Top Cricket Stadiums in the World


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Cricket is the most played game in India as well as in the world. Every match is being broadcast on TV, but watching matches in different cricket stadiums in different fun. There is an immense level of subjectivity included. For example, most grounds have a decent atmosphere when a Test match or derby clash occurs. Attempting to rank the Top Cricket Stadiums in the World was challenging; short time’s heaven can be another man’s damnation. Let’s take a visit through the best cricket stadiums worldwide and even make it a list of must-dos for cricket sweethearts.

Top 20 Cricket Stadiums in the World

1. Master’s

Location: London, UK

Capacity: 28,000

Built: 1814

Teams: England, MCC, Middlesex

Atmosphere:

Although it might be somewhat stodgy and archaic for a few, the Home of Cricket is a special place, especially when a Test Match is taking place. The principal morning of the main Test of the mid-year, in particular, gives a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

History:

Since the earliest-known match at Lord’s taking place between the MCC and Hertfordshire in 1814, there has been a lot of history created—including over 100 Test matches.

With 2,015 runs, Graham Gooch is the most noteworthy Test run-scorer at the ground, which incorporates the most elevated individual score—a memorable 333 against India in 1990. Ian Botham leads the bowlers with his 69 wickets taken.

Aesthetics:

From the Victorian-era pavilion, which contains the famous Long Room and its Honors Board, through to Old Father Time (a weather vane) and the pleasant St John’s Wood environmental factors, the home of Marylebone Cricket Club is the meaning of photogenic.

2. MCG

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Capacity: 96,000

Built: 1854

Teams: Victoria, Melbourne Stars, Australia

Atmosphere:

At its cricketing peak in the traditional Boxing Day Test, the MCG is where almost 100,000 people consolidate to create a carnival atmosphere. It can be raucous, especially around the infamous Bay 13 area.

History:

Although not as old as Lord’s, 160 years of action has produced a sea of notable minutes. Perhaps the most memorable, for all some unacceptable reasons, was the “underarm conveyance” from Trevor Chappell.

Aesthetics:

Sadly, the G has gone down a similar course to other current stadia, sacrificing its charm for an increased capacity. While—in an advanced sense—it remains pleasing on the eye, it’s as yet an enormous solid bowl.

3. Eden Gardens

Location: Kolkata, India

Capacity: 66,000

Built: 1864

Teams: Bengal, Kolkata Knight Riders, India

Atmosphere:

Attempting to concentrate while thousands of fans are screaming boisterous to the point that you can’t hear yourself think is why playing at Eden Gardens is viewed as a transitional experience for a cricketer.

History:

Mobs, World Cup finals, stampedes, hat-deceives, the greatest dig out from a deficit triumph of all time, and much more uproars. What more might you actually want?

Aesthetics:

Sadly, in the same way as other stadiums, cutting-edge renovations, while necessary as far as safety and solace, have quite recently taken the edge off the ground regarding its attractiveness.

4. The Oval

Location: London, UK

Capacity: 23,500

Built: 1845

Teams: Surrey, England

Atmosphere:

Like many other Test match grounds in the UK, the captivating atmosphere previously and during a major Test match at the Oval ought to be sampled. The ground’s excellent wicket normally gives runs and pace in equal measure.

History:

More than most. The first-historically speaking Test match? Check. The FA Cup final? Check. The birthplace of The Ashes? Check. Quite possibly the most dramatic period in ongoing memory was this erupted from Devon Malcolm.

Aesthetics:

While present-day renovations have negatively impacted many other grounds, the addition of the OCS stands in 2005 added a tangible feeling of awe to the stadium. Don’t fail to remember the world’s generally (just) famous gas tanks, as well.

5. SCG

Location: Sydney, Australia

Capacity: 44,000

Built: 1848

Teams: New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Australia

Atmosphere:

More personable than the MCG, the Sydney Cricket Ground is one of the world’s great cricketing cathedrals and gives a spectacular climate to spectators.

History:

Sir Don Bradman did a lot of damage here, and the ground was the place where he recorded his most elevated five-star score of 452, not out. Previous Australia skipper Ricky Ponting holds the record for most triple-figure scores: six.

Aesthetics:

The brilliant green top of the Ladies’ Pavilion is perhaps the most recognizable in world cricket. Although the grassy slopes have departed quite a while ago, the ground retains a pleasant balance between old and new.

6. Newlands

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Capacity: 25,000

Built: 1889

Teams: Western Province, Cape Cobras, South Africa

Atmosphere:

The spectacular environmental factors make for a humming atmosphere, particularly in international cricket. While the majority of the grassy meadows have been replaced, spots on the remaining ones are pursued.

