Top 10 Best Cricket Grounds in the World

Cricket is played and followed in many countries all over the world. All these Cricket Grounds and stadiums that have wonderful facilities and where cricket is played are praised throughout the world. There are some grounds that have long history associated with them and every player today wants to play there. Here we are talking about such top 10 cricket grounds in the world that are known for their wonderful facilities and are rated as the best cricket stadium in the world.

10. The WACA Cricket Ground, Perth

The WACA cricket ground is situated in the city of Perth which is in Australia. This ground was built in the year 1890. So many years have passed and still it is one of the best cricket grounds in the whole world. Many renovation works have been done here from time to time to make it even more comfortable place to play cricket. The capacity of this stadium is 24,500. The stadium is owned by the Western Australia Cricket Association. The first international test match was played here on 16th December 1970 while the first one day international was played in the year 9th December 1980. This stadium has Members End and the Prindiville Stand End.

9. Old Trafford Cricket Ground

The next cricket ground in our list is Old Trafford Cricket Ground which is situated in the Greater Manchester in England. This stadium was built in the year 1857. The total capacity for the spectators is 25,000. This stadium has end names as Pavilion End and Brian Statham End. The first international test cricket was played here on 10th July 1884 between England and Australia. The first one day international was played on 24th August 1972 also between England and Australia. The domestic team of this stadium is Lancashire. Earlier it was Manchester Cricket Club.

8. Kensington Oval, Barbados

This cricket ground which is situated in the West Indies has been placed on the eighth spot in our list of the top ten best cricket stadiums in the world. This cricket stadium is based in Barbados. The stadium was built in the year 1882. The total capacity of the stadium for the spectators is 28,000. The stadium is managed by the Barbados Cricket Association. The stadiums end name is Malcolm Marshall End and Joel Garner End. The first one day international was played here between West Indies and New Zealand on 23th April 1985. The first test match was played here between West Indies and England on 11th January 1930.

7. The Wanderers, Johannesburg

This South African cricket stadium is at the number seventh spot in our list. This stadium is situated in the South African city named as Johannesburg. The stadium was built in the year 1956. This is the home ground of the South African domestic team named as Highveld Lions. The end name of this stadium is Corlett Drive End and Golf Course End. The first one day international was played here between South Africa and India on 13th December 1992. The first test match was played here between South Africa and England on 24th December 1956. The capacity for the spectators which this stadium has is 34,000.

6. Adelaide Cricket Ground, Adelaide

Adelaide Oval is at the number sixth spot in our list. This cricket stadium is situated in the South Australian city named as Adelaide. This cricket stadium was built in the year 1871 and from then on the stadium has gone through various renovations to meet the growing standards. The end name of this cricket ground is River End and Cathedral End. The capacity of this stadium is 53,000. The first one day international was played here between West Indies and Australia on 20th December 1975. The first test match was played here between Australia and England on 12th December 1884. It is domestic ground of the Australian domestic team named as South Australia.

5. Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

We have another cricket stadium situated in Australia in our list of the top ten best cricket stadiums in the world. This stadium is named as Sydney Cricket Ground. The stadium is based in the Australian city named as Sydney. The stadium was built in the year 1848. The capacity for the spectators has been reduced to 48,000 once the renovation of this stadium was done to meet the current standards. The stadium is owned by the Government of New South Wales and the stadium is operated under Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. The end name of this stadium is Northern End and Southern End. The first international test cricket was played here on 21st February 1882 between England and Australia. The first one day international was played on 13th January 1979 also between England and Australia.

4. Eden Gardens, Kolkata

This Indian cricket stadium is at the number forth spot in our list of the best cricket stadium in the whole world. Eden Gardens is situated in Kolkata, India. The stadium was built in the year 1864. The owner of this stadium is Indian Army. The total capacity for the spectators is 82,000. The cricket stadium is operated by the Cricket Association of Bengal. The end name of this stadium is High Court End and Pavilion End. The first international test cricket was played here on 5th January 1934 between England and India. The first one day international was played on 18th February 1987 between India and Sri Lanka.

3. The Oval Cricket Ground, London

The Oval cricket ground is at the number third spot in our list. This stadium was built in the year 1845. The total capacity of this stadium for the spectators is 23,500. This stadium is based in London, England. The Duchy of Cornwall is the owner of this cricket stadium. The end name of this stadium is Pavilion End and Vauxhall End. The first international test cricket was played here on 6th September 1880 between England and Australia. The first one day international was played on 7th September 1973 between England and West Indies. Surrey, the domestic team of England has this stadium as their home ground.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground is at the number second spot in our list of best cricket stadiums in this world. This stadium is based in Melbourne, Australia. The stadium was built in the year 1854. The owner of this stadium is Government of Victoria. The stadium is operated by the Melbourne Cricket Club. It has the 100,018 capacity for the spectators. This stadium also has 109 executive suites for the wealthy spectators. Victorian Bushrangers is the domestic team of Australia that has Sydney cricket ground as its home ground.

1. Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

Undoubtedly the best cricket ground in the whole world is none other than the Lord’s Cricket Ground which is situated in London, England. This stadium was built in the year 1814. The stadium is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club. The total capacity of the stadium for the spectators is 28,000. The end name of this stadium is Pavilion End and Nursery End. The first international test cricket was played here on 21st July 1884 between England and Australia. The first one day international was played on 26th August 1972 also between England and Australia.

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