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List of Test cricket grounds

This is a list of Test cricket grounds. Since the first cricket Test match in Australia in 1877, 96 grounds have hosted Test cricket, the most recent to be added to the list being Providence Stadium in Providence, Guyana on 22 March 2008. The grounds are listed by country, with the countries listed in the order in which they first hosted a Test match and the grounds in each country listed in the order in which they were first used as a venue for Test cricket. However, the first international cricket match was actually a game between the United States of America and Canada in Manhattan, New York on 24-25 September 1844 with that city's St George's Club representing the USA and Toronto CC representing Canada. More than 32 years passed before Australia and England contested what was to become accepted as the first official Test match in March 1877. 5 day matches between non-Test playing countries are therefore not considered a proper Test match. Also, this excludes World Series Cricket and South African rebel tours venues.

Australia

See List of cricket grounds in Australia for a full list of first-class cricket grounds

Official name (known as) City State or Territory First used Ends
Melbourne Cricket Ground
(MCG)
Melbourne Victoria 15 March 1877 • Members End
• Great Southern Stand End
Sydney Cricket Ground
(SCG)
Sydney New South Wales 17 February 1882 • Paddington End
• Randwick End
Adelaide Oval
(The SACA)
Adelaide South Australia 12 December 1884 • City/River End
• Cathedral End
Exhibition Ground
(The Ekka)
Brisbane Queensland 30 November 1928 • Hospital End
• The Hill
Brisbane Cricket Ground
(The Gabba)
Brisbane Queensland 27 November 1931 • Stanley Street End
• Vulture Street End
Western Australian Cricket Association Ground
(The WACA)
Perth Western Australia 11 December 1970 • Members End
• Prindiville Stand End
Bellerive Oval Hobart Tasmania 16 December 1989 • Church Street End
• River End
Marrara Oval Darwin Northern Territory 18 July 2003 • McMillans Road End
• Airport End
Bundaberg Rum Stadium
(Cazaly's Stadium)
Cairns Queensland 25 July 2003 • City End
• Club End
Notes : † – Staged two Tests, one in 1928 and the other in 1931; not used for first-class cricket since 1931.

England

See List of cricket grounds in England and Wales for a full list of both Test and county grounds

Official name (known as) City County First used Ends
The Oval Cricket Ground
(The Oval)
London Surrey 6 September 1880 • Pavilion End
• Vauxhall End
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
(Old Trafford)
Manchester Lancashire 10 July 1884 • Stretford End
• Brian Statham End
Lord's Cricket Ground
(Lord's)
London Middlesex 21 July 1884 • Pavilion End
• Nursery End
Trent Bridge Ground
(Trent Bridge)
Nottingham Nottinghamshire 1 June 1899 • Pavilion End
• Radcliffe Road End
Headingley Carnegie Stadium
(Headingley)
Leeds Yorkshire 29 June 1899 • Kirkstall Lane End
• Football Stand End
County Cricket Ground
(Edgbaston)
Birmingham Warwickshire 29 May 1902 • City End
• Pavilion End
Bramall Lane Sheffield Yorkshire 3 July 1902 • Pavilion End
• Football Ground End
County Ground
(Riverside)
Chester-le-Street County Durham 5 June 2003 • Finchale End
• Lumley End
Notes : † – Staged only one Test; not used for cricket since 1973.

South Africa

Official name (known as) City Province First used Ends
Sahara Oval St. George's
(St George’s Park)
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape 12 March 1889 • Duckpond End
• Park Drive End
Sahara Park Newlands
(Newlands)
Cape Town Western Cape 25 March 1889 • Wynberg End
• Kelvin Grove End
Old Wanderers No. 1 Ground
(Old Wanderers)
Johannesburg Gauteng 2 March 1896 • 
• 
Lord's No. 1 Ground
(Lord's)
Durban KwaZulu-Natal 21 January 1910 • 
• 
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
(Kingsmead)
Durban KwaZulu-Natal 18 January 1923 • Umgeni End
• Old Fort Road End
Ellis Park Stadium
(Ellis Park)
Johannesburg Gauteng 27 December 1948* • 
• 
New Wanderers Stadium
(Wanderers)
Johannesburg Gauteng 24 December 1956 • Corlett Drive End
• Golf Course End
SuperSport Park
(Centurion Park)
Centurion Gauteng 16 November 1995 • Pavilion End
• Hennops River End
Goodyear Park
(Springbok Park)
Bloemfontein Free State 29 October 1999 • Loch Logan End
• Willows End
Buffalo Park East London Eastern Cape 18 October 2002 • Buffalo Park Drive End
• Bunkers Hill End
North West Cricket Stadium
(Sedgars Park)
Potchefstroom North West 25 October 2002 • Daly Auto End
• University End
Notes : † – 22 Tests from 1896 to 1939; not used for first-class cricket since 1946; redeveloped as Johannesburg Railway Station.
‡ – 4 Tests from 1910 to 1921; not used for first-class cricket since 1922; demolished.
* – 6 Tests from 1948 to 1954; not used for first-class cricket since 1956; now used only for rugby union.

