- Best Cricket Stadiums in the World
Cricket is one of the most interesting games which are famous not only in Asia but also in all over the World. There are almost three formats in this game that we enjoy every year. Test format is composed of 5 days and it is the oldest form of cricket. Whereas in ODI (one day international) cricket match both of the teams can play 50 over. The third format is known as T20 format and composed of 20 over only. In the world of cricket mega event happens after four year known as World Cup, while T20 cricket World Cup is played after 2 years. Here in this post I will tell you some brief and interesting description about Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World.
Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World
1. The Lords, Cricket Ground in London
The Lords, Cricket Ground situated in London. “The Lords” is also called the Home of Cricket. It has remained the centre of ICC committee for a long period of time. The founder of this stadium was Thomas Lord who formed it in 1814, due to which the name of this stadium has become The Lords, Cricket Ground. The first match was played here in 1884. The importance of this ground can easily be judged in the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World that many final matches of the World Cup have been played here in this ground, like 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. This ground is also considered as the home-ground to the Marylebone Cricket Club, and many of the home matches have been played here in the Lords.
2. The Oval, Kensington London
In the list of top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World the Oval, Kensington London has also great importance because The Oval has not only performed the hosting responsibilities of cricket events but also played the first ever Football FA final match in this ground. It should also be remember that the first test match in England was played at The Oval ground. The total capacity of this ground is 23,500 and first test match was played here in 1880. Oval is considered as the most beautiful stadium in the world and also hosted to many exciting Ashes test and ODI series in the past. As the Oval is situated near to the Vauxhall Tube station due to which the one end of this ground is known as Vauxall end.
3. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne
MCG is the short form of is the Melbourne Cricket Ground and it is considered as largest cricket stadium in the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the world. It was established in 1854 and total capacity of MCG is over 95,000. Here in this stadium Pakistan defeated England in the final match of World Cup 1992.Melbourne cricket ground has great importance in the history of cricket because it has hosted the first ever International Test Matches which was played in between Australian and England and the first ever ODI matches in 1971 and against between these two teams. But the interesting thing is that Aussies defeated English in both the events.
4. Eden Gardens, Kolkata India
The Eden Gardens cricket stadium is situated in the city of Kolkata in India and after 1934 it has become the centre of international cricket when England played a cricket match with India in this stadium. In the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Stadiums in the World this is the second biggest ground in the world after Melbourne cricket ground. Total capacity of the Eden Gardens is nearly about 90,000 and established in 1864. It has also performed some hosting responsibilities of some sort of interesting games in world cricket like in 1987 World Cup match which was played in between Pakistan and India where India won by 2 wickets. There is also some sportsmanship failures occurred in this ground. In 1996 world cup semifinal match was played in between India and Sri Lanka and when Sri Lanka was going to win the match, crowed started throwing stuff in stadium and after that ICC intervened and Sri Lanka won the match.