Cricket is worlds 2nd most popular sports with 2.5 billion fans. Watching cricket on television doesn’t give the same pleasure as watching it at a large crowded stadium with full of other fans. There are lots of great stadiums but we are picking top 10 largest cricket stadiums for you.
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia
- Eden Gardens, India
- ANZ stadium, Australia
- Gadhafi Stadium, Pakistan
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, India
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, India
- Docklands Stadium. Australia,
- Adelaide Oval, Australia,
- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India
- Eden Park, New Zealand
Top 10 Largest Cricket Stadiums
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG):
Location: Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
First built in 1853
First Test: Australia vs England, 1877
First ODI: Australia vs England, 1971
First T20I: Australia vs India, 2008
Also known as ‘MCG’ or simply “The G”. It is famous for hosting the first ever Test match and first ever ODI match. Its most popular event is annual ‘Boxing Day’ Test.
- Eden Gardens:
Location: BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
First built in 1864
First Test: India vs England, 1934
First ODI: India vs Pakistan, 1987
First T20I: India vs England, 2011
This stadium is also called “Cricket’s answer to the Colosseum”. It’s also the home ground IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
- ANZ stadium:
Location: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia
First built in 1999
First T20I: Australia vs India, 2012
It is also known as ‘Australia Stadium’ or ‘Telstra Stadium’. It is the home ground of New South Wales Blues.
- Gadhafi Stadium:
Location: Hafeez Kardar Road, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
First built in 1959
First Test: Pakistan Vs Australia, 1959
First ODI: Pakistan Vs England, 1978
First T20I: Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe, 2015
On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka Cricket team’s bus was attacked by armed militants on the way to this stadium. 8 Sri Lankan players were injured.
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium:
Location: Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
First built in 2003
First Test: India vs New Zealand, 2010
First ODI: India vs South Africa, 2005
This ground is the home ground IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium:
Location: Banerji Road, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala, India
First built in 1996
First ODI: India Vs Australia, 1998
No Test or T20I matches were held in this stadium.
- Docklands Stadium:
Location: 740 Bourke St, Docklands, Victoria, Australia
First built in 2000
First ODI: Australia vs South Africa, 2000
- Adelaide Oval:
Location: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide, Australia
First built in 1871
First Test: Australia vs England, 1884
First ODI: Australia vs West Indies, 1975
First T20I: Australia vs England, 2011
This ground is the home ground of BBL franchise Adelaide Strikers.
- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium:
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
First built in 2012
First Test: India vs Australia, 2017
First ODI: India vs Australia, 2017
First T20I: India vs England, 2012
This ground is the home ground IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants.
- Eden Park:
Location: Reimers Ave, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
First built in 1900
First Test: New Zealand vs England, 1930
First ODI: New Zealand vs India, 1976
First T20I: New Zealand vs Australia, 2005