World's Best 6 Grounds to play Cricket
There may be several stadiums in the world , but these 6 stadiums ae the best to play cricket .
The six best stadiums to play cricket :
1.Lord’s Cricket Ground: The power centre may have
shifted to India but the home of cricket still remains where it all
began, in London. Lord’s is steeped in history and is home to the
world’s oldest sports museum. The modern media centre and newer stands
with state-of-the art facilities rub shoulders with the classic pavilion
and all add up to Lord’s unique character and picture perfect allure.
You may find it impossible to find seats for the highly anticipated
India games this summer but you can still take the 100-minute £15 (Rs
1100) tour that also includes a quick stop at the legendary Long
room. Indian sensation Sachin Tendulkar is yet to score a century in Lord's.
2.Sydney Cricket Ground: It’s certainly not as
picturesque as the Adelaide Oval and not as large the Melbourne Cricket
Ground but the SCG’s design takes spectators really close to the action
from almost any point in the ground. The green roofed ladies pavilion
remains one of cricket’s most famous landmarks and maintains a strong
link with the ground’s colourful past. India head down under during the
upcoming Australian summer and history guarantees that an exciting series looms, so make sure your travel plan includes a guided tour of the SCG. Michael Clarke scored his career best 329* in this ground , a famous one indeed after he declared to win the test match against India on 5th Jan 2012.
3.Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka: Flanked by the
Indian Ocean and the ramparts of a 16th Century Dutch fort, Galle is
easily one of the most scenic cricket grounds in the world. The ground
bore the brunt of the Asian Tsunami in 2004 but was restored thanks to
the support of cricketing icons like Shane Warne
and Ian Botham. The atmosphere is always festive thanks to the
fun-loving local crowds. And if the on-field action is dull, escape to
some of Sri Lanka’s finest beaches and luxury resorts which are all
within an hour’s drive from the stadium. RCB'an Muttiah Muralitharan picked up his world record 800th Test wicket at this ground.
4.Newlands, Cape Town: Under the shadow of one of Cape
town’s striking natural features – the Table mountain and blessed with
cool Mediterranean weather, there are few better places in the world to
watch a game of cricket. A lot of the embankments and hills in the
stadium have made way for concrete stands but have not robbed this
historical venue of its inherent charm. Cape Town is one of South
Africa’s must see destinations and make sure your holiday plans overlap
with Australia’s South African tour towards the end of this year.This ground has a ruling King - His home Ground - South African legendary All rounder - " My god of Cricket " - J.H.KALLIS
5.Arnos Vale, Kingstown St Vincent, West Indies: This
is one of the youngest grounds in the Caribbean and has played host to
just a handful of International games. The Arnos Vale cricket ground
almost looks likes a post card from the Caribbean – on the edge of the
ocean, so you might be able to actually watch the action from a luxury
yacht and with green tropical cliffs in the vicinity. If you have
watched the Pirates of the Caribbean films you are bound to find the St Vincent and Grenadines islands comfortingly familiar.
6.Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India:
Its one of the highest cricket grounds in the world, 250 kms from the
nearest large airport (Chandigarh) and has just played host to a couple
of IPL games last season. But Dharamsala is India’s answer to Adelaide
Oval and Newlands and probably even more breathtaking. The snow-capped
mountains of the Dhauladhar range add an amazing element to this open
stadium with small stands that allow spectators to enjoy a cool breeze
almost round the year. And even if an IPL or international game is far away Dharamsala offers a host of trekking options for the outdoorsy. By virtue of its natural backdrop, it is one of the most attractive cricket stadiums in India.