With the whole cricket mania at its peak with the end of IPL season, the gigantic fan base of 2.5 billion people can look forward to some beautiful cricket ground marvels in the world. The spectacle of its picturesque and fascinating grounds as much as with its fierce rivalry on it is enough to catch the fancy of any cricket enthusiast. For a passionate traveler who happens to be a cricket aficionado as well, here are some stadiums which offers an unforgettable cricketing experience with its attractiveness and charm and should definitely make it to the list of things you do before you die:
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharmasala
Arguably, this is the most stunning and gorgeous stadium in the cricket-crazy nation of India. The breath-taking exquisiteness of the mountains here which lies at an altitude of 1,317 meters above the sea level and a snow-capped background (Dauladhar hill-range) transforms this venue into an ultimate experience for any cricket lover. Just imagine!! How wonderful it would feel like sitting there in the stands and watching your favourite stars in action. Certainly, a dream come true for any fan!!
Queenstown Events Centre, New Zealand
New Zealand just continues to amaze us and we just can’t get over this heavenly beautiful country. Regarded as one of the most magnificent cricketing venues in the world, this stadium is situated between the foot of the Remarkables (mountain range) and the shores of Lake Wakatipu with Queenstown International Airport’s Runway adjacent to it. It’s the only ground in the world where you would witness the mind-wobbling view of players in the middle and aircraft landing and taking off, simultaneously.
Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
The history of Newlands dates back to 1888 and its one of the oldest cricketing venues in the world. But for ages, it has been epitomized for its awe-inspiring beauty rather. The Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak provides an impeccable picturesque background to this delightful cricketing center. And apart from its discernible beauty, the rich atmosphere at the ground makes the experience of the crowd even more enchanting and worth-while.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
The history of Melbourne Cricket Ground is as old as the existence of international cricket itself. Also known as MCG, the ground has hosted the highest number of international matches in the history of the game. MCG also holds the distinction of hosting the first ever Test and ODI matches respectively. Established in 1853, it boasts a seating capacity of 90,000 people. All these things when combined with its stunning appearance makes it one of the top sporting venues in the world.
P.S: Don’t believe me? Then just go and experience the hustle and bustle of 90,000 odd people on the festive like Boxing-day Test.
Lord’s, London, UK
Lord’s is not only a cricket ground rather it’s the dream of every budding cricketer who regards playing a Test here as the pinnacle of his career. The classic beauty and charisma of this venue goes unabated and specially, themajestic media center which is a single-shell aluminum semi-monocoque structure. Established in 1814, Lord’s is also world’s oldest sporting museum. It is fondly referred to as the Mecca of Cricket or the Home of Cricket as well