And the English cricket captain agrees, saying it's the best cricket wicket he's ever played on, according to Cricket Wellington's CEO.
In the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan, Council committed $21.5million to the Basin Reserve to refurbish the area, while keeping the character of the heritage site.
The upgrade has seen an improvement to the grandstands and pavilion, both of which were built around the 1920s.
Cricket Wellington Chief Executive Officer Cam Mitchell has been in his role for five years and has seen the space transform.
“The infrastructure has been upgraded, and there’s improved amenities for both spectators and players. The two grandstands have been completely renovated, there’s brand new viewing rooms, the changing rooms have been upgraded and are now gender neutral.
“The ground is 155 years old, and the Old Pavilion stand was built 98 years ago, so a lot of the infrastructure needed to be modernised.”