Fresh from hosting the hugely successful inaugural day/night Test in 2017, when the famous Edgbaston atmosphere was at its most buoyant - "like having a 12th man out there," said England captain Joe Root - the stadium will provide the setting for next summer's only T20 clash between the Ashes rivals.
"Cricket's greatest rivals England and Australia prepare to lock horns in a floodlit T20 International."
Finalists in the last World T20, England, under Eoin Morgan and with Bears ace Chris Woakes at the heart of matters, are one of the T20 powerhouses of world cricket today. Having reinvented their white-ball cricket to spectacular effect in the last two years, Morgan's side fancy their chances against anyone in the world. They will arrive at their favourite home venue with the likes of Morgan, Root, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler ready to tee off into the packed Edgbaston stands.
Morgan's men will not have it all their own way - the Aussies will be fully fired up against the old foe and always pack a punch. But England will be protecting a 100 per cent in the format at Fortress Edgbaston, their two T20s in Birmingham so far having both yielded thrilling wins.
Against South Africa in 2012, in a match reduced to 11 overs per side, they piled up 118 to set up a 28-run victory. Two years later, India were beaten by three runs after Morgan's sensational 31-ball 71 lifted England to 180 for seven, a total which the bowlers, including Woakes, defended despite Virat Kohli's typically explosive 66.
Finalists in the last World T20, England, under Eoin Morgan and with Bears ace Chris Woakes at the heart of matters, are one of the T20 powerhouses of world cricket today. Having reinvented their white-ball cricket to spectacular effect in the last two years, Morgan’s side fancy their chances against anyone in the world. They will arrive at their favourite home venue with the likes of Morgan, Root, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler ready to tee off into the packed Edgbaston stands.
If you’re traveling to Edgbaston by car, please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and as such they are subject to stringent parking restrictions throughout the day.
On-Site Car Parking
The car park at Edgbaston Stadium is exclusively for allocated blue badge permit holders and bookings need to be made in advance of our major match days with our Ticket Office, as there is limited availability. Parking for these fixtures is priced at £15. Please contact the Stadium on 0121 446 3605 or contact us via email.
Off-Site Car Parking
Spectators can pre-booked their car parking which is available for £15, for the whole day, at Priory School (Purple Car Park). The postcode for this site is B15 2UR.
Travelling by Bus
From Broad Street and Five-Ways Island
Service 1 stops outside the ground on Edgbaston Road.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops) & Moor Street Station)
Services 45 & 47 provide a frequency of up to every 5 minutes stop on Priory Road, Pershore Road which is only a few seconds away from the ground.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops)
Services X61, 63 & X64 stop on Priory Road, Bristol Rd which is a couple of minutes walk from the ground.
From Bullring (Selfridges Entrance) & Digbeth Coach Station
Service 35 takes you just a few minutes walk away from the ground on Willow Road, Edgbaston Road
Go direct to Edgbaston on your local bus from Harborne & Hagley Road
9, 22, 23, 24, 29, 120, 126, 128, 129, 140, 141
Change buses at Five Ways Island and jump onto the 1 service to Edgbaston.
Moseley, Acocks Green & Shirley
On the 1
Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton, Longbridge
On the 45 & 47
Selly Oak, Northfield
Travelling by Train
Speed into Birmingham New Street at 125mph with Virgin Trains. With 3 trains an hour from London, you’ll be there in the blink of an eye (or 1 hour 24 minutes to be precise!) Leaving the car at home means the whole squad can travel together from start to stumps and you can even enjoy a cheeky pre-game tipple.
Our nearest mainline train station is Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the City Center, Moore Street (3.1 miles away) and Snowhill (3.4 miles away).
Eric Hollis Stand
The Eric Hollies Stand, our party stand, is recognised worldwide for its fancy dress and carnival atmosphere and it’s one of the main reasons why the England team simply love playing at “Fortress Edgbaston” and have now won their last 7 games a Edgbaston across all three formats.