Cricket – when it comes to India, this is not a word, it’s a religion, it’s an emotion and it’s love! The cheers of billions of Indian fans for their team is a spectacular and common show in any Indian stadium. The craze of the game has made India one of the favorable countries to host different platforms of cricket. Definitely great news for fantasy cricket lovers.
Currently, India has around 50 international stadiums, out of which these 5 are the most preferred ones. Location, weather, and pitch conditions of these favorite five make them preferable even for fantasy cricket leagues.
Here’s a short detail of the same.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Mumbai, the city of dreams, is the home to the most popular cricket stadium in India. With India’s 2nd World cup win in 2011, this 45,000-capacity stadium has secured its place at no1 position. Exhilarating crowds, perfect pitch conditions, and awesome weather make this a great choice. When a match is a help at this stadium, playing fantasy cricket becomes an obsession! Even in terms of transportation Mumbai is a favorable location for many cricketers.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
With a capacity of around 68,000 people, this is the largest cricket stadium in Asia. This ground has seen it all! IPLs, Tests, ODIs – everything! Located at the heart of the city of joy, this stadium is as old as 1864. Ask any international cricket player, everyone knows about Eden. Considered as one of the safest cricket grounds, Eden is a popular choice for the cricketing boards when it comes to ODIs and Tests. Fantasy cricket in India has witnessed many memorable matches in this stadium.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Not as big as the other two, however, a personal favorite of the Chennai Super Kings team for the IPL matches. Unlike the hilarious and maddened crowds of the other stadiums, this place is famous for its sophisticated range of crowds. It has a sitting capacity of 38,000. Those who are addicted to playing fantasy cricket, are quite fond of the consistent pitch of Chidambaram stadium. In the year 1997, the Independence cup between India and Pakistan was held here. And the place witnessed a memorable moment when the crowd game a standing ovation to Saeed Anwar after 194 runs from the Pakistani cricketer.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Now, this is a real beauty! Extremely picturesque views as the stadium are located in between the breathtaking landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. It is the favourite home ground for the Ranji Trophy. Since the stadium is surrounded by hills on all sides hence it’s a complete treat to the eyes. However, it ranks last in position because of the travelling issues. Not many interstate audiences fly down to Himachal Pradesh.
You might feel that stadiums are randomly selected, however, that’s not the case. Pitch and weather conditions matter the most for fantasy cricket games. In case you’re a fan of the same, then a match held in any of these can be useful for your fantasy leagues.