Perth Cricket Ground

Perth Scorchers Optus Stadium
Facts
Capacity
60000
Location
Perth, Australia
Address
333 Victoria Park Dr, Burswood WA 6100
Home to
Australia national team, Perth Scorchers, Western Australia
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 416 by Australia vs New Zealand – Dec 2019

Lowest score: 140 by India vs Australia – Dec 2018

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 259 by England vs Australia – Jan 2018

Lowest score: 152 by Australia vs South Africa – Nov 2018

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 109/0 by Australia vs Pakistan – Nov 2019

Lowest score: 106 by Pakistan vs Australia – Nov 2019

Stats – BBL matches

Highest score: 213/3 by Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Jan 2020

Lowest score: 79 by Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades – Jan 2019

A score of 213 by Perth at the Perth Cricket Ground is the fifth-highest BBL total. The made it when batting first at home to the Heat in January 2020. Openers Josh Inglis (28) and Liam Livingstone (39) made a solid start to the innings before Mitch Marsh smashed 93 off 41 balls.

Perth Cricket Ground Profile

Perth Cricket Ground, also currently known as the Optus Stadium due to sponsorship rights, is the third-largest stadium in Australia. Development work was completed at the end of 2017 and the ground was officially opened in January 2018. It holds around 60,000 spectators. Only the MCG and Stadium Australia hold more people.

The ground is used for Australian rule football as well as cricket, but it was a cricket match that was the first event played there. Home side Perth Scorchers took on England Lions in back-to-back T20 games in December 2017. The official launch ceremony a month later featured a community open day.

Perth Scorchers, who play in Australia’s Big Bash League, have since moved from their previous home at the WACA to be based at Perth Cricket Ground. The stadium also hosts the Australia national team for Test match, ODI and T20I cricket.

The first major event at the new stadium was a one-day clash between Australia and England in January 2018. Perth Stadium held its first-ever Test match in December 2018 when Australia face India. It also became the fourth Australian venue to host day/night cricket in December 2019.

What to look for when betting on matches at Perth Cricket Ground

The pitch at the Optus Stadium in Perth has been lively in its early years. It has also had spells of uneven bounce and been known to break up at times with cracks appearing. It has won praise among players for being a good wicket to play on.

So far, Australia have a 100% win record from their two Test matches at the ground. On both occasions, they won after batting first. England also chalked up a win when batting first in their ODI here in 2018.

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