Cricket is a beautiful game by itself and there are plenty of international cricket stadiums widespread throughout the globe. Throughout the past few years, India has emerged to be the nucleus of Cricket. Cricket Grounds in India have developed and India leads the international chart with 49 International Cricket Stadiums spread throughout the country. In this very article, we are to list the top 5 cricket stadiums in India. Let us dig deep into the topic:
1. Eden Gardens, Kolkata: The stadium in the city of joy leads the chart. This ground, which was established in 1864, justifies its name by incorporating a large stand, lush green outfields and also the loud ambience which makes it a perfect scenic beauty. Eden Gardens is considered to be one of the best grounds of the world and many of legendary cricketers admitted that playing at the Eden Gardens was something of a heavenly experience. Even the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar did chose Eden Gardens to play his second last test of his international career. Eden Gardens has also been known for its crowd and there might not be any crowds throughout the world which provides bigger roar for supporting the home team than the Eden Gardens. This ground has hosted 38 tests, 27 ODIs and a single T20 International. The capacity of this ground is 66,349 people.
2. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: This ground makes its place in the list due to its constructional beautification. This ground was constructed with prime design and presently it is the prime venue for Cricket in India. It is the Wankhede Stadium which hosted the 2011 World Cup Final. This ground is home for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Also the pitch at this venue has been apt for cricket as both bowlers and batsmen get help from this wicket. This ground has hosted 22 Tests, 19 ODIs and a single T20 international. This stadium has a capacity of around 35,000 people.
3. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: This stadium is the prime venue for Cricket in the Southern India. The ground, as well as the stands possess a good extent of beautification. The stadium is built in a perfect manner with gaps between the stands to radiate out excessive heat generated inside the stadium and keep the stadium cool. This ground is home for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and is renowned for its “yellow army”, referring to the fact that during matches of CSK, the entire gallery gets yellowed to display their support towards the home team. This ground has so far hosted 31 tests, 20 ODIs and a single T20 international and has a seating capacity of around 50,000 people.
4. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: This ground is one of the most modernized grounds in India and has been built up in the recent past. This stadium is home to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. The stadium is perfectly oriented with the architecture of the floodlights adding to its beautification. This ground has so far hosted 3 tests and 4 ODIs and has a seating capacity of around 55,000.
5. D.Y Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai: This ground was established completely in 2009 and this ground was developed keeping in mind of the modernized standards. This ground is indeed architecturally perfect by all means and also this stadium looks beautiful as a whole to make it in this list. This ground has hosted a single international ODI between India and Australia in 2009. This stadium also hosted the final of IPL 2010. The seating capacity of this ground is nearly 60,000 and is likely to become one of the prime cricketing venues in India in the recent future.