Cricket the first sport at new WA stadium

Angie Raphael

A one-day international cricket match between Australia and England will be the first official sporting event held at the new stadium in Perth.

Optus Stadium will host the match on January 28 and the state government expects it to be the highest-attended sporting game in WA history.

It will be the first of many cricket matches at the venue, including all Test and limited overs matches featuring England, South Africa and India, and the Big Bash League Twenty20 matches.