Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in India

Updated on November 6, 2017
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Kannan has grown up playing the most popular game in India : Cricket. He loves to watch cricket games waking up in the middle of the night.

What are the largest cricket stadiums in India? Currently, this list is dominated by Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Most metropolitan cities will have their venues listed here; Mumbai will have two as the city is the financial capital of India.

The newer entries on this list include the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior, the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, the Pune International Stadium, and the Raipur International Cricket Stadium. There's also been news that the world's largest cricket ground, with a seating capacity higher than the Melbourne Cricket Ground, will be built in a village near Chennai.

Below, you'll find the list of the top 10 largest cricket grounds in India. Venues with the same number of capacity have been given a joint ranking.

A Summary of the Biggest Cricket Stadiums in India

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Eden Gardens
West Bengal
Raipur International Cricket Stadium
DY Patil Stadium
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Andhra Pradesh / Telangana
MCA Pune International Cricket Centre
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Sardar Patel Stadium
Municipal Corporation Stadium
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Tamil Nadu
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
Barabati Stadium
Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Madhya Pradesh
Barsapara Stadium
JSCA International Stadium Complex
Wankhede Stadium

10. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

A shot taken from the third tier of the Sachin Tendulkar stand.
A shot taken from the third tier of the Sachin Tendulkar stand. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 33,108
  • Year built: 1974
  • Home team: the Mumbai cricket team and the Mumbai Indians

The name Wankhede alone is enough to bring out many emotions for tens of thousands of cricket spectators. This is by far the most famous stadium of India. Getting tickets here for when India plays is about as easy as winning the lottery.

This is the grounds where:

  • Sachin bade adieu to his international career.
  • Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over.
  • India won its second World Cup title under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

9. JSCA International Stadium Complex, Jharkhand

Entrance of the JSCA cricket stadium
Entrance of the JSCA cricket stadium | Source
  • Seating capacity: 40,000
  • Year built: 2010
  • Home team: the Jharkhand state cricket team

A Recent entry into the list this Ranchi stadium hosted the first international match in January 2013. The stadium boasts international level facilities. Or rather I should say facilities at par with other stadiums in India. Nowadays, the world is looking at India to emulate cricket stadiums.

8. (Tied) Barsapara Stadium, Assam

View from the stands
View from the stands | Source
  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 2012
  • Home team: the Assam cricket team

Named after classical singer Bhupen Hazarika this was inaugurated for international matches in October 2017. This too has all the modern facilities including covered seating all around, indoor practice wicket, and water sprinkler, gym, pool etc.

8. (Tied) Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior

The view of the Captain Roop Singh Stadium from inside.
The view of the Captain Roop Singh Stadium from inside. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 1978
  • Home team: the Madhya Pradesh cricket team

The Captain Roop Singh Stadium was originally built for hockey but has been converted for cricket games recently. It was named after the hockey player Roop Singh and has hosted some ODI internationals.

The place will always be remembered for the location where the first double century in an ODI match was made, by Sachin Tendulkar in a game against South Africa.

8. (Tied) Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

The view of the entrance of the Barabati Stadium.
The view of the entrance of the Barabati Stadium. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 1958
  • Home team: the Odisha cricket team

This ground has hosted a few ODI and Test matches. The Barabati Stadium is used by domestic teams for matches in cricket as well as football. The Odisha Cricket Association handles the affairs and administrative matters.

8. (Tied) Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

The VCA grounds in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
The VCA grounds in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 45,000
  • Year built: 2008
  • Home team: the Vidarbha cricket team and the Central Zone cricket team

This modern venue is located on the outskirts of Nagpur, approximately 15 km from Jamtha. The facilities here are on par with some of the best in India. As a welcoming, the first ever match hosted by this stadium was between Australia and India, where India won by a whopping 172 runs.

VCA has received a lot of praise from both Indian and international players.

