The 2nd T20I between India and Windies took place in Lucknow. The ground in the city was recently renamed to Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium from Ekana Stadium. It was the first international match at the venue and with that, it became India’s 52nd international cricket ground.
Recently, in the ODI series between the 2 sides, there were 2 grounds that had hosted their first international games. The 1st ODI hosted by Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati was the 50th venue while the 5th ODI hosted by Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram became the 51st international cricket ground in India.
India now has a total of 52 grounds that have hosted at least one international cricket match. It just proves the enormity of the game in the country. In the past decade, there have been many new grounds that have come up. The facilities provided by them are world-class. It’s another sign that India is a superpower in the game of cricket.
After making a debut in 1933, India now stands 29 ahead of England in terms of international venues. England is known to be the initiator of the game yet it doesn’t have even half the number as India. Australia and Pakistan have the 3rd and 4th largest number of international cricket grounds respectively.
Cricket in India is pretty widespread. Every state that participates in the Ranji Trophy has a ground of its own. Although not every venue has hosted international games, a new ground keeps coming up every now and then. There are some states like Maharashtra that have as many as 4 international cricket grounds.
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