Cricket in any form, be it the One-day Internationals of 50 or 20 over the match, Test tournaments or T20 matches, the sport forces all its enthusiasts to manage their time to be part of the show. Not only in India, this “Gentleman’s Game” is religiously adored by the majority of sports enthusiasts across the world.
Cricket is the world’s 2nd most-watched sports and like football and rugby, the game originated in England and then spread to various English colonies. Just like the game, the stadiums have also come a long way from their early days, the best cricket stadiums around the world are as amazing as some of the best football or Olympic stadiums.
This article will be introducing you with facts about the top 10 biggest cricket stadiums in the world. But before doing so, we would like to inform that the Biggest Cricket Stadium in the world has been inaugurated by US President Mr. Donald Trump at Motera, Gujarat. Motera Stadium in Gujarat is famous as the world’s largest cricket stadium in the world. This stadium is inaugurated by US President Donald Trump on 24th February 2020. The audience capacity of this new Motera Stadium will be 1.10 lacs. The project’s estimated cost is pegged at Rs 700 crore and it would cover approx. 63 acres of land.
The venue hasn’t hosted an international game since November 2014. India and Sri Lanka last played an ODI at the Motera Stadium after which the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to renovate it completely including the relaying pitches as well as the outfield. The venue is also expected to play hosts for a T20 match between Asia XI and World XI before which America President Donald Trump is also slated to inaugurate the stadium.
Cricket fans tend to stay updated with the match proceedings by any means. It can be from their mobile or laptops, televisions or radio. But watching a cricket match live by being on the venue is a different feeling altogether. Watching a Cricket Match live on the ground is a different experience. There are some Cricket stadiums in the world, which are famous for its rich history, iconic matches, and crowd capacity. Here are 10 of the largest cricket stadiums in the world.
List Of Top 10 Best Cricket Ground In The World
|Sr. No||Stadium Name||Location|
|2.||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||Hyderabad|
|3.||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||Kochi, Kerala|
|4.||Lord's Stadium||United Kingdom|
|5.||Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)||Sydney, Australia|
|7.||Greenfield International Stadium||Trivandrum (Kerala)|
|8.||Perth Stadium||Western Australia|
|9.||The Oval||South East Of England|
|10.||Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)||Australia|
Here Are The List Of Top 10 Best Cricket Ground In The World.
The home of Indian cricket Eden Gardens is located in Kolkata and is one of the great venues to play cricket for not only Indian cricketers but for cricketers all around the world. The stadium was established in the year 1864 and is the oldest cricket stadium in India. It is the home of the Bengal cricket team whereas in the IPL it is the home ground for Kolkata Knight Riders. The capacity of this great cricket stadium is 68,000 after revamped. Iconic India vs Australia test match which is famous for the epic partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman was played at the Eden Gardens. It also hosted major international competitions such as the World Cup, World T20, Asia cup. In 2014, Rohit Sharma scored the highest score in the history of ODI cricket against Sri Lanka when he made 264 was also played at the Eden Gardens.
This stadium is the world’s second-largest stadium (in terms of capacity), located in Kolkata. Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium was the second stadium to host the World Cup finals in 1987. It is said that “No cricketers education is complete till he plays at the Eden Gardens.” With that being said, the Eden Gardens is famous for its excellent pitch, justly called the Pacer’s pitch.
Home of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, and the home ground of Hyderabad Cricket Association the cricket stadium has regularly hosted domestic and International matches since its establishment. The beautiful cricket stadium has a capacity of 60,000. Till now it has hosted 5 test matches and 6 ODIs, including the ODI in which India registered their 500th ODI wins in 2019. In IPL, the stadium has been home to the two IPL finals in the year 2017 and 2019 respectively.
Located in Kochi, Kerala the stadium hosted plenty of Cricket and Football matches over the years. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has a capacity of 55,000.
The stadium is the home for the Kerala Blasters in the ISL and hosted the 2016 ISL finals. Rahul Dravid has scored the most runs in the stadium with 223 in 5 matches. This venue also has memories associated with the fabulous series played by Sachin Tendulkar bagging the maximum number of wickets, i.e., 12 in a single tournament.
A respectable listicle about the world’s best cricket stadiums has to start with the Home of Cricket, Lord’s, and this iconic ground gets our top spot. Built-in 1814 and named after Thomas Lord, the owner of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at the time, Lord’s is home for Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board, and the European Cricket Council – MCC own and house the Ashes Urn on this hallowed turf. In its 201 year history, there have been more than 100 Test matches played here. Some of the legends of Lord’s include Graham Gooch, the highest Test run-scorer at the ground with 2,015 runs, and bowler Ian Botham and his 69 wickets.