7. M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - 50,000

The staircase of Stand A at the Chidambaram Stadium
The staircase of Stand A at the Chidambaram Stadium | Source
  • Seating capacity: 50,000
  • Year built: 1916
  • Home team: the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings

This venue is also commonly known as the Chepauk stadium. The first test match here was played between India and England in 1934. A major renovation was undertaken in 2010 in order to host the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

6. Municipal Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode - 53,000

An artist's depiction of proceedings at the Municipal Corporation Stadium
An artist's depiction of proceedings at the Municipal Corporation Stadium | Source
  • Seating capacity: 53,000
  • Year built: 1977
  • Home team: the Viva Kerala Football Club

Though mostly used for holding football matches, the Municipal Corporation Stadium is also occasionally a venue for cricket. International cricket matches have also taken place here.

5. Sardar Patel Stadium, Gujarat

The Iron Bull at the entrance of Sardar Patel Stadium.
The Iron Bull at the entrance of Sardar Patel Stadium. | Source
  • Seating capacity: 54,000
  • Year built: 1982
  • Home team: the Gujarat cricket team

The Sardar Patel Stadium is the largest venue in Gujarat and is located in Motera, Ahmedabad. It's also commonly known as the Motera stadium and has witnessed some of the greatest cricket matches in its history. Some mind-boggling records set on these grounds include Sunil Gavaskar's completion of 10,000 runs and Sachin Tendulkar's completion of 20 years in international cricket.

4. (Tied) Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium | Source
  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Year built: 1883
  • Home team: The Delhi Daredevils, Delhi's cricket team

The Feroz Shah Kotla Grounds is one of the most famous venues in India and is the second oldest after Eden Gardens. Its administration is with the Delhi District Cricket Association.

Many famous records have been kept and broken here such as:

  • Anil Kumble's most famous ten-wicket haul against Pakistan was at this picturesque ground.
  • Sachin's 35th century that overcame Gavaskar's record of most international Test centuries.
  • Bradman's tally of 29 centuries, equaled by Gavaskar, was also witnessed here.

4. (Tied) MCA Pune International Cricket Centre, Pune

The MCA Pune International Cricket Centre
The MCA Pune International Cricket Centre | Source
  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Year built: 2011
  • Home team: Maharashtra cricket team

This ground houses the Maharashtra Cricket Association's headquarters. The state-of-the-art stadium is also a relatively new attraction for cricketers from all over India.

4. (Tied) Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad | Source
  • Seating capacity: 55,000
  • Year built: 2004
  • Home team: the Hyderabad cricket team and the Deccan Chargers

The Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium has a rather very bizarre record tied to its name; the home team has never actually won a match here. The stadium has hosted three ODI's here as well as a test match—India lost all three ODI's and the test match was drawn.

3. (Tied) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi | Source
  • Seating capacity: 60,000
  • Year built: 1982, and then renovated in 2010
  • Home team: the Kerela cricket team

This is the fourth largest stadium in India. While Jawaharlal Nehru stadium was originally created to host football matches, it is now a venue for international and domestic cricket matches.

3. (Tied) DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

The posh looking DY Patil Stadium
The posh looking DY Patil Stadium
  • Seating capacity: 60,000
  • Year built: 2008
  • Home team: the Pune Warriors India

The DY Patil Stadium is a recent addition to the number of cricket grounds in India. This location was designed at par with some of the best stadiums in the world.

2. The Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Chhattisgarh

The Raipur International Cricket Stadium at Chhattisgarh
The Raipur International Cricket Stadium at Chhattisgarh | Source
  • Seating capacity: 65,000
  • Year built: 2008
  • Home team: the Chhattisgarh state cricket team

This is the second largest stadium of India and also located in one of the youngest states—Chhattisgarh. The first international cricket match here was played between Canada and the state cricket team on November 21, 2010.

1. Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Garden showing Howrah Bridge
Eden Garden showing Howrah Bridge | Source
  • Seating capacity: 68,000 (before renovation it was 90,000)
  • Year built: 1865
  • Home team: the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders

This is India's oldest and the biggest cricket stadium. It is notorious for its crowds—with foreign players usually on the receiving end of the spectator's hostile comments and actions. The incidents have decreased as of late, however. Despite the home fans’ reputation, every player has a hidden wish to fulfill which reminds me of the famous quote; "a cricketer's career is incomplete 'til he plays in front of a packed Eden Gardens."

Which Stadium is the Best in Your Opinion?

