Cricket has become a fast-moving game, with over 100 countries across the globe playing this sport. It has become one of the most popular sports in the world after football and basketball. However, it takes a lot of infrastructure for a nation to host an international match. And then, there are a few countries that a number of stadiums where they have already hosted the cricket match.
Here we will talk about which country has most cricket stadium that have already hosted an international match. Most recently, the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in India became the 214th stadium to host an international stadium overall.
Countries with Most Cricket Grounds that have hosted an International Match
|Country||No. of international Stadiums||Debut Year|
5. New Zealand and South Africa – 16 International Cricket Grounds
New Zealand is another country that have hosted even the ODI World Cup in their country. Thus, they are among the top entities in this sport. They hosted their first ever game in 1930, and so far they have 16 different venues where they have hosted an international game. Meanwhile, South Africa is another top team that plays the game of cricket. They played their first ever game at home in 1889, and so far, they have hosted international games in 16 different stadiums.
4. Pakistan – 21 International Cricket Grounds
Pakistan went through a time when they couldn’t host any international matches at home. Thus, they played all of their home games at different venues in the UAE. But they are passionate about this sport and promote it throughout their countries. And to make it possible, Pakistan is also developing new infrastructure. So far, Pakistan has hosted an international match at 21 different venues.
3. Australia – 22 International Cricket Venues
England and Australia played the first game of the cricket way back in 1877, which was held in the Melbourne Cricket Ground. That’s why the MCG is regarded as the most iconic stadium of all time. This stadium has a seating capacity of approximately 100,024 seats, which is the second highest in the world. Australia has hosted an international match in 22 different stadiums overall.
2. England – 23 International Cricket Grounds
Just likes Australia, England is also the first team to play an official cricket match in 1877. They did, however, host their first home game against Australia in 1880. Since then, England has become a superpower in the cricket world. The biggest and most iconic venue is The Lord’s, which is famously known as the “home of cricket.” England has hosted international games in 23 different locations.
1. India – 50 International Cricket Stadiums
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium in Raipur, India, became the 50th venue to host an international game. It means we can say that India is a superpower in this game. Notably, during the Ranji Trophy, a total of 38 teams compete, and they have their own home venues. Apart from that, India has various stadiums that have just hosted a few games and didn’t have the chance to host another. India hosted their first international match in 1933, and they have hosted 50 international matches since then.