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    10 Popular Cricket Stadiums In India


    "In the air and Sreesanth takes it! India wins!"
    "Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lifts the World Cup after 28 years."


    Got jitters? Yes? Even we got some. These immortal lines by Ravi Shastri, during the world cup commentary, made us jump out our seats while we were watching those matches. Imagine the overwhelming reaction of the spectators in the stadium.
    Stadium se yaad aaya, watching the 'Game of Gentlemen' (really!) is awesome. Hearing the sounds of bats thumping the balls, smashing of stumps, and players appealing & celebrating makes a cricket aficionado cheer even loud in the stadium.
    There are umpteen stadiums in the country where different formats like the ODIs, Test Matches, T20s, and IPL have been played. Though the fans are interested in cheering their teams, the stadiums are overlooked. All the existing stadiums have a fascinating history and your knowledge will be enhanced. Read on.


  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata is India's largest cricket stadium and world's second largest cricket ground

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    And when we talk about the international cricket grounds of India, Eden Gardens of Kolkata is the first name that hits inside the head. It is India's largest cricket stadium and world's second largest cricket ground. It was established in the year 1864 that makes it an ancient cricket stadium in the world. Some of the legendary cricket matches have been played inside this stadium. This stadium has witnessed the numerous victories and defeats of many international teams. Interestingly, our top rivals, the 'Men in Green', never won any match whenever played against us!

    Seating Capacity- 68,000

  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is one of popular cricket stadium in India

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    How can anyone forget the name of Wankhede Stadium! It is the place where India lifted the 2011 World Cup, the place where 'Master Blaster' played for the last time, and the B-Town heartthrob was not allowed to enter (you know his name). Established in the year 1974, Wankhede Stadium is a famous cricket stadium in Mumbai where many high-profile matches have been played among teams. All ODIs were held at Wankhede Stadium whenever India hosted the WC.

    Seating Capacity- 33,108

  • HPCA Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala

    HPCA Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala is a cricket ground in India that is located at a high altitude

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    Wouldn't you love the sight of a cricket ground that is beckoned by the murky peaks of the snow-clad Himalayas? Obviously, the answer is a yes! HPCA Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala is a cricket ground in India that is located at a high altitude. It was established in the year 2003 and has the fastest pitch in India. Such pitch makes it beneficial for the fast bowlers to make precise deliveries.

    Seating Capacity- 23,000

  • Mohali Cricket Stadium

    Mohali Cricket Stadium is a famous cricket ground in india

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    Mohali Cricket Stadium, the home of Punjab's cricket team, is a famous cricket ground. Owned by Punjab Cricket Association, it is the new Test Cricket venue and has hosted 13 test matches till date. This stadium has a unique aspect in terms of the floodlights. Unlike other stadiums, it has 16 floodlights installed that are low in height. It is done in order to avoid any kind of in-air collision of the aircrafts with high floodlights.

    Seating Capacity- 26,000

  • Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

    Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi is one of the popular cricket ground in India

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    We simply cannot miss the name of Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. It is the second oldest and functional cricket ground in India. It is located in New Delhi and was built in the year 1883. The cric-philes in Delhi do not miss witnessing the matches held at Feroz Shah Cricket Stadium. This ground holds the record where the Indian Cricket Team remains undefeated in the test and ODI formats from the last 28 years! This stadium is a lucky charm.

    Seating Capacity- 41,820

  • M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

    M.A Chidambaram Stadium is one of the most famous cricket stadiums in India

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    Popular by the name of Chepauk Stadium, M.A Chidambaram Stadium is one of the famous Indian cricket grounds. It bears the name of Muttaiya Annamalai Chidambaram, an industrialist and cricket administrator. This cricket ground was established during the British India and is used continuously for various cricket formats. In the year 1934, the first ever test match on its pitch was played between India and England.

    Seating Capacity- 38,000

  • M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore is one of the top cricket grounds in India

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    M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is a cricket stadium in Bangalore. It was formerly known by the name of Karnataka State Cricket Association and has hosted umpteen cricket matches in all formats. Apart from the cricket matches, this stadium is the preferred for hosting the musical concerts and other big scale events in the city. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is the first stadium in the country that is equipped with the solar panels that generate electricity. Bring your hands together for this stadium.

    Seating Capacity- 40,000

  • Holkar Stadium, Indore

    Holkar Stadium, Indore is one of the major cricket stadium in India

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    Holkar Stadium is a huge cricket stadium located in Indore. Formerly, it was known by the name of Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground but, was replaced by Holkar in the year 2010. Till date, only the Ranji Trophy, T20, and ODI cricket formats are played on a large scale in this stadium. The pitch of this cricket ground has witnessed the one and only test match played between India & New Zealand. A small gallery is also set up inside the stadium as a tribute to all cricket legends.

    Seating Capacity- 30,000

  • Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot

    Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot is well known cricket stadium in india

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    No formal introduction is required for Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground. It is a well-known cricket Stadium in Rajkot that was built in the year 1935. Initially, it was used as a polo ground but was changed into a cricket stadium permanently due to the immense growth of the sport. At present, the stadium has been developed and houses the courts of basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, and squash.

    Seating Capacity- 15,000

  • Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

    Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is one of the popular cricket ground in India

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    Yes! You nailed it right, readers. SMS is the nickname given to Sawai Mansingh Stadium. This stadium stands in the 'Pink City' Jaipur and was established in 1969. Primarily, this stadium is a home of the formats like the ODIs and T20 series. The test matches aren't frequently at SMS. It is one the stadiums where India has faced Pakistan and Australia for the maximum number of times.

    Seating Capacity- 23,185

  • In all the four directions of the nation, there are various cricket stadiums where numerous matches have been played. We're sure that you many of you would have witnessed a game of cricket in any of the above-listed grounds. Mention it below and share your experience!




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