History:

Any ground that has been in presence for 125 years and saw 50 Tests and tallying will have seen a few sights. Locals will have particularly delighted in the nine centuries that local-kid Jacques Kallis enrolled.

Aesthetics:

When Newlands basks under the sun with Table Mountain transcending in the background, is there a greater place to watch cricket? The lone reason this ground doesn’t get full focuses is the abundance of bland solid when looking from other angles.

7. Trent Bridge

Location: Trent Bridge, UK

Capacity: 17,000

Built: 1841

Teams: Nottingham, England

Atmosphere:

Although it doesn’t have the clout of the Oval and Lord’s, Trent Bridge is England’s best cricketing arena for many fans. One of the main reasons for that is the enthusiastic help it houses for district and international games.

History:

Another ancient setting has seen various Kings and Queens travel every which way since it initially started facilitating cricket. Among the many records set here, England’s 2005 and 2013 Ashes triumphs will remain long in the memory.

Aesthetics:

An interaction of smart renovation has seen some architecturally propelled stands unite with more established models to create a quintessential English ground. It also has one of the world’s best scoreboards.

8. Adelaide Oval

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Capacity: 53,000

Built: 1873

Teams: South Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia

Atmosphere:

When the Ashes are visiting the area, the Oval is humming, but the ground can be more sedate for challenges of less force. As per usual, things get spicier when the lagers start to kick in.

History:

The infamous Bodyline arrangement of 1932-33 reached its peak at this ground when mounted police were needed to monitor the group. England fans will not have affectionate recollections of their side’s collapse in 2006.

Aesthetics:

The nearby cathedral and stream once made this ground appear to be English, but the new stands have paid to that. Notwithstanding, it actually remains a dazzling place to play cricket.

9. Edgbaston

Location: Birmingham, UK

Capacity: 25,000

Built: 1882

Teams: Warwickshire, England

Atmosphere:

Portrayed by Alec Stewart as “up there with Eden Gardens,” England’s visits, particularly the Test matches, are all around upheld. A large local Asian people group also turns out in their droves for the visits of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

History:

The location of Brian Lara’s world-record five-star score of 501 not out, Edgbaston also facilitated England’s epic clash with Australia in the 2005 Ashes, broadly viewed as one of the greatest Test matches ever.

Aesthetics:

Positive redevelopments have managed to keep the classic English-ground ambiance with a contemporary wind. The capacity increase makes it the second greatest cricket ground in the UK.

10. Galle International Stadium

Location: Galle, Sri Lanka

Capacity: 35,000

Built: 1876

Teams: Galle Cricket Club, Sri Lanka

Atmosphere:

Carefree local groups convey a festival-like atmosphere for huge matches and are ably supported by any semblance of the Barmy Army when England is visiting the area.

History:

Practically annihilated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the ground had to be rebuilt from scratch. On the field, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 87 wickets here in only 11 matches.

Aesthetics:

Despite, as above, a large portion of the original stadium being diminished to rubble, it remains one of the world’s most picturesque grounds. The sixteenth-century Dutch fortress, loaded with a clock tower, gives a memorable backdrop.

11. Sovereign’s Park Oval

Location: Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Capacity: 25,000

Built: 1896

Teams: Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, West Indies

Atmosphere:

A classic Caribbean carnival-like atmosphere with the larger-than-life fans giving as much entertainment off the field as there is on it. Everything is magnified when the West Indies are visiting the area.

History:

Despite the Windies having declined of late, they’ve produced many memorable performances here, including bowling England out for a paltry 46 out of 1994.

Aesthetics:

Against the beautiful backdrop of the Northern Hills, a circle of marginally mismatching stands (some restored in 2007 for the World Cup) pleasantly mix the old and the new.

12. Feroz Shah Kotla

Location: Delhi, India

Capacity: 40,000

Built: 1883

Teams: Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India

Atmosphere:

Famed for its cauldron-like, partisan atmosphere, playing at the Feroz is a tremendous trial of nerve for rival players.

History:

Delhi fans have seen many high points and low points throughout the long term. Euphoric highs, for example, Anil Kumble taking all 10 wickets in a single inning, blend in with the embarrassing low of a 2009 ODI against Sri Lanka being abandoned because of a helpless pitch.

Aesthetics:

Something of a solid wilderness dominated by the gigantic Stadium End stand that resembles a multi-story car park.

13. Basin Reserve

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Capacity: 11,600

Built: 1868

Teams: Wellington, New Zealand

Atmosphere:

Broadly speaking, the Kiwi cricket-watching public will, in general, be more restrained than their trans-Tasman counterparts. That said, a visit by Australia certainly raises the stakes.

History:

Built on land flattened by an earthquake, the New Zealand capital facilitated its first Test match in 1929. Sir Richard Hadlee is the leading wicket-taker on the ground, having taken 53 wickets at an average of 20.3.

