Location, location, location. Test your knowledge on cricket grounds around the globe.
Perhaps you’re the ultimate tourist – you’ve been there, seen that, bought the T-shirt (literally) – perhaps you’re the armchair fan who sets their alarm for 4am to catch the first ball from some far-flung land. Or perhaps you’ve seen a highlights reel or two. Whichever camp you fall in to, try your hand at this tough quiz featuring Test cricket grounds around the world.
- Where did record run-meister Alastair Cook play his first Test match as captain of England?
It’s little Chittagong in the ‘Desh. When Andrew Strauss had a rest, Captain Cook stepped up to the plate.
- Which of these stadiums is one of Pakistan’s temporary homes?
In the Emirates, it’s Dubai.
- Which ground hosted the first ever day-night Test match?
It was of course the once beautiful, now not-quite-so beautiful, Adelaide Oval.
- The Ashes of 2009 and 2015 kicked off here…
It’s by the River Taff, it’s in Cardiff, it was once Sophia Gardens; now the SSE SWALEC.
- India won the World Cup here and the country went wild!
It was the often mispronounced Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
- Which of these grounds is in the stunning Sri Lanka?
It’s the enchanting Galle stadium.
- Ben Stokes smashed a double hundred at this iconic arena…
If you’ve never been, then get it on your bucket list now. The Newlands Stadium in Cape Town is a must-visit.
- The venerable Ryan Sidebottom took a Test match hat-trick at this New Zealand ground back in 2008…
We’ll let the Barmy Army answer this one…
‘It was in Hamilton City,
Where the batting was gritty,
We first saw our Ryan take three in a row.
He bowled left-arm over,
Had two caught by our opener,
Singing Fleming, Sinclair and Jacob Oram!’
So, yeah, Hamilton.
Can You Guess The Ground Correctly?