Australia will host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time this year. Along with other state-of-the-art venues, The Adelaide Oval, one of the most attractive venues globally, will host seven international fixtures in 2022.
Since its inception in 1871, Adelaide Oval has been a prominent home for various entertainment shows, including outdoor concerts and sports such as Rugby, Football, Motorcycle racing, Highland games, Quoits and Tennis other than cricket. However, now, it is hosting cricket on its cinematic grounds with the spectacular background of St. Peter’s Cathedral. Having headquarters of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) and South Australian National Football League (SANFL), the stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA).
The specialty of Adelaide Oval?
With the recent developments in the stadium, The Oval, Heart of South Australia, has transformed into one of the most fascinating and world-class venues while retaining the historic scoreboard and Hill legacy.
Oval Shape aids in Straight Sixes
Straight sixes are rare due to the oval shape of the ground, but its square wicket makes it the best batting wicket in Australia.
Initially, The Oval was considered the best batting pitch, but the latest renovations in 2013 made it a host for drop-in pitches.
The Hill- a nest for barrackers
The strident supporters of every team preferred to enjoy the game on the Hill because it is the perfect platform with a standing room for 3500 defenders to cheer up their respective teams. The historic scoreboard with its paradigmatic architecture is located on the Hill and has a bar under the Hill.
What is the seating arrangement in The Oval?
Refurbished grandstands have maximized the seating dimensions by developing a western grandstand (36000 capacity), a southern stand (14000 capacity) and an eastern stand (19000 capacity).
World’s 1st Day-Night Test Match hosted by Adelaide Oval
On 27 November 2015, The Oval hosted the first-ever floodlit test match in the world when New Zealand played One Day International against Australia, and the latter won by 5 wickets.
A remarkable Revival of West Indies and England to Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval is ready to welcome England back after Australia’s significant victory over England in an apocalyptic test series- The Ashes. Furthermore, the historical return of the West Indies will mark another history after 30 years.
Australian iconic stadium| Facts & Figures
|Location||War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Contact No||+61 8 8300 3800|
|Size||190 by 126 m|
|Viewing platforms||900 m2|
|Highest Attendance||62,543 (1965 SANFL Final)|
|Highest Score||233/2 (Australia vs Sri Lanka)|
|First Test Match||England vs Australia (1884)|
|First ODI||West Indies vs Australia (1975)|
|Games||Rugby League, Rugby Union, Australian football, Cricket|
|Prominent Events||Cricket World Cup (2015), Rugby World Cup (2003)|
|Teams||South Australian Redbacks, Adelaide Crows (AFL), Adelaide Strikers (BBL), Port Adelaide (AFL)|
|Attractions||The hill, Adelaide Hotel, Scoreboard, Rooftop|
Fixtures 2022 & 2023
|2 November 2022||04:00 GMT|
|ICC Men’s T20 World Cup||20||TBC vs TBC|
India vs Bangladesh
|4 November 2022||04:00 GMT|
|ICC Men’s T20 World Cup||20||TBC vs NZ|
AFG vs AUS
|6 November 2022||00:00 GMT|
|ICC Men’s T20 World Cup||20||TBC vs South Africa|
Pakistan vs Bangladesh
|10 November 2022||08:00 GMT||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup||20||TBC vs TBC|
|17 November 2022||–||ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League||50||England vs AUS|
|8 -12 December 2022||–||ICC World Test Championship||Test||West Indies vs AUS|
|12 January 2023||–||ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League||50||South Africa vs AUS|
State of the art stadium with the historic Moreton Bay figs and the notable scoreboard has always been a center of attraction worldwide, hosting many sports events and renowned concerts on Australian soil. Moreover, Adelaide Oval is eager to organize the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. This article covers a concise overview and the crux of Australia’s top stadium, including statistics, location, teams, matches and capacity.