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Top 10 cricket stadiums in the world

Top 10 cricket stadiums in the world

10. Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa


Newlands cricket stadiums is widely regarded as the most beautiful cricket ground in the world is it is located in the heart of famous mountains called  Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. South Africa played their first test match against England back in 1889.


9. Old Trafford, Manchester (England)


Old Trafford, known for sponsorship reasons as Emirates Old Trafford, is a cricket stadiums in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club and has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864.Old Trafford is England’s second oldest test venue and one of the most renowned. It was the venue for the first ever Ashes testto be held in England in July 1884 and has hosted two Cricket World Cup semi-finals. In 1956, the first 10-wicket haul in a single innings was achieved by England bowler Jim Laker who achieved bowling figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs – a bowling record which is unmatched in test and first-class cricket. In the 1993 Ashes Test at Old Trafford, leg-spinner Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the Ball of the Century.


8.Eden Gardens, Kolkata India

One of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world and with the capacity of over 90,000 it makes it second largest cricket stadiums behind Melbourne’s MCG. It host test matches, one day and also home to IPL’s most glamours side Kolkata Knight Riders. Built back in 1864 it has been hosting test matches since 1934 and one days since 1987. There have been six different matches where more than 100,000 people attended the stadium at one time.


7. The WACA, Perth – Australia

The Waca

The name “WACA” derives from  Western Australian Cricket Association who owns and operates this venue. unlike other big cricket stadiums in australia The Waca is primarily used for cricket and hosting test matches since 1970. Because it is located close to sea and with the combination of sea-breezes passing through the ground and one of the fastest wickets in the world makes it “Pacers paradise”.


6. The Wanderers, Johannesburg – South Africa


Build back in 1956 and tottally revamped in 1991 when South Africa cricket made its way back into international cricket. Wanderers has been hosted international cricket since than regularly and you can call it home of South Africa cricket. Wanderers Stadium was the venue when Australia defeated India in the final of 2003 world cup and than T20 final between India vs Pakistan in 2007.

5. Eden Park Auckland – New Zealand


Eden Park in Auckland is by far the biggest cricket stadiums in New Zealand and it is used for both Rugby and Cricket International teams of New Zealand. Eden Park is home to New Zealand rugby team in the winter and cricket in the summer. It has hosted two Rugby world cup finals and cricket fans around the world often complaint about the short boundaries of this ground.


4. The Oval, Kensington London


Built in 1845 and Located in kensington London, The Oval was the venue to host the first ever test match in england against Australia and it was the venue for the first ever FA Cup final (Football). Vauxhall Tube station is very close to the ground and it is home to english county side “Surrey”. The oval also has the honour to host England first ever football international match against Scotland in 1876.


3. Sydney Cricket Ground – Australia

General view of SCG

Also known as SCG, it is another multi-sport style cricket stadiums in Australia which is mainly used for hosting international cricket match and usually is the venue for new years day test match in Australia. Australian rules football and rugby matches are also played at this ground. recently hosted the semifinals of 2015 cricket world cup.


2. The Lords, London, England



Widely regarded as home of cricket, The Lords was established early in 18th century by Thomas Lord in 1814 and it has so much history and class. 4 world cup finals has been played on this ground and this is one venue every cricket fan wants to see atleast once in their lifetime.


1. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – Australia


One of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world, Melbourne cricket ground has the record to hosts both the first ever test match and the first ever one day match in 1971. Two world cup finals has been played on this ground, 1992 when Pakistan beat England and this year when Australia defeated New Zealand. It is the largest cricket ground with capacity of over 95,000 but its built for multi-sports as aussie role soccer and occassional rugby matches are played at this stadium.

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