The Edgbaston Cricket Ground is one of England’s oldest sporting venues located in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Established in 1882, the Edgbaston Stadium is home to the England cricket team, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and its T20 outfit Birmingham Bears.
Also known as the County Ground in Birmingham, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is the fourth-largest cricketing venue in England after Lord's, Old Trafford and The Oval. It currently has a seating capacity of 25,000.
The Edgbaston Cricket Ground hosted its first international match between hosts England and Australia in 1902. The Test match ended in a draw. The first One-Day International (ODI) played at this venue was in 1972.
It staged its first T20 international between Australia and Pakistan in July 2010. Pakistan won the match by 23 runs. Since then, it has hosted six T20Is so far.
Let’s have a look at Edgbaston Cricket Ground T20I records and stats:
Edgbaston Cricket Ground T20I records and stats
Highest team total
The England cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in T20 international format. During the only T20I of Australia’s tour of England in 2018, the hosts posted a mammoth total of 221/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler slammed 61 off 30 balls, while contributions from Alex Hales (49) and Jason Roy (44) powered England to a huge total. In reply, Australia were bowled out for 193 in 19.4 overs as England registered a 28-run victory.
Lowest team total
England also recorded the lowest team total at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in T20I cricket. Chasing 171, England were bundled out for 121 against India in Birmingham in 2022. Moeen Ali (35) and David Willey (33) were the top-scorers for the hosts. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged three wickets while Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal scalped two wickets each. Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 29-ball 46 guided India to 170/8 in their 20 overs. India clinched the three-match T20I series 2-1.
England’s Jos Buttler has scored the most runs at this venue in T20I cricket. The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batter has amassed 107 runs in four matches at an average of 35.66 and a strike rate of 178.33. He has registered one T20I fifty on this ground. Former England captain Eoin Morgan is second on the list with 91 runs in three matches.
Fast bowler Chris Jordan has picked up the most wickets at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in the T20 international format. Between 2018 and 2022, the England pacer has scalped seven wickets in two matches at an average of 9.85 and an economy of 8.62. He has recorded his best bowling figures of 4/27 at this venue in T20I cricket. Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir features second on the list with six wickets in two matches.
Highest individual score
Former Australia cricket team captain Aaron Finch holds the record for the highest individual score at this venue in T20I cricket. Chasing a target of 222, Aaron Finch led from the front as he scored 84 runs off just 41 balls during the only T20I of Australia’s tour of England in 2018. Despite Finch’s incredible knock, Australia fell short by 28 runs. Finch’s knock was laced with seven fours and six maximums.
Best bowling figures
Chris Jordan has the best bowling figures at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in T20 internationals. During the second T20I of the India tour of England in 2022, Jordan registered impressive figures of 4/27 in Birmingham. The right-arm fast bowler bagged the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to restrict India to 170/8. However, England were later bowled out for 121 in 17 overs in the chase. India won the three-match series 2-1.
England’s Jason Roy and Jos Buttler hold the record for the highest partnership at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in the T20I format. Put in to bat, Roy and Buttler forged a 95-run stand for the opening wicket against arch-rivals Australia in 2018. Roy was dismissed for 44 off 26 balls, while Buttler clobbered a 30-ball 61 to power England to 221/5 in their 20 overs. England won the only T20I of the series by 28 runs in Birmingham.
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