After hosting the 2011 World Cup alongside Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, India returns to host the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 solely from October 5 to November 19. Ten magnificent venues across India will hold the thirteenth edition of the Cricket World Cup. YuppTV brings all the action, drama, and thrill from these venues to entice its users. Let us look at these venues in this article.
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
With 132,000 seating capacity, this largest sports stadium in the world will host the tournament opener between England and New Zealand. It will also hold the much-awaited India vs Pakistan thriller on October 14 and the World Cup final on November 19. This stadium is the home to Gujarat Titans in the IPL and hosted the 2021 IPL finals. Now it is all set to host this edition final.
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
India will play the Netherlands in their last group match here. A batting and bowler-friendly pitch, this stadium is the home to the National Cricket Academy and has produced some remarkable Indian talent. Fans can anticipate a few high-scoring innings at this venue. Kevin O’Brien's scored his fastest hundred for Ireland in 50 balls in the 2011 ODI World Cup to chase 328 to beat England is still afresh in the minds of cricket fans.
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
India will begin the quest and play its campaign opener against Australia on October 8 in the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Of all the ten venues, this stadium has a lot of humidity with a solid and dry pitch. Commonly known as Chepauk Stadium, it is the second oldest stadium after Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It serves as the home venue for the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings. Named after M. A. Chidambaram Chettiar, who served as President of BCCI and Head of TNCA, it has a seating capacity of 38000.
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
India will play Afghanistan on October 11 at this venue. The Arun Jaitley Stadium in the Indian capital is one of the historic venues in the country.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamsala
Surrounded by incredible picturesque views, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world. India will battle against New Zealand here on October 22. A lot of matches are being hosted here these days.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
With a seating capacity of 68000, Eden Gardens was the largest venue in India before Narendra Modi Stadium was renovated. As the oldest stadium in India, it has witnessed several iconic clashes in the game's history. It will host the India vs South Africa on November 5.
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
BRSABV Ekana Stadium will hold an India vs England match on October 29. Built in 2017, the stadium will host its first World Cup match with a contest between Australia and South Africa on 12 October.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India will clash with Sri Lanka on November 2 at this venue. This distinct red-soil pitch has witnessed some memorable stunts in the sport since 1974.
MCA International Stadium, Pune
Situated on the outskirts of Pune, India will face Bangladesh in this venue on October 19. With a 42,700 seating capacity, this batting-friendly pitch will unfold huge scores.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
The second match of the World Cup between Pakistan and Netherlands is held in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Started in 2005, this 39,200-capacity stadium is a batting-friendly ground.
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