Top 5 best international cricket grounds in India – A 150+ year history with pride and passion

There are 52 International stadiums in India.24 active stadiums, 28 former stadiums.

Eden Gardens, Kolkata:

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Established in 1864 with a people Capacity of 66349, it was named after the fanny Eden sisters of the erstwhile governor-general of Auckland in 1864. This stadium was meant for batting with a fast outfield. Home team Bengal the 2 time Ranji trophy winners. The first-ever Test between India vs England 1934, January 5-8 in which India lost. Last test between India vs Bangladesh 2019, Nov 22-24 India won by innings and 46 runs.

Laxman and Dravid became very popular after the 376 run partnership against Australia on this ground. Laxman’s 281 was recorded as a high score by Indian batsmen in the test. Rohit Sharma has 264 memorable knocks and he has a good track record on the ground. India recorded 404 in this match. India defended a low ODI score of 195 against South Africa in 1993 winning the match by 2 runs. Rohit and Ishan Kishan stood 69 run partnership opening wicket in T20 in Nov 2021 against New Zealand.

M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai:

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M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai as known as Chepauk Stadium Established in 1916 with a people’s Capacity of 50000, Home team Tamilnadu, Chennai. It’s a slow track with a fast outfield supporting spinners. First test match between India vs England 1934, Feb 10-13 England won the match by 202 runs. Last test match between India vs England 2021, Feb 13-17 India won the match by 317 runs. The second-ever test tied in cricket history between India vs Australia.

Rahul Dravid to pass his 10000 test runs and score 100 runs in an innings. Dhoni’s 224 was the 7th wicketkeeper to score a double hundred Sehwag made his 2nd triple hundred in test cricket 319 runs from 304 balls. India 387 to chase against England in 4th innings. India wins by a margin of 80 runs against the west indies in ODI.2 T20 matches were held in which India won the match against West Indies in 2018.

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Banglore:

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Established in 1969 with a people Capacity of 40000, Home team-Karnataka.Best batting track for batting supporting fast bowlers due to grass in the middle. First test match between India vs West Indies 1974, Nov 22-27 the emergence of Greenidge, Sir Viv Richards west indies won the match by an innings of 267 runs. India vs Afghanistan in 2018, Jun14-15 India won by an innings and 262 runs were the last test match played here. Ganguly’s 239 against Pakistan on day 2.626 was the highest team score here by India against Pakistan in 2007. The highest T20 score by India was 202 runs in Feb 2017.India 383 in ODI against Australia’s best runs in this ground.

Motera Stadium Stadium:

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Narendra Modi Stadium was before known as Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, Established in 1982 renovated in 2020, and opened in 2021 With a people Capacity of 1,32,000 and home team Gujarat, Rajasthan.Batting-friendly track benefiting spinners. First test match between India vs West indies 1983, Nov 12-16 West 202 Indies won by 183 runs. Last test match between India vs England 2021, Mar 4-6 India won by innings 25 runs. World’s vastest cricket stadium. Dravid’s 222 was a high score recorded by an Indian batsman on this ground.
Kapil dev 83/9 best bowling registered. India has 66.6% T20 Wins in this venue.

Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium:

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Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, Hyderabad it was built in 2005 with the capacity of 40000 by HCA.101st venue of test cricket. Spinners friendly pitch. Umesh Yadav and Ravi Ashwin took a 10 wicket haul on this ground in 2018 and 2012. Bangladesh played their first test match against India after getting a test team reputation. Brendon McCullum smashed 225 runs against India highest by any visitor. Pujara has 2 centuries here were 204 the highest registered by him. Sachin completed his 45th ODI century and received the 60th man of the match award.500th win in ODI for team India came at this venue.175 by Sachin in ODI was highest.27 sixes were smashed in T20 match in 2019 by team India and West Indies.

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