All we cricket fans know how wonderful a game cricket is. Watching the game along with our friends and family on a TV is something that we all revel in. However, the fun and excitement of watching a cricket match in a stadium are unparalleled. Watching our favourite players in action and cheering along with 20 to 30 thousand other people is a joy that can only be experienced by a true cricket fanatic.
Adding to these flavours is the awesome feeling of watching the match in a famous cricket stadium. There are many cricket stadiums in the world that have a rich heritage. Some are even located in the most beautiful scenic spots.
Let's take a look at 5 such famous cricket stadiums in the world that have witnessed some epic moments of the game.
#5 Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
The Newlands Stadium in Cape Town of South Africa has been described as one of the most beautiful places in the world for playing cricket. Situated near the foothills of Table mountain, it qualifies as a picturesque spot for watching cricket as well.
The ground has lush green outfields and the seating capacity is around 25,000. It is one of the few pitches in South Africa that provides assistance to the spinners. Also, the pitch here is conducive to results, which is explained by the fact that very few Tests played here have ended in a draw.
The first Test here was played way back in 1889 when South Africa hosted England. It has hosted 54 Tests, 39 ODIs, and 15 T20Is thus far.
Jacques Kallis holds the record for scoring the most number of Test runs (2181 runs) and ODI runs (654 runs) on this ground. In the bowling, Dale Steyn with 65 wickets and Shaun Pollock with 30 wickets hold the record for most wickets in Tests and ODIs respectively.