Stadiums

Top 20 Cricket Stadiums in India (Highlights, Size, Capacity, and More)

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The cricket stadium in India has improved by leaps and bounds as far as the infrastructure is concerned. The recent stadiums that have come up have the finest facilities and have been appreciated by not only the International players but also the commentators and the International Cricket Council. The World’s largest cricket stadium from the viewpoint of seating capacity is coming up in India with all the latest facilities and amenities. Check out here the various features of the 20 best cricket stadiums in India along with some interesting facts about each of them.

List of Largest International Cricket Grounds in India:

1. Eden Gardens:

Eden Gardens is considered as one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India. It is the home ground for the Bengal cricket Team in IPL under the name of Kolkata Knight Riders. Unofficially this cricket stadium is referred to as India’s home for cricket. The stadium got its name from the Eden Gardens, one of the oldest parks in Kolkata which is just next to the stadium. Cricket Association of Bengal has their headquarters here in this stadium.

Eden Gardens

  • Name: Eden Gardens
  • City: Kolkata
  • State: West Bengal
  • Stadium Capacity: 68000
  • Year Built: 1864
  • First Match: 5 January 1934

Stadium Highlights:

  • It is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world
  • Has hosted numerous International matches including the World Cup, World 20-20 and Asia Cup
  • The final match of the ICC world 20-20 in the year 2016 was held at the Eden Gardens, where West Indies took home the title beating England in a closely fought match.
  • This stadium is also occasionally used to host the Association football matches.
  • Through 2017, Eden Gardens was the stadium that had hosted the maximum International matches in India that included 40 Test Matches, 31 ODIs, 6 T20Is, 4 Women ODIs, and 1 Woman T20I. In all, it has hosted 82 International matches.

2. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium:

The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is the 3rd oldest stadium in India built in Chennai and named after former President of BCCI, Mr. M.A. Chidambaram. It is the home ground for the Tamil Nadu cricket team of the Indian Premier League and named as Chennai Super Kings. This stadium is one of the oldest and most iconic stadiums of India.

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

  • Name: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
  • Other Name: Chepauk Stadium, Madras Cricket Club Ground
  • City: Chennai
  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Stadium Capacity: 50000
  • Year Built: 1916
  • First Match: 10 February 1934

Stadium Highlights:

  • The first ever Test Victory of Indian Cricket Team was seen at this stadium back in 1952 against England.
  • The second tied test match in the history of cricket happened at this stadium back in 1986 between India and Australia.
  • The crowd at the Chepauk stadium are known as the most appreciative crowd in the country. They gave a standing ovation to the Pakistani cricketer Saeed Anwar for scoring a smashing 194 against India in the ODI in 1997
  • The stadium westhen renovated at a cost of 175 crores in June 2009, and as of 2011 the stadium can accommodate 50,000 spectators and has 24 hospitality boxes.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has scored maximum runs at the Chepauk Stadium than at any other stadium. He scored a total of 876 runs in 9 test matches. Australia’s 16 match winning streak in Test Matches was ended at this stadium after India defeated Australia on 22nd March 2001 and clinched the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
  • Sunil Gavaskar scored his 30th test century at this Stadium in 1983 to become the man with the maximum test centuries breaking the Don Bradman’s record.

3. Feroz Shah Kotla Ground:

The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground located in New Delhi is the second oldest stadium in India which is still active after the Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. It is owned by the Delhi and District Cricket Association. The DDCA has decided to name 2 of the gates (No. 3 and 4) after the name of the cricketer turned commentator Anjum Chopra. Besides, they have also decided to name two of its stands by the name of the former Indian Captain Bishan Singh Bedi and former all-rounder Moinder Amarnath.

Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

  • Name: Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
  • Other Name: Willingdon Pavillion
  • City: Delhi
  • State: Delhi NCT
  • Stadium Capacity: 41820
  • Year Built: 1883
  • First Match: 10 November 1948

Stadium Highlights:

  • As of 2016, the Indian cricket team stays undefeated for more than 28 years in the Test Cricket and 10 years in the ODI at this ground
  • Sunil Gavaskar hit his 29th Test Century at this stadium to tally the total of Don Bradman for the maximum Test Centuries.
  • This is also the stadium that has seen Anil Kumble taking all the 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan and Sachin Tendulkar hitting his 35th century to break Sunil Gavaskar’s record and become the batsman with the maximum International test Centuries.
  • Since 2008, this ground has been the home ground for the IPL team Delhi Capitals (formerly known as Delhi Daredevils)

4. Brabourne Stadium:

The Brabourne Stadium is the cricket ground in Mumbai owned by the Cricket Club of India (CCI). Until 2006, this stadium housed the 1983 cricket world cup trophy and was also the headquarters for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After that, both of them were moved to the one newly built near Wankhede Stadium.

Brabourne Stadium

  • Name: Brabourne Stadium
  • City: Mumbai
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Stadium Capacity: 25000
  • Year Built: 1937
  • First Match: 9 December 1948

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium hosted the Test Matches from 1948 to 1972
  • After the disputes owing to the ticketing arrangements made by the CCI, the Bombay Cricket Association built another stadium, The Wankhede Stadium a few hundred meters North of Brabourne Stadium, post which this stadium was never used for the Test matches.
  • Apart from cricket, this ground has been a host to various tennis and football matches and also music shows and concerts.
  • Recently International cricket has returned to Brabourne Stadium, and it was the venue for the first T20 played in India in 2007.
  • Brabourne stadium hosted the test match again in December 2009 to create a world record of the biggest gap between the two test matches held at the same ground.

5. Green Park Stadium:

The Green Park Stadium is the floodlit cricket Stadium in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and home to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket team. This stadium is owned by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and managed by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association. The stadium has been named after the British Lady – Madam Green who used to visit this place for horse riding. This stadium is also nicknamed as Billiards Table or Woolmer’s Turf in the memory of late player and coach Bob Woolmer who was born in the Mc Robert Hospital situated right opposite the stadium.

Green Park Stadium

  • Name: Green Park Stadium
  • Other Name: Modi Stadium
  • City: Kanpur
  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Stadium Capacity: 32000
  • Year Built: 1945
  • First Match: 12 January 1952

Stadium Highlights:

  • It is the only International Cricket Stadium within the State of Uttar Pradesh that has regularly hosted International matches in both Test and ODI formats.
  • This stadium hosted the 500th test match played by the Indian Cricket team.
  • India’s first win against Australia in December 1959 was at the Green Park Stadium.
  • It hosted the match against England in January 2002, which was won easily by India. It was the only match under the captaincy of ace Indian spinner Anil Kumble.
  • Rohit Sharma is the only batsman who has scored two centuries in the ODI in this ground.

6. M Chinnaswamy Stadium:

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a stadium owned by the government of Karnataka. It is a 4-decade old stadium which is located in the heart of Bengaluru. Originally known by the name of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) this stadium was later renamed as M Chinnaswamy Stadium as a tribute to Mangalam Chinnaswamy who served KSCA for 4 decades and was also the president of BCCI from 1977-1980.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium

  • Name: M Chinnaswamy Stadium
  • Other Name: KSCA Stadium
  • City: Bangalore
  • State: Karnataka
  • Stadium Capacity: 35000
  • Year Built: 1972
  • First Match: 22 November 1974

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium is the home ground for the Karnataka Cricket team and also the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • This stadium is used not only to play ODIs, Test Cricket and First Class Matches but also hosts cultural and musical concerts.
  • This is the first cricket stadium in the world that has used solar panels to generate electricity needed to run the stadium.
  • The first ever test match by the Afghanistan team after being granted the Test Status was played at this stadium against India.

7. Wankhede Stadium:

The Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium located in Mumbai. Post renovation for the World Cup 2011, the stadium now has the capacity of 33,108. Before the upgrade the Stadium could cater 45,000 people. The Wankhede Stadium has hosted numerous high profile matches and is a witness to number of records. The last match of our little Master Blaster and God of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar’s International Career was played at this very stadium. It is one of the well-known India cricket grounds in India.

