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Edgbaston, Birmingham: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 venue

With the World Cup just in sight, here are fixtures and some stats about Edgbaston, a venue for this year's event!

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Last updated: 29.05.2019
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Edgbaston Cricket Ground, also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, is a cricket ground in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. It is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and also used for hosting test matches, one-day internationals and T20 Internationals. Edgbaston had also hosted the T20 domestic finals day more than any other cricket ground. Established in 1882, the ground has a capacity of nearly 25,000 people. Edgbaston was the first English ground outside the Lord's to host a major one-day tournament final when it hosted the ICC Champions Trophy final back in 2013.


History:

The ground’s first match took place on 7 June 1886 against the MCC, watched by 3000 spectators over two days, with 6000 turning out on 9 and 10 August to watch Warwickshire play Australia. Edgbaston's first test match was the first in the Ashes series against Australia in 1902, for which the club erected a permanent stand, two temporary stands and facilities for 90 members of the press. It was the venue for the first senior game under floodlights in English cricket in July 1997 between Warwickshire and Somerset in the then AXA Life Sunday League.

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Ground:

Edgbaston is considered to be one of England's leading cricket grounds. Several media channels agreeing that this is, in fact, the best ground outside Lord's in the United Kingdom. After the opening of the new South and West stands in 2011, The England and Wales Cricket Board commented that “the discuss facilities are cutting edge, marginally better than the home of cricket”. The atmosphere at Edgbaston is reputed to be the most hostile for the visiting side. For dinner years until 2000, Edgbaston had a distinctive motorized rain cover system, known as the Brumbrella. The two end names are Birmingham End (previously City End) and Pavilion End.



Profile:

Situated in the leafy southern suburb of Birmingham, Edgbaston was the youngest of England's six regular test venues, until Chester-le-street was inaugurated in May 2003. More than one hundred years after Edgbaston's debut. The ground was the host when Brian Lara played his memorable innings of 501-not out against Durham 1994. It had also staged two of the most famous international matches. In 1999, perhaps the greatest ODI in history saw Australia and South Africa tie their World Cup semi-final. Then in 2005, England won the second Ashes test match by two runs to level the series and turn momentum.



Records:

  1. Tests: In the test matches played at this particular ground, the highest team total is 710 runs scored by England against India in 2011. The first match was played between England and Australia on 29-31 May 1902. The highest run-getters at Edgbaston are Alastair Cook (869 runs), David Gower (767 runs) and Colin Cowdrey (737 runs). The highest wicket takers are James Anderson (44 wickets), Fred Trueman (39 wickets) and Stuart Broad (29 wickets). The last year match was played between England and India on 1-4 August 2018.

  2. One-Day internationals: Edgbaston hosted its first ODI match back in 1972 when England hosted the Aussies. The highest team total is 408 runs scored by England against New Zealand in June 2015. The highest run-getters are Andrew Strauss (343 runs), Graham Gooch (320 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (290 runs). The leading wicket takers are Darren Gouch (21 wickets), James Anderson (16 wickets) and Shahid Afridi (10 wickets). The last match was played between Bangladesh and India on 15 June 2017.

  3. T20 internationals: In the T20 games played at this particular venue, the highest team total recorded is 221 scored by England against Australia on 27 June 2018. The first match was played between Australia and Pakistan on 5 July 2010. The highest run-getters are Jos Buttler (103 runs), Eoin Morgan (91 runs) and Alex Hales (89 runs). The highest wicket takers are Mohammad Amir (6 wickets), Dirk Nannes (5 wickets) and Saeed Ajmal (4 wickets). The last match was played between England and Australia on 27 June 2018.


Fixtures:

Here is the list of fixtures for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 that are ought to be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham:


Team 1

Team 2

Date

Time (IST)

New Zealand

South Africa

19 June 2019

15:00

New Zealand

Pakistan

26 June 2019

15:00

England

India

30 June 2019

15:00

Bangladesh

India

02 July 2019

15:00

TBD (semi-final)

TBD (semi-final)

11 July 2019

15:00

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