Cricket Australia, India test series 2020-21, fixtures, coronavirus: each venue is rated

The announcement of the test game next summer is getting closer as the country’s smaller capitals are eagerly awaiting whether they will play a role.

India will go on tour again in 2020-21 to defend the Border Gavaskar Trophy in a series of four tests.

Sydney and Melbourne are guaranteed to host tests, but there is an eager wait for Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. One of the state capitals will be missing.

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Kevin Roberts, head of Cricket Australia, said this week that the allocation of venues will be announced sometime in April.

As a result, we’ve compiled the numbers for all seven of Australia’s current test sites to assess who deserves to host the Blockbuster series.

Over the past five years, we’ve calculated average daily attendance, test duration, result performance, rain delays, and profit margin.

A “scarce result” is a win of less than 50 runs or three gates or less, while visitor numbers are only taken into account if more than one game session has been completed. If the rain interrupts the game for a long time, it is considered a day affected by rain. No minimum length is required.

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7. BELLERIVE OVALE (two tests)

Average daily attendance: 5,138

Per capita rank: second

Average length: three days, three sessions

Earnings performance: 100%

Days affected by rain: five

Innings results: two

Close matches: none

Bellerive Oval is unable to attract a crowd that fits an international blockbuster.
Bellerive Oval is unable to attract a crowd that fits an international blockbuster.Source: AFP

It feels like a hard note, but something has to come somewhere last.

Bellerive Oval is a beautiful place for cricket on the banks of the Derwent. Mount Wellington offers a breathtaking setting on a somewhat smaller scale for what the Table Mountain Newlands in South Africa has to offer.

At the national level, Bellerive returned the favor to bowlers, which can only be seen as positive for the spectacle.

But when it comes to test cricket, Hobart – with just under 250,000 inhabitants – doesn’t have the capacity to attract a lot that is suitable for an international blockbuster.

Bellerive has conducted two tests in the past five years, with an average of a little over 5,000 people taking part daily.

In addition, both games were one-sided affairs that only lasted seven days in total – five of which interrupted the game.

6. MANUKA OVAL (one test)

Average daily attendance: 7,706

Per capita rank: third

Average duration: four days, two sessions

Earnings performance: 100%

Days affected by rain: None

Innings Results: None

Close matches: none

Manuka has the benefit of the doubt here since it hosted Test Cricket for the first time last year.
Manuka has the benefit of the doubt here since it hosted Test Cricket for the first time last year.Source: Getty Images

Much of what has been said about Bellerive Oval can also be said about Manuka Oval. There is no way around the fact that Canberra cannot attract a large audience for a big game.

As for cricket, Manuka has the benefit of the doubt here since it hosted test cricket for the first time last year. In this game, Australia comfortably pushed Sri Lanka aside with 366 runs.

Australians scored three centuries in the first innings, although this can tell more about the opposition than about the wicket, which produced cricket well into the fourth day.

Still, there is something to be said when the nation’s team plays in the nation’s capital. It just feels right.

5. SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND (five tests)

Average daily attendance: 24,592

Per capita rank: Seventh

Average length: five days, two sessions

Earnings performance: 60%

Days affected by rain: 11

Innings results: one

Close matches: none

The past five years have not been good for SCG.
The past five years have not been good for SCG.Source: News Corp Australia

There is no sugar coating. The Sydney Cricket Ground has had a tough run for the past five years.

Rain, slow gates, rain, a draw, and even more rain have put the New Year’s test host on this list.

No other current test site in Australia has had more rainy days than Sydney in the past five years or has been able to achieve a result more frequently.

If there was action, it left something to be desired.

India’s visit to the port city in 2019 made many sleep, when Virat Kohli’s page on 7/622. Explained deep into the second day. Australia scored a similar first strike against England in 2018, scoring 7-649.

There is little doubt that the SCG has seen a worrying decline recently.

More than 24,000 in a test cricket day are strong, but are somewhat undermined by the fact that Sydney has the worst average number of visitors per capita.

Salvation is the Ladies’ Day on the third day of the Pink Test, a unique day in the Australian sports calendar.

4. PERTH STADIUM (two tests, one D / N)

Average daily attendance: 15.108

Per capita rank: fifth

Average length: five days, one session

Earnings performance: 100%

Days affected by rain: None

Innings Results: None

Close matches: none

It's early for the Perth Stadium.
It’s early for the Perth Stadium.Source: AAP

The shiny new Perth Stadium started Test Cricket with a bang and prepared an exciting fight between Australia and India in 2018.

