15 Largest Cricket Stadiums in the World by Boundary and Capacity

Do you know how far the batters have to hit the ball to score a boundary? Or how many audiences can watch live matches in a cricket stadium? Most cricket lovers think about these interesting statistics. Well, the size differs. However, the average boundary of a cricket ground is anywhere between 65 to 80 meters. For further details, we will discuss the largest cricket stadiums in the world by boundary and capacity.

Largest cricket stadiums in the world by boundary

Let’s talk about the largest cricket stadiums in the world by boundary. The rankings are decided by their square and straight boundaries.

1. Sydney cricket ground (SCG), Australia


  • Established: 1854
  • Seating capacity: 48000
  • Straight boundary: 93,72m
  • Square boundary: 72,825m

The SCG is one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world by boundary. It’s an old cricket stadiums with a decent seating capacity of above 48000. This ground is made for all the formats of cricket, including one-day internationals, tests, and T20s. Apart from cricket, the SCG is also used to play association football, rugby union, rugby league football, and Australian football.

2. Melbourne cricket ground, Australia

  • Established: 1853
  • Seating capacity: 100024
  • Straight boundary: 83,43m
  • Square boundary: 86,265m

The Melbourne cricket ground saw its first test match in 1877, between England and Australia. It underwent multiple changes since then and now is one of the biggest cricket stadiums in the world by boundary. The MCG is famous to host Boxing Day matches, especially when India tours Australia

3. Lord’s, United Kingdom

  • Established: 1814
  • Seating capacity: 30000
  • Straight boundary: 88m
  • Square boundary: 65m

Established in1814, Lord’s London has a total seating capacity of around 30000. It’s the home of cricket for the English team. Named after Thomas Lord, this cricket ground is also used for archery, hockey, and lacrosse.

4. Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground, Sri Lanka


  • Established: 1952
  • Seating capacity: 10000
  • Straight boundary: 86. 095m
  • Square boundary: 77,02m

Popular as SSC, the Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground was established in 1952. It’s considered as the home of cricket in Sri Lanka. This ground hosted its first test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in 1984. However, Zimbabwe’s tour in 2001/02 was the most memorable tournament in SCC. Chaminda Vaas claimed 8 wickets and gave only 19 runs in one of the ODIs. Hence, Zimbabwe was all out for 38, their lowest score in this format.

5. Imperial Wanderer’s Stadium, South Africa

  • Established: 1956
  • Seating capacity: 34000
  • Straight boundary: 86,755m
  • Square boundary: 64,135m

The Wanderer’s is located in South Africa. It’s hosting international cricket since 1956. The seating capacity of this ground is 34000 and it’s used for all the three formats of cricket, including ODIs, tests, and T20s.

Imperial Wanderer’s Stadium is also famous as Bullring due to its intimidating feel. Gold Course End and Corlett Drive End are the two ends here. Imperial Logistics has the naming rights of this cricket ground.

6. Hagley Oval, New Zealand


  • Established: 1851
  • Seating capacity: 18000
  • Straight boundary: 83,575m
  • Square boundary: 77,455m

New Zealand used to play a lot of cricket in medium-sized Lancaster Park, but Hagley Oval is comparatively big. The first cricket match was organized here in 1867. However, New Zealand played its first test in 2014. Built near the stunning greenery of Hagley Oval, this cricket stadium has two ends; Botanic Gardens and Port Hill

7. Basin Reserve, New Zealand


  • Established: 1868
  • Seating capacity: 11600
  • Straight boundary: 81,7m
  • Square boundary: 72,48m

The Basin Reserve is also known as The Basin. Built in Mount Cook (Wellington), it has a seating capacity of 11600. This ground was established in 1868 and is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in New Zealand. It’s also the only cricket stadium to have a tag of Historic Place Status in New Zealand. It has two ends – Scoreboard and Vance Stand.

Apart from cricket, The Basin was also a venue for other sports events, concerts, and social gatherings. But nowadays this stadium is only used for cricket. Cello communications (a telecommunications brand) holds its naming rights right now.

7. Kensington Oval, Barbados


  • Established: 1871
  • Seating capacity: 28000
  • Straight boundary: 76,645m
  • Square boundary: 69,03m

The Kensington Oval was established in 1871. It’s been extensively updated since then, but the surface area is still the same. This ground has a cricket history of more than 120 years and it has seen a lot of important cricket matches between local and international teams.

The stands of the Oval were rebuilt for the Cricket World Cup 2007. Its outfield has Bermuda Grass, resistant to diseases. Plus, this grass spreads without taking much time and ensures fast recovery from injuries.

8. Eden Gardens, India

  • Established: 1864
  • Seating capacity: 68000
  • Straight boundary: 76,23m
  • Square boundary: 66,26m

The Eden Gardens was established in 1864 and it has an audience seating capacity of 68000. It’s one of the largest cricket stadiums in India by boundary. You will like the fact that Eden Gardens is the first official cricket ground in India.

