Top 12 BIGGEST Cricket Stadiums in India

Top 12 BIGGEST Cricket Stadiums in INDIA. 

Cricket is most popular sport in India that is undoubtedly with anyone. Cricket stadiums in India are made by Different states and variuos state cricket asssociations along with guidance of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). In the biggest country of India most peoples are keeping cricket is equivalent to Life, Religion and Love. 

ICC has three most important things that should follow before build a cricket Stadium. Things like Length and Width of the Cricket Ground, Proper practice and training facilities for the cricketers, Proper seating arrangement for the spectators.


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Capacity : 25,000.

Location : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Established : 1957.

Operator : Uttar Pradesh cricket association.

Tenants : Uttar Pradesh cricket team, Indian National cricket.

The K. D. Singh Babu stadium has been named after the well known Indian hockey player Kunwar Digvijay Singh "Babu", who hailed from Lucknow. The stadium supplanted the College Ground as the head cricket venue in Lucknow.

Albeit international cricket matches are not successive issue in this stadium, it has homegrown contests routinely. The stadium has a seating limit of 25000 onlookers. A large portion of the matches here are played by the host group - Uttar Pradesh. Go through the accompanying lines to find out about K.D. Singh Babu Stadium.

The principal test played at K.D. Singh Babu Stadium was among India and Sri Lanka from January 18 to 22 of every 1994. Sachin Tendulkar was the most productive batsman of the match - he scored 142 runs. The best bowler was Anil Kumble, guaranteeing 11 wickets during the match. The stadium turned into the scene for the match among Pakistan and Sri Lanka in October 1989, the primary ODI played here. Several national and international hockey matches have been played here.


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Capacity : 26,000.

Location : Mohali, punjab.

Established : 1993

Operator : Punjab cricket association.

Tenants : Indian cricket team, Punjab cricket team, punjab kings.

The Cricket Stadium in Mohali was inaugurated on 22 November 1993, with an ODI match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup, In which India won the match by 43 runs and further went on to win the Hero Cup.

On 10th December 1994, the first Test Match was played on this ground between India and West Indies, In which West Indies won the match by 243 runs.

In 2015 the PCA Stadium was renamed after Bindra as Punjab Cricket Association Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium. Inderjit Singh bindra stadium is named after the former BCCI & PCA president. It is located at Mohali, Punjab with a capacity of 26,000 & it's construction cost was 25 crores.


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Capacity : 33,108.

Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Established : 1974

Operator : Maharashtra cricket association.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, Maharashtra cricket team, Mumbai Indians.


The Wankhede Stadium is an international cricket stadium in Mumbai, India. The stadium now has a capacity of 33,108, following renovations for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Before the upgrade, the capacity was approximately 45,000.

The stadium has been host to numerous high-profile cricket matches in the past, most notably the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, in which India defeated Sri Lanka and became the first country to win the cricket world cup on home soil. The stadium played host to the last match of Sachin Tendulkar's international career. Additionally, it hosted many matches during the 1996 and 2011 Cricket World Cups. The stadium also played host to the match in which Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over.

9. Maharashtra cricket association

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Capacity : 37,000.

Location : Pune, India.

Established : 2012.

Operator : Maharashtra cricket association.

Tenants : Maharashtra cricket team, Indian National cricket team. 

Maharashtra cricket association is a Home ground of Maharashtra cricket team, It is inaugurated in 2012 by the Former BCCI president sharad pawar, the first match played here was between Pune warriors India Vs Kings XI Punjab in April 2012.In April 2012 the first Twenty20 International match was played at the stadium between India and England in December 2012. The first Test match at the venue was played in February 2017 between India and Australia.

The Maharashtra Cricket Association decided to build a new cricket stadium in Pune stemmed from a dispute with the Pune Municipal Corporation over ticket allocation for the Nehru Stadium. The conflict came to a head when an international match between India and Sri Lanka was moved to Kolkata, with the MCA stating that they were in no position to host the match. After this the MCA decided that a new stadium was needed in Maharashtra. On 1 April 2012 MCA Pune was inaugurated by the then ICC President and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.

In 2013, the Indian company Sahara India Pariwar bought the naming rights and the stadium was renamed as Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium. However, the name was changed back to Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium as Sahara paid only half part of 200 crores which he had promised while getting the rights.


