Cricket is one of the popular games in the world. The first ever international cricket game was played between USA and Canada in 1844. It is been played by 10 regular countries and other associate nations apart from Russia, China, Japan and Korea. There are various grounds in the world but few are most popular as the cricketers love to play matches on those ground. Here we look at 5 venues with most international matches.
- Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG)
Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of the most iconic grounds in the world. It was the venue for the first test match and One day International match in 1877 and 1971 respectively. The stadium was established in 1853.It holds the annual boxing day matches on December 26th. Since then the venue has held 108 test matches, 145 One day Internationals and 9 T20 matches. MCG is the venue where the cricketers love to play. The ground has a capacity of 90,000. Many international cricketers have come to play here and played well on this ground. A total of 262 matches have been played till date. The area of the ground is 172.9 long and 147.8 wide. The floodlight matches have been taking since 1985. The previous international match was held between India and Australia on 29th January 2016.
2. Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG)
The first international match was played between England and Australia in 1882. It is another excellent stadium in Australia and also famous ground in the world. It holds the new year test matches from 3rd January every year.The stadium was established in 1848. The stadium has held a total of 104 test matches, 152 One day International and 4 T20 matches . The SCG ground have witnessed 260 international matches. It has a capacity of 44,002 and an area of 156.0 m long and 154.0 m wide. The last international match at this ground was held on 31st January between India and Australia.