The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

Sydney's original home of sports, the SCG stadium or the Sydney Cricket Ground, is a sports stadium in Australia. The SCG stadium hosts Test, One Day International (ODI), T20 cricket, Australian rules Football, Rugby league, Rugby union, and association Football. The SCG stadium is the home ground for the Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League, the Sydney Swans, and the New South Wales Blues cricket team. It is also the short-term home of the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League and the NSW Waratahs of Super Rugby. The SCG stadium is owned and managed by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host 7 matches of the ICC Men’s T20 Cup 2022 in addition to a Semi-Final on November 9.

The Sydney Cricket Ground Pitch Report

The Sydney Cricket Stadium (SCG) is known for good batting wickets and is spin-friendly. However, if we compare The Gabba, the SCG Stadium pitch doesn't offer the true bounce or the raw pace of the WACA, which ensures spinners have one venue in Australia to look forward to. Sydney Cricket Ground's soil and foundation of the pitch and playing surface is primarily 'Bulli soil' from New South Wales. The SCG and the Gabba in Brisbane are the only venues in Australia that haven't switched to a drop-in pitch.

The Sydney Cricket Ground T20 Records

Australia and India have dominated as the two teams under Sydney's Top 10 highest T20I scores. It has a lot to do with India (4) playing the second-highest number of T20Is at the SCG stadium. India’s T20I success in Sydney is judged by the fact that the top four highest chases (200/3, 195/4, 174/7 and 168/4) in the T20 format are registered by them. So, it is optimistic for Fun88 experts to say that India has a higher chance of scoring here.

Total matches 12
Matches won batting first 6
Matches won bowling first 5
Average 1st Inns scores 160
Average 2nd Inns scores 140
Highest total recorded 221/5 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Highest score chased 200/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest score defended 134/5 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAW

The Sydney Cricket Ground Stats

The Sydney Cricket Ground was the venue of the second semi-final of the 1992 World Cup, where South Africa was given an impossible target to chase 21 runs off one ball after rain interrupted play. India scored their then highest total in tests of 705/7 in 2004 on this ground.

Opened 1854
Capacity 48,000
Known as Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1; Garrison Ground (1848-1877), Association Ground
Dimensions 156m long, 154m wide
Ends Paddington End, Randwick End
Location Sydney, Australia
Time Zone UTC +11:00
Home New South Wales, Sydney Sixers
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules Football (Sydney Swans)

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 matches scheduled at SCG Stadium

Defending champions Australia will play at the SCG stadium in the opening match of the Super 12 on Saturday, 22 October in a rematch of the 2021 Final against rivals, New Zealand on 9 November.

Date Match Time (IST)
Oct 22, Saturday Australia vs New Zealand 12:30 PM
Oct 27, Thursday South Africa vs Bangladesh 8:30 AM
Oct 27, Thursday India vs A2 12:30 PM
Oct 29, Sunday New Zealand vs A1 1:30 PM
Nov 3, Wednesday Pakistan vs South Africa 1:30 PM
Nov 5, Saturday England vs A1 1:30 PM
Nov 9, Wednesday Semifinal 1 1:30 PM

Did you know?

In the 4th test match between India and Australia in 2003-04, Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 241 runs while India scored 705 runs. Tendulkar did not play a single drive through the off side in more than 10 hours of batting, which is indeed a magnificent knock.

The Sydney Cricket Ground Pitch Conditions for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Betting

The pitches at the SCG stadium were favorable for batting earlier, and registered big scores. The highest of these was in the 1929-30 season when Sir Donald Bradman made a historic score of 452* for New South Wales in a match against Queensland. From the early 1970s, though, the pitch's character has undergone many revisions. Principally, it is seen as a spinner's paradise. Of course, this belief has been changed as slow bowlers have successfully changed the notion. SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier described the AFL's push to remove the pitch to accommodate Sydney Swans better, he responded as:

"Even if the Sydney Cricket Ground is the last cricket ground in the world, the Sydney Cricket Ground will not have a drop-in wicket. We don't believe that any drop-in wicket works as well as a traditional cricket wicket." Cavalier said.

Thus, if you're preparing to place your bets on the , we'd say you must keep in mind the pitch condition of the SCG stadium ahead of betting on the World Cup T20 matches to be played here.

FAQs on The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

  1. Is Sydney Cricket Ground a batting pitch?
  2. The Sydney Cricket Ground is known to be a good batting wicket, with the spinners coming into the picture on days 4 and 5 of a Test match.

  3. Which cities will the T20 World Cup 2022 matches be played in besides SCG Stadium?
  4. Matches will be played across Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, giving fans a chance to see the biggest global sporting event in Australia in 2022.

  5. Which dates will the T20 World Cup 2022 matches be played in the SCG stadium?
  6. The Sydney matches will be held between 22 October and 9 November 2022.