Popular as a batter’s paradise, the Eden Gardens is owned by West Bengal Cricket Association and is operated by the Cricket Association of Bengal. It has two ends; Pavilion and High Court. This stadium is unique because it hosted the first-ever day/night test played between Bangladesh and India.

9. Eden Park, New Zealand


  • Established: 1869
  • Seating capacity: 42000
  • Straight boundary: 64,89m
  • Square boundary: 68,535m

Here comes another large cricket stadium from New Zealand. The Eden Park is a multi-purpose stadium used for football and rugby apart from cricket. It’s a stylish playground with an impressive length of square and straight boundaries.

The Eden Park hosted its first test cricket match in 1930. It featured multiple matches in the World Cup 2015. This stadium has a capacity of 42000 audiences. Apart from that, it has two ends – Sandringham and City end.

10. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, India


  • Established: 2008
  • Seating Capacity: 65000

Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is one of the largest cricket grounds. It has a seating capacity of 65000. If you follow IPL, then you might know that this stadium is the second home ground of Delhi Daredevils.

Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is named after Veer Narayan Singh, a landlord from Sonakhan. He led the Indian independence war in Chhattisgarh. This playground has a favorable pitch for the bowlers and batters. Not only does it helps the batters to score big, but also assists all the bowlers.

11. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, India

  • Established: 2003
  • Seating capacity: 55000

Here comes another 21-st century cricket stadium built in Hyderabad. It has an audience space of 55000. This cricket ground saw its first test match in 2010 when New Zealand toured India.

Spread over 16 acres, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium serves as a home ground for Hyderabad Cricket Association and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It hosted the first and final match of the Indian Premier League, in 2017. The final of the 2019 IPL was also played here.

12. Optus (Perth), Australia

  • Established:2018
  • Seating capacity: 65000 (sports)

Perth is a multi-purpose stadium with a seating capacity of 61,266 (oval) and 70,000 (rectangular). It’s used for all the formats of cricket, including tests, ODIs, and T20s. This stadium is also the home ground for Perth Scorchers from Big Bash League.

Perth stadium has a bouncy wicket. So, it favors pacers and big hitters. Apart from that, this stadium has received World Prix Versailles 2019 award. It’s a reputable World Architecture and Design Award.

13. Adelaide Oval, Australia

  • Established: 1871
  • Seating capacity: 53, 500

Adelaide is located in South Australia. It’s one of the oldest cricket stadiums. Active since 1884, this cricket venue can accommodate 53, 500 viewers. It saw the maximum attendance of 55,317 during the 2017-18 Ashes.

14. Greenfield International Stadium, India

  • Established: 2015
  • Seating capacity: 55000

Also popular as The Sports Hub, the Greenfield International Stadium has a seating capacity of 55000. This stadium is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and has land coverage of 36 acres. It’s India’s first eco-friendly cricket stadium with a rainwater-harvesting system. Apart from that, Greenfield is India’s 50th international cricket venue.

Largest cricket stadiums in the world by capacity

  1. Narendra Modi Stadium, India


  • Established: 1983
  • Seating capacity: 132000

Narendra Modi Stadium in India is the largest cricket stadium in the world by capacity. It leads the pack with a seating capacity of 132000. This number overshadows other cricket venues with a huge margin.

The Narendra Modi Stadium saw its first test match in 1983, between India and West Indies. It was formerly known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cricket Stadium. This stadium was extensively renovated in 2020 with an investment of around 800 crores. Its name changed afterwards.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia

  • Established: 1853
  • Seating capacity: 100024

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has a seating capacity of 100024. This stadium was established in 1853 and since then it has seen a lot of important cricket events like the Summar Olympics 1956, Commonwealth Games 2006, and World Cups 1992/2015. MCG offers stunning views of the city and adds more fun to the cricket matches.

3. Eden Gardens, India

  • Established: 1864
  • Seating capacity: 68000

Eden Gardens is another largest cricket stadium in the world, which appears in both lists. With a seating capacity of 68000, it has plenty of space for all cricket lovers. So, this stadium has hosted a wide range of exciting matches, including the Asia Cup, World Twenty-20, and World Cup. Its record attendance is a crowd of 110,564 in the 1996 World Cup semi-final between India and Sri Lanka.

4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, India

  • Established: 2008
  • Seating capacity: 65000

Built with a capacity of 65000, Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium has the latest facilities and is considered one of the best cricket venues in India. However, it has not hosted even one international cricket match yet.

