Cricket in India is the most popular sport in all parts of the country. From a kid to an old person, everyone loves watching this game. A total of 38 teams plays in India at the domestic level in the Ranji tournament. Thus, the craze for this game is very huge in this country. To compensate for all this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also made all the arrangements.
That is why India has the highest number of grounds in the world among all playing countries. India has a total of 52 international grounds (out of 24 are active), which is the most in the world. The next best is Australia with 29, followed by England with 23. But do you know which is the biggest stadium in India? Notably, an Indian stadium holds the record for being the largest Cricket Stadium in the world.
5. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)
Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, this venue has been among the most active stadiums in India. This ground is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is now known as M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which is a five-decade-old stadium in India. It was built in 1969 and has a seating capacity of 40,000. The first ever match was hosted in November 1974. So far, it has hosted 25 Tests, 26 ODIs and 7 T20Is.
4. Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi)
Formerly known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, the stadium in Delhi was built in 1883. Now it is known as the Arun Jaitley Stadium, and it is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It hosted the very first match in November 1948, which was a test match between India and West Indies. This stadium has a seating capacity of 55,000 after the renovation. It has hosted a total of 34 Tests, 25 ODIs and 6 T20Is so far.
3. Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
When it comes to the most iconic stadiums in the world, the Wankhede Stadium comes among the top in the world. This stadium is located in Mumbai, Maharastra, and was built in 1974. It hosted the first ever match in January 1975, which was the Test between India and West Indies. Wankhede Stadium has a seating capacity of 55,000 (after renovation). It has hosted 25 Tests, 22 ODIs and 7 T20Is so far.
2. Eden Gardens (Kolkata)
If we introduce you to the most exciting stadium in India, Eden Gardens in Kolkata makes the list at the top. This stadium is situated in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was built way back in 1864, 158 years ago. It held a seating capacity of 1,00,000 fans at one time between 1987 and 2010. However, after renovation, it now holds a capacity of 66,000. This stadium held an unofficial record for a record attendance (110,556) during a match in the 1996 ODI World Cup semi-final between India and Sri Lanka. This stadium has hosted 42 Tests, 30 ODIs and 11 T20Is.
1. Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad)
The Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cricket Stadium, is the world’s biggest cricket stadium. As of now, it has a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators at a time, which is just massive. It was built in 1983 with a seating capacity of 50,000 (approx). Later, it was renovated in 2020, and the seating capacity was increased by more than two and a half times. The first ever match was played in November 1983 on this ground. So far, it has hosted 14 Tests, 26 ODIs and 6 T20Is.
List of International Cricket Stadium in India
|Name||City||Capacity||Built in||First match|
|Eden Gardens||Kolkata||66,000||1864||5 January 1934|
|M. A. Chidambaram||Chennai||33,500||1916||10 February 1934|
|Arun Jaitley||Delhi||55,000||1883||10 November 1948|
|Brabourne Stadium||Mumbai||20,000||1937||9 December 1948|
|Green Park||Kanpur||39,000||1945||12 January 1952|
|M. Chinnaswamy||Bengaluru||40,000||1969||22 November 1974|
|Wankhede Stadium||Mumbai||33,108||1974||23 January 1975|
|Barabati Stadium||Cuttack||45,000||1958||27 January 1982|
|Sawai Mansingh||Jaipur||23,185||1969||2 October 1983|
|Narendra Modi||Ahmedabad||1,32,000||1983||12 November 1983|
|Inderjit Singh Bindra||Mohali||26,000||1993||22 November 1993|
|Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy||Visakhapatnam||25,000||2003||5 April 2005|
|Rajiv Gandhi Stadium||Hyderabad||55,000||2003||16 November 2005|
|Holkar Stadium||Indore||30,000||1990||15 April 2006|
|Vidarbha Cricket Association||Nagpur||45,000||2008||6 November 2008|
|MCA Stadium||Pune||37,406||2012||20 December 2012|
|Saurashtra Cricket Association||Rajkot||28,000||2008||11 January 2013|
|JSCA International||Ranchi||50,000||2013||19 January 2013|
|HPCA International Stadium||Dharamshala||25,000||2003||27 January 2013|
|Greater Noida Sports Complex||Greater Noida||8,000||2017||8 March 2017|
|Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Stadium||Guwahati||40,000||2012||10 October 2017|
|Greenfield Stadium||Thiruvananthapuram||55,000||2012||7 November 2017|
|Rajiv Gandhi International||Dehradun||25,000||2016||3 June 2018|
|Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium||Lucknow||50,000||2017||6 November 2018|