The 5 Best Cricket Grounds in the World | Travel Guide
There is literally nothing better than travelling the world, to some incredible stadiums, to watch cricket. We have found our top 5 cricket grounds, outside of England, that you should visit.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
With a capacity of over 100,000, the MCG is the biggest cricket ground in the world. The venue for the annual Boxing Day Test Match, there is nothing to compare to the atmosphere at the “G” during an Ashes series when the English supporters outweigh the Australian fans, and the view from one of the top tiers is truly breathtaking and not one for the faint-hearted!
We can’t wait to visit the MCG in 2021/22 when England take on Australia down under for The Ashes. Click here to find out more about touring with Venatour.
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Nestled in the shadows of Table Mountain and Devils peak, Newlands is arguably the most beautiful ground to watch cricket. With a capacity of 25,000, the sight of the deep red African sun setting behind the stadium is truly unforgettable. Home to the traditional New Year’s Test Match, Venatour will be in attendance in South Africa in 2020.
Kensington Oval, Barbados, West Indies
Watching cricket in the Caribbean is certainly a bucket-list goal for any cricket fan. Located in the Barbados capital Bridgetown, the Kensington Oval is both the largest and oldest cricket ground in Barbados, with a capacity of 28,000 that dates back to 1882. There is always a great atmosphere, bright colours and the chance to watch the cricket from the beach!
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Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Located in the city of Kolkata, Eden Gardens is the second biggest cricket ground in the world, seating more than 90,000 spectators. The man-powered giant scoreboard is spectacular, and the atmosphere is incredibly loud as you would expect from the most devoted and passionate supporters in the world.
International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka
Surrounded by the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and some of Sri Lanka’s best beaches, Galle is a truly spectacular place to watch cricket. Set behind the walls of a 16th-century Dutch fort which offer incredible panoramic views of the stadium, it’s no surprise that Galle is rated one of the most picturesque grounds in world cricket.