Most Tests played at a venue
Australia became the first team to qualify for the World Test Champions 2021-23 final and joined them as the other finalists. The World Test Championship final is scheduled to take place at London’s iconic The Oval from June 7 to June 11. The stadium is among only four venues with more than 100 Tests played so far. The venue has hosted 104 Tests so far but there are three more venues with more Test matches played so far.
111 Tests – Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia’s iconic Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted 111 Tests so far, only four less than Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia hosted England in the first-ever Test here is February 1882 with the hosts winning the match by five wickets. In memorable events, Australia’s 16th consecutive win in Tests in 2008 came at this venue. In one of the most recent games here, Australia’s Usman Khawaja smashed a twin-century on his return to international cricket during the 20212-22 Ashes.
115 Tests – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the biggest cricket stadiums in the world, hosted the first-ever Test match in 1877, with Australia winning against England by 45 runs. Since then, the venue has hosted 114 more Tests so far. The legendary spinner Shane Warne took his 700th Test wicket, the first cricketer to achieve this milestone, at the venue in 2006.
143 Tests – Lord’s, London, England
London’s historic Lord’s has hosted record 143 Tests so far, 28 more than Melbourne Cricket Ground. England and Australia played the first Test here in July 1884, with the latter losing the match by innings and five runs. The venue also hosted the 2000th Test in July 2011 during India’s tour of England. Australia’s Glenn McGrath took his historic 500th Test wicket at Lord’s in 2005.