Cricket for some is more than just a sport. In a country like India, it’s a religion. Are you one of those crazy fans who would travel all the way to another continent, just to see your favorite team play? Take a look at the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world which will leave any cricket fan awestruck.
- Lord’s Cricket Ground, London-
Established in 1814, this is one of the oldest cricket grounds. It is widely regarded as the home ground of cricket. Playing a test match here is every cricketer’s dream. Lord’s can seat up to 30,000 spectators.
- Eden gardens, Kolkata (India) –
Established in 1864, Eden Gardens has a capacity of 66,000. The Eden Gardens remains cricket’s answer to the Coliseum. It is like a pilgrim for most international cricketers since they can show off their talents in front of the most passionate and vocal crowds in the game.
- Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne (Australia) –
MCG was established in 1853 and currently, has a capacity of 90,000. It is regarded as one of the premier sporting venues of Australia. For over one hundred years it has played host to many of the country’s biggest cricketing events, Australian Rules football matches, and many other significant sporting contests.
- The Wanderers, Johannesburg (South Africa) –
Known as the ‘Bullring’ because of its intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams the Wanderers has a rich history. This ground has witnessed many memorable moments.
- Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala (India) –
Known for its serene ambience, Rolling Meadows and spell binding views, this stadium has a capacity of 23,000. Another impressive feature is its openness and small-sized stands, which allow for winds to sweep across, giving fast bowlers assistance in the air.
- Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (Australia) –
With a capacity of almost 44000, it is one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world.
- Kensington Oval, Barbados-
Established in 1871, it has grown into one of the most impressive grounds in the Caribbean. The official capacity of the old ground is 15,000, although more cram in on occasions. The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados.
- Newlands, Cape Town (South Africa) –
Newlands, home of Western Province Cricket, has been described by many, together with the Adelaide Oval in Australia, as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the World. Nestled behind and at the foot of Table Mountain it is one of the most picturesque places in the world to watch cricket and has a capacity of 25000.
- The WACA, Perth (Australia)-
The WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association Ground), which is built on an old swamp land, has been the home to many sports, including AFL, rugby (both codes) and soccer, but its real fame is as a cricket ground.
10. The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (Australia) –
It is one of the most picturesque Test venues in the world. Situated amid gardens and trees, with the spire of St Peter’s Cathedral as a backdrop, the ground has a class of its own.
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