New Zealand

Official name (known as) City Region First used Ends
AMI Stadium
(formerly Jade Stadium and Lancaster Park)
Christchurch Canterbury 10 January 1930 • Hadlee Stand End
• Port Hills End
Basin Reserve
(The Basin)
Wellington Wellington 24 January 1930 • Vance Stand End
• Scoreboard End
Eden Park No. 1
(Eden Park)
Auckland Auckland 14 February 1930 • Dominion Road End
• Sandringham Road End
Carisbrook Dunedin Otago 11 March 1955 • Railway End
• Hillside End
McLean Park Napier Hawke's Bay 16 February 1979 • Centennial Stand End
• Embankment End
Seddon Park
Hamilton Waikato 22 February 1991 • Members End
• City End
University Oval
Dunedin Otago 4 January 2008 • Unknown
• Unknown

West Indies

Official name (known as) City Country First used Ends
Kensington Oval
(The Mecca)
Bridgetown Barbados 11 January 1930 • Malcolm Marshall End
• Joel Garner End
Queen's Park Oval Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago 1 February 1930 • Pavilion End
• Media Centre End
Bourda Georgetown Guyana 21 February 1930 • Regent Street End
• North Road End
Sabina Park Kingston Jamaica 3 April 1930 • Blue Mountains End
• Headley Stand End
Antigua Recreation Ground
(The Rec)
St. John's Antigua and Barbuda 27 March 1981 • Pavilion End
• Factory Road End
The Playing Fields
(Arnos Vale)
Kingstown Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 20 June 1997 • Airport End
• Bequia End
National Cricket Stadium
(Queen's Park)
St. George's Grenada 28 June 2002 • River End
• D'arbeau End
Beausejour Gros Islet Saint Lucia 20 June 2003 • Pavilion End
• Media Centre End
Warner Park Basseterre Saint Kitts and Nevis 22 June 2006 • South Stand End
• Factory Road End
Providence Stadium Providence Guyana 22 March 2008 • Media Centre End
• Pavilion End

India

Official name (known as) City State or Union Territory First used Ends
Bombay Gymkhana Ground
(Gymkhana Ground)
Mumbai Maharashtra 15 December 1933 • 
• 
Eden Gardens Kolkata West Bengal 5 January 1934 • High Court End
• Pavilion End
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
(Chepauk)
Chennai Tamil Nadu 10 February 1934 • Anna Pavilion End
• V Pattabhiraman Gate End
Feroz Shah Kotla
(Kotla)
Delhi Delhi 10 November 1948 • Stadium End
• Pavilion End
Brabourne Stadium Mumbai Maharashtra 9 December 1948 • Pavilion End
• Church Gate End
Green Park Stadium Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 12 January 1952 • Mill Pavilion End
• Hostel End
University Ground Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 23 October 1952 • 
• 
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
(Fateh Maidan)
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 19 November 1955 • Pavilion End
• Hill Fort End
Nehru Stadium Chennai Tamil Nadu 6 January 1956 • 
• 
Vidharba Cricket Association Ground
(VCA Ground)
Nagpur Maharashtra 3 October 1969 • Jaika End
• Church End
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Chinnaswamy Stadium)
Bangalore Karnataka 22 November 1974 • Pavilion End
• BEML End
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai Maharashtra 23 January 1975 • Garware Pavilion End
• Tata End
Gandhi Stadium Jalandhar Punjab 24 September 1983 • Stadium End
• Pavilion End
Sardar Patel Stadium
(Motera)
Ahmedabad Gujarat 12 November 1983 • Adani Pavilion End
• GMDC End
Barabati Stadium Cuttack Orissa 4 January 1987 • Mahanadi River End
• Pavilion End
Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur Rajasthan 21 February 1987 • 
• 
Sector 16 Stadium Chandigarh Chandigarh 23 November 1990 • 
• 
K.D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 18 January 1994 • Pavilion End
• Gomati End
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
(Mohali)
Mohali Punjab 10 December 1994 • Pavilion End
• City End
DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai Maharashtra January 1 2008 • Pavilion End
• Media End

