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7 Beautiful Cricket Stadiums From Around the World

Shruti Vakhariya

Last updated: Apr 26, 2018

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Australia: Adelaide: The Adelaide Festival, held every year in February, offers spectacular theatre, film, dance and opera performances by leading artists from across the world, Canberra: Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Perth: City of Perth Skyworks
New Zealand: Kawhia Traditional Maori Kai Festival takes places annually in February and is a celebration of Maori food (kai) and culture

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Australia: Melbourne: Did you know that some scenes from the movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" were shot at the beautiful beaches of Melbourne?, Sydney: Some scenes of "Dil Chahta Hai" were shot in Sydney, Queensland: "Shaadi Ke Side Effects" was shot in Queensland
New Zealand: 'I Hate Luv Storys', 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai', 'Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon' and 'Players', are among the Bollywood films shot in New Zealand

Do

Sri Lanka: Go surfing along the coast of Midigama and catch some spectacular waves. The Lazy Left wave awaits you! Feel your adrenaline rush as you try White Water Rafting in the Kelaniya Ganga. This fierce river has plenty of thrills to offer.
Australia: Great Barrier Reef: Have close encounters with the world under the deep ocean as you snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne: Watch the penguins at Philip Island near Melbourne, Sydney: Harbour hopping to see the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Manly Beach

See

Sri Lanka: The stunning landscapes of Sri Lanka from a Hot Air Balloon, as it glides above some of the cultural landmarks of the country
New Zealand: Milford Sound: It is by far the best known of all of the fiords and the only one that can be accessed by road, Waiheke Island: Home to a lot of vineyards, it is the ultimate island retreat Austraila: Sydney: Sydney Cricket Ground and Museum, Cairns: Centenary Lakes, Lake Placid and Smithfield Conservation Park, Hamilton: Hamilton Island Golf Club, Catseye Beach

Eat

Sri Lanka: Sour fish curry, Kottu Roti and Hoppers (a rice pancake, similar to Appams)
New Zealand: Roast Lamb is a Kiwi favourite and can be found on just about every menu in New Zealand, Hokey Pokey, creamy vanilla ice-cream strewn with pieces of honeycomb is the nation’s favourite
Austraila: Melbourne: Enjoy a Duck Terrine and Eye Fillet of Beef at the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Brisbane: Chicken wings and craft beer with blue cheese sauce at Tippler's Tap

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Cricket is a religion followed by millions all over the globe. Thanks to this obsession there are some really beautiful cricket grounds around the world that make watching the game even more pleasurable. Here are 7 of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world:

1. Lord's Cricket Stadium, London

Lord's stadium being the Home of Cricket has to be one of the most beautiful stadiums. Recently having completed its 200th anniversary in 2014, Lord's has hosted over 2000 Test Matches. The alluring view of the Worcester River can be seen from the stadium and will take your breath away. Lord's is like fine wine- it keeps getting better with age!

Stadium Capacity: 30,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Sachin Tendulkar (Marylebone Cricket Club) v/s Shane Warne(Rest of the World), 2014

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2. Queenstown Event Centre, New Zealand

Queenstown Events Centre or John Davies Oval is a spectacular stadium situated at the foot of the Remarkables Mountain range and the bank of Lake Wakatipu. With a unique style of seating in the stadium and aircraft landings around the stadium, you will be awe-struck by how spectacular the stadium is.

Stadium Capacity: 19000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: New Zealand v/s West Indies, ODI (January 2014)

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3. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala, India

Situated at 4780 feet above the sea level, the home stadium for Kings XI Punjab is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world, and is located in picturesque Dharamshala. The snow-clad Himalayan Mountains in the backdrop make watching matches all the more entertaining.

Stadium Capacity: 23,300 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: India v/s England, ODI (January 2013)

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4. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia

The Melbourne Cricket Ground or the MCG as it is popularly known is the 10th largest stadium and the largest by capacity in the world! This ground leaves you speechless with its grandeur and its spic maintenance! It is a multi-sports stadium, mostly known for being the stadium to host the first ever test match and the first ODI between Australia and England.
Stadium Capacity: 1,00,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Shane Warne's 700th Test Wicket (December 2006)

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5. Pukekura Park Cricket Stadium, New Zealand

Though not one of the most popular stadiums, the Pukekura Park Stadium is surrounded by mountains and has one of the most picturesque backdrops. Enclosed in greens all around, this stadium's ever-lasting beauty is a pleasure to the eye.

Stadium Capacity: 25,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Srilanka v/s Zimbawe, ODI (1992)

 

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6. Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India

After MCG, this stadium is the world's second largest stadium (in terns of capactiy), located in Kolkata. Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium was the second stadium to host the World Cup finals in 1987. It is said that, "No cricketers education is complete till he plays at the Eden Gardens." With that being said, the Eden Gardens is famous for its excellent pitch, justly called the Pacer's pitch.

Stadium Capacity: 68,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Highest Score ever by a batsman in ODI, Rohit Sharma (264 runs/ 173 balls)

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7. Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka

Flanked by the Indian Ocean on two sides, this stadium has one of the most scenic views from the pitch. This ground favouring spin bowling, is a must-visit for all the cricket enthusiasts. Devastated by the Tsunami of 2004, the stadium has now been renovated and is still one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world.

Stadium Capacity: 18,000 people
Most Iconic Match/Milestone: Shane Warne's 500th Test Wicket (2004)

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Cricket lovers out there, what are you waiting for? Book your flights and hotels to one of these beautiful cricket grounds no

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