Cricket Stadiums 2016
Cricket is the world’s 4th most watched sports and like football and rugby, the game originated in England and then spread to various English colonies. Just like the game, the stadiums have also come a long way from their early days, the best cricket stadium around world are as amazing as some of the best football or Olympic stadiums. Here are the Top 10 Cricket Stadiums 2016.
Top 10 Cricket Stadiums 2016
10. Old Trafford
At number 10 in our list of Cricket Stadiums 2016 we have Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Not to be confused with the iconic home ground of the Manchester United, Old Trafford Cricket Stadium is just five minutes away from the famous football stadium. Established in 1857, it is as much seeped in heritage as the Old Trafford football ground. It is also third in the list of stadiums that have hosted the most test matches in England after The Lords and The Oval.
9. Dharamshala Stadium
At number 9 in our list of Cricket Stadiums 2016 we have Dharamshala Stadium in Dharamshala city of Himachal Pradesh. One of the most beautiful stadiums the whole world, it has the snow capped peaks on Himalayas in the background and is situated 4,780 ft above sea level. It is home ground of the Himachal Pradesh team in the Ranji Trophy and has hosted home games of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.
8. The WACA
At number 8 in our list we have The WACA which stands for West Australian Cricket Association and is located in Perth, Australia. It has been a really popular venue for Test matches from 1970s. Its proximity to the sea helps the bowlers to swing the ball to a great degree as the sea breeze aids them. It’s pitch is one of the fastest pitches in the world and so is often called “Fast bowlers Paradise”.
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