It was once described as “the greatest invention in the world”: from the village greens of England, to the back streets of Columbo, to the beaches of Barbados, there are millions of people who agree. International cricket brings the greatest nations in the game together, and does it in many ways. For some fans, Test cricket is the ultimate proving ground of tactics and technique. For others, one day internationals are the ‘sweet spot’, condensing the best of the action and the all-round game. That still leaves the newest – and maybe the biggest – stage of all: international T20. Whichever you prefer, it’s a chance to treat yourself, bring people together for a fun day out, or maybe pass on the tradition to the next generation. Search for International Cricket Matches Tickets on StubHub.
International Cricket Matches – for the greatest game on earth
Cricket is a truly global sporting culture, and international matches take you to some of its most iconic places. At 100,000 spectators, the Melbourne Cricket Ground – or MCG – can claim to be the most awe-inspiring, though players at Newlands, with Table Mountain towering behind midwicket, might disagree. Few other sports can offer such different matchday experiences – sometimes even at the same venue. From the beery excitement of Headingley’s Western Terrace, to the quiet appreciation from the stands near the Lord’s pavilion, there’s something for everyone, so it’s worth doing a little research and making your choice accordingly.
With matches taking around three hours, Twenty20 cricket is a great way to introduce people to the game, or to get friends together for an evening fixture. Test cricket, played for up to five days, can have an epic quality as the game develops, while still offering dramatic twists and turns. And in the middle is the one day international or ODI. At its best, a strategic battle on a par with a Test, complete with brilliantly paced innings and an even contest of bat and ball.
International Cricket Matches – time to choose your fixture
There are so many chances to enjoy the game. For the romantics, the 50-over World Cup and the ICC World T20 give the minor cricketing nations the chance to shake off that tag with a giant-killing performance – to the neutrals’ delight, teams like Bangladesh and the Netherlands have done just that. For some sides, like Afghanistan, just qualifying for the tournament was enough to win legions of new fans. In the Test nations, most summers now present fans with a full schedule of Test, ODI and T20 series to enjoy – for many of us, it just wouldn’t be summer without it!