India’s largest cricket stadiums – Nowadays, we have the luxury of watching live matches on television and on mobile applications like Sonyliv and Hotstar. But, watching a live match in a cricket stadium gives a totally different pleasure altogether. Whether it is a test match, One Day International or T20 cricket, watching a match in a full packed cricket stadium gives one an experience of a lifetime.
So, today we bring you the Largest Cricket stadiums in India. These stadiums are where lots of memories are made because of the great contests between the bat and the ball.
- Motera Stadium – The Motera Stadium was constructed in 1983 and has a seating capacity of 54,000. The stadium is a venue for Test, ODI, and T20I cricket matches. The Stadium was earlier known as the Gujarat Stadium but was later renamed in tribute to India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
- Eden Gardens – This is an iconic stadium where the best cricket matches have been played to date. Eden Gardens is also known as the mecca of cricket grounds. It is as iconic as the Lords or the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The first International was played here in 1934. It was a test match between the host India and England. This ground has a capacity of 66,349 and was built in the year 1864.
- Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium – This stadium is located in Raipur and was built in 2008. It is the second-largest stadium in India and the 3rd largest in the world. The capacity of this stadium is 65 thousand. No international matches have been played at this venue. But, Sunil Gavaskar said that it is the best around the world.
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium – This stadium is located in Hyderabad, Uppal and was built in the year 2003. This stadium is the home ground for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the IPL. The first international match played here was a Test match between India and New Zealand from 12th to 16th November 2010. The capacity of this stadium is 60,000.
- Greenfield International Stadium – This Stadium was built in 2014 and is located in Trivandrum, Kerala. Along with cricket, even football matches have been played in this stadium. The first match at this stadium was the T20 International between The Kiwis and India on 7th November 2017. The capacity of this stadium is 55,000.
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- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium – This stadium named after the first Prime Minister of India. It is located in Kochi, Kerala. This stadium also hosts football matches along with cricket and the first international match played at this venue was the One Day International match between Australia and India which was played in April 1998. The capacity of this stadium is 55,000.
- DY Patil Stadium – This stadium is located in Navi Mumbai where the Wankhede Stadium is another popular stadium. The DY Patil Stadium also hosts football matches along with cricket. No International matches have been played here but the IPL finals of 2008 and 2010 have been hosted at this venue. The capacity of this stadium is 55,000.
- Ekana International Stadium – This stadium is located in Lucknow and was built in the year 2017. Except for the first-class matches of the Dilip Trophy tournament, no international matches have been played at this venue.