Top 10 International Cricket Stadiums in India

List of 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in India

Top 10 International Cricket Stadiums in India
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Cricket is a very popular game around the world. There are lots of stadiums in India to enjoy the beauty of cricket. Here is the list of top 10 Cricket stadiums in India.

Cricket is a team game. This is a very popular game around the world. It originated in England. Presently, in other country’s cricket has become very popular. Cricket is held in three formats - Test, ODI and T20. Due to the huge popularity of cricket the 50 over’s World cup has been introduced in every four years since 1975 and T20 World cup has been started since 2007.

There are lots of stadiums in India to enjoy the beauty of cricket. These stadiums are quite spectacular.

10 Best International Cricket Stadiums in India

1) Eden Gardens, Kolkata:

Eden Gardens is the second largest cricket stadiums (after the MCG) in the world and it is the oldest stadium In India. Its seating capacity is 66,000. It is known as India’s home of cricket and one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world. It was established in 1864. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held in 1934 against England and the first ODI match was held on 18th February, 1987 against arch rival Pakistan.

Eden Garden is the home ground of the Bengal cricket team and Kolkata Knight Riders. Cricket Association of Bengal operates this ground whose president is a former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. This ground has hosted many memorable international matches, such as World cup and World T20. The final match of 1987 World cup, the semi- final of 1996 World cup and the final of 2016 World T20 was held at this venue.

2) Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad:

Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium is the largest Cricket stadium in South India. It is located in Uppal. Its seating capacity is 60,000. It was established in 2003. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 12th November, 2010 against New Zeland, and the first ODI match was held on 16th November, 2005 against South Africa. It is the home ground of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. The Hyderabad Cricket association operates the ground. This ground has two Ends – Pavilion End and North End (VVS Laxman End).

3) M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai:

M.A Chidambaram stadium is one of the best Cricket stadiums in India. It is located in Chepauk. Chepauk is hundred meters distance from Marina beach. Its seating capacity is 50,000. It was established in 1916. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 10th February, 1934 against England and the first ODI match was held on 9th October, 1987 against Australia. It is the home ground of Tamil Nadu Cricket teams.

The Madras Cricket association operates the ground. This ground has hosted many memorable matches. Total 7 World cup matches (1987, 1996, 2011) are held on this ground. The first Ranji trophy match was held here in 1934 between Madras and Mysore.

4) Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:

Wankhede stadium was established in 1974. Its seating capacity is 33,108. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 23rd January, 1975 against West Indies and the first ODI match was held on 17th January, 1987 against Sri Lanka.

The Mumbai Cricket association operates the ground. It is the home ground of the Mumbai Cricket team. This ground has been host numerous notable matches. That is the final of 2011 World cup and the Semi final of 1987 World cup.

5) Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi:

Feroz Shah Kotla is located in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. Its seating capacity is 48,000. It was established in 1883. It is the second oldest Cricket stadium in India. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 10th November, 1948 against West Indies and the first ODI match was held on 15th September 1982 against Sri Lanka. It is the home ground of the Delhi team in Ranji trophy. The Delhi District Cricket association operates the ground.

6) M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:

Its seating capacity is 40,000. It was established in 1969.  The first international Test match was held on 22nd November, 1974 against West Indies and the first ODI match was held on 26TH September, 1982 against Sri Lanka.

The Karnataka State Cricket association operates the ground. This is the home ground of the Karnataka Cricket team. This ground has two Ends- Pavilion End and BEML End. It has hosted many notable Cricket matches. One of them is the Quarter final of 1996 World cup and 5 matches of 2011’s World cup is held in this ground.

7) IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, Mohali:

It is located in Mohali, near Chandigarh. Its seating capacity is 26,000. It was established in 1993.  In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 10th December, 1994 against West Indies and the first ODI match was held on 22nd November, 1993 against South Africa. The Punjab Cricket Association operates the ground. Two World cup Semi finals (1996, 2011) are held on this ground.

8) Barabati Stadium, Cuttack:

Its seating capacity is 45,000. It was established in 1958. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 4th January, 1987 against Sri Lanka and the first ODI match was held on 27th January, 1982 against England. The Odisha Cricket Association operates the ground. The Barabati stadium has hosted some memorable World cup matches in 1987 and 1996.

9) Green Park Stadium, Kanpur: 

Green Park stadium is located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is situated near the river Ganges. Its seating capacity is 32,000. It was established in 1945. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 12th January, 1952 against England and the first ODI match was held on 24th December, 1986 against Sri Lanka. The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association operates the ground. It is the home ground of U.P cricket team. It has hosted just one World cup match in 1987.

10) Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground: 

It is located in Nagpur. Its seating capacity is 45,000. It was established in 1929. In this stadium, the first international Test match was held on 3rd October, 1965 against New Zeland and the first ODI match was held on 23rd January, 1985 against England. The Vidarbha Cricket Association operates the ground


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