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      Abhinav Rana 2 weeks ago

      Best information

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      Kannan Reddy 4 weeks ago from Mumbai

      @Abhilash Greenpark stadium has the capacity of 32,000. Your figures are incorrect.

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      Abhilash 4 weeks ago

      You should do some research before posting something. Many stadiums are missing e.g. Greenpark, Kanpur having capacity of 45000.

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      SAICHANDU 7 weeks ago

      The capacity of hyderabad stadium is 60,000 not 55,000

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      VINOD ANCHAL 2 months ago

      Greenfield Stadium, Trivandrum is the most beautiful stadium in India (Gods own country)

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      Kannan Reddy 2 months ago from Mumbai

      @Manoj Green field hasn't yet hosted any international matches. Still keeping this in my watchlist.

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      Rahul Raj 2 months ago

      Green Field International Stadium, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala

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      Manoj 2 months ago

      where is Trivandrum international stadium/Green field stadium with seating capacity of 55000

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      soumya ranjan mohanty 2 months ago

      barabati stadium,cuttack,odisha

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      Kannan Reddy 2 months ago from Mumbai

      @Prashant Have updated Eden Garden's figures. The problem with Wikipedia is that anybody can edit it.

      The last time I fully updated this page I collected the figures from wiki and ESPN.

      Thanks for the valuable comment.

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      Prashant 2 months ago

      1. As per Wiki Pedia Ethen Garden's Capacity is 66,349 you can see in List no 10. capacity is 33108 and in descrption 33482

      3.M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 38000 as per WIKI

      4. Municipal Corporation Stadium 50000 WIKI

      5. ‎Sardar Patel Stadium in 2019 110,000

      6.Sardar Patel Stadium 56000 WIKI


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      Dhiraj jaiswal 2 months ago

      Eden garden

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      Ratheesh 2 months ago

      Where is Green Field stadium Trivandrum . Capacity 50000.

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      Prabha 3 months ago


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      ashant kumar pradhan 3 months ago

      My best ground of Barabati Stadium of Odisha this is the most beautyful stadium

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      Kannan Reddy 3 months ago from Mumbai

      @Chandra Hazarika I will include that in the list.

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      Chandra Hazarika 3 months ago

      Where is Barshapara Stadium, Guwahati, Assam

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      A R Rahman 3 months ago

      Eden garden best... i am from north east.

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      animesh maji 4 months ago


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      Dinesh Bariha 4 months ago

      Barabati stadium best

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      prasad john 4 months ago

      Its one of the biggest stadium in india located at chennai atmosphere was good One of the oldest stadium in india at south part of country ...

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      sammy 4 months ago

      chennai stadium is looks like foreign stadium

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      poster boy in kabaddi in future 4 months ago

      Sardar patel stadium is the world's biggest stadium in future

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      Biswajit Mallick 6 months ago


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      Rohan 7 months ago

      The newest stadium of the India Raipur...

      Requested to Bcci give some international matches at new sports arena of chattishgarh Raipur

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      sushil 7 months ago

      Shaheed veer narayan singh stadium Raipur is a amazing stadium which is built in Naya Raipur is comes under India's planned city with world class facility

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      Justin 7 months ago

      Raipur because not only 2nd largest but also having the great infrastructure

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      Aman 7 months ago

      Second largest stadium followed be eden garden Kolkata and Second largest cricket ground of the world followed by melbourne cricket ground so it is proud to be india and the state of chattishgarh that Shaheed veer narayan singh international cricket stadium Raipur is the best stadium with world class facility

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      badshah 7 months ago

      This message is for bcci please give international matches at Raipur still Raipur is waliting for international match

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      Badshah 7 months ago

      Raipur is the best with best drainage system and large capacity... and also its outfield boundry is large than other ground

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      chinmay pattanayak 8 months ago

      barbati odisha best

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      Afsar 8 months ago

      Chidambaram is best

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      Ansh D ekka 8 months ago

      RGIS is the best...

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      Jiam Momin 9 months ago

      India's Largest Cricket Stadium Is Kolkata Eden Gardens.

      I Love SRK.

