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Updated by Indian Travel on Mar 24, 2016
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Discover the World's Most Spectacular Cricketing Grounds

Hosting some of the world's most iconic cricket games the venues in which the gentleman's game is played are no less impressive than the matches themselves. Here are the globe's top cricket grounds.


Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – Australia

Often regarded as the crowning jewel among Australia's cricket stadiums the Melbourne Cricket Ground or the MCG as it is affectionately known among sport lovers is arguable one of the most iconic cricketing grounds in the world. Having hosted some of the game's finest matches since it first opened its doors to the public in 1971 two World Cup finals were also played at the MCG. The matches were played between Australia, New Zealand, England and Pakistan. With the capacity to host a whopping 95,000 spectators the venue is also one of the largest in the world. Visitors based at the Oaks on Market or any other strategically located Melbourne serviced apartment hub in the area will have easy access to the stadium.


The Oval, Kensington

Tipped to be one of the oldest cricket grounds in the globe The Oval is found in Kensington. As the British capital's most popular cricket ground the Oval was established as early as 1845 with the first match at the venue being a test battle between Australia and England. Having served as a footballing stadium The Oval also hosted the first ever FIFA World Cup Final as well. Located close to the Vauxhall Tube station this stunning venue welcomes cricket fans from around the world even today.


Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Another whopper of a stadium, the Eden Gardens cricket grounds in Kolkata also boasts the capacity to house 90,000 fans simultaneously. As the second biggest cricket stadium in the world the venue is considered the home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Dating back to 1864 Eden Gardens has been hosting cricket matches since the early 1930's. Connected with several nail biting IPL final matches the venue was occupied by over 100,000 fans on six separate occasions.


Sydney Cricket Ground

Popularly known as the SCG, the Sydney Cricket Ground is not only one of the world's most attractive cricket grounds but also a stadium which hosts countless sports events of various disciplines. Rugby and football matches are also conducted at this famous cricketing hub where the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup were held.


The WACA, Perth

Named after the Western Australian Cricket Association which manages and owns the grounds The WACA is another large scale cricket stadium Down Under. A popular venue for test marches since its inception in 1970 this scenic ground in Perth occupies a picturesque location with the ocean located nearby. The sea breeze flowing from the fringes of the stadium have made the pitch in WACA one of the fastest in the world, making the venue a fast bowler's dream come true.


The Lords, London

Revered as the birthplace of cricket The Lords is a historic cricket ground in the British capital. Set up Thomas Lord as early as 1814 the iconic grounds has seen not one but four World Cup finals played in its lush greens. Often described as a field of dreams which every cricketer and cricketing fan hopes to experience in their lifetime The Lords cricket ground remains a relevant base for the gentleman's game to this day.