Although it may be too traditional for some cricket fans, the atmosphere in this ground is truly unique during Test matches, particularly in the morning of the first Test of the summer, before everyone heads to the Lord’s Tavern for lunch and one of their British beef burgers. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of cricket, the architectural features of the stadium are worth a peek: from the Victorian pavilion to the Honours Board, and not forgetting the Old Father Time weather vane, there’s plenty of Instagram action to be had on a tea break.
Also known as SCG, the stadium is located in Sydney Australia. The venue is the home of New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. The venue has now become a multi-sports venue and used for Cricket, Rugby, Australian Rules Football. The Famous stadium has a capacity of 48,000. The venue has hosted some famous test and ODI matches. SCG was the venue for the 2015 World Cup semi-finals between hosts Australia and India. The stadium traditionally hosts the New Year test which is usually the last test of the series.
One of the world’s cricketing cathedrals, Sydney Cricket Ground’s Ladies’ Pavilion, with its mint green tiled roof, is an iconic spot to watch your club score a century. The Australian ground was built in 1848 and is home to New South Wales Blues cricket team and the Sydney Sixers. It’s also where Sir Don recorded his highest first-class score of 452 not out – he’s such a star of the stadium (and the sport) that they named a stand after him in 2014. In 2007 it was the setting for the fifth Ashes Test match where Australia triumphed in a 10-wicket win to become the first team in 86 years to achieve an Ashes Series whitewash.
The Adelaide Oval is one of the most iconic venues in the world. The venue is now predominantly used for Cricket and football. The Capacity of the stadium is around 54,000. Micheal Clark has the most number of centuries at the venue with 7, whereas Ricky Ponting has scored the most runs at Adelaide Oval with 1743 runs. Virat Kohli also scored twin centuries at Adelaide Oval on his Test Match captaincy debut for India. The Stadium hosted the quarter-finals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup between Pakistan and Australia, in which Wahab Riaz produced one of the great Fast bowling spells to Shane Watson.
The stadium is located in Trivandrum (Kerala) and is a multi-purpose stadium built for playing football and cricket. The capacity of the Greenfield International Stadium is 55,000. The first international cricket match in the stadium was held in 2017, which was a T20 international between India and NewZealand. Whereas the first ODI was played on November 1, 2018, between India and WestIndies.
Perth Stadium is a multi-purpose Stadium located in Western Australia, in the suburb of Burswood. The stadium has a seating capacity of 60,000. The stadium is primarily used for Australian League Football (AFL) and Cricket. It is the home of Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. The stadium now also hosts test matches and in the recently concluded test series between India and Australia, the second test match was played at the new Perth Stadium. Virat Kohli scored his 25th test match century in this very stadium.
Another big-hitter in the south-east of England, The Oval was built in 1845 to house Surrey County Cricket Club and was the first ground to host international Test cricket in 1880. It’s also considered the birthplace of the Ashes, as it was after a game played here against Australia in 1882, which they won by seven runs within two days, that a sports newspaper printed a mock obituary for English cricket, leading to the creation of the Ashes urn.
With such a long and rich history in Test cricket, the atmosphere here on major Test match days is something to be relished: gates open at 4:30 pm and close of play is scheduled for 9:30 pm, between which times the Pimms pours from the bar next to Hobbs Gates and hungry fans ravish greasy parcels of fish and chips or pulled pork rolls. Floodlights were only recently installed, but the original gas-lamps that used to light late play still stand – the Oval was the first sports arena to acquire such lamps in 1889.
The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground is currently the largest cricket stadium in the world. Also known as the “G” it was built in the year 1853. Home to the Melbourne Cricket Club, the MCG has hosted several historic matches. The capacity of the ground is approx 100,024. The cricket ground has hosted 50 over World Cup finals in 1992 and 2015 respectively. It also hosted the first-ever test match between Australia and England in 1877. The ground now also hosts the Australian Football Matches (AFL) in winters. The Melbourne cricket ground also hosts the traditional Boxing Day test match, just a day after Christmas. It is the home for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.
This ground leaves you speechless with its grandeur and its spic maintenance! It is a multi-sports stadium, mostly known for being the stadium to host the first-ever test match and the first ODI between Australia and England.
All these stadiums can accommodate overwhelming crowds of cricket fans with a very apt management committee and administrative authority ensuring the security of the players. There are many other remarkable cricket stadiums across the world that hold a space of great repute in the hearts of cricket fans and players too. But these 10 are the biggest in terms of area and crowd accommodating capacity.
We are closing our list of Best Cricket Ground In The World
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