SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

The SWALEC Stadium - formerly Sophia Gardens - joined the ranks of Test grounds in 2009.

Established: 1967
Home team: Glamorgan
Capacity: 15,640
End names: River Taff End, Cathedral Road End

Sophia Gardens joined the ranks of Test grounds in 2009 having been controversially awarded an Ashes clash.

Despite the grumbling, Cardiff earned favourable reviews and its first Test was certainly a memorable one as England's last-wicket pair Jimmy Anderson and Monty Panesar salvaged an outrageous draw on a nerve-shredding final evening.

And six years later the Ashes once again headed to Wales, with England taking a series lead after a convincing victory on the back of a Joe Root century.

The ground has undergone wholesale redevelopment with a new pavilion, media centre, grandstand and more covered seating all part of the county's ambitious plans. It's even suffered a soul-sapping name change: while it remains Sophia Gardens to cricket fans, it's now officially yet soullessly the SWALEC Stadium.

Cardiff hosted its second Test match in 2011, and once again final-day spectators (although rather fewer in number this time around) were treated to a dramatic finale as England's bowlers ripped through Sri Lanka's batting to claim an unlikely victory in a seemingly rain-ruined contest.

This year it is one of three venues for the ICC Champions Trophy.