Cricket is a popular sport in Australia. Australia is One of the Major cricket-playing Nations, which is also one of the best locations to play the sport. Australia has some of the most beautiful Cricket Stadiums. Here are the "Top 10 cricket stadiums in Australia".
1. Carrara Oval
Carrara Oval has Located in Gold Coast, Queensland. This venue has hosted international cricket since 2018 and Big Bash League games since season 2018-19, with a capacity of nearly 21,000. In addition to hosting cricket matches, this stadium also hosts AFL and rugby matches. This Venue is the Home of the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League. But this venue is majorly used for The AFL games.
2. Manuka Oval
Manuka Oval has Located in the Capital of Australia, Canberra. This venue has hosted International Cricket since Cricket World Cup 1992 and Big Bash League games since season 2014-15. The capacity of this venue is nearly 12,000. This Stadium has been used for multi-purpose, AFL & Rugby. This venue was used by Sydney Thunder, as their home for a few matches in the Big Bash League. This venue hosted 22 International Matches (Both Men's & Women's Cricket) and also Include One Test Match.
3. Marvel Stadium (Docklands Stadium)
Docklands Stadium, known as Marvel Stadium by naming rights, has located in Melbourne, Victoria. This is the only venue where cricket is played under the roof. This venue used for multi-purpose includes Entertainment events as well. Melbourne Renegades, the Big Bash League team, has called the Docklands Stadium their home venue since the league's start in 2011–12. The stadium was named Australia's most entertaining T20 cricket venue in the 2016–17 Big Bash. This venue hosted only 12 international matches from the year 2000 to 2006, With a capacity of nearly 53,000.
4. Bellerive Oval (Hobart)
Bellerive Oval, Known as Blundstone Arena has located in Hobart, Tasmania. With a capacity of close to 20,000. This venue is the biggest sporting venue in Tasmania. This venue is hosting international cricket since the year 1989. This venue is home to Hobart Hurricanes in Big Bash League. This stadium hosts AFL & Rugby games.
5. WACA (Perth)
The WACA Stadium has located In Perth, Western Australia. With a capacity of nearly 20,000. WACA is one of the historic cricket grounds of Australia. The pitch of this venue is known as the fastest cricket pitch in the World. This Venue hosted First International Men's Test Match in the year 1970. This venue hosted the last Men's International game in the year 2017. Big Bash Team Perth Scorchers played their home games here till the year 2018, Now All the matches shifted from here to new built Perth stadium. This venue is used for multi-purpose.
6. Perth Stadium (Optus Stadium)
Perth Stadium, Known As Optus Stadium. This venue has located in Perth, Western Australia. This is the third-largest stadium in Australia. With a capacity of close to 60,000, Optus Stadium won Venue of the Year at the Manchester Stadium Business Awards in July 2022 and The Most Beautiful Sports Facility in the World. (previously chosen for the Prix Versailles 2019 international architecture prize.) This venue hosted its first international cricket game in the year 2018. This venue hosts AFL & Rugby games as well. This venue is the home of the Big Bash franchise Perth Scorchers since the year 2018.
7. The Gabba
The Gabba has located in The City of Brisbane, Queensland. This is a multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of nearly 37,000. This venue hosted its first international game in the year 1931. The Gabba is one of Australia's best Test cricket venues. This is the Fort of the Australian Cricket Team, this venue is the home venue of Big Bash Franchise Brisbane Heat since the league started in 2011-12. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting holds the record for most runs in test cricket in this venue and Shane Warne holds the record for most wickets in test cricket at this venue.
8. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
The SCG has located in Sydney, Australia. SCG is one of the oldest test cricket venues and the most famous cricketing ground in the World, with a capacity of nearly 48,000. SCG hosted the first international cricket game in the year 1882. SCG is the home of the Big Bash franchise Sydney Sixers since the league started. SCG is majorly used for Cricket and AFL games. Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne. Both love to play test cricket here. Ricky holds the most runs record. and Warne holds the record for most wickets at this historic venue. SCG has two iconic stands. Both have registered as New South Wales State Heritage.
9. The Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval has located in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. After the redevelopment of the Cricket World Cup 2015, this venue becomes one of the most beautiful cricketing venues in the World. The iconic chappal stands and the scoreboard is the identity of this venue. This venue hosts the First international Test match in the year 1882. this venue hosted the first-ever Day/Night Test Match as well. With a capacity of nearly 53,000. This is the home of Big Bash Franchise Adelaide Strikers since their league debut. Ricky Ponting and Nathan Lyon hold the Record for the Most Runs And Most Wickets in Test cricket at this venue. Former Indian Captain Virat Kohli loves to play at this venue, Across all formats in 14 international innings he scores 907 runs with the avg. of 75.58. This venue has been used for Multiple Sports Events.
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The MCG, Also Known As The "G" has located in Melbourne, Victoria. with a capacity of close to 1,00,000. MCG is the second-largest cricket stadium in the World. MCG is the most iconic test cricket venue in the world. MCG hosts the International cricket since the year 1877. MCG also hosts the 1956 Summer Olympics Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games, this venue has been used for multiple sporting events. MCG registered 91,112 spectators for the test match in 2013 and 93,013 for the World Cup 2015 Final. MCG has been the home of Big Bash Franchise Melbourne Stars Since its League Debut. Sir Don Bradman and Dennis Lillee hold the record for Most Runs and Most Wickets in test cricket at this venue. MCG has been listed in the Australian National Heritage List. This venue has been used for multiple sporting events.