Wankhede Stadium

  • Name: Wankhede Stadium
  • City: Mumbai
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Stadium Capacity: 33108
  • Year Built: 1974
  • First Match: 23 January 1975

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium has the glory of hosting the 2011 World Cup Finals, where India won over Sri Lanka to become the World Champions again after 28 years.
  • This Stadium also witnessed the last match of Sachin Tendulkar’s International cricket career.
  • This stadium has been a witness to the great innings of Sunil Gavaskar 205 against West Indies and Alvin Kalicharan’s 187 both in the same game.
  • Ravi Shashtri’s 6 sixes in an over to his unbeaten 200 in 123 balls with 13 fours and 13 sixes in the year 1984-85 against Baroda’s Tilak Raj in the Ranji Trophy is the fastest double century ever in the history of First Class Cricket.

8. Barabati Stadium:

The Barabati Stadium is an iconic sports stadium located in the Cuttack, Odisha. This Stadium is the home ground for the Odisha Cricket team and has hosted many International Cricket matches on a regular basis. Owned by the Odisha Cricket Association, this stadium is also used by the Association Football to host Santosh Trophy national football tournament and also the Odisha First Division League football matches. This cricket and football stadium is well equipped with the floodlights and is a regular venue for the ODIs.

Barabati Stadium

  • Name: Barabati Stadium
  • City: Cuttack
  • State: Odisha
  • Stadium Capacity: 45,000
  • Year Built: 1958
  • First Match: 27 January 1982

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium hosted the third ODI in this country in January 1982 where India beat England by 5 wickets and won the series by 2-1.
  • The stadium hosted its last test series back in 1995-96 against New Zealand which was badly affected by rains and offered less than 180 overs of playing time.
  • This stadium is no longer a regular Test Match venue but it continues to host ODIs on a regular basis.
  • The indoor cricket hall at the Barabati Stadium has been named after Sachin Tendulkar.

9. Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium:

The Punjab Cricket Association Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium is a cricket grounds located in Mohali, Chandigarh CR. Popularly known as the Mohali Stadium, this stadium is the home ground to the Punjab Cricket team and the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. The floodlights at this stadium are unconventional as compared to the other cricket stadiums as the lights here are comparatively lower in order to avoid colliding with the aircraft flying from the nearby Chandigarh Airport.

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium

  • Name: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium
  • Other Name: PCA Stadium
  • City: Mohali
  • State: Punjab
  • Stadium Capacity: 26950
  • Year Built: 1993
  • First Match: 22 November 1993

Stadium Highlights:

  • This is the 19th and comparatively a newer venue for the Test Cricket.
  • The stadium was inaugurated on 22 November 1993, with an ODI match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup in the year 1993.
  • The World Cup Semi-Finals between the Australia and West Indies in February 1996 is one of the most iconic matches held at this stadium.
  • The PCA stadium has hosted 3 matches of the World Cup 2011 including the iconic second semi-finals between India and Pakistan which was eventually won by India. The match was witnessed by the then Prime Ministers, Manmohan Singh of India and Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan.

10. Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium:

The Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in the city of Visakhapatnam with a lush green outfield. This stadium has a 2-tier sitting to avoid any restriction in view of the spectators and is mostly used for cricket.

Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium

  • Name: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
  • Other Name: ACA-VDCA Stadium
  • City: Visakhapatnam
  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Stadium Capacity: 25,000
  • First Match: 5 April 2005

Stadium Highlights:

  • One of the well-maintained stadiums of India.
  • The lush green outfield is the result of the grass specially imported from the Caribbean and the good water and drainage facility.
  • The stadium is well equipped with floodlights to host the Day-Night match.
  • The first ODI match on this stadium was against Pakistan where Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his maiden ODI century in the year 2005.
  • After receiving the Test Status the first Test match was hosted in 2016 between India and England where India won by 246 runs.
  • This stadium has hosted many IPL matches and was the home ground for Deccan Chargers in 2012, Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015 and Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant together in 2016.
  • Though this stadium has not hosted any Group matches for the IPL 2019, it has been selected for hosting the Eliminator and the Qualifier 2 match of the tournament.

11. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium:

The Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium is located in Uppal and is the principal cricket stadium of Hyderabad, Telangana. It is the home ground for Hyderabad Cricket Association and of the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The maximum funds for the building of this stadium came from the auction for the title of the stadium and the Visaka Industries Limited won the auction for a whopping 65 crores. 43 cores were paid in advance to begin the construction, and the stadium was thus named as the Visakha International Cricket Stadium.

However, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy decided to change the name to Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in the fond memory of former Prime Minister of India, and as per the contract the government was required to pay 5 times the contract price to Visakha Industries. However the Govt. somehow escaped paying 43 crores, i.e. the contract price only.

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

  • Name: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
  • Other Name: Visaka Cricket Stadium
  • City: Hyderabad
  • State: Telangana
  • Stadium Capacity: 55000
  • First Match: 16 November 2005

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium hosted the opening and the final matches of the IPL 2017 and has the privilege to host the final match of the IPL 2019.
  • Bangladesh got their Test Status in the year 2000 and played their first ever test series in India at this ground in 2017 when Bangladesh toured India and played the first ever Ganguly Durjoy trophy match.
  • The stadium extends across a land of 16 acres and can accommodate 55000 spectators at a time.
  • It is fully equipped with 6 mounted flood lights to make it fit for hosting the day-night matches.
  • This stadium was the venue for the 101st Test Match in World Cricket.

12. Holkar Stadium:

This cricket stadium is located in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Formerly known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, this stadium was renamed in 2010 in the memory of the Holkar Dynasty that ruled Indore. Until 2001, all the International matches in Indore were played at another stadium known as the Nehru Stadium.

Holkar Stadium

  • Name: Holkar Stadium
  • Other Name: Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground
  • City: Indore
  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Stadium Capacity: 30000
  • Year Built: 1990
  • First Match: 15 April 2006

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium is the home ground for the Madhya Pradesh cricket team’s Ranji Trophy matches
  • The stadium has hosted only 4 ODI’s of which two were between India and England and the other 2 were against West Indies versus South Africa.
  • This stadium hosted its first ever IPL Match on 13 May, 2011.
  • In 2017 Kings XI Punjab chose Holkar Stadium as one of their home grounds for 3 IPL matches.
  • The only Test match played at the Holkar Stadium was in October 2016 when the New Zealand Cricket team toured India.
  • India is still undefeated at this stadium and has won all the 4 ODIs and 1 test match that has been to date organized here.

13. Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium:

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in India which is also known as the New VCA Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India as far as the field area is concerned. The ground was inaugurated in the year 2008. The qualities of which have been praised by the International Cricket Council. This ground is the home ground for the Vidarbha and Central zone teams for the Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy respectively.

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

  • Name: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
  • Other Name: New VCA Stadium, Jamtha Stadium
  • City: Nagpur
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Stadium Capacity: 45000
  • Year Built: 2008
  • First Match: 6 November 2008

Stadium Highlights:

  • This is comparatively a new stadium in India equipped with all the modern facilities.
  • According to Sachin Tendulkar, the facilities at this stadium exceeded all the expectations
  • The stadium has 80 yard straight boundaries and 85-yard square boundaries which makes it one of the largest grounds in the world.
  • LalitModi said that this is by far the best stadium in India.
  • Not only the players, but even the commentators and journalists praised the facilities saying it has the most impressive press box for the traveling media and is really a wonderful venue.
  • First international match was played at this stadium in November 2008 which was a test match between India and Australia which India won by 172 runs.

14. Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium:

The Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium located at Gahunje, Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune is the home ground for the Maharashtra cricket team and headquarters for the Maharashtra Cricket Association. The stadium was inaugurated in April 2012 with the first IPL match between the Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors. The stadium was inaugurated by the then Agriculture Minister and ICC president Sharad Pawar.

