Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and its fans are spread all over the world. The best place where fans get to engage with the game physically is a stadium. There are many cricket stadiums in the world that are 2nd to none. Let’s talk about Top 10 Most Beautiful Cricket Stadiums in the World here:-
#1 Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium (India)
Narendra Modi cricket stadium is the #world’s biggest cricket stadium with a capacity of 132,000 spectators at a time. It’s also known as MORTERA It’s situated near bank of River Sabarmati in the city of Ahmedabad, India under the influence of Gujrat cricket academy. It was built in 1983 and served cricket for numerous years and back in 2015 it was completely demolished and rebuilt again as a giant cricket stadium in 2020 with a cost of 100 dollars.
On February 24th it was renamed as Narendra Modi cricket stadium in the pride of Indian prime minister and former chairman of Gujrat cricket academy. In starting its area was 50 acre that is now increased to 63 acres. The mighty stadium hosted a lot of International matches as well as local leagues and IPL matches too. One of the greatest cricketers Sunil Gavaskar completed his 10000 runs at this avenue against Pakistan.
#2. Eden Gardens (India)
Eden Gardens is another splendid stadium from India. It was built in 1864 and now has a capacity of 66,000 people. It is also called the home of Indian cricket and due to its rapid outfield it is referred as heaven for batsmen. In 1987, became the 2nd stadium to host a cricket WC final. 2016 world cup’s thrilling final between WI and ENG was also played here.
#3 Galle Cricket Stadium (Siri Lanka)
In the capital of Siri Lanka, near 16th century Galle for lies one of the most spectacular cricket stadiums, Galle cricket stadium. It is surrounded by Indian Ocean from two sides. Was built in 1878 as a horse racing ground but then got used for cricket matches. First international match was played here on 3rd June 1998.
On 26th December it was completely destroyed by a tsunami in Indian Ocean and was rebuilt between 2006 and 2007, and then it was opened for cricket on 7th December, 2007.
#4 Melbourne Cricket Stadium (Australia)
World’s 2nd largest cricket stadium is situated in Melbourne, Australia, adjacent to Melbourne Park in the center of city. It was built in 1853, when a steam train track had to pass through oval. Finals of cricket world cup 1992 and 2015 were also held here. It also acted as an avenue for 2006 common wealth games, Rugby world cup and soccer qualifiers.
#5 Darren Sammy Cricket Ground
It is a small but one of the most splendid cricket stadiums in the world, situated Baeusejour hills, West Indies. It is named after the former West Indian captain Darren Sammy. With a sitting capacity of 15,000 spectators, Darren Sammy cricket stadium is one of the best places sitting where you should watch a cricket match.
#6 New Land Cricket Stadium (South Africa)
It’s another eye catching cricket stadium with a capacity of accommodating 25,000 people at once. Newland cricket ground is situated in Cape Town, South Africa right behind Table Mountains. It was voted as world’s 2nd best stadium to watch a match. Due to its soothing weather its super friendly to spectators.
#7 Old Trafford Cricket Stadiums (England)
In the core of Manchester city lays one of the world’s oldest cricket grounds. With a capacity of 26,000 this stadium was built in 1847 and serving cricket since 1884. This ground holds the record of hosting most world cup matches and most semi finals
#8 Lord’s Cricket Ground (England)
Lord’s cricket ground is world’s oldest cricket ground made in 1814 at ST John’s Wood, London, England. It has a capacity of 30,000 people and is named after the Lord Thomas of England. Its holds numerous records and is the ground hosting most test matches.
#9 New road Worcester cricket Stadium (England)
Another grand stadium from England, situated in Worcestershire city, England with a capacity of just 4500 it is one of the most pretty cricket grounds on the bank of river, surrounded by trees. It was built in 1899.
#10 Gaddafi Cricket Stadiums
In the world’s most cultured cities of Lahore Pakistan, lies Gadaffi cricket stadium. This stadium is popular for its generous people that provide one of the best atmospheres to watch cricket. With a capacity of 29,000 it was built in 1955.