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      ganesh 9 months ago

      mca pune is best

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      varinder 9 months ago

      This is wrong information is that biggest cricket stadium. PCA cricket stadium Mohali, Punjab has near about 45,000 capacity. But I don't know why didn't mention name of this stadium in articcal.

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      Arpan Chakraborty 10 months ago

      eden is no 1...

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      Arup Choudhury 11 months ago

      Eden Gerden stadium no 1 in india

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      Ashish 13 months ago

      Raipur stadium newest and better than others

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      CR7 RAZA 18 months ago


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      CR7 RAZA 18 months ago


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      PRASHANT 19 months ago

      newest new raipur cricket statium is best in india

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      jin kazama 20 months ago

      east or west captain roop singh is the best

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      bhushan rajp ut 22 months ago

      view matter wankhede is best

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      Sam 2 years ago

      Barsapara cricket stadium, Guwahati , Assam should be #2. New and capacity more than 60000 attendance.

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      Jk 2 years ago

      Eden garden

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      Shekhar Gupta 2 years ago

      Eden Garden is the best Stadium. ..........

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      fasahat Ali Ali 2 years ago

      Asslam alikum frends .Varry good luking v naic city Raipur c g . hamar chatisgahr


      Ahpse binti hamari

      Allha hafiz

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      NIKHIL 2 years ago

      Eden Garden is the best stadium in INDIA

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      arun 2 years ago

      biggest stadium IS IN BANGLORE

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      Faruk Munde 2 years ago

      If it comes down to the ambiance, its one and only Eden Gardens. Others are just not a match. I am from Mumbai, my heart will always say that Wankhede is the best, but if I listen of my brain, its Eden... I have been there to watch a game, its just awesome..... no comparison.

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      dig 2 years ago

      Seating capacity doesn't matter. Clear view of ground at every seat matter.

      'Eden garden?'not stand in front of other cricket ground in India.

      Wankhede is the best.

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      Sachin Joshi 2 years ago

      Whoever didn't said Pune obviously hasn't been to the MCA Stadium. All other stadia in India are Indian class, MCA Stadium is the only world class cricket stadium in India. No comparison. The other cricket stadia don't deserve to be in the same list as the MCA Stadium.

      The only comparison which can be made is with the upcoming Jaypee Stadium in Noida. But that hasn't been fully constructed yet. So for now, Pune is No. 1.

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      G.Nikhil 2 years ago

      chennai hometown is the best town and the M.CHINDBARAM Stadium is vey nice

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      Kranthi Swaroop 2 years ago from Hyderabad

      Great Info , Thanks

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      harsh 2 years ago

      One & only one eden

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      addy 2 years ago

      Raipur stadium

      Better than the best

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      Arnab 2 years ago

      Eden gardens is the cricket's answer to the collosium......very very wonderful stadium in the world for huge crowd...

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      palash jaiswal 3 years ago

      VCA is best the stadium in india 'coz there are no more match are conduct thatswhy there seats are new, fresh

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      shrutam 3 years ago

      east or west.......

      eden is the best......

      it's very beautiful

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      SUBHADIP CHANDRA 3 years ago

      EDEN GARDENS is the best stadium in India........

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      Raj Modi 3 years ago

      The stadium at Ahmedabad id the best stadium.....And It will also increase its sitting capacity from 55000 to 110000 and become the largest stadium of India.

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      sudarshan 3 years ago

      I like barabati.bcoz all are sasta sundar majbhut.

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      sk shahrukh 3 years ago

      Eden gardens no1 criket stadiam in the world

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      monsha 3 years ago

      Only Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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      Nagarjun 3 years ago

      Bangalore is the best stadium of the lot, the facilities, pitch, crowd and the atmosphere just unimaginable.

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      JK 3 years ago

      Guwahati is coming up with Dr, Bhupen Hazarika International Cricket Stadium with a capacity of 60000. Its going to be one of the finest grounds in the country.

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      Rahul 4 years ago

      ma chidambaram stadium is fabules stadium

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      MD. Reza Fazal Ansari 4 years ago

      The seating capacity of Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been reduced to 66,349. Still largest stadium in INDIA. Feel proud to be from Kolkata, INDIA.