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

  • Name: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Other Name: MCA Pune International Cricket Centre, Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
  • City: Pune
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Stadium Capacity: 37406
  • Year Built: 2012
  • First Match: 20 December 2012

Stadium Highlights:

  • The stadium was designed by Hopkins Architects, a British Architecture Company.
  • Due to the delay in the construction of the stadium, it was unable to host the ICC Cricket World Cup Matches as originally intended.
  • The stadium located close to the Mumbai Pune Expressway and has a dramatic view of the mountains
  • The most important and one of the best features of this stadium is the rainwater drainage system that dries the outfield really fast even after heavy downpours and makes it ready for play in just a few minutes.
  • The stadium has additional facilities for 5000 members which includes squash and badminton courts, swimming pool and spa and restaurant and bars.

15. Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium:

The Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is the first solar-powered stadium of Gujarat. Initially, this stadium was used for hosting the Ranji Trophy Matches when the stands were still being constructed. This stadium is a part of the larger sports complex that has facilities for the other sports such as badminton, basketball and volleyball.

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium

  • Name: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Other Name: Khanderi Cricket Stadium
  • City: Rajkot
  • State: Gujarat
  • Stadium Capacity: 28000
  • Year Built: 2013
  • First Match: 11 January 2013

Stadium Highlights:

  • A state of the art cricket stadium with its design similar to the Lord’s Cricket ground of London.
  • The complex has two outfields – The 90-yard outfield used to host the International matches and the 70-yard outfield used for outdoor nets and district level matches.
  • Its first International T20 match was hosted on 10 October 2013 between India and Australia during the Australia tour to India.
  • This stadium was selected in November 2015 as one of the six new Test venues, and in November 2016, the stadium hosted its first ever Test Match that was played between India and England.
  • The stadium was the home ground of IPL 2016 franchise Gujarat Lions and hosted 5 matches in that season.

16. JSCA International Cricket Stadium:

The Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium is situated in Ranchi in India. It is the home ground for the Jharkhand Cricket team, as well as the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

JSCA International Cricket Stadium

  • Name: JSCA International Cricket Stadium
  • Other Name: HEC International Cricket Stadium
  • City: Ranchi
  • State: Jharkhand
  • Stadium Capacity: 50000
  • Year Built: 2003
  • First Match: 19 January 2013

Stadium Highlights:

  • The stadium has been designed by the Kothari Associates Pvt. Ltd., the architectural consultants based in New Delhi.
  • The stadium is built in the premises of Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), a public limited company.
  • This stadium is the home ground of the former Indian Cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • The stadium has been constructed in a manner that no shadow falls on the ground before 4:45 p.m., even on the shortest day of the year.
  • The only stadium in India that has a hill view on both the sides – East and West.
  • The additional facilities at the stadium include indoor cricket pitches, a residential complex for the players to stay in, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, bar amongst others.

17. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium:

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is a beautiful stadium with a picturesque view located in the Dharamshala District in Himachal Pradesh. This town is internationally renowned as the home town of Dalai Lama. This stadium is the home ground for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket team in the Ranji Trophy and has also hosted matches for Kings XI Punjab by being its home ground for a few matches.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

  • Name: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
  • Other Name: HPCA International Cricket Stadium
  • City: Dharamshala
  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Stadium Capacity: 25000
  • Year Built: 2003
  • First Match: 27 January 2013

Stadium Highlights:

  • The stadium is at an altitude of 1457m above the sea level making it one of the highest cricket stadiums in India.
  • The first ODI was played at this stadium on 27 January 2013, between India and England, where England won by 7 wickets.
  • The first test match was played between India and Australia from 25th March to 29 March 2017.
  • In November 2015, the stadium was selected because it was 1 of the 6 new test venues.
  • The Asian Cricket Council in December 2015, decided to set up the center of excellence at Dharamshala.

