Cricket Grounds in India

Cricket Grounds in the sub-continent, especially India, are quite distinct from those in the other major cricket nations. Some of the factors that distinguish the Indian grounds are:

    • The wickets are low and slow and offer assistance to spin rather than pace. The lack of pace and bounce means that the fast bowlers have to rely more on sideways movement to make an impact. This video of Anil Kumble’s famous 10 wickets haul at the Feroz Shah Kotla Grounds in Delhi should give you an idea of the Indian pitches:
  • Huge crowd, cheering the local team, makes for a cauldron like atmosphere. Atmosphere in some of the bigger grounds like the Eden Garden can be intimidating for the opposition team. This picture will probably give you an idea of what we are talking about:

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

    A packed Eden Gardens awaits the start of the match.

Over the last 20 years, India has taken over from England and Australia as the world’s major cricket nation. With millions of cricket lovers, India drives world cricket today. With the commercial success of the sport in the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been able to substantially improve the quality of the infrastructure at the major cricket venues in the world.

This is a list of the major cricket grounds in India. You can click on the ground’s name for detailed information on the venue:[stextbox id=”custom”]

  • Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
  • Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • D.Y. Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Feroz Shah Kotla Grounds, Delhi
  • M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
  • Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai