India have a rich Test cricketing history; especially when its about hosting in the country itself, India have some amazing cricket stadiums that have hosted the iconic Test matches in the history of cricket’s longest format. In the home Test assignments of Team India, some of the cricketing stadiums in India’s metro cities have hosted very historic and unforgettable matches.
With said that, here we’ll have a look at the list of 5 Indian stadiums with the highest number of Test matches they have hosted so far in the history of the format, particularly in India.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
For a lot of years, the iconic stadium in Kolkata had the highest capacity of spectators across India as it was the biggest stadium in India. The stadium has hosted a lot of historic matches throughout the years since it started hosting international matches.
Speaking of the longest and traditional format of the game, Eden Gardens has hosted 42 Tests so far in the history of Test cricket in India; it is the highest number of matches hosted by any Indian stadium in Test format.
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Undoubtedly, one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India and the oldest in Delhi; earlier it was known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium which was later changed late Arun Jaitley, the former DDCA chief and renowned Indian politician. This iconic venue in Delhi has a capacity of 41,000 spectators.
The ground has hosted a lot of iconic matches, be it of Team India or from the marquee international tournaments like World Cups. Apart from that, the tournament has also hosted 35 matches in the longest format of the game i.e. Test cricket, which is the second-highest number of Test matches among Indian stadiums.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Probably, one of the Indian cricket stadiums, with a rich history of cricketing fairytales and thrilling matches that have been played here. MA Chidambaram Stadium of Chennai has an audience capacity of 38,000. The surface at the MA Chidambaram is most considered a spinners’ paradise.
The ground has hosted some thrilling matches in Test cricket as well; besides this, it is the third stadium in India with the record of hosting most Tests, having 34 Tests to its name.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The iconic ground in Mumbai has probably the best memory to its name in the entire history of Indian cricket; it is said that the historic final of the ODI World Cup 2011 between India and Sri Lanka was played at this very venue. The iconic MS Dhoni-six off Nuwan Kulasekara came at this very venue which is still etched as a fresh memory in the hearts of the Indian cricket fans.
Other than that, the stadium also holds a rich history in the Test format; having an audience capacity of 33,000, the ground has been a host to 26 marquee Test matches. It is also known for its amazing facilities, alongside the brilliant sporting crowd.
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Near Cubbon Park in the heart of Karnataka’s capital city, Bengaluru, M Chinnaswamy is one of the most adored Indian stadiums among Indian cricket fans. The ground has been a go-to venue for the Indian Cricket Board whenever it's about hosting Test matches in most of the home Test assignments of Team India.
The ground is the fifth stadium in the country in the record of hosting the most number of Test matches, hosting 24 games in the format.