Top 10 Best Cricket Grounds in The World

Cricket is indeed one of the most exciting sports all across the globe. As far as international cricket is concerned, there are three different formats, such as Test, One Day International (ODI), and Twenty20. Dozens of countries have national cricket teams, but not all of them have the Test status.

The game was originally introduced in England. And with time, it became one of the most popular sports all over the world. There are more than 100 stadiums that host international cricket, but when it comes to make a list of top 10, only a few names pop up in the mind.

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    Lord’s Cricket Ground (England)

    Located in London, Lord’s is the most historic cricket ground. Also known as ‘Home of Cricket’, it is undoubtedly the best ground in the world. A large media centre, a museum and a couple of restaurants are linked with the stadium. It has 30,000 seats and hosted first Test match in 1884.

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    Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia)

    Also known as MCG, this stadium is easily one of the best grounds in Australia. Located in Yarra Park, the ground has a history of hosting multiple big events. The stadium was established in 1854, and it hosted first Test match in 1877. Its approximate capacity is over-100000.

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    Eden Gardens (India)

    Located in Kolkata, Eden Gardens is one of the biggest cricket grounds in the world. Established in 1864, this ground has seen many big names. It is said that a cricketer’s education is incomplete until he plays at Eden Gardens. Nearly 90,000 spectators can watch live action here.

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    The Oval Cricket Ground (England)

    After Lord’s Cricket Stadium, it is easily the best ground in England. It resembles the ‘oval’ shape - a feature that one can hardly find anywhere in the world. The Oval is the ground where the historic cricketing rivalry between England and Australia was set.

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    Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia)

    Many beautiful cricket grounds are located in Australia, but none is as electrifying as SCG. Also established in the 19th century, the ground hosted first Test back in 1882. The first ODI at SCG was played in 1979.

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    Old Trafford Cricket Ground (England)

    Situated in the Greater Manchester, the stadium was established in 1857. The test cricket at Old Trafford also started with an encounter between England and Australia in 1884. More than 25000 spectators can enjoy live action here.

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    Newlands Cricket Ground (South Africa)

    It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. Its seating capacity is nearly 25000. Its official name is “Sahara Park Newlands”, and it hosted first Test game in 1992.

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    Kensington Oval, Barbados (West Indies)

    This stadium is known for its wonderful pitches. A lot of mega cricketing records have been made at this ground. It started hosting Test cricket in 1930, when England and West Indies met each other.

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    Adelaide Oval (Australia)

    It was built back in 1871. With a seating capacity of 53000, it is indeed one of the big stadiums. One can easily cite this ground as one of the most picturesque Test cricket stadiums in Australia. The first Test match was played here in 1885.

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    Gaddafi Stadium (Pakistan)

    If Pakistan has one great cricket ground, it is Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It hosted first Test match in 1959, when Australia visited Pakistan. The ground also holds the honour of hosting the finale of World Cup 1996.

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