WC venue guide: The SCG, Sydney
Ends: Paddington End, Randwick End
Home Team: New South Wales
ODI History: 332 ODIs; 81 home wins; 139 away wins; 12 other
The Sydney Cricket Ground is situated in Moore Park and is the home of the New South Wales Cricket Association. Formerly known as the Garrison Ground, the first recorded cricket match was played there in 1854 but the venue was rebuilt in 1877.
Just five years later it welcomed Test cricket, by which time it boasted two grandstands. The rebuilding continued, including the removal of a cycling track in the 1920s, with the Bradman Stand completed in 1973.
Renovations continued into 2014, with the Bradman and MA Noble stands rebuilt, though the rooves were not finished in time for the New Year's Test between Australia and England.
It has long been used as the venue for Australia's New Year Test and although not huge by Australian standards, can create an intense atmosphere with the spectators so close to the players.
The SCG is also the home of the AFL's Sydney Swans and has staged tennis, both codes of rugby and even motor racing. In 1938 it hosted the British Empire Games.
The 2012 New Year's match between Australia and India brought the Sydney Cricket Ground's its 100th Test, making it only the third venue after Lord's and the Melbourne Cricket Ground to reach the milestone.
Top ODI total: 368 for five by Australia vs Sri Lanka in 2006
Favours batting/bowling: Batting. It is generally a flat wicket at the SCG. There have been 39 ODI centureis scored at the venue and it is usually tough on bowlers. Only 14 five-wicket hauls have been taken in 332 ODI's.
Best ODI batsman: Allan Border 1561 runs in 62 innings. Border hit two centuries and three fifties and had an average of 28.90 at the ground.
Best ODI bowler: Glen McGrath, 50 wickets in 27 matches at an amazing averge of 18.30 for the prolific fast bowler. He had an economy rate of 3.74.
Fri Feb 27: Pool B – South Africa v West Indies
Sun Mar 8: Pool A – Australia v Sri Lanka
Fri Mar 13: Pool A – Afghanistan v England
Wed Mar 18: 1st Quarter-Final
Thu Mar 26: 2nd Semi-Final
Most exciting match-up: Sun Mar 8: Pool A – Australia v Sri Lanka
Will Jacks leads Surrey to opening Blast victory over Middlesex
Opener Finn Allen made an unbeaten 73 to lead Lancashire to victory.
Crowd brings colour back to Edgbaston as England avoid batting collapse
The ground welcomed 18,000 fans on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand.
Rory Burns impressed with Dan Lawrence’s innings at Edgbaston
Lawrence finished unbeaten on 67.
Rory Burns and Dan Lawrence come to England rescue as fans flock to Edgbaston
Burns made 81 and Lawrence an unbeaten 67 on day one of the second Test.
Rory Burns stands firm for England after New Zealand hit back in second Test
Burns was unbeaten on 73 as England went to tea on 152 for four at Edgbaston.
Dom Sibley and Rory Burns give England solid start to second Test
The two openers put on 67 in the morning session against New Zealand at at Edgbaston
A look at James Anderson’s record and where he stands among England greats
The Lancastrian is England’s all-time top wicket-taker.
James Anderson replaces Sir Alastair Cook as England’s most-capped Test player
The 38-year-old bowler was making his 162nd Test appearance in the second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston.
Emily Arlott as shocked as anyone she received England call-up for India Test
The 23-year-old Central Sparks seamer helped her side thrash defending champions Southern Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.