Top 10 World's Biggest Cricket Stadiums Name

Cricket is the most popular sport in India and the second most popular in the world (next to football). Its popularity can be estimated based on the fact that people bet almost INR 40,000 crores over the Indian Premier League in 2021. 

Its fan base especially in India, is crazy. And despite all the matches being broadcast directly on Indian television, people love to gather in the stadium to watch the action live. That is why the size of the stadium matters. 

And you'll be surprised to know that the biggest cricket stadium in the world is in India. Here's a list of the world's biggest cricket stadiums in the world as per their capacity. 

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1. World's Biggest Cricket Stadium in India and The World - Narendra Modi Stadium

With the age-old cricket rivalry between India and Australia, their cricket stadiums are huge with large sitting capacity. In fact, there's a tight competition among these countries for who has the biggest cricket stadium in the world. 

And on our list, Narendra Modi Stadium in India won this tug-of-war with a 132000 sitting capacity. It is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and is named after the present prime minister of the country. Also, it is one of the few international cricket stadiums with LED lights, instead of the conventional light towers. 

2. World's Second Biggest Cricket Stadium - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Next on our list is of course an Australian cricket stadium with a sitting capacity of 100024. It is one of the oldest stadiums situated in Melbourne, Australia and was built in 1853. The first-ever match that was played in this stadium was in 1877. Its conventional light towers are the tallest among all sporting venues in the world. 

3. World's Third Biggest Stadium in Cricket - Eden Gardens

A proud moment for the KKR fans, as their home ground, Eden Gardens is the third biggest cricket stadium in the world. It has a spectator capacity of 66,349 and was built in 1864. Being especially built for the batting, Eden Garden is more popularly known as the batsman's paradise.

4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

Good to know that most of the cricket stadiums on our list are situated in India, explaining clearly their craze for cricket. Now, this fourth biggest cricket stadium is in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. This stadium has a spectator capacity of 65,000 people and was built in 2008. 

5. World's Biggest Cricket Stadium - Perth Stadium

Perth Stadium was recently built in 2018 and is Australia's second-largest cricket stadium as per its capacity. Almost 60,000 people can watch the action live here. 

Also, it is not only used for cricketing purposes but other sports such as football, rugby union, AFL or other such league are also played here. 

6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

SRH's home ground Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium is next on our list of the world's biggest cricket stadiums. It has a spectator capacity of 55,000 and was built back in 2005. This Hyderabad-based stadium has historical importance like many on the list, as the first ODI between South Africa and India was played here.

7. List of World's Biggest Cricket Stadium - Greenfield International Stadium

Though Greenfield was built years after the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, it has the same sitting capacity as the latter. However, we're putting it second on the list based on its construction year, 2014. The first match in this stadium was played on the 7th of November, 2017. 

8. World's Biggest Stadium in Cricket - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is based in Kochi and was built in 1996. Like the above two, it has a sitting capacity of 55,000 and the first match played in this stadium was an ODI between Australia and India in 1998. This stadium is also used to conduct football leagues. Solar Panels will be soon installed on the roof of this stadium to power the stadium with solar energy. 

9. World's Second Biggest Cricket Stadium - Adelaide Oval

Next to the Narendra Modi Stadium, Adelaide is the world's second-biggest cricket stadium. It has a sitting capacity of 53, 583 and was built in 1871 in Australia. Its special oval shape is reflected in its name. 

10. World's Biggest Cricket Stadium Name - Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

The last on our list of the world's biggest cricket stadiums is Sydney Cricket Ground with a spectator capacity of 48,000. It was built in 1882 and holds many historical events.

The first-ever ODI played in this stadium was in 1979. Also, we assume it's a good luck stadium for many. For instance, Australian captain Michael Clarke scored his highest individual score in Test cricket in this stadium. And South Africa scored the highest ever ODI score on this ground against West Indies. 

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