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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 Stadium (previously known as Sophia Gardens) in Cardiff became the 100th test venue.


Cricket grounds

No. Official name (known as) Location Home nation First used Ends
1 Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Melbourne, Victoria Australia 15 March 1877 •Members End
•Great Southern Stand End
2 The Oval Cricket Ground (The Oval) Kennington, London England 6 September 1880 •Pavilion End
•Vauxhall End
3 Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Sydney, New South Wales Australia 17 February 1882 •Paddington End
•Randwick End
4 Old Trafford Cricket Ground
(Old Trafford)
Manchester, Greater Manchester England 10 July 1884 • Stretford End
• Brian Statham End (originally Warwick Road end)
5 Lord's Cricket Ground
(Lord's)
St. John's Wood, London England 21 July 1884 • Pavilion End
• Nursery End
6 Adelaide Oval Adelaide, South Australia Australia 12 December 1884 • City/River End
• Cathedral End
7 Sahara Oval St. George's
(St George’s Park)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa 12 March 1889 • Duckpond End
• Park Drive End
8 Sahara Park Newlands
(Newlands)
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa 25 March 1889 • Wynberg End
• Kelvin Grove End
9 Old Wanderers No. 1 Ground
(Old Wanderers)
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa 2 March 1896 Unknown
10 Trent Bridge Ground
(Trent Bridge)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England 1 June 1899 • Pavilion End
• Radcliffe Road End
11 Headingley Carnegie Stadium
(Headingley)
Leeds, West Yorkshire England 29 June 1899 • Kirkstall Lane End
• Football Stand End
12 Edgbaston County Cricket Ground
(Edgbaston)
Birmingham, West Midlands  England 29 May 1902 • City End
• Pavilion End
13Bramall Lane Sheffield, South Yorkshire England 3 July 1902 ††† • Pavilion End
• Football Ground End
14 Lord's No. 1 Ground
(Lord's)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 21 January 1910 ‡ Unknown
15 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
(Kingsmead)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 18 January 1923 • Umgeni End
• Old Fort Road End
16 Exhibition Ground
(The Ekka)
Brisbane, Queensland Australia 30 November 1928 • Hospital End
• The Hill
17 AMI Stadium
(formerly Jade Stadium and Lancaster Park)
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand 10 January 1930 • Hadlee Stand End
• Port Hills End
18 Kensington Oval
(The Mecca)
Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies 11 January 1930 • Malcolm Marshall End
• Joel Garner End
19 Basin Reserve
(The Basin)
Wellington New Zealand 24 January 1930 • Vance Stand End
• Scoreboard End
20 Queen's Park Oval Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago West Indies 1 February 1930 • Pavilion End
• Media Centre End
21 Eden Park No. 1
(Eden Park)
Auckland New Zealand 14 February 1930 • Dominion Road End
• Sandringham Road End
22 Bourda Georgetown, Guyana West Indies 21 February 1930 • Regent Street End
• North Road End
23 Sabina Park
(Bina)
Kingston, Jamaica West Indies 3 April 1930 • Blue Mountains End
• Headley Stand End
24 Brisbane Cricket Ground
(The Gabba)
Brisbane, Queensland Australia 27 November 1931 • Stanley Street End
• Vulture Street End
25 Bombay Gymkhana Ground
(Gymkhana Ground)
Mumbai, Maharashtra India 15 December 1933 Unknown
26 Eden Gardens Kolkata, West Bengal India 5 January 1934 • High Court End
• Pavilion End
27 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
(Chepauk)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India 10 February 1934 • Anna Pavilion End
• Wallajah Road End
28 Feroz Shah Kotla
(Kotla)
Delhi India 10 November 1948 • Stadium End
• Pavilion End
29 Brabourne Stadium Mumbai, Maharashtra India 9 December 1948 • Pavilion End
• Churchgate End
30Ellis Park Stadium
(Ellis Park)
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa 27 December 1948 Unknown
31Green Park Stadium Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India 12 January 1952 • Mill Pavilion End
• Hostel End
