Over the course of 45 matches, the winner of the eighth edition of the T20 World Cup will be decided.
The Super 12 stage of the competition begins from October 22 with hosts Australia taking on their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in what will be a repeat of the 2021 T20 World Cup final.
Seven venues in seven Australian cities – Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart and Perth – this time host matches and welcome fans from all over the world for almost a month.
TimesofIndia.com takes a look at all the venues hosting the T20 World Cup in Australia this time:
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Located in the sporting capital of Australia, the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground boasts a rich history and heritage and is hands down one of the best sporting arenas around the world. Built in 1853, the MSG has hosted some of the best events Australia has ever seen and began hosting Test cricket in 1877 and One Day International cricket in 1971.
With a capacity of 1,00,024, the MCG will be the star attraction among all the World Cup venues as it will host some of the biggest matches in this year’s tournament.
The Australia v New Zealand Super 12 opener, the India v Pakistan Super 12 match and the final on November 13 are among the high-profile matches to be played at the iconic MCG.
Located in the city of churches, the Adelaide Oval, just like the iconic MSG, has a lot of history and heritage associated with it. Some of the biggest record matches have been played at this venue and the venue was also the first ever to host an Ashes Day Night Test in 2017.
With a capacity of 53,500, the Adelaide Oval will host 7 of the 45 matches during this year’s T20 World Cup, including the second semi-final on 10 November.
Sydney Cricket Ground
One of the most attractive and famous cricket venues around the world, the historic Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted matches for over 150 years. Famous for hosting the annual New Year’s Test and home to the NSW Blues and Sydney Sixers, the SCG is an Australian history-filled treasure chest.
With a capacity of 48,600, the Sydney Cricket Ground is an architectural wonder and during this year’s T20 World Cup, the venue will host 7 matches which will also include the first semi-final on 9 November.
The center of entertainment in the Sunshine State of Queensland. The Gabba in Brisbane traditionally hosts the first Test of the Australian summer. With a capacity of 42,000, the beautiful venue has seen some of the iconic cricket clashes across formats in the past.
Known for its true, hard and bouncy pitches, the Gabba is expected to deliver exciting cricket during this year’s T20 World Cup.
The venue hosts 4 of the 45 matches during the Cricket Carnival Down Under.
One of the most impressive stadiums in Victoria, the dazzling Kardinia Park in Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, is hosting T20 World Cup matches for the first time ever. The 30,000 capacity stadium has emerged as a leading premier cricket facility in Australia in recent times.
Kardinia Park was the home of the Australian Football League team Geelong Cats and was built in 1941.
Big Bash League, international T20 matches, super rugby and football friendlies have been hosted by Kardinia Park in the past and during the World Cup this time, the venue will host 6 qualifying matches, before the Super 12s begin.
The new Perth Stadium, an iconic Western Australian state-of-the-art venue, opened in 2018 and hosted the famous India-Australia Test as its first match in the same year.
Since then, the venue has hosted quite a few high-profile matches and will host the England vs Afghanistan clash on the opening day of the Super 12 matches.
The 60,000 seat world-class multi-purpose stadium is hosting a total of 5 matches during the T20 World Cup this time.
It is the third largest stadium in Australia.
Located on the eastern bank of the River Derwent, the beautiful Bellerive Oval is hosting T20 World Cup matches for the very first time.
The 20,000 capacity stadium has seen quite a few upgrades in recent years and in 2015 the Ricky Ponting Stand opened at the venue for the first time during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The Bellerive Oval hosts a total of 9 of the 45 matches during the World T20 which includes qualifiers and Super 12 matches.