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10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in the world

The biggest Cricket stadium from all around the world, with some of the great matches and milestones achieved by the players along with the capacity of each stadium.

Prashant Gautam
Last updated: 15.06.2019
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Cricket is not only a sport but a religion in India, and the cricket fans watch the gentleman’s game from all around the world. 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.

1. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)


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 to 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.

2.Eden Gardens

The home of Indian cricket Eden Gardens is located in Kolkata and is one 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 of India. It is the home of 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. The 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 Srilanka when he made 264 was also played at the Eden Gardens.

3. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

Located in the city Naya Raipur Chhattisgarh India, the cricket stadium was inaugurated in 2008. The first cricket match in this cricket stadium was played in 2010 when the Canada cricket team arrived in India to play a practice match. Since then it has hosted several IPL games. In 2013, the cricket stadium was announced as the second home venue for Delhi DareDevils ( Now Delhi Capitals). Stadium also hosted 8 champions league T20 tournament in 2014. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of 65,000.

4. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

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.

5. Perth Stadium

Perth Stadium is a multi-purpose Stadium located in Western Australia, in the suburb of Burswood. The stadium has a seating capacity for 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.

6. Greenfield International Stadium

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.

7. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

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. Whereas surprisingly Sachin Tendulkar has taken the most number of wickets at the venue with 12.

8. Adelaide Oval

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.

9. Sydney Cricket Ground

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 semifinals between hosts Australia and India. The stadium traditionally hosts the new year test which is usually the last test of the series.

10. Docklands Stadium

Home of the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League is a multi-purpose Sport and entertainment stadium which is located in Melbourne Australia. The seating capacity of the stadium is 48,000. The first ever cricket match at Docklands Stadium was held in the year 2000 between Australia and South Africa.  Adam Gilchrist has scored the most runs at the venue with 451 runs in 11 matches. Brett Lee has picked the most wickets, 25 in just 10 matches

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