Many Venues are really famous in the Game of Cricket. As these venues can be categorized on the basis of capacity, location, and mesmerizing beauty. Here, I am providing you all the information related to the Best Cricket Venues in the World. So, stay tuned.
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List of Cricket Venues by Capacity
Many cricket venues are present in different countries that can hold a large number of fans. Most of the largest stadium, that are categorized under the capacity factor, are basically in Australia and India, as both the nations has a large number of audience who follow and have passion for the game.
Here, I am discussing some of the largest stadiums, and providing the data in the form of the table.
|1)||Sardar Patel Stadium||1,10,000||Ahmedabad||India|
|2)||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1,01,024||Melbourne||Australia|
|4)||Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium||65,000||Nava Raipur||India|
|6)||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||55,000||Hyderabad||India|
|7)||Greenfield International Stadium||55,000||Trivanathupuram||India|
|10)||JSCA International Stadium||50,000||Ranchi||India|
|11)||Docklands Cricket Stadium||48,000||Melbourne||Australia|
|12)||Sydney Cricket Ground||48,000||Sydney||Australia|
|13)||Vidharbha Cricket Association||45,000||Nagpur||India|
|15)||Eden Park||42,000||Auckland||New Zealand|
|16)||Arun Jaitley Stadium||41,000||New Delhi||India|
|17)||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||40,000||Bengaluru||India|
|19)||Multan Cricket Stadium||35,000||Multan||Pakistan|
|21)||Green Park Stadium||33,000||Kanpur||India|
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Top 10 Cricket Venues in World
Lords is considered as the very first and the most famous cricket venue in the world. The name of the venue is given on the name of the founder Thomas Lord. It is the most valuable venue in the heritage of cricket. It is a dream of every player to play a single game in this venue.
The venue is located in St. John’s Wood, London, and has a capacity of 30,000. It is stated that this stadium is approx. 206 years old. The first match that held in this stadium is in 1884. This venue is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club and it comes under the supervision of England and Wales Cricket Board.
As Lord’s is the oldest venue in the world, then the Eden Gardens is the oldest and the most famous cricket venue in India. Eden Gardens was established in 1864. It is the largest cricket stadium in India after the newly opened Sardar Patel Singh Cricket Stadium.
Eden Gardens is the most famous venue in India as it is the oldest one in the country. It has a capacity of approx. 70,000 as of recent info. The stadium is situated in West Bengal, India and it is the home ground of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. The first match that was played on this venue is way back in 1934.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground is also known as MCG, situated in the Melbourne city of the continent Australia. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the most famous venue in the country as well as in the world. The owner of this venue are the Government of Victoria and the operator of the venue are Melbourne Cricket Club.
The stadium was established in the year 1853, and this venue has a capacity of approx. 1 lakh. The first match that has been played on the venue is on 1873.
The Oval is the second venue in the list from the European Continent. It is also a very famous venue in the world, as the name this ground is perfectly oval in the shape. The stadium is located in Kennington, London in the United Kingdom. The venue was established in 1845 and it has a capacity of 25,000.
The owner of this venue are Duchy of Cornwall and the operators of the stadium are Surrey County Cricket Club. The first match that has been played in this venue is way back in 1890.
Wankhede Stadium is the heart of the Indian Cricket Grounds, as it is very famous for its serene view as it is located beside the Marine Drive, Mumbai which is the most beautiful place in the city. The stadium was established in 1974 and has a capacity of approx. 45,000.
This venue hosts many high profile matches in the past years including ICC World Cup 2011 final where India beat Priyanka to become the first team to win an ICC Cricket World Cup on the home soil. The first match played on this venue was in 1975.
Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Cricket Ground is second in the list from the country Australia. This venue is situated in the beautiful city of Sydney. The stadium was established in 1848, this is also a very old and famous venue in the world.
The home team of the venue is Sydney Sixers who play in BBL (Big Bash League). The first match that has been played in this venue was in the late ’80s approx. in 1885 as per the reports present.
The HPCA stadium which is located on the foothills of the Himalayas in Dharamshala is one of the most beautiful and highly located stadium above the sea level. The stadium is located approx. 5,000ft above the sea level making it one of the stadium located at the highest altitude.
It is located in Dharamshala which is home to the Dalai Lama, who is a very famous speaker, it is the home ground for Himachal regional teams and in IPL (Indian Premier League) this venue hosts Kings Eleven Punjab as their home team. The capacity of the ground is 25000 which is not bad regarding situated at that height.
Newlands Stadium is one of the serene and famous cricket stadiums present in Cape Town, South Africa. The venue was established in 1888 with a decent capacity of over 20000. The official name of the venue is PPC Newlands but it is famous in the world and in the country of South Africa by the name of Newland only.
The first match that was played in this stadium was in 1889. This venue is the home ground for the teams like Cape Cobras and Cape Town Blitz.
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The Galle is also a famous ground in the Indian Subcontinent. The venue is located in Galle, Sri Lanka near the Galle Fort. This venue is considered one of the most serene or we can say picturesque ground in the world. The venue was established in the year 1876 and has a capacity of over 34000 as per the reports.
It is considered as the luckiest venue for the national cricket team. The first test match that was played in this venue is in 1998. It takes a long time for this venue to hold an international match.
Trent Bridge is the third venue in the list from the United Kingdom. It is located beside the River Trent in Nottingham. This venue mostly hosts Test matches and county matches. The venue is one of the old venues that was established in 1871, having a capacity of 17000.
The first match played in this venue was in 1889.
The above-given list of cricket venues provided here categorized based on popularity and size or Top 10 Venues in the World according to Wikipedia or other supported sources.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Ans: India has most numbers of International cricket stadium with a total of 52 stadiums.
Ans: Melbourne Cricket Ground is the first officially recognized cricket ground in the world.
Ans: Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Established in 1864.
Ans: Motera Cricket Stadium, Gujarat is the world’s largest cricket stadium. In this stadium audience capacity is 1.10 lakh.
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