18. Baraspara Stadium:

The Baraspara Cricket Stadium, originally known as Dr.Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium and also nicknamed as the Assam Cricket Association Stadium is a stadium situated in Guwahati, Assam. This stadium was inaugurated by the Assam CM Sarbananda Sonawal on 10 October 2017.

Baraspara Stadium

  • Name: Baraspara Stadium
  • Other Name: Dr.Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium, ACA Stadium
  • City: Guwahati
  • State: Assam
  • Stadium Capacity: 40000
  • Year Built: 2012
  • First Match: 10 October 2017

Stadium Highlights:

  • This stadium is the 49th International Cricket Venue of India.
  • It is also the largest sports stadium in Northeast India.
  • The first International Match was played between India and Australia which was a T20I.
  • The foundation of this stadium was laid by the then CM of Assam, Tarun Gogoi in June 2004.
  • The stadium is one of the finest stadiums of India with all the modern facilities.
  • The pitch has been made using the latest technology in a manner that in the event of rains the match can restart within minutes of rain stoppage.
  • The entire stadium project cost is over 300 crores.

19. Greenfield International Stadium:

The Greenfield International Stadium or the Sports Hub, Trivandrum is the International multipurpose sports complex in Kerala. The stadium is mostly used for cricket and football matches.

Greenfield International Stadium

  • Name: Greenfield International Stadium
  • Other Name: The Sports Hub, Trivandrum International Stadium
  • City: Thiruvananthapuram
  • State: Kerala
  • Stadium Capacity: 55000
  • Year Built: 2015
  • First Match: 7 November 2017

Stadium Highlights:

  • India’s first Design, Built, operate and transfer (DBOT) model outdoor stadium.
  • Inaugurated on 7th November 2017, The Greenfield International Stadium became India’s 50th International Cricket Stadium.
  • In November 2018, it hosted its first ODI.
  • The ground is constructed in a manner that it can be used for both cricket and football.
  • The playing arena has been constructed in lines with the regulations demarcated by FIFA and International Cricket Council.
  • It is the first fully eco-friendly stadium in India which is surrounded by green plants and has rainwater harvesting facility.

20. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium:

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a multipurpose stadium built in the Raipur Area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This is the first International stadium in the State of Uttarakhand and has been constructed by the Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering and Construction. When the State was formed in the year 2000, it was a huge blow to its sports facilities as Uttar Pradesh had the complete infrastructure for sports and Uttarakhand had hosted very few Ranji trophy matches. Due to the lack of infrastructure for sports, the players started moving to different states and hence in November 2012, the then CM of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahuguna laid the foundation stone to construct the stadium which was inaugurated on 16th December 2016 by CM Harish Rawat.

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

  • Name: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
  • Other Name: Dehradun Arena
  • City: Dehradun
  • State:Uttarakhand
  • Stadium Capacity: 25000
  • Year Built: 2016
  • First Match: 3 June 2018

Stadium Highlights:

  • The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium is a new cricket stadium in India.
  • It is the 21st stadium in India to host T20 Internationals and the 51st venue to host International cricket in India.
  • The stadium is located at the picturesque location of Dehradun and is built with state of the art facilities.
  • The stadium was the second home ground for the Afghanistan Cricket team
  • The inaugural match was played between Ireland and Afghanistan in India series.

Thus the aforesaid are the 20 best cricket stadiums in India. While cricket is the lifeline of the Indian sports, the game remains incomplete without having a proper stadium to play the game at International level. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is still the largest stadium in India, though there is news that the largest cricket stadium in the world with a sitting capacity even larger than the Melbourne cricket stadium is being built in Ahmedabad. So which stadium is your favourite? Share your views as we answer some of the most frequently asked questions here.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:

Q1: How many cricket stadiums are there in India?

Ans: The total number of cricket stadiums in India is 53 of which only 22 stadiums are in active condition.

Q2: How many International cricket stadiums in India?

Ans: The number of total International cricket stadiums in India which are active goes to 22.

Q3: Which is the biggest cricket stadium in India?

Ans: Eden Garden is the biggest cricket stadium in India.