Pakistan

Official name (known as) City Province First used Ends
Bahawal Stadium Bahawalpur Punjab 15 January 1955 • 
• 
Bagh-e-Jinnah
(Lawrence Gardens)
Lahore Punjab 29 January 1955 • 
• 
Peshawar Club Ground Peshawar North West Frontier Province 13 February 1955 • Pavilion End
• College End
National Stadium Karachi Sindh 26 February 1955 • Pavilion End
• University End
Gaddafi Stadium
(Lahore Stadium)
Lahore Punjab 21 November 1959 • Pavilion End
• College End
Pindi Club Ground Rawalpindi Punjab 27 March 1965 • 
• 
Niaz Stadium Hyderabad Sindh 16 March 1973 • 
• 
Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad Punjab 16 October 1978 • Pavilion End
• Golf Course End
Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium Multan Punjab 30 December 1980 • 
• 
Jinnah Stadium
(Sialkot Stadia)
Sialkot Punjab 27 October 1985 • Railway End
• Pavilion End
Jinnah Stadium Gujranwala Punjab 20 December 1991 • 
• 
Defence Housing Authority Stadium
(Defence Cricket Stadium)
Karachi Sindh 1 December 1993 • 
• 
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi Punjab 9 December 1993 • Pavilion End
• Shell End
Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar North West Frontier Province 8 September 1995 • Pavilion End
• College End
Sheikhupura Stadium Sheikhupura Punjab 17 October 1996 • 
• 
Multan Cricket Stadium Multan Punjab 29 August 2001 • Main Pavilion End
• North Pavilion End
Notes : † – Inaugural home Test in Dacca, East Pakistan (now Dhaka, Bangladesh) on 1 January 1955.

Sri Lanka

Official name (known as) City Province First used Ends
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium
(Saravanamuttu Stadium)
Colombo Western Province 17 February 1982 • Air Force Flats End
• Press Block End
Galle International Stadium Galle Southern Province 3 June 1998 • City End
• Fort End
Asgiriya Stadium Kandy Central Province 22 April 1983 • Hunnasgiriya End
• Hanthana End
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
(SSC)
Colombo Western Province 16 March 1984 • Tennis Courts End
• South End
Colombo Cricket Club Ground
(CCC)
Colombo Western Province 24 March 1984 • Press Box End
• Pavilion End
Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium
(Premadasa Stadium)
Colombo Western Province 28 August 1992 • Khettarama End
• Scoreboard End
Tyronne Fernando Stadium
(Fernando Stadium)
Moratuwa Western Province 8 September 1992 • Press Box End
• Katubadda End

Zimbabwe

Official name (known as) City Province First used Ends
Harare Sports Club
(formerly "Salisbury Sports Club")
Harare Harare 18 October 1992 • City End
• Club House End
Bulawayo Athletic Club Bulawayo Bulawayo 1 November 1992 • 
• 
Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Bulawayo 20 October 1994 • City End
• Airport End
Notes : † – Staged only one Test in 1992; subsequent Tests in Bulawayo played at the Queens Sports Club.

Bangladesh

Official name (known as) City Division First used Ends
Bangabandhu National Stadium
(Number 1 Dhaka Stadium)
Dhaka Dhaka 1 January 1955 (Pakistan)
10 November 2000 (Bangladesh)†
• Pavilion End
• Paltan End
MA Aziz Stadium Chittagong Chittagong 15 November 2001 • Pedrollo End
• Ispahani End
Chittagong Divisional Stadium Chittagong Chittagong 28 February 2006 • UCB End
• Ispahani End
Shaheed Chandu Stadium Bogra Rajshahi 8 March 2006 • 
• 
Narayanganj Osmani Stadium Fatullah Narayanganj 9 April 2006 • Press Box End
• Pavilion End
Shere-e-Bangla Stadium Mirpur Dhaka 25 May 2007 • 
• 
Notes : † – First used by Pakistan for 8 Tests, later for 9 Tests by Bangladesh, including the inaugural home Test for both sides, on 1 January 1955 and 10 November 2000 respectively. Used exclusively for football since March 2005.

United Arab Emirates

Official name (known as) City Country First used Ends
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium
(SCA Stadium)
Sharjah United Arab Emirates 31 January 2002 • Pavilion End
• Sharjah Club End
Notes : † – 4 Tests in 2002.

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