Lord’s stadium being the Home of Cricket has to be one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world.
Cricket is a religion followed by millions all over the globe. It is one of the most interesting games which is not only famous in Asia but in all over the World and cannot be played without a proper stadium.
We all agree to this that watching a sport on the television doesn’t actually give us the same experience as the one you get at one of the largest stadiums in the world.
- Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World
- The Lords, Cricket Ground in London
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne
- The Oval, Kensington London
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata India
- Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (Australia)
- Old Trafford, Manchester (England)
- The WACA, Perth (Australia)
- The Wanderers, Johannesburg (South Africa)
- Kensington Oval, Barbados (West Indies)
- Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Pakistan)
There are several factors that determine how excellent a stadium actually is. Whether in terms of lighting, crowd capacity, pitches, facilities, aerial view and so on. Our Team has picked up 10 of the best cricket grounds around the world, just for you
Here we are with the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World.
1) Lord’s Cricket Stadium, London:
The Lords” is also called the Home of Cricket. It has remained the centre of ICC committee for a long period of time. The founder of this stadium was Thomas Lord who formed it in 1814, due to which the name of this stadium has become The Lords, Cricket Ground.
It has been the venue for some of the greatest matches in cricket history and has seen 4 World Cup Finals: (1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999).This is one venue every cricket fan wants to see at least once in their lifetime. This ground is also considered as the home-ground to the Marylebone Cricket Club, and many of the home matches have been played here in the Lords.
Stadium Capacity: 30,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Sachin Tendulkar (Marylebone Cricket Club) v/s Shane Warne(Rest of the World), 2014.
2) Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne:
MCG is the largest cricket stadium in the world, just like Lords it has so much history starting with international test matches against England back in 19th Century and till the 1992 World Cup when Pakistan defeated England in the final to win their first World Cup.
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. Stadium is located in the heart of the city and year and year out host a boxing Day test matches starting on 26th December which draws out huge crowds.
Stadium Capacity: 1,00,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Shane Warne’s 700th Test Wicket (December 2006)
3) The Oval, Kensington London:
In the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World the Oval, Kennington London has also great importance because The Oval has not only performed the hosting responsibilities of cricket events but also played the first ever Football FA final match in this ground.
The total capacity of this ground is 23,500 and first test match was played here in 1880. Oval is considered as the most beautiful stadium in the world and also hosted to many exciting Ashes test and ODI series in the past.
4) Eden Gardens, Kolkata India:
The Eden Gardens cricket stadium is situated in the city of Kolkata in India and after 1934 it has become the centre of international cricket when England played a cricket match with India in this stadium. In the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World this is the second biggest ground in the world after Melbourne cricket ground.
There is also some sportsmanship failures occurred in this ground. In 1996 world cup semifinal match was played in between India and Sri Lanka and when Sri Lanka was going to win the match, crowed started throwing stuff in stadium and after that ICC intervened and Sri Lanka won the match.
Stadium Capacity: 68,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Highest Score ever by a batsman in ODI, Rohit Sharma (264 runs/ 173 balls)
5) Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (Australia):
Sydney Cricket ground is found in Australia. In the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World it is the second beautiful stadium in the world. It was established in 1884 and its total capacity is 46,000. This ground is also famous for a notorious event between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh.
It is a multi-sport style stadium in Australia which is mainly used for hosting international cricket matches. Australian rules football and rugby matches are also played at this ground. Recently hosted the semifinals of 2015 cricket world cup.
6) Old Trafford, Manchester (England):
In the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the world Old Trafford, Manchester has also important history behind it. It is situated in United Kingdom and it was established in 1854. Here the first test match was played between Australia and England in1884.
Having a capacity of 19000, it is the third ground in the country of England to host the most number of Test matches, after Lords and the Oval since it has hosted as many as 73 Tests.
7) The WACA, Perth (Australia):
In the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World the WACA, Perth is another well known ground located in Australia. It has also great history behind it. It is famous for its extra bounce and due to its fast bowling track it always favors the fast bowlers and they can perform here magnificently. Brett Lee has enjoyed huge achievements here in this ground. The total capacity of this ground is 24,000.
The iconic ground has been a witness to incidentally four of the seven fastest Test centuries in Test cricket till date, with the most popular ones being Adam Gilchrist scoring it in 57 balls against England in 2006 and recently, David Warner scoring it in 68 balls against India, as both were match winning and thoroughly entertaining efforts.
8) The Wanderers, Johannesburg (South Africa):
Johannesburg is an interesting cricket ground because of the way it was build, it has a bull ring style architecture and visiting teams often get under pressure by the home crowd. In this ground the world greatest score 434 was chase by South Africa against Australia. It also hosted the World Cup 2003 final match which was played between India and Australia where Australia defeated India.
Wanderers Stadium was the venue when Australia defeated India in the final of 2003 world cup and then T20 final between India vs Pakistan in 2007.
9) Kensington Oval, Barbados (West Indies):
The Kensington Oval was once upon a time said to have one of the fastest pitches in world cricket, so much so that it used to create many opposition batsmen when they came out to bat. Half the battle was already won by the West Indies.
It has been existent since the last 130 years although the first Test match played here was between West Indies and England in January 1930.
10) Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Pakistan):
The Gaddafi Stadium is on tenth number among the Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the world. This is situated in Lahore Pakistan. Its capacity is 60,000 and this is the home of the Pakistan cricket team, the Lahore Lions and the Lahore Eagles.
Gaddafi Stadium has hosted the final of 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup Australia vs Sri Lanka which was won by Sri Lanka. I 2009 an Terrorist attack was happens when Sri Lanka was Playing vs Pakistan a Test Match, Till then No International Cricket in Pakistan. Gaddafi Stadium Waiting for International Stars!
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