Aesthetics:

Despite literally being in a roundabout, the Basin Reserve’s location at the foot of Mount Victoria makes for pleasant cricketing scenes.

14. Karachi Cricket Stadium

Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Capacity: 34,000

Built: 1955

Teams: Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan

Atmosphere:

Unfortunately, Pakistan’s present home-game embargo has removed the intense blend that is the National Stadium from the international circuit.

History:

A post for Pakistan, who have lost only two Tests here, the ground played host to Mohammad Younis scoring his record-breaking 10th century in a solitary calendar year.

Aesthetics:

The field of play is pleasingly circular, but a nearer examination reveals dilapidated stands, leaking rooftops, rusting seats, and disintegrating solid staircases.

15. WACA

Location: Perth, Australia

Capacity: 24,500

Built: 1890

Teams: Western Australia, Perth Scorchers. Australia

Atmosphere:

Like other Australian scenes, the Western Australian Cricket Association ground can get unruly when the afternoon sun and brews kick in. Still, generally, it gives an amazing atmosphere to cricket.

History:

Famous for being perhaps the fastest wicket globally, the WACA has been a pace bowler’s paradise for some time. Glenn McGrath enlisted his best at any point figures of eight for 24 here against Pakistan.

Aesthetics:

Notable floodlights and the nearby riverside saving, helpless facilities have discovered the ground under a tension of late. It has been left off Australia’s Test plan for the 2014-15 visit to India.

16. Wankhede Stadium

Location: Mumbai, India.

Capacity: 34,000

Built: 1974

Teams: Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, India.

Atmosphere:

A classic subcontinental cauldron of shading and commotion during IPL and international challenges where the enthusiastic locals come in their droves.

History:

As well as facilitating Ravi Shastri’s six sixes and Sunil Gavaskar’s 205 against the West Indies, its most poignant second was when Sachin Tendulkar walked off the field for the absolute last time in November 2013.

Aesthetics:

In the same way as other of today’s grounds, the Wankhede Stadium lost a portion of its brilliance after its 21st-century renovations, but it remains a spectacular sight when there’s a full house.

17. Kensington Oval

Location: Bridgetown, Barbados

Capacity: 28,000

Built: 1882

Teams: Barbados, Barbados Tridents, West Indies

Atmosphere:

A new facelift lost a portion of the ground’s erratic Caribbean flavor, but watching a major match at the Kensington Oval remains a special treat.

History:

Since facilitating principal England visiting side in 1895, “Mecca”— as the locals know it—has seen multiple major games, including Australia’s comfortable triumph over Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup final.

Aesthetics:

The ramshackle stands of old were totally wrecked and replaced by another $135m stadium throughout the span of 2004 to 2007. The solace factor was increased, but a level of charm was lost.

18. The Wanderers Stadium

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Capacity: 34,000

Built: 1956

Teams: Highveld Lions aka Transvaal, South Africa

Atmosphere:

The ground is nicknamed “The Bullring” by locals because of the circular shape and intimidating atmosphere generated by a partisan home help.

History:

Opened during the twentieth century, the stadium has played host to many memorable minutes, including Michael Atherton’s marathon 10-hour innings and the most noteworthy scoring ODI game ever.

Aesthetics:

Not the most attractive ground in the world—or even South Africa for that matter—but grassy banks give alternate choices among the array of grandstands.

19. The Gabba

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Capacity: 42,000

Built: 1895

Teams: Queensland, Brisbane Heat, Australia

Atmosphere:

Normally boasting a superb batting track, the Gabba also offers a threatening climate for the resistance—especially in the traditional Ashes opener. Later “concretization” has prompted a deficiency of intimacy.

History:

A fortification for the Aussies, who haven’t lost a Test here since 1988, the ground facilitated the main ever tied Test in 1955 against the West Indies back and the inaugural T20 international Down Under.

Aesthetics:

While it is now essentially a gigantic solid bowl, the Brisbane Cricket Ground was before a more classical cricket stadium with a progression of flighty stands and grassy banks for fans to relax on.

20. Headingley

Location: Leeds, UK.

Capacity: 17,000

Built: 1890

Teams: Yorkshire, England

Atmosphere:

Many rival teams and fans don’t know what has hit them when the almost football-like climate of the Western Terrace (an off-limits area for families) gets warmed up.

History:

What about two triple hundreds of years from the Don? Or then again, Yorkshire’s own special Geoffrey Boycott scoring his 100th century here. And, obviously, that performance from Ian Botham in 1981?

Aesthetics:

Like its rival across the Pennines, Headingley can never be portrayed as the most beautiful spot to watch cricket, and its new marble-impact Media Center appears to be somewhat strange.


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