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 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.
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.
|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 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.
|Known as||Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1; Garrison Ground (1848-1877), Association Ground|
|Dimensions||156m long, 154m wide|
|Ends||Paddington End, Randwick End|
|Time Zone||UTC +11:00|
|Home||New South Wales, Sydney Sixers|
|Other Sports it is home to||Australian Rules Football (Sydney Swans)|
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.
|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 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 T20 World Cup 2022, 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.
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.
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.
The Sydney matches will be held between 22 October and 9 November 2022.