Edgbaston Cricket Ground Records 2023: Test, ODI, T20 

Want to know about the Edgbaston Stadium records? Then you're in the right place. We bring you all you need to know as Edgbaston is set to host the first match of the Ashes 2023 from June 16. It is one of the top cricket venues in England and has witnessed some great moments over the years. 

Located in Birmingham, Edgbaston Cricket Ground was established in 1882 and currently has a capacity of 25,000 spectators. It is the home ground for Warwickshire County Cricket Club and their T20 side Birmingham Bears. It has hosted the most finals days in the Vitality T20 Blast. 

The first ever Test match at Edgbaston Stadium was played in 1902 between England and Australia. The first ODI match was also between the same two rivals, hosted in August 1972. Edgbaston was the first venue in England other than Lord's to host a major final, having hosted the 2013 Champions Trophy final. Edgbaston also hosted the entirety of the women's T20 event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

As the Edgbaston Stadium Ashes 2023 Test approaches fast, we will take a look at Edgbaston Stadium records in Test, ODI, and T20 cricket. 

Edgbaston Stadium last match in Test, ODI and T20I 

The last Test played at the Edgbaston Stadium was between England and India in 2022.

It was the rescheduled fifth Test of the 2021 series between the two sides. India were 2-1 ahead heading into the match and a win or draw would've won them the series. But England had begun their ‘Bazball' revolution and they chased down 378 by seven wickets to spare, smashing the existing Edgbaston Stadium records.

Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja scored centuries for India in the first innings. Jonny Bairstow was the star for England, scoring hundreds in both innings while Joe Root also made an unbeaten 142 in the fourth innings. 

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Four days after this Test, England and India clashed here in a T20I. It was the last T20I the Edgbaston Stadium hosted. India came out on top by 49 runs after posting 170 on the board. Ravindra Jadeja top scored with 46* off 29 while Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged 3 for 15. 

Edgbaston Stadium hosted the last ODI in July 2021 when Pakistan toured England for a limited-overs series. Brydon Carse picked a five-wicket haul but Babar Azam scored a sublime 158 to power Pakistan to 331. In response, James Vince smashed a hundred while Lewis Gregory struck 77 off 69 as the hosts won by two overs to spare. 

Edgbaston Stadium records 

Highest team score at Edgbaston Stadium

Format Score Team Opponent Year
Test 710/7 declared England India 2011
ODI 408/9 England New Zealand 2015
T20I 221/5 England Australia 2018

The Edgbaston Stadium Test records have England at the top of the highest team score table. The home side piled on a mammoth 710/7 before declaring against India in 2011. India had lost the first two Tests and were bundled out for 224 in the first innings here. England then annihilated the Indian bowling attack with Alastair Cook scoring his career-best 294 and Eoin Morgan registering a century. In the end, England won by an innings and 242 runs.

England's record of the highest team score in ODIs at the Edgbaston cricket ground holds special significance. This was their first ODI after their embarrassing 2015 World Cup exit and was the start of their white-ball revolution under Eoin Morgan. They smashed 408/9 versus New Zealand on the back of Joe Root's 104 off 78 and Jos Buttler's 129 off 77 deliveries. England won the ODI by a massive margin of 210 runs. 

England also hold the record for the highest team total in T20 cricket at the Edgbaston Stadium. They had hammered Australia for 221/5 in the 2018 series. Jos Buttler was the star of the show, blasting 61 off just 30 balls whereas Jason Roy struck 44 off 26 and Alex Hales smashed 49 in 24 deliveries. England won the game comfortably by 28 runs. 

Lowest team score at Edgbaston Stadium

Format Score Team Opponent Year
Test 30 South Africa England 1924
ODI 70 Australia England 1977
T20I 121 England India 2022

South Africa have the second-lowest team score in the history of Test cricket. They have been bowled out for 30 twice. One of those made the Edgbaston Stadium Test records. Their 1924 tour of England got off to the worst possible start when they were dismissed for just 30 runs in the first innings of the first Test. Extras had the most runs for South Africa with 11 as none of their batters crossed seven. Arthur Gilligan and Maurice Tate ran through the Protea batting unit unchanged. 

In One-Day International, Australia have the lowest score at Edgbaston Stadium in a completed match. They were bowled out for just 70 versus England in 1977. Chasing 172, they crumbled against John Lever and Bob Willis. Captain Greg Chappell was the top scored for Australia with 19 runs. 

England have the record for the lowest team total in T20Is at Edgbaston Stadium in a fully completed match. It was the second game of the series against India in July 2022, where England were bowled out for 121 while chasing 171. 

Highest run chase at Edgbaston 

The Edgbaston Stadium Test records were rewritten by England when they smashed India by seven wickets last year. They scored 378/3 in the fourth innings, which is the highest run chase at Edgbaston in Test cricket. 

Chasing that mammoth target against a quality Indian bowling attack, England had a 107-run opening stand but then lost three wickets for just two runs. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow then joined hands for a historic win. Root smashed 142 not-out in 173 balls while Bairstow scored an unbeaten 114 in 145 balls. An unbroken 269-run partnership sealed the deal as it only took England 76.4 overs to chase down 378.

England hold yet another of Edgbaston stadium records, having claimed the highest run chase in ODIs as well. In 2021, They chased down 332 at this venue against Pakistan with three wickets remaining. James Vince was the top scorer with 102 in 95 balls while Lewis Gregory had struck 69-ball 77. 

There's no record for the highest run chase at Edgbaston in T20I cricket as no team has managed to win here while batting second in six matches. 

Edgbaston Stadium all-time leading run-scorers 

One of England's greatest players Alastair Cook tops the Edgbaston stadium records for most runs in Test cricket. He has scored 869 runs at the venue in 10 Tests at an average of 57.93. From India, Virat Kohli has the record for the highest Test score at Edgbaston, with a terrific 149 during the 2018 series.

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India's Rohit Sharma holds the record for most runs at Edgbaston cricket ground in ODIs, having scored 447 runs from six games. Sharma has smashed three centuries at this venue, one in the 2017 Champions Trophy semifinal and two at the 2019 ODI World Cup. 

Jos Buttler is the leading run-scorer in T20I cricket at Edgbaston Stadium with 107 runs from four innings. His best knock here was 61 of 30 versus Australia. 

Format Batter Runs  High score
Test Alastair Cook 869 294
ODI Rohit Sharma 447 123*
T20I Jos Buttler 107 61

Edgbaston Stadium all-time leading wicket-takers 

No surprise that England's greatest bowler James Anderson tops the chart of all-time leading wicket-takers at Edgbaston in Test cricket. He has taken 51 wickets from 13 Test matches. He has done it at a superb average of 22.62. India's Chetan Sharma played one Test at this venue in 1986, where he claimed 10 wickets in the match for 188 runs. 

England's Darren Gough has the most wickets at Edgbaston in ODI cricket. He picked 21 wickets from 11 games with best figures of 3 for 39. Mohammed Shami has the best bowling figures here for India, having taken 5 for 69 against England. 

In T20 internationals, Chris Jordan tops the table with seven wickets in just two games, with best figures of 4 for 27 versus India last year. 

Format Bowler Wickets Best figures
Test James Anderson 51 7/62
ODI Darren Gough  21 3/39
T20I Chris Jordan 7 4/27