Top 10 largest cricket stadiums in the world
The grounds stand as a silent witness to the ethereal deeds of the sporting heroes who carve their names in the history books.
Updated - Nov 27, 2020 1:09 pm
There are certain grounds that are associated with surreal sporting events. The grounds stand as a silent witness to the ethereal deeds of the sporting heroes who carve their names in the history books. Mention the Wankhede stadium to an Indian cricket fan, and the first thought that would come to his mind is THAT six by MS Dhoni that won the nation the fifty over World Cup after 28 years. The Multan cricket Ground will forever be remembered with a sense of fondness as the ground that witnessed the first-ever Triple century by an Indian batsman in Test cricket.
Similarly, the Captain Roop Singh Stadium was the one that witnessed history when the legendary Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to breach the 200-run mark in ODI cricket. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is known for being the theater of sport and is a ground that has been in existence for over 140 years.
In this article, let us take a look at the 10 largest cricket stadiums in the world:
10. Sydney Cricket Ground
At the tenth place, we have the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG). The SCG currently has a seating capacity of around 48000 spectators. The SCG is a ground that is replete with numerous incidents that are etched in cricketing folklore. The first-ever international cricket match at the SCG was played in the year 1882 between rivals Australia and England. The SCG has hosted a whopping 108 Tests so far.
The highest individual score at the SCG in Test cricket was recorded by former Australian skipper Michael Clarke when he plundered a stunning 329*, which completely demoralized the visiting Indian side in the year 2012. The highest ever team total in Tests on this ground is by the Indian team when they amassed 705/7 in the year 2004. This Test is also famous for the magical 241* that ‘Master Blaster’, Sachin Tendulkar conjured without even playing a single cover drive.
The SCG has also hosted 157 ODI matches. The first-ever ODI in Sydney was played in the year 1979 between England and Australia. The highest ever total recorded at the SCG in an ODI game is 408/5 by South Africa against West Indies during the 2015 World Cup. Also, the highest individual score in an ODI game at the SCG is by Steve Smith. The unorthodox batting maestro scored 164 against New Zealand in the year 2016.