Every cricketer would love to make a mark in front of a packed stadium. When a player hears the loud chants of his name and the team called out by the passionate crowd, his happiness and satisfaction are inexplicable.
But, every cricketer should definitely crave for an opportunity to play at certain picturesque cricket stadiums. The scenic beauty from these stadiums would provide a lifelong memory to cherish. The atmosphere would be calm and serene and there is no chance for any player to experience pressure from the crowd.
Let us see the picturesque cricket stadiums from six different countries. These stadiums possess their own charm in the form of mountains, beaches and wonderful architecture.
1) Arnos Vale stadium (West Indies)
The scenic ground is located between E.T Joshua Airport and the Caribbean Sea in St. Vincent island.
2) Galle International Stadium (Sri Lanka)
Cornered on two sides by the Indian ocean, this stadium has an architectural marvel of the 16th century Dutch fort. This stadium was completely destroyed due to the horrific tsunami that struck in 2004. Once it was reconstructed in 2007, this stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Sri Lanka.
The spin wizards Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath played their last Test match at this venue. There are talks going on that this stadium may not host any more matches at it violating certain heritage laws.
3) Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town (South Africa)
This venue hosted the first ever Test match outside of England and Australia. Known for hosting the traditional New Year Test, this stadium possesses a rich history of hosting several matches. South Africa have demolished oppositions like Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia below hundred at this venue.
With the Table mountain looming in the background, the spectators would sometimes be forced to take their eyes away from the cricketing action and watch this scenic beauty.
4) New Road, Worcester (England)
When you think of a perfect cricket stadium at England none can beat New Roads stadium.
This stadium creates a stunning backdrop as it is situated amidst river bank, tree lines and the famous Cathedral Spire. It hosted just two ODIs, the last one being way back in 1999. This stadium is the home ground of Worcester.