India has the most international cricket venues of any country, with 52, 29 more than England, which has 23. International cricket was first played in India in December 1933, when the India-England Test match was played at the Gymkhana Ground in Bombay. The Indian team was declared winners by an innings margin.
India has since then gone on to become one of the top countries in international cricket and today plays its matches on various grounds across the nation. The main stadium is the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai which has been used for several games including two Women's World Cups in 2003 and 2011 as well as several other major tournaments. It can also host events such as Indian Premier League matches. Other big stadiums in India are: M. A. Ratan Tata Cricket Academy in Navi Mumbai, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune and Dharamshala Hockey Stadium in Kangra district.
Outside of India, Pakistan has the second-most international cricket venues with 22, followed by Australia with 20. However, only five of these venues are considered major ones - the other 17 were built before 1975 and thus don't meet the ICC requirements for major stadiums.
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Of these, three are no longer used for international cricket: Mumbai Cricket Club Ground in Mumbai, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, and Vadodara Municipal Cricket Ground in Vadodara. The last two were demolished after their use as housing projects made them unsuitable for further play. The MCG was demolished despite being listed as an "icon" site by the Government of Maharashtra. The VMCG was later rebuilt as the Dr DY Patil Stadium.
Two other stadiums have been modified for test cricket only: Eden Gardens in Kolkata and Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Both were given new roofs in 2011 and have since then been known as DG Roofed Sports Complexes. The Mumbai Cricket Club Ground was built in 1864 and has since then been known as the Wankhede Stadium. It is the oldest sports ground in Mumbai and has always been the home of Mumbai cricket team. The first Test match was played here in 1877, between England and India. This match ended in a draw with no result able to be declared due to bad weather.
India has the most test cricket grounds in the world (28). This is followed by England (27), and then Australia (26). New Zealand also has a high number of test cricket grounds (15).
India began its test cricket history in 1877, while England started its test match series in 1877. So, they are the oldest countries in the game. After India, England has the second-highest number of test cricket grounds (27). Then comes Australia (26) and finally South Africa (24).
England has the most one-day international cricket stadiums with 24 venues. This is followed by India (22) and then Australia (21). New Zealand has the highest number of test cricket grounds (15) but only nine of them are used for one-day matches.
All five original test cricket nations have at least one venue still in use for test cricket. However, Bangladesh has not one but two venues used for tests - the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Mirpur and the Rafiuddin Ahmed Stadium in Dhaka. The latter was used between 2000 and 2003 when there were no approved test sites outside Asia.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah has held the most one-day matches of any cricket venue. This is a list of grounds used for One-Day International cricket. Since the inaugural match in January 1971, 299 stadiums have hosted one-day internationals.
He currently resides in Hyderabad, Telangana, India (2009-present). With a total of 52 international cricket venues as of the end of 2018, India has the most. The number of Test cricket venues now stands at 28.