The Gabba Stadium, Brisbane will host the first match of the Ashes 2021-22. The 5 match test series between Australia and England for the Ashes run will start from the Gabba from 8th December to 12th December 2021. The weather is not so good in Brisbane (Gabba) and Both teams eyeing the Gabba stadium pitch report for Ashes First Test Match.
After the Ashes Test match, The Gabba will be the home ground for the Big Bash Franchise Brisbane Heat, and a total of five BBL matches are scheduled to be played in the Gabba.
For Cricket fans around the world, nobody can forget the famous victory of India against Australia at the Gabba in the month of January 2021. This was also the last test match played at this venue where India won by 3 wickets.
Australia’s test record at this venue-
Australia has a formidable test match record at the ground. In the 55 matches played at the ground, Australia has won 33, drawn 13, tied 1, and lost 9. They have a win ratio of around 60%.
The last time England defeated Australia at the Gabba was away back in 1986. In fact, in the last ten matches, Australia has won 8 matches, had one drawn against South Africa, and lost one against India.
Gabba stadium pitch report for Ashes
Currently, the weather is not so good in Brisbane (Gabba). The wicket will remain under the covers for a long time which means there could be grass left on the wicket which will make things difficult for the batting unit of both sides as both sides have swing bowlers which can create problems for the opponent.
In more recent times it has become a good haunt for spinners, with the extra bounce from the wicket has helped the spinners. Nathan Lyon is the current leading wicket-taker for Australia at this ground as he has scalped 38 wickets in 20 innings followed by Starc, Hazelwood, and Cummins. Pat Cummins has the best average among the four as he has taken 25 wickets in 8 innings.
Total matches- 64
Matches won batting first- 25
Matches won bowling first – 25
Average 1st Inns scores – 334 runs
Average 2nd Inns scores- 317 runs
Average 3rd Inns scores – 240 runs
Average 4th Inns scores- 166 runs
Weather report of The Gabba test
BRISBANE (Gabba) WEATHER FORECAST
8th December- Thursday: 28, scattered thunderstorms
9th December- Friday: 26, thunderstorms
10th December- Saturday: 26, showers
11th December- Sunday: 26, showers
12th December- Monday: 27, light showers
According to the current weather forecast, the match will most likely wash out.