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Capacity : 40,000.

Location : Banglore, Karnataka.

Established : 1969

Operator : Karnataka state cricket association.

Tenants : Karnataka state cricket team, Indian National cricket team, Royal challengers Bangalore.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the most popular cricket stadiums in India. The stadium is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. The stadium is home ground to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Karnataka cricket team. The government of Karnataka is the owner of the stadium and it is leased by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for 99 years.

Construction began in 1970 and it was opened in November 1974 with a first International match played between India and West Indies. The stadium has the seating capacity of 40,000 people and has two ends - Pavilion End and BEML End. The pitch at the venue is said to be bouncy and pacy, which is very unprecedented.

In India, the use of solar panels to generate the electricity needed to run the stadium was first adopted at Chinnaswamy stadium. The first match played here under floodlights was the quarter-final clash between India and Pakistan in 1996, which were first installed at this stadium for the 1996 Wills World Cup.


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Capacity : 41,820.

Location : New Dehli

Established : 1882

Operator : Dehli district cricket association.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, dehli cricket team, Dehli capitals.

Arun Jaitley stadium is a second oldest cricket stadium of India which was established on 1883 as the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, The stadium gets its name from its location “Feroz Shah Kotla”. which later was changed to Arun Jaitley stadium in the year 2019.

The stadium was established in the year 1883 and is run by the Delhi Districts Cricket Association (DDCA). The ground was built by Sultan Shah Tughlaq as an established for the colonel people to play the game and was officially inaugurated by then the viceroy of India, The Earl of Willingdon.

Initially no Indians were allowed to play in the ground. It was only after the independence they were given permission to play in the stadium. India hosted its first ever Test match after independence at this venue. India played against West Indies in the year 1948 which ended in a draw. India played its first ODI at this venue in 1982 against Sri Lanka where India won the match by 6 wickets.


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Capacity : 45,00.

Location : Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Established : 2008

Operator : Vidarbha cricket association.

Tenants : Vidarbha cricket team.

Cricket history of Vidarbha dates as far back to the year 1856 when the first ever reported Cricket Match was played in Kamptee between the Two British Army Regiments stationed there.

In 1906 some British Officers in Nagpur got together and formed the “OFFICERS CRICKET CLUB”. The then British Government allotted the Club a piece of 4.5 acres of open Ground with All Saints Cathedral Church on its North Side and the Methodists Church on its South Side on a long term lease basis. Cricket practice and friendly Matches soon became a regular feature on this Ground. Within the next few years Cricket was introduced in schools and colleges at Nagpur, Jabalpur, Akola, Amravati and Raipur. Some private Clubs also came into existence.

In 1918 the Officers Cricket Club formed a Quadrangular Cricket Tournament Committee and from 1919 onwards Hindus, Muslims, Parsis & Christians Cricket Teams participated regularly in this tournament.

In 1923 a small tin shed with two rooms for Players were constructed and for years were referred to as “Players Pavilion”. The Ground was popularly known as Officers Ground. A wired protection was erected all around the Ground to protect it from the stray cattle and the passersby.

In 1954 the old tin shed cum pavilion on the Western side was demolished and eight rooms were constructed on the ground floor. After the states reorganization in the year 1956, the Association was again renamed as “Vidarbha Cricket Association”.


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Capacity : 50,000.

Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Established : 1916

Operator : Tamil Nadu cricket association.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, Tamil Nadu cricket team, Chennai super kings.

The stadium is located at Chepauk, Chennai, a few hundred meters from the seashore. Formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground or Chepauk Stadium, the stadium was renamed M.A.Chidambaram stadium after the former president of the BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. It was established in the year 1916 making it the oldest Cricket Stadium in India which is in continuous use.

It has the reputation of hosting the first-ever Ranji Trophy match and witnessing Virender Sehwag’s 319 against South Africa which is the highest Test score at the ground. The stadium played host to the second tied-Test in the history of Test cricket. It is noted for its distinct pitch characteristics with that extra zip and bounce off the wicket.

On 11th March 1996, the stadium witnessed the World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia in which the latter won by six wickets. And In the year 1952, India won its first Test ever against England at this stadium.

On 4th November 1934, the stadium hosted its first Ranji Trophy match, played between Madras and Mysore.The stadium hosted two matches of the 1987 Cricket World Cup which were held here on 9th and 13th October.

