Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 venues part 3: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Showground Stadium

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 venues part 3: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Showground Stadium

Sydney Cricket Ground Yabba

As with Melbourne, two Sydney grounds will host matches in the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup. While Sydney Showground Stadium will host five league matches, Sydney Cricket Ground will host both semi-finals.

Sydney Cricket Ground

Older than even the MCG, the SCG hosts cricket, football, rugby, AFL, and baseball. While the Sydney Hill does not exist anymore, Yabba – the famous barracker – has been immortalised by a statue in the stands. The iconic scoreboard dates back to 1895-96; at that point and was hailed by the entire cricket fraternity, for it contained way more information than its counterparts back in England.

Sydney was the first ground in the world to host ODIs under lights. The Sydney Test (typically also the New Year's Test) is painted pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. It was here that Phillip Hughes had copped a blow in 2014-15, one that he succumbed to.

The SCG has hosted 2 Women's T20Is till date. It will host 2 more this time – the semi-finals:

Semi-final 1, March 5
Semi-final 2, March 5

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

The Showground Stadium, inside the Olympic Park, Sydney, hosted the baseball matches of the 2000 Olympics. Less than a quarter of a century old, the ground was created as a second venue for New South Wales. The ground currently as acts home ground of Sydney Thunder.

The 5 World T20 matches at this venue will be the first Women's T20I matches. These will include the inaugural match, between Australia and India:

Australia vs India, February 21, Group A
South Africa vs Pakistan, March 1, Group B
England vs West Indies, March 1, Group B
Pakistan vs Thailand, March 3, Group B
West Indies vs South Africa, March 3, Group B

VenueSydney
Cricket Ground
Sydney
Showground Stadium
CitySydneySydney
StateNew South WalesNew South Wales
Capacity48,00022,000
2020 WWT20 matches25
Matches20
Average score134-
4s/20 overs10-
6s/20 overs3-
50s/match1.0-
Balls/wicket (SR)20.3-
3WIs/match0.5-