Top Cricket Grounds In The World
The Melbourne Cricket Grounds was the birthplace of Test cricket back in 1877
Have you ever wondered what the top cricket grounds in the world are? We have put together the coolest cricket stadiums, so you can choose which is the world best cricket ground. If you love cricket, then you might even want to create a bucket list and visit one or all of these crickets stadiums one day!
So, where are the worlds’ best cricket grounds? Let’s find out …
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne cricket ground in Australia can seat over 100,000 people! What makes this one of the top cricket grounds in the world is because it’s the venue for the annual Boxing Day Test Match. This cricket stadium has one of the best atmospheres around the world, especially as you can fit so many spectators in!
Did you know that the Melbourne Cricket Ground holds the record for the biggest crowd for a cricket match! In fact, it managed to get 93,013 people in the stadium to watch the 2015 World Cup Final!
The Melbourne Cricket Grounds was also the birthplace of Test cricket back in 1877, as well as where one-day international cricket started in 1971.
What makes the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Grounds) even cooler, is that the lights at the stadium are the tallest of any sporting venue in the whole world!
Located in London, Lord’s cricket stadium is the Home of Cricket and is a very special place. One of the most unique cricket atmospheres is during the morning of the first test match of the summer.
Lord’s makes it onto the list of top cricket grounds in the world because of its rich history, including more than 100 test matches that have been played here. Not only this, but its smaller capacity of 28,000 people has allowed the grounds to remain aesthetically pleasing, so basically it still looks good!
Did you know that the media centre at the Lord’s cricket ground was built and fitted-out in two boatyards and uses boat-building technology! Plus, Father Time, a weathervane at the Lord’s cricket ground, is in the shape of Father Time removing the bails from a wicket.
Father Time, a weathervane at the Lord’s cricket ground, is in the shape of Father Time removing the bails from a wicket
Galle International Stadium was originally built as a racecourse in 1876
Eden Gardens is a very famous cricket ground in Kolkata, India. It has a huge capacity of 66,000, which makes the atmosphere at these grounds a ten out of ten! Would you be able to concentrate with all those people staring at you and screaming so loud?
Everything has happened at Eden Gardens throughout history, including riots, World Cup finals, hat-tricks and stampedes, making it a very known cricket ground. To ensure spectators are kept as safe as possible, the design has been altered, so it’s not as attractive to look at as it used to!
Did you know that Eden Gardens is the headquarters of the Cricket Association of Bengal. This cricket stadium is also renowned for hosting 15 Cricket World Cup matches!
Newlands cricket ground was built in 1889 in Cape Town, South Africa. The grounds are known for the buzzing atmosphere that takes place here, especially during international cricket matches. This cricket ground has seen many test matches, having been built over 125 years ago. What makes this one of the top cricket grounds in the world, is its surroundings! As you watch the cricket matches, you can enjoy the sunset and even see the Table Mountain towering in the background.
Did you know that the Newlands cricket grounds hosted its first Test Match in 1889 on March 24th and South Africa were beaten by England by an innings and 202 runs! 55 Test matches have been run at Newlands and South Africa have won 23 of these.
Galle International Stadium
There is always a festival-like atmosphere at the Galle International Stadium, as fun-loving local crowds come to the stadium for big matches. This stadium, located in Sri Lanka, remains as one of the most scenic grounds in the world, despite most of the original stadium being reduced to rubble during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Did you know that the Galle International Stadium was originally built as a racecourse in 1876! The stadium is also known to have held the Carlton Rugby 7s tournament back in 2013 held by the SLRFU.
So, where would you like to visit, or even play? There are so many famous and cool cricket stadiums around the world, your favourite one might not even be on this list! Keep practicing and improving your cricket skills, and you never know, you might play at one of these top cricket grounds in the world one day!