32University Ground Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India 23 October 1952 Unknown
33Bangabandhu National Stadium
(Number 1 Dhaka Stadium)
Dhaka, Dhaka Division Bangladesh 1 January 1955 †† • Pavilion End
• Paltan End
34Bahawal Stadium Bahawalpur, Punjab Pakistan 15 January 1955 †††† Unknown
35Bagh-e-Jinnah
(Lawrence Gardens)
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan 29 January 1955 Unknown
36Peshawar Club Ground Peshawar, North West Frontier Province Pakistan 13 February 1955 • Pavilion End
• College End
37National Stadium Karachi, Sindh Pakistan 26 February 1955 • Pavilion End
• University End
38Carisbrook Dunedin, Otago New Zealand 11 March 1955 • Railway End
• Hillside End
39Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
(Fateh Maidan)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India 19 November 1955 • Pavilion End
• Hill Fort End
40Nehru Stadium Chennai, Tamil Nadu India 6 January 1956 Unknown
41New Wanderers Stadium
(Wanderers)
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa 24 December 1956 • Corlett Drive End
• Golf Course End
42Gaddafi Stadium
(Lahore Stadium)
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan 21 November 1959 • Pavilion End
• College End
43Pindi Club Ground Rawalpindi, Punjab Pakistan 27 March 1965 Unknown
44Vidharba Cricket Association Ground
(VCA Ground)
Nagpur, Maharashtra India 3 October 1969 • Jaika End
• Church End
45Western Australian Cricket Association Ground
(The WACA)
Perth, Western Australia Australia 11 December 1970 • Members End
• Prindiville Stand End
46Niaz Stadium Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan 16 March 1973 Unknown
47M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Chinnaswamy Stadium)
Bangalore, Karnataka India 22 November 1974 • Pavilion End
• BEML End
48Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, Maharashtra India 23 January 1975 • Garware Pavilion End
• Tata End
49Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan 16 November 1978 • Pavilion End
• Golf Course End
50McLean Park Napier, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 16 February 1979 • Centennial Stand End
• Embankment End
51Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium Multan, Punjab Pakistan 30 December 1980 Unknown
52Antigua Recreation Ground
(The Rec)
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda West Indies 27 March 1981 • Pavilion End
• Factory Road End
53Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium
(Saravanamuttu Stadium)
Colombo, Western Province Sri Lanka 17 February 1982 • Air Force Flats End
• Press Block End
54Asgiriya Stadium Kandy, Central Province Sri Lanka 22 April 1983 • Hunnasgiriya End
• Hanthana End
55Gandhi Stadium Jalandhar, Punjab India 24 September 1983 • Stadium End
• Pavilion End
56Sardar Patel Stadium
(Motera)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India 12 November 1983 • Adani Pavilion End
• GMDC End
57Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
(SSC)
Colombo, Western Province Sri Lanka 16 March 1984 • Tennis Courts End
• South End
58Colombo Cricket Club Ground
(CCC)
Colombo, Western Province Sri Lanka 24 March 1984 • Press Box End
• Pavilion End
59Jinnah Stadium
(Sialkot Stadia)
Sialkot, Punjab Pakistan 27 October 1985 • Railway End
• Pavilion End
60Barabati Stadium Cuttack, Orissa India 4 January 1987 • Mahanadi River End
• Pavilion End
61Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur, Rajasthan India 21 February 1987 • Pavilion End
• City End
62Bellerive Oval Hobart, Tasmania Australia 16 December 1989 • Church Street End
• River End
63Sector 16 Stadium Chandigarh, Chandigarh India 23 November 1990 Unknown
64Seddon Park
Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand 22 February 1991 • Members End
• City End
65Jinnah Stadium Gujranwala, Punjab Pakistan 20 December 1991 Unknown
66Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium
(Premadasa Stadium)
Colombo, Western Province Sri Lanka 28 August 1992 • Khettarama End
• Scoreboard End
67Tyronne Fernando Stadium
(Fernando Stadium)
Moratuwa, Western Province Sri Lanka 8 September 1992 • Press Box End
