No other cricket venue could have rightfully hosted the historic 2000th Test match than the Lord's Cricket Ground in London. It is playing host to the first Test match of India's tour to England in 2011, which is also the 100th Test between the two teams.
End names: Pavilion End and Nursery End
Other sports: Lacrose, Hockey, Archery (2012 London Olympics)
First Test: England versus Australia - 1884
First ODI: England versus Sri Lanka - 1972
First T20: England versus Netherlands - 2009
Established in 1814 by Thomas Lord, the Lord's signifies the sanctity of the game and is justly called the home of cricket. It's one of the most cherished dreams of every cricketer to play at this ground.
Owned by Marylebone Cricket Club, the venue is home to England and Wales Cricket Board, the European Cricket Council and until August 2005, the International Cricket Council.
The statistics of games played here are available from the year 1884. So far 123 Tests and 51 ODIs have been played here. With a capacity of over 30000, the Lord's boasts of all modern facilities.
Interestingly, the Lord's today is not on its original site. It is the third of three grounds that Lord established between 1787 and 1814.