Over the course of 45 matches, the winner of the eighth tournament of the T20 World Cup will be decided.
The Super 12 phase of the competition kicks off October 22 with hosts Australia taking on their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the 2021 T20 World Cup final that will repeat.
Seven venues across seven Australian cities – Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart and Perth – will be hosting matches and welcoming fans around the globe for almost a month at this point.
TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at all the T20 World Cup venues in Australia this time:
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, located in Australia’s sports capital boasts a rich history and heritage, and is one of the finest sports arenas globally. Built in 1853, MSG has hosted some of the best events Australia has ever seen and began hosting Test Cricket in 1877 and an International Cricket Day in 1971.
With a capacity of 1,00,024, 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.
Australia vs New Zealand Super 12 opening, India vs Pakistan Super 12 encounter and the final on November 13 are some of the top-flight matches that will take place at the iconic MCG.
Located in the city of churches, the iconic Adelaide Oval has a lot of history and heritage attached to it. Some of the biggest record-breaking matches have been played at this venue, and the venue also hosted the first Ashes Day-Night Test in 2017.
With a capacity of 53,500, the Adelaide Oval is hosting seven of the 45 matches in this year’s T20 World Cup, including the second semi-final on November 10.
Sydney Cricket Ground
One of the most popular and attractive ticketing venues around the world, the historic Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted matches for over 150 years now. Known for hosting the annual New Year’s Test and for being the home ground of the NSW Blues and Sydney Sixers, SCG is a historical treasure trove of Australian history.
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 seven matches, including the first semi-final on the 9th. November.
Recreational center in sunny Queensland. Gabba in Brisbane traditionally hosts the First Test of the Australian Summer. With a capacity of 42,000, the stunning venue has in the past seen a number of iconic cricket clashes across formats.
Known for their real, hard and bouncy pitches, Gabba is expected to produce several electric crickets during this year’s T20 World Cup.
The venue hosts four of the 45 matches in the Down Under ticketing festival.
One of the most impressive stadiums in Victoria, the sparkling Kardinia Park in Victoria’s second largest city of Geelong is hosting the T20 World Cup matches for the first time. The 30,000-capacity stadium has emerged as a premier first-class cricket facility in Australia in recent times.
Kardinia Park used to be the home ground of the Geelong Cats on the Australian Football League side 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 this World Cup the venue will host 6 round matches. kind of, before Super 12s started.
An iconic Western Australia modern venue, the new Perth Stadium opened in 2018 and hosted the famous India-Australia Test as its first match of the same year.
Since then, the venue has hosted a number of top-flight matches and will host the England vs Afghanistan clash on the opening day of the Super 12 matches.
The world-class multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of 60,000 seats is hosting a total of 5 matches within the framework of this T20 World Cup.
It is the third largest stadium in Australia.
Located on the east bank of the River Derwent, the stunning Bellerive Oval hosts the T20 World Cup matches for the first time.
The 20,000 capacity stadium has undergone quite a few upgrades in recent years and in 2015 the Ricky Ponting stand was opened for the first time at the venue during the ICC Men’s Cricket Championship.
Bellerive Oval is hosting a total of 9 of the 45 matches in the T20 World, including qualifying matches and Super 12s matches.