The batsmen were put through their paces on a lively deck that was hard and fast like the WACA of yore, but still had a healthy grass cover.

The second act of the floor had a lot to offer and it is no surprise that the last evening between Australia and New Zealand did not reach the same heights last year when visitors collapsed.

Temperatures were scorching during the game, which understandably affected visitor numbers.

When building an impressive 60,000-seater building, however, Perth conveys the image of a city that is serious about its sport. And while the AFL visitor numbers match this image, there’s no denying that the cricket crowds haven’t contested it yet.

Nevertheless, it is still very early for the Perth Stadium, which could cause a sensation in better weather.

3. THE GABBA (five tests, two D / N)

Average daily attendance: 15,517

Per capita rank: sixth

Average duration: four days, two sessions

Earnings performance: 100%

Days affected by rain: four

Innings results: two

Close matches: one

The Gabba policemen wrongly scale over their crowd.
The Gabba policemen wrongly scale over their crowd.Source: AAP

The Gabba has been the whipping boy of Australian cricket lately, as awareness is growing that Brisbane can’t attract a crowd.

A look at the numbers suggests that the treatment is tough as the Gabba is by no means surpassed in this regard.

The Australian fortress has attracted an average of 15,517 fans a day for the past five years – a shadow over the 15,108 that have entered Perth Stadium on average over the past two years to see stronger resistance.

It’s still not a number to be proud of, but the venue makes up for it with the standard cricket on offer.

Outside of Adelaide Oval, the Gabba is the only Australian venue in the past five years to have achieved a really close result as the hosts defeated Pakistan by only 39 runs in a day / night in 2016.

Australia is still almost guaranteed a win if the Gabba hosts a test, but there is usually good competition between the racket and the ball in swinging conditions.

The fact that it had a long-standing role as host to the season opener also speaks in its favor. A test summer that starts elsewhere doesn’t feel quite like that.

2. MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND (five tests)

Average daily attendance: 40,895

Per capita rank: fourth

Average length: five days, two sessions

Earnings performance: 80%

Days affected by rain: eight

Innings results: one

Close matches: none

The Boxing Day alone gives the MCG many brownie points.
The Boxing Day alone gives the MCG many brownie points.Source: AAP

If that were a year ago, MCG would pay a higher price for years of boring cricket on a flat wicket. Fortunately for the mighty Colosseum, its curators did something magical on the last Boxing Day to produce a far more entertaining affair.

That could still prove to be a flash in the pan, but there is hope that the bottom has turned one side and will not disappoint in the coming years.

Apart from that, the Boxing Day at MCG is special and remains a pilgrimage for all Australian cricket fans – and indeed for many around the world. For this alone, the MCG has many brownie points in its pocket.

Nevertheless, the floor has a sneaky bad record with rain – the same thing that the SCG does a paste for. In addition, continued interest in the test was not a major concern for Melbourne audiences, which is drastically declining after Boxing Day itself.

With the largest audience in Australia and the big spectacle of Boxing Day, the MCG is still sneaking up on The Gabba.

1. ADELAIDE OVAL (five tests, four D / N)

Average daily attendance: 31,676

Per capita rank: First

Average duration: four days, two sessions

Earnings performance: 100%

Days affected by rain: five

Innings results: one

Close matches: two

This was not a competition.
This was not a competition.Source: Getty Images

It wasn’t even a competition in the end, and the numbers prove it. No other venue in Australia consistently combines good, competitive cricket with strong visitors like the Adelaide Oval.

After a multi-million dollar development, Adelaide Oval made history in 2015 by hosting the world‘s first day-night test. Since then, Adelaide Oval has largely assumed responsibility for pink ball matches in Australia. There is little doubt that it has helped the number of visitors to Adelaide increase and ease the transition to drop-in gates, which are often associated with boring cricket.

However, the visit to India in 2018 has shown that Adelaide doesn’t need day-night games to host an exciting competition, as the highly competitive test was decided from just 31 runs until well into the fifth day.

It should be said that the Pakistan test was a problem last year. The field offered little to the bowlers and the crowd dwindled due to bad weather and competition.

However, this game is the exception in the past five years when cricket has rarely disappointed in Adelaide – the city with the highest average daily visitor count per capita.

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