium)
Sharjahmarker, United Arab Emiratesmarker United Arab Emirates †††††† • Pavilion End

• Sharjah Club End
84 National Cricket Stadiummarker

(Queen's Park)
St. George'smarker, Grenadamarker West Indies • River End

• D'arbeau End
85 Buffalo Parkmarker East Londonmarker, Eastern Cape South Africa • Buffalo Park Drive End

• Bunkers Hill End
86 North West Cricket Stadiummarker

(Sedgars Park)
Potchefstroommarker, North West South Africa • Daly Auto End

• University End
87 County Groundmarker

(Riverside)
Chester-le-Streetmarker, County Durham England • Finchale End

• Lumley End
88 Beausejourmarker Gros Isletmarker, Saint Luciamarker West Indies • Pavilion End

• Media Centre End
89 Marrara Ovalmarker Darwinmarker, Northern Territorymarker Australia • McMillans Road End

• Airport End
90 Bundaberg Rum Stadiummarker

(Cazaly's Stadium)
Cairnsmarker, Queenslandmarker Australia • City End

• Club End
91 Chittagong Divisional Stadiummarker

(Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium)
Chittagongmarker, Chittagong Divisionmarker Bangladesh • UCB End

• Ispahani End
92 Shaheed Chandu Stadium Bogramarker, Rajshahi Divisionmarker Bangladesh Unknown
93 Narayanganj Osmani Stadium Fatullah, Narayanganj Districtmarker Bangladesh • Press Box End

• Pavilion End
94 Warner Parkmarker Basseterremarker, Saint Kitts and Nevismarker West Indies • South Stand End

• Factory Road End
95 Shere-e-Bangla Stadiummarker Mirpurmarker, Dhaka Divisionmarker Bangladesh • Ispahani End

• Aqua Paints End
96 University Ovalmarker

Dunedinmarker, Otago New Zealand • Southern End

• Northern End
97 Providence Stadiummarker Providencemarker, Guyanamarker West Indies • Media Centre End

• Pavilion End
98 Sir Vivian Richards Stadiummarker North Sound, Antigua and Barbudamarker West Indies • Media Centre End

• Pavilion End
99 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadiummarker

(Jamtha)
Nagpurmarker, Maharashtramarker India • North End

• Pavilion End
100 SWALEC Stadiummarker

(Sophia Gardens)
Cardiffmarker, Walesmarker England • River Taff End

• Cathedral Road End


  • † – Staged two Tests, one in 1928 and the other in 1931; not used for first-class cricket since 1931.
  • †† – First used by Pakistan for 8 Tests, later for 9 Tests by Bangladesh, including the inaugural home Test for both sides, on 1 January 1955 and 10 November 2000 respectively. Used exclusively for football since March 2005.
  • ††† – Staged only one Test; not used for cricket since 1973; home ground of Sheffield United F.C.
  • †††† – Inaugural home Test in Daccamarker, East Pakistan (now Dhakamarker, Bangladeshmarker) on 1 January 1955.
  • ††††† – 22 Tests from 1896 to 1939; not used for first-class cricket since 1946; redeveloped as Johannesburg Railway Station.
  • ‡ – 4 Tests from 1910 to 1921; not used for first-class cricket since 1922; demolished.
  • * – 6 Tests from 1948 to 1954; not used for first-class cricket since 1956; now used only for rugby union.
  • †††††† – 4 Tests in 2002.
  • ††††††† – Staged only one Test in 1992; subsequent Tests in Bulawayo played at the Queens Sports Club.


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