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Edgbaston
CWC19 Venue Guide

Edgbaston

Birmingham

Fixtures Staged

5

Venue Capacity

24,500*

Established

1886
semi-final Venue

GET TO KNOW EDGBASTON

Having been established in 1886, it’s fair to say that Edgbaston – home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club – has been the venue for some historic moments, including Brian Lara’s knock of 501*, the highest score by a batsman in first-class cricket.

It has been a venue at four previous ICC Cricket World Cups, and was a semi-final location in the 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions. It will host five games at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, including one semi-final and the high-profile meeting of England and India.

Cricket fans will remember Edgbaston’s 1999 World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa as arguably the greatest-ever ODI. Allan Donald and Lance Klusener were the men at the crease that day, with a mix-up in the middle when the scores were level meaning Australia progressed to the World Cup final.

*Actual match day capacity varies according to match day operational elements

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