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Top 10 Fascinating Cricket Grounds to experience a game at!!

Here’s another attractive aspect of watching this beautiful game of cricket, the most
beautiful cricket stadiums on this planet. Apparently, which are not less than any
pretty venue to make your picture look better. The passion & craze for this game around
the globe has made it possible for us to have such pretty grounds to experience all
kinds of terrains in the background, while enjoying cricket. Here’s Top 10 most scenic
cricket stadiums that might add a separate place to your bucket list.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamshala)

dharmshala cricket stadium

No doubt this is the most beautiful cricket ground on this planet being at an altitude of 1,317m midst snow capped Himalayan mountains in Dharamshala. This beauty can fit as many as 23,000 people. Rye grass used venue sounds as a perfect fit for Test & night T20 international games. Dharamshala is also Kings XI Punjab’s home ground for the IPL action.

Lord’s (London)

lords cricket ground

Lord’s Cricket ground is well known as Cricket’s mecca. This historic ground has seen the game evolve for over 230 years. From India’s world cup win in 1983 to Natwest’s win with Ganguly’s shirt wave, this place holds a special place for Indian cricket & its fans. This has been the home for Middlesex county cricket club for more than 180 years and is a sheer representation of art of historic architecture from in & out. 

Bellerive Oval (Tasmania)

bellerive cricket ground tasmania

No. 3 on our list  is best known as the home ground for the state cricket teams, the Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes, Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia. This picturesque ground adds to the beauty of Hobart and is a bliss to experience cricket encounters at evening games. This venue has experienced one of the most intense cricket games including Ashes Test to 2015 World Cup matches.

Newlands (Capetown)

newlands cricket ground capetown

The Newlands forest of Capetown, South Africa adds this stadium to our list at no. 4. South African mountains & forests have always been a sight to spend time in summers and this place blends it with exciting cricket experience. In action since 1888 the park has seen the best of cricket & legends making history for the game.

Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)

wankhade cricket stadium mumbai

Another stadium from India’s deck is Wankhede stadium and is the home ground of Mumbai Indians team in Indian Premier League and for Mumbai Ranji team. Legends like Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar, and Sachin Tendulkar have their names carved on the stands of this stadium. This park is situated at the jewel of Mumbai, the marine drive right beside the arabian sea edge.

Queenstown Events Centre (Otago)

queenstown events centre otago

No 6 is Queenstown Events Centre or Davis Park situated in Otago, New Zealand having a huge capacity to hold a crowd of at least 19000 people. This park has an attractive scenic view of the foothills of the remarkables & Wakatipu lake. Apart from cricket, this ground has been hosting Rugby & tennis for more than 25 years now.

Adelaide Oval (Adelaide)

adelaide ovel cricket ground

Another Australian park that has a unique history attached to it is Adelaide Oval. One of the biggest attractions in South Australia is Oval shaped ground in Adelaide which is almost 150 years old. Australian summers are incomplete without spending an eve in Adelaide Oval, watching a BigBash thrilling encounter under a saffron sky turning blue. This ground also has a unique heritage scoreboard.

Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)

Here’s the east sydney’s most enticing tourist spot & one of the most prominent cricket grounds, the Sydney Cricket Ground. Surely this is one of the world’s most famous cricketing venues with a seating capacity of over 40000 people. Main attraction in this stadium remains to be the The green-roofed pavilion.

Eden Park (Auckland)

eden park auckland

Eden Park is said to be New Zealand’s largest sports stadium. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city is the place where a cricket lover would go and enjoy the beauty of a perfect game, if in New Zealand. It can fit up to 50,000 people at once. Auckland’s cricket association has a 110 years background to it.

The Gabba (Brisbane)

the gabba cricket ground brisbane

Imagine sitting in a pool, enjoying your beer & watching cricket all at once. Well, as fascinating as it sounds, The Gabba lets you enjoy your favorite game by beating the heat in a pool just like we stated. This ground is a home ground for the Brisbane Lions, Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls. In action from 1895, The Gabba or Brisbane cricket ground can let 42000 people enjoy and cheer for the love of the game.

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