This November, snag yourself a seat at the world-renowned Adelaide oval for the highly anticipated ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The long-anticipated tournament was postponed two years ago and is finally set to go ahead with Australia returning as the reigning champions at the 2022 tournament. With three Super 12 Double Header matches and a Semi-Final held at Adelaide Oval from 2-10 of November, explore the best of Adelaide with our guide to the best things to do both pre and post-match.
From Adelaide Oval’s awesome atmosphere to nearby restaurants, bars, beaches, and wineries, in South Australia, there’s so much more to love about a night at the cricket than the game itself. Here’s how to make the most of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.
2022 test cricket matches at Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 2 November:
GB1 v GA2
India v Bangladesh
Friday 4 November:
New Zealand v GB2
Australia v Afghanistan
Sunday 6 November:
South Africa v GA2
Pakistan v Bangladesh
SEMI FINAL 2
Thursday 10 November:
TBC v TBC
For more information around match times and tickets, please visit the T20 World Cup official website.
Where to stay
Looking for somewhere to pull up stumps during the Adelaide cricket test? Situated at the historic Adelaide Oval, Oval Hotel is the first of its kind in Australia and a one-of-a-kind accommodation experience anywhere in the world. Wrapping gently around the eastern façade of Adelaide Oval and interfacing seamlessly with the existing structure, each room at Oval Hotel enjoys tranquil park land surrounds, the latest amenity and the very best of South Australian food and wine.
Check into the culinary heart of Adelaide at boutique Hotel Indigo, perched across from the bustling Adelaide Central Markets. The locally inspired hotel is bursting with vibrancy and offers 145 refined rooms to choose from, all with unique artwork ripe for discovery and exploration. Conveniently located close to Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, public transport is available almost at your doorstep to take you around Adelaide. For more places to stay in Adelaide, check out our guide to the best hotels in Adelaide.
Where to eat
Make room next to your zinc and hat and pack your appetite. Fino Vino, an urban interpretation of the iconic Barossa restaurant, is nestled in Adelaide’s Flinders Street. With a philosophy focused on seasonal produce and supporting local producers and growers, this inner-city restaurant is distinguished by its produce-driven ideology. The menu is a fresh, tapas-style affair matched by chic, yet rustic interiors with booths, communal tables, kitchen seating and a bar – making it the perfect space for pre-match drinks and a bite to eat.
For seaside dining with beach views and vibes to match, escape to the seaside just 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD to Melt at Henley Beach. Swap out the city hustle and bustle for a leisurely lunch or dinner, followed by a stroll along the beach and a dip in the ocean. Feel the balmy salt air kiss your skin and let the day melt away…
Where to drink
If you’re searching for a rooftop bar complete with sweeping city views, find yourself the best sunset seats in the house at Merrymaker. Located next to the bustling Adelaide Central Markets, Merrymaker is Adelaide’s highest rooftop bar. Situated on the rooftop to the unique boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo, Merrymaker showcases 25 different gins, creative cocktails and some of SA’s best wine and craft bars. For those visiting Adelaide, book your stay at Hotel Indigo and have one of Adelaide’s best views a quick elevator ride away.
HAINS & CO
Anchored in Adelaide on Gilbert Place, Hains & Co is a nautical themed bar specialising in gin, rum and cigars. Cocktails include the essentials you’d expect from a gin and rum bar including a Dark n Stormy, a Citrusy breakfast martini and house-mulled cider. You’ll also find a range of tap beers that frequently change and come in sizes such as dingy, tanker and tall ship. A food menu is also available with the cult favourite since day one being the house made sausage rolls with shiraz and black pepper chutney. So, what shall it be sailor?
What to do
ADELAIDE OVAL ROOF CLIMB
There’s nothing like Adelaide Oval cricket, and the excitement at the oval doesn’t have to end after the final wicket. Post-match, reach new heights on the RoofClimb Adelaide Oval by day. One of Australia’s most iconic stadiums, clamber over billowing rooftops and historic grandstands by sunset on a spectacular twilight tour. See the sun set from the best vantage point in Adelaide or keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and learn more about this iconic stadium on a behind-the-scenes tour.
Got a spare day between matches? Jump in the car and within minutes you could be winding down leafy laneways where vineyards sprawl out before you in the Adelaide Hills. Sip your way around the best wineries, taste local produce and indulge at one of the many regional restaurants with our Adelaide Hills guide. For the ultimate blend of sea and vines, venture 45 minutes from the city to world-famous McLaren Vale where prime wine country borders spectacular coastal vistas. Explore more than 70 cellar doors, sipping your way around award-winning wineries like Samuel’s Gorge , Down The Rabbit Hole and Gemtree Wines or dine on farm-fresh, sustainable produce. Or head to the Barossa and drink the official world’s best wine and be back in the afternoon in time for an early dinner in the city. Plan your road trip now with some of the best road trips from Adelaide.
Start planning your summer adventure in Adelaide…
Cool off before the cricket match by visiting the best beaches in Adelaide, all within less than an hours drive. Plan your trip with the help of our trip planner, and make the most of your holiday to South Australia outside of watching the cricket.