Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram © AFP
Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram © AFP

Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, host of the third T20 International between India and New Zealand, is all set to become the 50th Indian venue to host an international match. The first Indian ground to host an international match was Bombay Gymkhana, back in 1933-34. Almost half a century later (in 1981-82), Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad became the first Indian ground to host an ODI. And in 2007-08, Brabourne Stadium hosted the first T20I in the country.

India have the most international grounds by a substantial margin. England (23), Australia (21), and Pakistan (21), the next three countries on the list, are way behind. In fact, no two countries can even combine to match India’s count.

Attached is the list, in chronological order of first match:

Ground City (current name) Tests ODIs T20Is Total
1 Gymkhana Ground Mumbai 1 1
2 Eden Gardens Kolkata 40 30 6 76
3 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk Chennai 32 21 1 54
4 Feroz Shah Kotla Delhi 33 24 5 62
5 Brabourne Stadium Mumbai 18 8 1 27
6 Green Park Kanpur 22 15 1 38
7 University Ground Lucknow 1 1
8 Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium Hyderabad 3 14 17
9 Nehru Stadium Madras 9 9
10 Vidarbha CA Ground Nagpur 9 14 23
11 M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru 22 25 5 52
12 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai 25 21 5 51
13 Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium Ahmedabad 1 1
14 Gandhi Stadium Jalandhar 1 3 4
15 Barabati Stadium Cuttack 2 18 1 21
16 Gandhi Sports Complex Ground Amritsar 2 2
17 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur 1 19 20
18 Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar 2 2
19 Moti Bagh Stadium Vadodara 3 3
20 Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium, Motera Ahmedabad 12 23 1 36
21 Nehru Stadium Indore 9 9
22 Keenan Stadium Jamshedpur 10 10
23 Nehru Stadium Guwahati 14 14
24 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium New Delhi 2 2
25 University Stadium Thiruvananthapuram 2 2
26 Nehru Stadium Pune 11 11
27 Sector 16 Stadium Chandigarh 1 5 6
28 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground Rajkot 12 12
29 Nahar Singh Stadium Faridabad 8 8
30 Captain Roop Singh Stadium Gwalior 12 12
31 Indira Priyadarshini Stadium Visakhapatnam 5 5
32 Nehru Stadium, Fatorda Margao 7 7
33 KD Singh ‘Babu’ Stadium Lucknow 1 1 2
34 Moin-ul-Haq Stadium Patna 3 3
35 Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali Chandigarh 13 23 4 40
36 Reliance Stadium Vadodara 10 10
37 Nehru Stadium Kochi 9 9
38 Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Pal Road Jodhpur 2 2
39 Indira Gandhi Stadium Vijayawada 1 1
40 Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium Visakhapatnam 1 6 1 8
41 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal Hyderabad 4 5 9
42 Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore 1 5 6
43 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha Nagpur 5 8 11 24
44 Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune 1 3 2 6
45 Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot 1 2 2 5
46 JSCA International Stadium Complex Ranchi 1 4 2 7
47 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Dharamsala 1 3 8 12
48 Greater NOIDA Sports Complex Ground Greater NOIDA 5 3 8
49 Barsapara Cricket Stadium Guwahati 1 1
50 Greenfield International Stadium, Karyavattom Thiruvananthapuram 1 1
Total 261 430 61 752