The historic Melbourne Cricket Ground was established in 1853 and its been the home of Australian football since 1859 and was the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877 and ODI cricket in 1971. It is the second largest cricket stadium in the world and 11th largest in the world in terms of stadium capacity.
The MCG, also called by the locals as the G, is located in Yarra Park, Melbourne. It also has Rod Laver Arena, named after one of Australias favourite sons, Rod Laver, the last man to have won Calendar Grand Slam and right next to it you will find the John Kenary Arena. And the statue of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne just outside the stadium is a treat to eyes.
The MCG is not only the cricket stadium but it also hosts a lot of sports such as tennis, cycling and football. It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the G comes to life each Christmas at the Boxing Day Test.
The MCG is all set to host the final of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Sunday. It also hosted the ODI World Cup on two occasions in 1992 and 2015 and 2020 Womens T20 World Cup final.
Pakistan will face England in the final of the T20 World Cup at MCG. It will be a repeat of the 1992 ODI World Cup final where Pakistan emerged winners at the same venue.