The Cricket World Cup 2023 kick-started a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been an exciting tournament so far.
The 10-team tournament, which will be played across 48 matches, will be played in 10 different venues in India. In this article, we pick the 5 most beautiful stadiums in India which will be used in the World Cup 2023.
Here are the 5 most beautiful stadiums in World Cup 2023:
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Even though there have been only 3 games being played so far in the tournament in Dharamsala, it’s quite possible that you would have seen pictures of the HPCA Stadium over 100 times on social media and on your television from all different angles.
Well, such is the beauty of this stadium and the venue that the commentators and fans just can’t stop mesmerizing over it. The backdrop of the snowy Himalayan mountains makes it perhaps the most picturesque and most beautiful cricket stadium in the world; it’s similar to the Newlands stadium in Cape Town, which is at the foot of Table Mountain.
Dale Steyn, who has played cricket all around the world, said Dharamsala is the ” most beautiful venue for a cricket game to be played”.
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Before the start of the World Cup 2023, fans were worried about how the Arun Jaitley stadium would look to the people outside India. Even Indians termed the stadium as ugly because of the pan masala advertisement hoardings inside the stadium that gave it a hideous look.
However, now fans have been applauding the DDCA for the great work they have done inside the stadium. Not only the pan masala hoardings are gone, but it’s being replaced with colorful hoardings in the colors of the World Cup.
The same car-parking-shaped stand which was called ugly and unwatchable earlier is now being marveled at just by the changing of the hoarding. The beauty of the Arun Jaitley Stadium has truly now come to the fore.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede Stadium has quite a unique structure. Normally, the cricket stadiums expand in the area on the ground, but the Wankhede rises up like a Colosseum, giving it a battlefield-like feel. The sound of the cheers and noise from the crowd come directly into the ground, making it an intimidating venue for the visiting team.
It’s the venue where India won the 2011 World Cup final, so the Wankhede will always have a historic place in the Indian cricket annals.
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
The M. Chinnaswamy is one of the smallest grounds in international cricket in terms of boundary sizes and a graveyard for the bowlers because of its flat pitch and small boundaries.
The capacity of the Chinnaswamy is around 35000-40000 fans, so it’s likely to be looking half-filled even for non-India games. And the noise and reception during India matches will be a sight to behold. It has great infrastructure and one of the best drainage systems in the world.
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The Narendra Modi Stadium is the dream of India’s PM Narendra Modi, which was conjured up back in 2015. The stadium took five years for the renovation – mostly a demolition – of the Motera Stadium as it was known previously.
This was made with the view of housing the highest number of cricket fans in a stadium in the world. Narendra Modi Stadium has a seating capacity of 132,000 fans, most of which were filled during the IND vs PAK game in the World Cup.
If India reaches the final, the fans will throng in once again to take up every available seat in this gigantic stadium.