List of Famous Cricket Stadiums in India


In this article, famous cricket stadiums of India are covered along with their establishment year, where are they located and important facts related to that stadium so that a candidate can answer any question related to the topic.

List of Crickets Stadiums in India

Due to the high base of cricket fans in India, there are many cricket stadiums in India. Here is the list of international cricket stadiums of India that hosted at least one international cricket match. In December 1933, for the first time, an international cricket match was held in India in Bombay between India and England. In 1981, the First One Day International match in India was held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. In 2007, the First T20 international match in India was played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.

Name of Stadium

Established in

Location

Facts

Eden Gardens

1864

Kolkata

(West Bengal)

The venue hosted the first-ever day/night Test match between India and Bangladesh in India on November 22, 2019.

It is the second-largest cricket stadium in India.

It is the oldest cricket stadium in India.

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium

(Chepauk Stadium)

1916

Chennai

(Tamil Nadu)

The 1986 match between India and Australia at Chepauk was only the second-ever Tied Test in the game's history.

Arun Jaitley Stadium

(Formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla Ground)

1883

New Delhi

In this ground, Sunil Gavaskar tied Don Bradman's 29 centuries, Anil Kumble took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan, and Sachin Tendulkar hit his 35th century, breaking Gavaskar's record.

Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium

2003

Visakhapatnam

(Andhra Pradesh)

When Pakistan toured India in 2005, MS Dhoni scored his first ODI century (148) at this stadium.

Green Park Stadium

1945

Kanpur

(Uttar Pradesh)

The stadium has hosted the Indian team's 500th test match.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

(Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium)

1969

Bengaluru

(Karnataka)

It is the world's first cricket stadium to use solar panels to generate the bulk of the electricity required to run the stadium.

Wankhede Stadium

1974

Mumbai

(Maharashtra)

In this ground, India defeated Sri Lanka in the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, becoming the first country to win the world cup on home ground.

Barabati Stadium

1958

Cuttack

(Odisha)

In January 1987, Kapil Dev took his 300th Test wicket when he bowled Rumesh Ratnayake of Sri Lanka.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium

1969

Jaipur

(Rajasthan)

A match was played between India and Pakistan in February 1987 as part of the "Cricket for Peace" initiative on this ground.

Narendra Modi Stadium

(Formerly known as Motera Stadium)

1983

Ahmedabad

(Gujarat)

The first-ever pink-ball Day-Night Test Match between India and England was played on February 24, 2021, on this ground.

Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium

1993

Mohali

(Punjab)

Rohit Sharma's 208* (153) in the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka on December 13, 2017 was the highest individual score on this ground.

Brabourne Stadium

1937

Mumbai

(Maharashtra)

In 2007, it hosted the first Twenty20 International in India.

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

2003

Hyderabad

(Telangana)

After receiving test status in 2000, Bangladesh played its first ever test in India here.

Holkar Stadium

(Formally known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground)

1990

Indore

(Madhya Pradesh)

At this ground, Virender Sehwag scored 219, the third best ODI score.

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

(Also known as New VCA Stadium)

2008

Nagpur

(Maharashtra)

In terms of field area, it is India's largest cricket stadium.

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

2012

Pune

(Maharashtra)

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Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium

2008

Rajkot

(Gujarat)

The stadium made headlines when Saurashtra run machines Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja scored their latest double or triple-hundred.

JSCA International Cricket Stadium

(Formally known as Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium)

2010

Ranchi

(Jharkhand)

This stadium is the home ground of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

2003

Dharamshala Kangra

(Himachal Pradesh)

It is recognized as one of the world's most beautiful cricket grounds.

Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground

2013

Greater Noida

(Uttar Pradesh)

It is the home ground of the Afghanistan national cricket team.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium

2012

Guwahati

(Assam)

It is the largest sports stadium in Northeast India.

Greenfield International Stadium

(Formerly known as Trivandrum International Stadium)

2015

Thiruvananthapuram

(Kerala)

On November 7, 2017, the Greenfield Stadium had become India's 50th international cricket venue by hosting a T20I against New Zealand.

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

(Dehradun International Cricket Stadium)

2016

Dehradun

(Uttarakhand)

The stadium has been chosen as the Afghanistan cricket team's second home ground in India.

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

(Formerly Ekana International Cricket Stadium)

2017

Lucknow

(Uttar Pradesh)

On this ground, Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to make four centuries in T20Is in 2018.

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Need to Know Facts about Cricket Stadiums

  • Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is the world’s largest stadium in terms of seating capacity (1,32,000) followed by Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • In terms of area, Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest cricket stadium in the world followed by Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia).
  • Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India in terms of seating capacity.
  • Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India in terms of the field area.
  • Third largest cricket stadium in the world will be built in Jaipur. The foundation stone has been laid for the same.
  • In terms of ground size, Arun Jaitley Stadium (former Feroz Shah Kotla Ground) in Delhi is the smallest international cricket ground in India.
  • In terms of seating capacity, Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground is the smallest cricket stadium in India (15000 seating capacity) followed by Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior. 
  • Eden Park in New Zealand is the smallest cricket ground in the world by boundary followed by The Wanderers, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • In terms of seating capacity, the smallest international cricket stadium is the Grange Club Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland (5000 seating capacity). 
  • Currently, the highest cricket pitch in the world is located at Chail Cricket Ground in Himachal Pradesh (8,000 m above sea level).
  • Dharamshala Stadium (4780m above sea level) is the highest international cricket ground. 
  • World's highest cricket stadium is being built at Sissu in the Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh (10,000 m above sea level).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Famous Stadiums in India

Which cricket stadium hosted the first ever day-and-night Test match between India and Bangladesh in India?

Eden Gardens hosted the first ever day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh on November 22, 2019.

What is the name of the stadium where Anil Kumble took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan?

Anil Kumble took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, now known as the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium.

At which stadium India defeated Sri Lanka in the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final?

At Wankhede Stadium, India defeated Sri Lanka in the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, becoming the first country to win the world cup on home ground.

At which cricket stadium was the first-ever pink-ball Day-Night Match between India and England played?

The first-ever pink-ball Day-Night Test Match between India and England was played on February 24, at the Narendra Modi Stadium (formerly known as the Sardar Patel Stadium).

Which is the largest cricket stadium in India in terms of seating capacity?

Largest cricket stadium in terms of seating capacity - Narendra Modi Stadium.

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