The 5 Smallest Cricket Stadiums in India (by Boundary Length)

India is a land with no dearth of international cricket stadiums. For the record, there are more than 50 cricket stadiums in India that have hosted international matches.

However, a few stadiums stand apart, thanks to their small dimensions. The shorter boundaries on the ground dish out high-scoring encounters, entertaining the fans.

On that note, this article lists the 5 smallest cricket stadiums in India.

Holkar Cricket Stadium | Indore

Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Indore’s Holkar Stadium has one of the shortest boundaries, making it the smallest cricket stadium in India. The straight boundaries in front of the square are, on average, between 65-70 meters, while square boundaries are 60-63 meters.

You will often see high-scoring limited-overs matches, be it ODIs or T20s, helping batters amass huge scores. Virender Sehwag’s ODI double century (219 vs West Indies) and Rohit Sharma’s T20I century (118 vs Sri Lanka) are testaments to it.

Arun Jaitley Stadium | Delhi

Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium is not far from the Holkar Stadium in terms of boundary length. It is the second-oldest international cricket stadium in India, having straight boundaries in the range of 65-68 meters and square boundaries at 60-65 meters.

During the 2023 Cricket World Cup, South Africa posted a mammoth total of 428 runs on the board against Sri Lanka. South Africa’s innings included a whopping 59 boundaries.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium | Bengaluru

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is unarguably a batting paradise with flat pitches and shorter boundaries. The Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium has straight boundaries measuring 70-76 meters, square boundaries are about 63-64, while behind the square it ranges about 56 meters.

The IPL 2013 season saw the Royal Challengers Bangalore post 263 runs, out of which 175 were alone scored by mighty Chris Gayle. 6 months later, Rohit Sharma scored his maiden ODI double century by amassing 209 against Australia.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium | Dharamsala

The next on the list is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in India — Dharamsala’s Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium.

Apart from the snow-capped Himalayan peaks behind the stadium, high-scoring thrillers amaze cricket fans. The HPCA Stadium’s square boundaries are around 62-63 meters, with the straight boundaries marked at 65-68 meters distance.

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium | Pune

Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium also makes its presence among the smallest cricket stadiums in India. The stadium is equipped with modern technologies and has a wonderful view of the surroundings.

The stadium’s square boundaries on both sides measure around 65 meters, while the straight ones are 70-75 meters in length.

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