The next three years are going to bring some golden opportunities for the Indian Cricket Team. First, they will face New Zealand for the World Test Championship final in June this year. Then they are about to host two out of the three upcoming World Cups in the next three years. India will host both the ICC World T20 2021 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the restricted venues for the T20 World Cup 2021 have been finalized, but those for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 are still to be looked at. Keeping that in mind, we have listed five stadiums that could host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Final.
#1 Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad:
World’s largest cricket stadium is always going the first and foremost choice to host a World Cup final. Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, a.k.a Motera Stadium, has all the International standard facilities and more to host the grandest cricketing events in the World. This architectural beauty has an audience capacity of 1,32,000 to support the biggest crowd in the World. This number is way more than any other Cricket stadium on the planet.
Narendra Modi Stadium is the only cricket stadium in the entire World to have four dressing rooms, 11 center pitches, and a clubhouse equipped with two practice grounds and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Further, its roof is equipped with LED lights rather than the traditional floodlights used in other Cricket stadiums. These world-class facilities make Narendra Modi Stadium the primary choice to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Final.
#2 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:
Wankhede stadium is one of the three best stadiums in India, with international standard facilities and a viewer capacity of 33,108. This batting paradise was renovated before the 2011 World Cup to meet the International standards of modern-day cricket. It hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final and is also one of the frontrunners to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Final.
#3 Eden Gardens, Kolkata:
Eden Gardens is the oldest cricket stadium in India and among the best three cricket stadiums in India. It is also the second-largest stadium in India and the third-largest cricket stadium in the World, with a capacity to accommodate 80,000 spectators. And, with Kolkata’s enthusiastic crowd and the fastest outfield in India, it makes a perfect venue to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final. It has hosted numerous World Cup and Asia Cup games in the past, including the World T20 2016 Final, which was the last ICC event match that India ever hosted.
#4 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore:
Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is the fourth most probable choice to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Final. It is a regular host for international matches and has a history of hosting several World Cup games, including a few playoffs. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium allows up to 40,000 people to enjoy a cricket match at once. Its small boundaries often lead to high-scoring games, which can be a treat to watch in a World Cup final, making this venue fourth in the race to host the grand event.
#5 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai:
The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, a.k.a The Chepauk stadium, is the second oldest cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens. It has a crowd capacity of about 50,000 people. It also has all the modern-day facilities to host a World Cup final. The only thing that pulls this stadium down to number five in the race is its pitches. Chepauk pitches have received some backlash from several former cricketers in the recent past. Heat is another factor that affects Chepauk’s chances to host the ICC World Cup 2023 Final. So, BCCI may refrain from choosing it as a venue for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final to avoid any controversies over the pitches.