In this article, we have discussed the top 3 largest cricket stadiums in the world by capacity. Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the modern world. Every country in the world has cricket stadiums to enjoy cricket. Today we will learn about the Three best cricket stadiums in the world.

A List of Top 3 Largest Cricket Stadiums in the World:

  1. Narendra Modi (Cricket) Stadium.
  2. Melbourne Cricket Stadium.
  3. Eden Gardens (Cricket Stadium).


Narendra Modi (Cricket) Stadium

Narendra Modi (Cricket) Stadium

The title of the world’s largest cricket stadium is currently held by Narendra Modi Stadium. The stadium holds two worldwide records, “the world’s largest cricket stadium and the second-largest playing field”.

Located in Ahmedabad, India the stadium has been renamed the Motera Cricket Stadium as Narendra Modi Stadium. Indian President Ramnath Kobind has inaugurated the Narendra Modi Stadium stadium.

As of 2021, The Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 132,000. It is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association and is a venue for Test, ODI, and T20 cricket matches.

The Narendra Modi Stadium was built on the banks of the Sabarmati River on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Initially, the Gujarat government built the stadium with a capacity of 49,000 spectators on just 50 acres of land.

In 2015, the stadium was a regular venue for Test and limited-overs cricket. Later, the Gujarat Cricket Association decided to renovate the stadium and make it the largest cricket stadium in the world. It was restructured at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore.

Reconstruction was completed five years later and now has a capacity of 132,000 spectators, more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The stadium currently has state-of-the-art floodlights and covered stands with four dressing rooms and six indoor practice pitches.

Built with a wide 63 acres of space, the stadium has 4 entrances and the ground is 180 yards x 150 yards. The stadium features a 360-degree unobstructed view of the field, which enhances the viewing experience for fans.

Construction History of the Ground:

The stadium was built by the Shashi Prabhu (Indian Architecture Company) on November 12, 1983. Initially, the number of seats in the stadium was 49,000.

After the 2006 edition, the stadium became the focal venue of the ICC Champions Trophy, and five out of 15 games were hosted. The stadium was renovated mainly to complete the hosting of the Champions Trophy tournament. Floodlights and covered stands were introduced in the stadium as part of the renovation program by adding three new pitches and a new outfield.

The stadium was completely demolished in October 2015 to be rebuilt. Gujarat Cricket Association president and then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi had given the idea of building a new stadium.

Ground Information

Known as Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera Gujarat Stadium
LocationStadium Rd, Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380005, India
OwnerGujarat Cricket Association
BuildNovember 12, 1983
Time ZoneUTC +05:30
Phone+91 79 3520 1090

RECORDS OF Narendra Modi (Cricket) Stadium


Highest Totals: India-224/2( 20 over, RR. 11.2), India vs England- 20 Mar 2021.

High scores: Jc Butler 83(52) not out, (SR 159.61), England vs India- 16 Mar2021.

Best Bowling: Jc Archer- 4 over( Mdns,0 Run,33 Wkts,4 Econ, 8.25) England vs India-18 Mar 2021.

Highest Partnerships: RG Sharma and V Kohli (94 runs), India vs England- 20 Mar 2021.


Highest Totals: South Africa( 50 over, RR. 7.3), South Africa vs India- 27 Feb 2010.

High scores: SC Ganguly 144(152) not out, (SR 94.73), India vs Zimbabwe- 5 Dec 2000.

Best Bowling: MG Johnson – 9.2 over( Mdns,2 Run,19 Wkts,4 Econ, 2.03) Australia vs Zimbabwe-21 Feb 2011.

Highest Partnerships: MJ Guptill and BB Mccullum (166 runs)*, New Zealand vs Zimbabwe- 4 Mar 2011.


Highest Totals: Sri Lanka( 760/7d over, RR. 3.75), Sri Lanka vs India- 16 Nov 2009.

High scores: DPMD Jayawardene 275(610), Sri Lanka vs India- 16 Nov 2009.

Best Bowling: N Kapil Dev – 30.3 over( Mdns,6 Run,83 Wkts,9 Econ, 2.72) India vs West Indies-12 Nov 1983.

Highest Partnerships: G Gambhir and Sehwag (134 runs), India vs England- 15 Nov 2012.


Melbourne Cricket Stadium

Melbourne Cricket Ground is currently the second-largest cricket ground in the world. It is located in Melbourne, Victoria Yara Park. MCG is the second-largest cricket ground in the world seating capacity and the 11th largest sports stadium in the world.

It can seat more than 100,024 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia’s main sporting venue. It is a multi-sports stadium. Although cricket is the main summer sport at the MCG, in the winter, the MCG acts as the home of Australian rule football.

