From Narendra Modi Stadium to MCG: The 5 largest cricket stadiums in the world
India has more than 75 cricket stadiums in the world that has hosted international cricket, while it also possesses the world's biggest one. Some of the similar large cricket venues are spread worldwide, which ranges from Australia to New Zealand.
When it comes to any sport, the ground and the stadium's role plays an essential factor. From playing conditions to the capacity crowd, the playing teams are inspired by these factors.
As for the crowd, the more vocal support, the more the home team is at an advantage, as it is highly inspired. While there are more than 100 international cricket stadiums globally, only a notable few have the immense seating capacity.
Most of these stadiums range from India to Australia, while the former possesses the world's biggest cricketing venue. In the same light, we rank the five biggest cricketing stadiums from the globe.
The newly-built stadium in Perth happens to be the fifth-largest in the world and the second-largest in Australia. It was built right across the traditional WACA Stadium, keeping in mind an increased capacity crowd for matches involving bigger teams. While WACA holds 24,500, the new Perth Stadium can hold up to 60,000.
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium
An unknown stadium from India, as it is yet to host international cricket. Nonetheless, it is fifth on the lust as per capacity, which can host 65,000 people. Situated in Raipur, it has hosted some matches from the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20. While it is also the home ground of the state team of Chattisgarh, the venue has been overlooked as a prime venue for international cricket.
The iconic stadium in Kolkata is famous globally, as it has seen numerous historical moments. While initially, it had a capacity of 90,000, a redevelopment in 2011 led it to be reduced to 68,000. Nonetheless, it continued to be the highest capacity stadium in the country until now.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Another iconic cricket ground, which happens to be in Melbourne and is renowned all over the world. It was the highest capacity cricket venue until now, with a capacity of 100,024, as the venue, too, has seen some historic moments, while it was also the home to the first-ever Test match. Nonetheless, despite not being the world's largest right now, it still holds its importance, prestige and legacy.
Narendra Modi Stadium
And, it brings us to the leader, as the newly redeveloped Narendra Modi Stadium has just stolen the spotlight. With a capacity of 110,000, it is the biggest cricket stadium to be ever built across the world. Previously, it had a capacity of 54,000. Simultaneously, the new design of the stadium happens to be the brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leading it to be renamed after him. Earlier, it was known as Sardar Patel (Motera) Stadium.