Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in World
Cricket is one of the most dominant games in the world. The history of cricket starts from 18th century and slowly but gradually it is spread from England to all over the world. Throughout the history of cricket, it has evolved to different formats of the game. There are many stadiums in different countries to play this gentlemen’s game. Here we take a look at Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in World.
#10 Newlands, Cap Town (South Africa)
In top 10 best cricket stadiums in world, Newlands cricket stadium stands at number 10 position. Newlands sits in the shadow of South Africa’s Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak and is currently home. It is situated in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world. First Test match to be held here was South Africa v England on Mar 25-26, 1889. Capacity of Newlands cricket stadium is 25000.
#09 Eden Gardens, Kolkata (India)
Eden Gardens is situated in the city of Kolkata in India. Eden Garden is one of the most historic grounds of world cricket. The capacity of 900000 crowds makes Eden Gardens the biggest ground with respect to crowd capacity behind Melbourne’s MCG. Eden Gardens hosted its first test match in Jan 5-8, 1934. This ground of Established in 1864. Eden Gardens is also the home ground of IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders.
#08 The WACA, Perth (Australia)
Short for Western Australia Cricket Association Ground was established in 1893. It is also a multi-purpose ground in which other sport like Australian Rules football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Baseball are played along with cricket. This test match played here was Australia v England on Dec 11-16, 1970. The crowd capacity of this ground is 18000.
#07 Eden Park Auckland (New Zealand)
Eden Park is situated in Auckland which is New Zealand’s largest city. The stadium is used to play both cricket and rugby. It has hosted two Rugby world cup finals. Eden Park was established in 1900. The first test was played between New Zealand and England on Feb 14-17, 1930. Crowed capacity of this ground is 41000.
#06 Old Trafford, Manchester (England)
Old Trafford is the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. It is one of the oldest test venues in world cricket. Old Trafford is also known as Emirates Old Trafford. The ground was established in 1857. First test match played here was England v Australia – Jul 10-12, 1884. Old Trafford is the third venue to hold most matches in England.
#05 The Wanderers, Johannesburg (South Africa)
The Wanderers was established in 1956 and totally refurbished in 1991 when South Africa cricket made its way back into international cricket. Here the first match was played between South Africa and England and England won this match. In top 10 best cricket stadiums in world, highest ever score of 334 was chased by South Africa V Australia in this ground. World cup 2003 final was also played in Wanderers, which was won by Australia. And then T20 world cup 2007 final was also played here, in which India defeated Pakistan. Crowd capacity at this cricket stadium is 34000.
#04 Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia)
Also known as SSG was established in 1848. It is a multipurpose stadium in which international cricket, rugby and football matches are played. Crowd capacity of Sydney cricket ground is 46000. Sydney cricket ground is the biggest ground with respect to boundaries size. Sydney cricket ground regularly hosts test matches on New Year called Boxing Day test match
#03 The Oval, Kensington (London)
Oval Kingston was built in 1845 and is Located in Kensington London, The Oval was the venue to host the first ever test match in England against Australia. The oval also has the honor to host England first ever football international match against Scotland in 1876. The total capacity of this ground is 23,500 and first test match was played here in 1880. Oval is the birth place of Ashes series. In top 10 best cricket stadiums in world, the crowd capacity of this stadium is 50,000.
#02 Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia)
Melbourne cricket stadium is the largest cricket stadium in top 10 best cricket stadiums in world. Its crowd capacity is 100,024. It was established in 1854. Melbourne cricket stadium hosted the first ever test match between Australia and England in Mar 15-19, 1877. In this very ground Pakistan won their first world cup match in 1992 defeating England. Other than cricket, there are many sports played in MCG including Australian Rules football, Soccer, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lawn Bowls, and Squash.
#01 The Lords Cricket Ground London (England)
Lords Cricket ground is considered as home of cricket. The ground is situated in St John’s Wood, London and owned by Melbourne cricket club. The Lords was established in June 22, 1814. It is named after his founder Thomas Lord. Crowd capacity of Lords cricket ground is 30000. Lords cricket ground has the honor to host 4 One day international world cup final. These include West Indies V Australia world cup 1975, West Indies V England world cup 1979, India V West Indies world cup 1983 and Australia V Pakistan world cup 1999.
Lords cricket stadium remained the center of ICC cricket academy for a very long period of time. The Lords is home ground of English county team Middlesex and Marylebone cricket club. In Ashes series Jul 21-23, 1884 the first test match was played in this ground. Being home of world cricket The Lords takes Number 01 position in top 10 best cricket stadiums in world.