The MCG served as the main stadium for the 1958 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 1992 and 2015 Cricket World Cups.

Built-in 1853, the stadium has been rebuilt several times. The light towers at Melbourne Cricket Ground are the tallest for any sports venue. The six giant floodlights are 85 meters high each, equal to the length of a 27-story building and the tallest floodlight in the world.

In addition to event days at MCG, guide tours take place daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are available on all matches except Christmas Day, Melbourne Cup Day, and Good Friday.

The MCG is a great Melbourne function venue, with a variety of rooms for corporate and private events. Upon entering the privileged indoor sanctuary, guests can enjoy the total package or select an element of interest.

As a function venue, MCG is ideal for team building and strategy meetings, corporate dinners and award nights, conferences and seminars, and Christmas parties and birthday parties.

Ground Information

Known as” The G”
LocationBrunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002, Australia
OwnerVictoria State Government, MCG Trust
Time Zone(UTC +1100)
Phone+61 3 9657 8888

RECORDS OF Melbourne Cricket Stadium


Highest Totals: India-184/3( 20 over, RR. 9.2), India vs Australia-  29 Jan  2016.

High scores: DA Warner 89(43), (SR 206.97), Australia vs South Africa- 11 Jan 2009.

Best Bowling: JR Hazlewood 4.0 over( Mdns,0 Run,30 Wkts,4 Econ, 7.50) England vs Australia – 31 Jan 2014.

Highest Partnerships: RG Sharma and S Dhawan (97 runs), India vs Australia – 29 Jan 2016.


Highest Totals: ICC World XI 344/8 ( 50 over, RR. 6.88), ICC World XI vs Asia XI – 10 Jan 2005.

High scores: JJ Roy 180(151), (SR 119.20), England vs Australia – 14 Jan 2018.

Best Bowling: AB Agarkar – 9.3 over( Mdns,1 Run,42 Wkts,6 Econ, 4.42) India vs Australia – 09 Jan 2004 .

Highest Partnerships: CG Greenidge and DL Haynes (182 runs),  West Indies vs Pakistan – 21 Nov 1981.


Highest Totals: Australia ( 624/8d over 142.0, RR. 4.39), Australia vs Pakistan – 26 Dec 2016.

High scores: RM Cowper 307(589), Australia vs England -11 Feb 1966.

Best Bowling: Sarfraz Nawaz – 35.4×8 over( Mdns,7 Run,86 Wkts,9 Econ, 1.81) Pakistan vs Australia -10 Mar 1979.

Highest Partnerships: JB Hobbs and W Rhodes (323 runs), England vs Australia – 9 Feb 1912.


Eden Gardens (Cricket Stadium)

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Eden Gardens

Ground Information

Known as Eden Gardens
Capacity 68,000
Location Maidan, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021, India
Owner Cricket Association of Bengal
Build 1864
Time Zone  (UTC +0530)
Floodlights Yes
Phone  +91 33 2248 0411


RECORDS OF Eden Gardens (Cricket Stadium)


Highest Totals:  Pakistan- 201/5( 20 over, RR. 10.05), Pakistan vs Bangladesh- 16 Mar 2016.

High scores: MN Samuels 85(66)*, (SR 128.78), West Indies vs England-  03 Apr 2016.

Best Bowling: Mustafizur Rahman 4.0 over( Mdns,0 Run,22 Wkts,5 Econ, 5.50) Bangladesh vs New Zealand- 26 Mar 2016.

Highest Partnerships: LD Chandimal and TM Dilshan (41 runs), Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan- 17 Mar 2016.


Highest Totals: India 404/5 ( 50 over, RR. 8.08),  India vs Sri Lanka- 13 Nov 2014.

High scores: RG Sharma 264 (173), (SR 152.60), India vs Sri Lanka- 13 Nov 2014.

Best Bowling:  A Kumble– 6.1 over( Mdns,2 Run,12 Wkts,6 Econ, 1.94) India vs West Indies- 27 Nov 1993.

Highest Partnerships: GC smith and Aj Hall (189 runs)*, South Africa vs India- 25 Nov 2005.


Highest Totals: India ( 657/7d over 178.0, RR. 3.69), India vs Australia – 11 Mar 2001.

High scores: VVS Laxman 281(631), India vs Australia- 11 Mar 2001.

Best Bowling: L Klusener- 21.3 over( Mdns,6 Run,64 Wkts,9 Econ, 2.97) South Africa vs India-27 Nov 1996.

Highest Partnerships: AC Hudson vs G Kirsten (236 runs), South Africa vs India- 27 Nov 1996.

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