Four significant matches of the 2011 Cricket World Cup have been held here. In 1983, Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar broke Don Bradman’s record for most centuries in Test cricket by scoring his 30th Test match century.


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Capacity : 50,000.

Location : Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Established : Built in 1983, Renovated in 2020

Operator : Gujrat cricket association.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, Gujrat cricket team & Gujrat Titans.


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Capacity : 60,000.

Location : Hyderabad, Telangana.

Established : 2003

Operator : Hyderabad cricket association.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, Hyderabad cricket team & sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the principal cricket stadium in Hyderabad. It is located in Uppal and has a capacity of close to 55,000. Stretched over 16 acres of land, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium did away Hyderabad's reputation of being a high-scoring venue. The stadium is known for its state-of-the-art facility and has over the years hosted a lot of international games along with the matches in the Indian Premier League.

Fully finished in 2003 and extended to more than 16 acres of land, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium got rid of Hyderabad’s standing of being a high-scoring setting. The stadium is notable for its best in class office and has over the years facilitated a progression of global games alongside the matches in the Indian Premier League.

The complex consists of a cricket stadium, a 550+ car parking facility, swimming pool, gymnasium with steam, sauna, and a jacuzzi, the practice pitches facility, and a compound wall with entrance gates at six locations. The cricket stadium comprises mainly the playfield and four spectators stand in the four directions namely south stand, north stand, east stand, and west stand. 

The ground was scheduled to host its first ever Twenty20 International on 13 October 2017, against Australia. However, it was called off due to a wet outfield. The ground finally hosted a Twenty20 International on 6 December 2019, against West Indies. It was a high-scoring match, with India winning the match by 6 wickets. Team India played the 3rd T20 against Australia on September 25th 2022, at this venue. India won by 6 wickets and won the Mastercard T20I trophy against Australia. Surya Kumar Yadav who scored 69 runs (36 balls) is awarded the Player of the Match.


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Capacity : 60,000.

Location : Kolkata, West Bengal.

Established : 1864

Operator : Cricket association of Bengal.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, bengal cricket team & kolkata knight riders.

Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, India’s oldest cricketing ground, came about as the third-time-lucky effort of fans in 1864, after two attempts to have a good venue for the sport failed, because it was seen as an encroachment, and due to objections raised by the British Army at Fort William.

It is widely acknowledged to be one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world. It has been called “cricket’s answer to the Coliseum. It has a reputation of staging the most passionate and vocal crowd and has almost become like a place of pilgrimage for most international cricketers. It played host to the iconic India-Australia Test series in 2001 wherein VVS Laxman scored a glorious 281 which remains the highest score at the ground

The pitch at Eden Gardens has traditionally been on the slower side and good for batting, assisting spin bowlers very early. The highest ODI score by any batsman was made on this ground. Rohit Sharma smashed 264 against Sri Lanka in November, 2014. Eden Gardens has hosted as many as 39 Tests - the most by any venue in India. 


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Capacity : 1,32,000.

Location : Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Established : 2020

Operator : Gujarat cricket association.

Tenants : Indian National cricket team, Gujarat cricket team, Gujrat Titans.

The Narendra Modi Stadium is the first public structure in India to be named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is located inside the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad. As of 2022, it is the largest cricket stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators.

The stadium occupies 63 acres of land, with four entry points to the stadium, which has a metro line at one entry point. The field size of the stadium is 180 yards x 150 yards. It has 76 corporate boxes that can hold 25 persons in each box, a 55-room clubhouse, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and four dressing rooms for teams.

A unique feature of the stadium is the LED lights on the roof instead of the usual floodlights in the cricket ground. The LED lights are installed on an anti-bacterial, fireproof canopy with PTFE membrane sourced from Japan that covers 30m of the 55m width of the seating area.

The first test match was hosted in November 1983 and has witnessed some memorable achievements in the field such as - Sunil Gavaskar scored his 10,000 Test runs against Pakistan in 1986–87, and seven years later, Kapil Dev claimed his 432nd Test wicket to become the highest wicket-taker in the world in 1994 by surpassing Sir Richard Hadlee. In addition, the stadium hosted Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1996, and 2011. It should also be mentioned that the stadium has hosted its first-ever pink-ball Test match between India and England on February 24, 2021.

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