• Katubadda End
68Harare Sports Club
(formerly "Salisbury Sports Club")
Harare Zimbabwe 18 October 1992 • City End
• Club House End
69Bulawayo Athletic Club Bulawayo Zimbabwe 1 November 1992 ††††††† Unknown
70Southend Club Cricket Stadium
(Defence Cricket Stadium)
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan1 December 1993 Unknown
71Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi, Punjab Pakistan 3 December 1993 • Pavilion End
• Shell End
72K.D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India 18 January 1994 • Pavilion End
• Gomati End
73Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Zimbabwe 20 October 1994 • City End
• Airport End
74Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
(Mohali)
Mohali, Punjab India 10 December 1994 • Pavilion End
• City End
75Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar, North West Frontier Province Pakistan 8 September 1995 • Pavilion End
• College End
76SuperSport Park
(Centurion Park)
Centurion, Gauteng South Africa 16 November 1995 • Pavilion End
• Hennops River End
77Sheikhupura Stadium Sheikhupura, Punjab Pakistan 17 October 1996 Unknown
78The Playing Fields
(Arnos Vale)
Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines West Indies 20 June 1997 • Airport End
• Bequia End
79Galle International Stadium Galle, Southern Province Sri Lanka 3 June 1998 • City End
• Fort End
80Goodyear Park
(Springbok Park)
Bloemfontein, Free State South Africa 29 October 1999 • Loch Logan End
• Willows End
81Multan Cricket Stadium Multan, Punjab Pakistan 29 August 2001 • Main Pavilion End
• North Pavilion End
82MA Aziz Stadium Chittagong, Chittagong Division Bangladesh 15 November 2001 • Pedrollo End
• Ispahani End
83Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium
(SCA Stadium)
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 31 January 2002 †††††† • Pavilion End
• Sharjah Club End
84National Cricket Stadium
(Queen's Park)
St. George's, Grenada West Indies 28 June 2002 • River End
• D'arbeau End
85Buffalo Park East London, Eastern Cape South Africa 18 October 2002 • Buffalo Park Drive End
• Bunkers Hill End
86North West Cricket Stadium
(Sedgars Park)
Potchefstroom, North West South Africa 25 October 2002 • Daly Auto End
• University End
87County Ground
(Riverside)
Chester-le-Street, County Durham England 5 June 2003 • Finchale End
• Lumley End
88Beausejour Gros Islet, Saint Lucia West Indies 20 June 2003 • Pavilion End
• Media Centre End
89Marrara Oval Darwin, Northern Territory Australia 18 July 2003 • McMillans Road End
• Airport End
90Bundaberg Rum Stadium
(Cazaly's Stadium)
Cairns, Queensland Australia 25 July 2003 • City End
• Club End
91Chittagong Divisional Stadium
(Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium)
Chittagong, Chittagong Division Bangladesh 28 February 2006 • UCB End
• Ispahani End
92Shaheed Chandu Stadium Bogra, Rajshahi Division Bangladesh 8 March 2006 Unknown
93Narayanganj Osmani Stadium Fatullah, Narayanganj District Bangladesh 9 April 2006 • Press Box End
• Pavilion End
94Warner Park Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis West Indies 22 June 2006 • South Stand End
• Factory Road End
95Shere-e-Bangla Stadium Mirpur, Dhaka Division Bangladesh 25 May 2007 • Ispahani End
• Aqua Paints End
96University Oval
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand 4 January 2008 • Southern End
• Northern End
97Providence Stadium Providence, Guyana West Indies 22 March 2008 • Media Centre End
• Pavilion End
98Sir Vivian Richards Stadium North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda West Indies 30 May 2008 • Media Centre End
• Pavilion End
99Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
(Jamtha)
Nagpur, Maharashtra India 6 November 2008 • North End
• Pavilion End
100SWALEC Stadium
(Sophia Gardens)
Cardiff, Wales England 8 July 2009 • River Taff End
• Cathedral Road End

Notes

  • † – 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 Dacca, East Pakistan (now Dhaka, Bangladesh) 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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