5. Optus, Australia

  • Established: 2018
  • Seating capacity: 65000

A lot of cricket fans were disappointed to see the destruction of WACA. However, Optus is an impressive replacement for the previous cricket arena of Perth. With a decent seating capacity of 65000, it’s one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world by capacity. This stadium is open since 2018, when it hosted a test match between India and Australia.

6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, India

  • Established: 2003
  • Seating capacity: 55000

Sports lovers know that cricket is a religion in India and the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is proof. It has a temple to ensure the win of the home team. However, the situation was different a few years back. This stadium was considered unlucky for the home team because of its incorrect orientations in terms of Vastu Shashtra (Architecture and design). After adding the temple the jinx is fixed because the team wins almost all the matches in this stadium.

7. Greenfield International Stadium, India

  • Established: 2015
  • Seating capacity: 55000

Established in 2015, the Greenfield International Stadium has a capacity of 55000. Apart from cricket, it also has the facilities to play multiple indoor sports, including volleyball, badminton, and table tennis. Plus, this stadium has a clubhouse and spa.

8. Adelaide Oval, Australia

  • Established: 1871
  • Seating capacity: 53500

The Oval is one of the historic cricket stadiums in Australia. It’s a big stadium with a seating capacity of 53,500. This cricket ground was established in 1871, but it hosted the first test match in 1884. The Oval was recently redeveloped in 2014 and now it’s a modern piece of architecture with all the latest facilities and features.

9. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, India

  • Established: 1983
  • Seating capacity: 60,254

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was established in 1996. It also has a seating capacity of 55000. This stadium is unique because of its oxidation and corrosion-resistant Galvalume sheets. In addition, the roof also houses solar panels to save power.

10. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, India


  • Established: 1916
  • Seating capacity: 55000

If you follow IPL, then you might know about M.A. Chidambaram Stadium because it’s the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. This stadium has an important place in the cricket history of India because the first ever Ranji Trophy tournament was organized here. In addition, the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium stadium also saw a tied test match between India and Australia in 1986. It’s the second tied test match draw in cricket history.

11. DY Patil Sports Stadium, India


  • Established: 2008
  • Seating capacity: 55,000

Established in 2008, the DY Patil Sports Stadium also has a seating capacity of 55,000. It was designed by Hafeez contractor. This stadium has hosted a lot of IPL matches and concerts.

DY Patil Sports Stadium is a private cricket venue and home ground for DY Patil Sports Academy. This stadium is unique because of its full wing roof, which provides an uninterrupted view for everyone. This roof is built using a special fabric imported from Germany.

12. JSCA International Cricket Stadium

Established: 2010

Seating capacity: 50,000

JSCA International Cricket Stadium is a new cricket venue. It has space for 50,000 spectators. This is the only stadium in India to have hills views. So, you can watch cricket either from the West or East hillsides.

Jharkhand State Cricket Association owns the JSCA International Cricket Stadium. This cricket venue has a unique feature. None of its nine pitches gets under shadows before 4:45 PM.

13. BTSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, India


  • Established: 2017
  • Seating capacity: 50,000

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow can accommodate 50000 spectators. BCCI awarded this cricket venue to Afghanistan as their third home ground in India apart from Dehradun and Greater Noida. It also serves as a home ground for an IPL franchise, Lucknow Super Giants. Here comes another interesting fact, the Ekana has the longest straight boundary among all the largest cricket stadiums in India. Another surprising point, the Indian national cricket team is yet to play an international match here.

14. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Australia

  • Established: 1848
  • Seating capacity: 48,000

SCG is one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world by capacity because it can accommodate 48000 spectators. As you can easily understand from the name, SCG is located in Sydney. Apart from cricket, it’s used for a few other sports like Australian Rules Football and Rugby.

The SCG is the home ground for three different teams, including Sydney Swans (Australian Football League)m Sydney Sixers (Big Bash League), and New South Wales Blues Cricket Team. It has hosted around 108 cricket events till now. The first fixture was organized in 1882 between England and Australia.

15. Docklands/Marvel, Australia

Established: 2000

Seating capacity: 47,000

Docklands stadium is located in Melbourne, Australia. Opened in 2000, and it has a seating capacity of 47000. This stadium features a retractable roof. Its total cost is 460 Australian dollars.

Docklands stadium is also known as Marvel Stadium. Apart from cricket, it’s also used for other sports including Australian Rules Football. This stadium hosted its first test match on 16th August 2000 between South Africa and Australia.

Conclusion

Some stadiums stand as strong contenders on both lists. But, a lot of venues do not consider capacity over the surface area. Hence, the batters have to cover several meters to score fours and sixes. Still, a lot of them not only clear the boundary, but they even hit the ball out of the stadium.

New Zealand, Australia, and India have some of the largest cricket stadiums in the world by boundary, but India scores high when we talk about the largest cricket stadiums in the world by capacity. Do you think you can visit all these venues?

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