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      MD. Reza Fazal Ansari 4 years ago

      Seating capacity of Eden Gardens reduced to 68000 after renovation for World Cup 2011. Still argest stadium in INDIA. Proud to be from Kolkata.

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      nir 4 years ago

      @dvln r u gone mad Pune international crikcet center is the best stadium in india cz of very good infrastructure great view than any other cricket ground in india..kk plzz check n star sports declared pune international crikcet center is the best ground in india, & i wnt to tell u all dt pune international cricket center's image is plzzz chk

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      mohith mathew 4 years ago

      kochi is biggest in india india's lucky ground

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      Rambo Fen 4 years ago from Raipur

      Eden garden is always the best and always be special, India has made number of history on that ground.. Thanks for sharing Kannan..

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      ketan 4 years ago

      we like VCA stadium,Nagpur bcoz it is in centre of india

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      omi 4 years ago

      East or West.....VCA Is the best..

      VCA Is the Life of Vidarbha Cricket..

      I love this stadium...

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      paulson thomas 4 years ago

      eden s d best... bt now the capacity is reduced to 60k.. bt now its been took over by kochi stadium on the basis of its capacity... when infia took pak on this ground there were about 95000 people watched....

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      yogesh dhruw 4 years ago

      raipur cricket stadium is a best cricket stadium in all world

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      amit sahu 4 years ago

      raipur stadium is the best..

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      satya 4 years ago

      raipur international cricket stadium is the best after world forth number

      capacity -more then 65000

      beautiful look

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      ashish 4 years ago

      Raipur cricket stadium is the b Best

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      ashish 4 years ago

      Raipur cricket stadium is the b Best

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      deepak jethwa 4 years ago

      I love 36 garh best stadium veer narayan singh stadium in new raipur. i m proud that i live in 36garh

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      niel 4 years ago

      new and best stadium veer narayan international stadium Raipur chhatisgarh

      28 apr is opening hehehe!!

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      vikram singh 4 years ago

      no one beat the chattisgarh . chattisgarh is the best.

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      sameer vig 4 years ago

      Raipur CHHATISGARH Is the best....

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      adithyan 4 years ago

      kochi is best...........................

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      REJITH cherai 4 years ago

      Kochi is the best..wt a crowd..!!! i challenge you

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      IU 4 years ago

      I like chhattisgarh cricket stadiums because it is a top 10 stadiums of {C.G} & I proud be live in {C.G}............................

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      Aabhas 4 years ago

      It'll be great to see The Raipur Cricket stadium (Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium) hosting 2 IPL matches this season as home ground for Delhi Daredevils..!!

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      sahil virani 5 years ago

      delhi feroz shah kotla is the most beautiful stadium in india and also it is india second best stadium after eden gardens.

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      sandeep 5 years ago

      eden garden is the second best stadium in the world after mcg.

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      pradeeep 5 years ago

      wrong infi given Eden gardens current capacity is 90,000 before rennovation it was 1,10,000

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      reema 5 years ago

      Its sad that BCCI is not conducting any international matches in raipur despite it being the largest stadium with all the facilities available. Only one match of the state team was conducted against Canada(as a part of their pre world cup preparations) but no one noticed that.

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      dvln 5 years ago

      The best cricket stadium in India as of now is VCA Nagpur as it is very good in terms of every thing. its capacity is some 40,000 to 50,000, it has large playing surface which is good for bowlers, it has one of the best facilities in the country.

      other stadiums like wankhede, uppal(hyderabad), bangalore and MCA pune are not the best as they are small and even edges flies over the ropes.

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      subham 5 years ago

      sorry but subrato roy stadium in pune has a capacity of 45,000 and that of eden gardens is also 67,000 after the renovation...

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @Prasad K. Big thanks for pointing out the glaring mistake. Appreciate your time to stop by and comment.

      I've replaced the images with the correct ones.

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      Prasad K. 5 years ago

      @kannanwrites- the pic(Bird's eye view-Serial No.6 in the list) u have put for MCA stadium is neither Sahara Subrato Roy Cricket Stadium nor old Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in's a pic of some another stadium in UK....pls replace the photo,if u can...Otherwise very informative review of yours....i liked it.....all the stadiums are great and serving very well in their purposes:)