Top 7 reasons that make Lord's The Home of Cricket
- What makes Lord's one of the most special cricket grounds in the world?
The iconic Lord's Cricket Ground has a rich culture and heritage. Majority of the players and fans would choose Lord's as their favourite ground to play or watch cricket over their home ground. Every cricket fan's bucket list includes watching a test match at Lord's stadium.
The 200+ years old stadium never ceases to amaze the fans and players with its beauty. So, what makes it stand out from the rest of the stadiums in the world? Let's take a look at the things that make Lord's, the so-called, "Home of Cricket".
From delicious meals to geographical gradients, the ground boasts a lot of rich traditions that a cricket fan can feast on. It has as many as nine stands which can accommodate 28,000 people. The stadium has hosted 137 test matches in all - 135 of which involved England. In the remaining two matches, Australia played against teams from South Africa and the West Indies. This legendary stadium was also the venue of the 2000th test match that was played between England and India from July 21 to 25 in 2011.
Here are the top 7 reasons that make Lord's one of the most special cricket grounds:
1) The Honours Board
Getting their names printed on the honours board of any cricket stadium is a dream come true for any cricketer. It gets even more special if he/she manages to get their name in the Lord's honours board. The special honour is given to the cricketers who score a century or take 5 or more wickets in an innings. There are a total of 3 honours boards at Lord's. One for home players, second for away players and the third is used when Lord's is played as a neutral venue. There are only a few cricketers who have got their names in both batting and bowling honours boards. It has to be noted that the honours board has eluded some big names like Tendulkar, Lara, Ponting & Ambrose.