Mr. Mayank Tater 02, Aug 2022

The cricket world cup 2023 stadiums list is going to be announced soon and the craze for it is really high. In the country where cricket is no less than a reigion, it is a time for celebration. If you are reading this now, you surely are a cricket buff and well aware of the fact that some of the world’s largest stadiums are in India. These stadiums can accomodate maximum cricket fans and offer an unmatched experience.

After a break of almost 5 years, ODI cricket returns to the limelight with ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. Though, after the 2019 ICC World Cup in England, ODI cricket has taken a back seat with all focus thrown on the T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022.

One thing is for sure that the cricket world cup 2023 stadiums in India will ensure high attendance and capacity along with world-class facilities. To frame your opinion on the same have a look at the list of ICC world cup 2023 stadiums and their extravagance.

1. Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad - world largest cricket stadium

As we list  cricket world cup 2023 stadiums in India, the first name that has to be the Narendra Modi Stadium. It is the largest stadium in the world andfraternity’s favorite venue to host the ICC World CUP 2023 Final. The stadium is located inside the  Sardar Vallabhbhai Sports Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad, India and is surrounded by LED lights structured on the roof instead of the regular floodlights. The ground is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association. Till date the stadium has hostedT20I, ODI, IPL, and Test matches.

  • NM Stadium has a seating capacity of 1,32,000.
  • It was recently the venue for the IPL final 2022 between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans.
  • It has also hosted a pink-ball test between India and England.

2. Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India

This cricket world cup 2023 venue(stadium),also known as the home of Indian cricket is the oldest cricket stadium in India and the second-largest by capacity. The venue will likely be hosting one of the semi-finals and some important matches of the 2023 World Cup. Eden Gardens is often referred to as ‘batsmen’s paradise’ and has the fastest outfield compared to all other cricket stadiums in India. The ground is owned by West Bengal Cricket Association and is used for both domestic and international matches. 

  • The stadium has a seating capacity of 66,000.
  • It has played host to some of the biggest and most historic cricket matches. 
  • The venue recorded a crowd of 1,10,564 in attendance for the 1996 ICC World Cup Semi-final between India and Srilanka.


3. M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

M Chinnaswamy Stadium was established in 1969 and hosted World Cup matches in all editions in which India has been a host/cohost. This stadium for cricket world cup 2023 has one of the shortest boundaries implying huge run scoring at the venue. The stadium is owned by the Government of Karnataka and has been leased out to the Karnataka State Cricket Association for a period of 100 years. This cricket venue is the first in the world to use solar panels to generate a part of electricity required to run the stadium.

 

  • M Chinnaswamy Stadium has a seating capacity of 40,000.
  • It regularly hosts the Indian team’s matches including major home test matches.
  • The place has an electric atmosphere during India and RCB matches. 

4. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 

One of the Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums, the Wankhede stadium is India’s most popular stadium located in the financial capital of the country. In 2011, the last time India hosted a 50-over ICC World Cup Wankhede Stadium was the very place India lifted the prestigious trophy after defeating Srilanka in the final and the loud chants of ‘Vande Mataram’ echoed in the stadium. The stadium has a very rich cricketing history and was the ground where legendary Sachin Tendulakar played his farewell game. The ground is situated near the Marine Lines and is operated by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

 

  • Wankhede Stadium has a seating capacity of 33,108.
  • The stadium has stands named after Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar.
  • The stadium is the home ground of IPL’s most successful team Mumbai Indians.

5. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

The Chepauk Stadium was established in 1916 and is the second-oldest cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens. The stadium is operated by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and plays host to 100s of cricket matches every year. This Cricket World Cup 2023 venue is where India won its first-ever Test match against England in 1952.  

  • Chidambaram Stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000.
  • In the 1986 Ind vs Aus test series, Chepauk hosted the 2nd tied test match ever in the history of the game. 
  • A special feature about Chepauk is that the stadium even fills for practice sessions of CSK and the Indian team. 


6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Located in the Eastern suburb of Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana; Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium is a beautiful round colosseum with the property spreading over 16 acres of land. The venue is owned and operated by the Hyderabad Cricket Association and serves as a home venue for the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad. There are 6 towers emitting floodlights in the stadium, the playing conditions here are in favour of the batsmen with a flat batting track and fast outfield but with a big boundary size.

 

  • Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of 55,000.
  • Till now, the stadium has hosted 5 Tests, 6 ODIs, and 2 T20Is.
  • The stadium hosted the 2017 and 2019 IPL finals. 

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7. Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi 

Previously known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Arun Jaitley Stadium is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. Established in 1883, it is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India and hosted its first test back in 1948 when India took on the West Indies at home. The venue is owned and operated by Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) and is the home venue for Delhi Capitals(previously known as Delhi Daredevils) IPL team. India has won 10 out of 18 Test matches played at the venue.

 

  • Arun Jaitley Stadium has a seating capacity of 41,842.
  • The stadium hosted ODI matches when India hosted the ICC World Cup in 1987, 1996, and 2011.
  • The ground is also known for Anil Kumble’s 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan. 


8. Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

The MCA Stadium, Pune is located on the outskirts of Pune city in Gahunje village, it is designed like a deep bowl with no poles blocking the vision from the stands. The stadium is open from all sides with wind and breeze blowing across the ground. The stadium is owned and operated by Maharashtra Cricket Association and it has hosted 2 Tests, 7 ODIs, and 3 T20Is so far but is becoming a regular feature in India’s home calendar for the last few years.

 

  • The MCA Stadium has a seating capacity of 45,000.
  • The MCA ground will be an important stadium for cricket world cup 2023.
  • Virat Kohli scored his highest score (254*) in tests at this venue.


9. I.S. Bindra Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 

I.S. Bindra Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 

The Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium is a cricket stadium located in Mohali, Punjab which should be one of the cricket world cup 2023 venue. The stadium became India’s 19th Test cricket venue in 1994 and now hosts matches of all 3 formats. The ground has 16 floodlights on a lesser height than the other stadiums and the pitch here assists bowlers both spin and seam. The ground is owned and managed by Punjab Cricket Association. It is the home ground of the IPL team Punjab Kings.

 

  • The Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium has a seating capacity of 27,000.
  • The venue has hosted 14 Tests, 25 ODIs, and 5 T20Is so far.
  • I.S.Bindra Stadium hosted the 2011 ICC World Cup Semi-final match between India and Pakistan. 


10. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala

The most scenic and picturesque cricket stadium in India, the HPCA stadium is located in Dharamshala known internationally as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. The stadium is built at an altitude of 1457m above sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan mountains as the backdrop. It is owned and operated by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.


  • HPCA Stadium has hosted 1 test, 5 ODIs, and 11 T20Is so far.
  • The stadium was a key venue in the ICC World T20 that India hosted in 2016.
  • It also served as the home ground for Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings) for a few IPL games.

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These 10 venues will be the favourites to host the 2023 ICC World Cup matches considering their past hosting record, seating capacities, logistics and state-of-art facilities. Most matches are expected to take place in the metro cities with tier-two and three cities(expect Ahmedabad) getting a few games.

Apart from these stadiums, 3 to 5 stadiums more stadiums like the Ekana Stadium, Lucknow will also be in contention to host the world cup matches and some stadiums might also be kept as backups.

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