5 Best Cricket Stadiums In India
Cricket is the most popular game in India and every Indian player dream of playing at the international level. Cricket has a huge fan following, and people love to watch it more than any other sport. There are many stadiums in India where cricketers play their matches. You can know about the matches played in these stadiums through cricket samachar. Here are the five best cricket stadiums in India.:
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is a cricket stadium located in Chennai, India. With a seating capacity of 50,000 people and an average crowd of around 35000 during international matches, it is one of the most popular venues for domestic cricket matches in South Asia and also hosted some notable international matches including the World Cup finals (1987), Champions Trophy (2012) and Asia Cup (1993).
The stadium was constructed for Rs 15 crore by the Tamil Nadu Public Works Department (PWD). It was named after former Chief Minister Muthuramalingam Gopalan who inaugurated it on 16th August 1984 as part of India’s Independence Day celebrations which saw over 50 thousand spectators attend his first match against Australia at this venue.
The stadium has hosted many significant international matches including the Champions Trophy final in 1984, the World Cup final in 1983, the first Test match played by Sri Lanka against India in 1986, and a One Day International (ODI) between India and Australia in 1988. It is also one of the two venues in India to host the ICC Cricket World Cup finals twice—in 1983 and 2011. The other venue is Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
Sardar Patel Stadium (SPS) is a cricket stadium located in Ahmedabad, India. It was built to host international matches and was the home ground for the Saurashtra cricket team from 2004 until 2008 when they moved to Rajkot. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 people but during matches, it can accommodate more than double that number.
The first match played here was on 12th February 2009 between India and Australia at SPS which resulted in an upset win by India with both teams scoring only 169 runs between them after Australia had first innings score of 832/8 declared off-side due to rain delays caused by bad weather conditions at Hyderabad while already having reached 240/3 when play was suspended due to rain!
The stadium was named after former Indian cricket captain and manager of the Indian cricket team, S. P. M. Charan Singh who is also known as ‘Chappu’. The stadium has hosted many international matches including some in the 2007 Cricket World Cup and 2011 Cricket World Cup and will again host matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting from 14th February 2015 when India takes on Pakistan at this venue.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
This stadium, which opened in 1864, is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India. It has a capacity of 100,000 and has hosted many international matches and Test matches. The Eden Gardens was also used for IPL matches from 2008 to 2011 but it has not hosted any since then.
This stadium has hosted several international matches and Test matches. The Eden Gardens was also used for IPL matches from 2008 to 2011 but it has not hosted any since then. In December 2014, the stadium hosted its first international match in seven years when India took on Australia in a T20I.
In December 2014, the stadium hosted its first international match in seven years when India took on Australia in a T20I. The venue will again host matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup starting from 14th February 2015 when India takes on Pakistan at this venue.
Eden Gardens is one of the most famous cricket stadiums in India and also one of the largest. It was built in 1864 and has hosted some memorable moments in Indian cricket history. The stadium has a capacity of 90,000 people, making it the second-largest cricket stadium in India after the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. Eden Gardens has hosted many international matches including World Cup tournaments, Champions Trophy tournaments, One-day Internationals (ODIs), Test matches, and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a stadium located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. It was built in 2008 and has a capacity of 60,000 people. It is the home ground for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, who are often seen playing matches here during their IPL season.
The stadium was built for Rs. 2.08 billion and has a retractable roof, which makes it one of the few stadiums in India to have such facilities. It is also one of the largest cricket stadiums in India with a seating capacity of 60,000 people. The stadium has hosted international matches like ODI’s and test matches.
The stadium has hosted many international games including one-day and T20 matches as well as test matches between India and Australia and Sri Lanka (in 2009).
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is the home ground of Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. The stadium was built during the period of Feroz Shah Tughluq and was renovated for use as an international cricket stadium in 1996. It has a seating capacity of around 45,000 people.
The stadium has hosted many international matches including ODI’s and test matches. It also hosted the final of the 1996 Cricket World Cup, which was won by Sri Lanka. The stadium is also a venue for Ranji Trophy matches where it hosts the Delhi cricket team.
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has a capacity of 45,000 and has been renovated in the past few years. The stadium has hosted many international matches, including India’s historic win over Australia in 2012. The venue is owned by the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) which also runs Delhi’s other famous cricketing venue—the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground.
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