Cricket is the 2nd most watched sports in the world. The fame of this game is increasing constantly because of thrilling competitions taking place and most importantly, we have 3 interesting formats of this game now. So, younger generation is much attracted to this game, and even it is being played in the streets and colonies by the cricket lovers. Now, almost every single cricket team has lots of fans in their country, and whenever there is a competition of two teams, people love to go and watch the match live in the stadium. Today we are going to discuss about Top 10 Beautiful Cricket Grounds In The World. Scroll down to see the attraction of all these. 🙂
10. Old Trafford, England
Established In: 1857
Old Trafford is the 2nd most historical cricket stadium built in England. It hosts the international cricket in all three formats and has the capacity of 26,000 people. Old Trafford currently holds the 10th spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
9. Eden Gardens, India
Established In: 1864
Eden Gardens is one of the largest stadiums in the world, besides being beautiful. It has the capacity of 90,000 people and matches in every format of cricket are hosted in this stadium. Not just that, sometimes even more than 100,000 people attend the stadium, if there is an important match coming up. Eden Gardens is on 9th spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
8. Newlands Cricket Ground, South Africa
Established In: 1888
Newlands Cricket Ground is exactly regarded as a widely beautiful stadium, because it is built at the side of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. So, having a view of it’s backside is absolutely amazing. Mostly, Test matches are hosted in this stadium and it just have a capacity of 25,000 people. But still, because of the beautiful scenes, Newlands Cricket Ground is on 8th spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
7. The WACA, Australia
Established In: 1890
The WACA stands for, Western Australian Cricket Association which officially handles and operates this venue. This stadium is very close to the sea, and that’s what makes it more beautiful and amazing with the environment and atmosphere. It is widely hosting the cricket matches since 1970, and it has the capacity of 20,000. The WACA cricket stadium is on 7th spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
6. The Wanderers, South Africa
Established In: 1956
The Wanderers cricket ground is known as the home to the South African cricket. It is been hosting cricket matches in all three formats regularly, since South African cricket made its way back in 1991. It has the capacity of 34,000 people. The design and the environment of this stadium makes it the 6th of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
5. Eden Park, New Zealand
Established In: 1900
Eden Park stadium is often considered as a largest cricket stadium in New Zealand. It is been a sports ground since 1900 and in 1903, it began to host cricket matches. It is the ground which is used for Rugby as well, and cricket mostly in summer. The ground has beautiful looks and besides, it has the capacity of 42,000 people for cricket. Eden Park is on 5th spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
4. The Oval, United Kingdom
Established In: 1845
The Oval, also known as Kia Oval because of some sponsorship reasons is the first ground in England that hosted the first International test match in 1880. Not just cricket but it has hosted some more sporting events as well like Football FA Cup in 1872, first international football match between England and Scotland was hosted in this stadium in 1870 etc. It has the capacity of 24,500 people and its design is the main attraction to the audience these days. So, The Oval is on 4th spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
3. Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Established In: 1848
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is also a multi-sports style stadium, which doesn’t just hosts the international cricket matches but also it hosts the rugby and soccer matches. The Semi-Finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 were also been played in this ground. It has the capacity of 48,000 people and it is on 3rd spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
2. The Lords, England
Established In: 1814
The Lords is been one of the historical and beautiful cricket grounds and it has a wonderful class, since it was built by Thomas Lords. Because of it’s beautiful old design and historical class, every cricket fan dreams to be here at least once in their life. So, that’s all what takes it on the 2nd spot in the list of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.
1. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Established In: 1853
Melbourne Cricket Ground is regarded as one of the most largest cricket stadium in the world by it’s capacity, size and the lighting towers. It is the ground that has the capacity of 100,000+ and that’s what makes it even beautifuller when there is to witness a houseful. It has hosted 2 cricket world cup finals as well; one in 1992 between Pakistan and England, and the other one of last year where Australia defeated New Zealand. Occasionally, it also hosts soccer and rugby matches. Truly by it’s looks, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the 1st of most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. Amazing!
That’s all we have got here! Now share your thoughts and let us know if you have visited any of them or wish to visit any. We surely want to know about your experience of being there and cheering for your favorite team! Haha! 🙂
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