The Indian Premier League is known for is high-octane drama, the credit goes to venues. Some grounds have traditionally favoured batting while others have short boundaries, there are some grounds where spinners thrive and some, where the fast bowlers get a lot of swing. A well-balanced pitch prepared by a venue generates an equal contest between bat and ball and is very exciting for fans, both in the stadium and watching from home.
High-scoring matches are highly exciting and entertaining for fans as they provide a thrilling spectacle and create an electrifying atmosphere in the stadium. Some venues have given more sixes than others over the years and there are some iconic venues which have hosted loads of matches. In this article, we will list out the most hoisted by a venue in the history of the Indian Premier League.
List of venues to host most number of IPL matches
1. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
The M Chinnawamy Stadium tops the charts of the most matches hosted by a venue in the Indian Premier League. It has hosted a total of 83 matches in the league and is the home ground of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Chinnaswamy Stadium has also hosted several IPL finals and it is one of the most loved grounds by the Indian spectators.
2. Eden Gardens, Kolkata – Kolkata Knight Riders
Eden Gardens comes 3rd on the list, home to the Kolkata Knight Riders. It has hosted 76 matches in the Indian Premier League. Despite having a decent boundary distance, this mighty stadium has seen some huge strikes that entertained the crowd.
3. Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Delhi Capitals
The Arun Jaitley Stadium has hosted a total of 76 matches in the Indian Premier League and comes 3rd on the list of most matches hosted by a venue in the Indian Premier League. It is the home ground of Delhi Capitals and has seen spinners and bowlers dominate in the last few years but the short boundaries make it easy for the batters to clear the boundary line.
4. Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhade Stadium in Mumbai comes on the 4th spot in the charts for the most matches hosted by a venue in the Indian Premier League. this venue has hosted 75 matches. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and a shorter boundary aids the six-hitting at this venue. It is the home to Mumbai Indians and we have seen lots of batters clear the boundaries with ease. The average first innings score in the last few years has been over 190.
5. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium takes the 5th spot on the list and has hosted 65 matches in the history of the IPL. Home to the Sunrisers Hyderabad, it has been a very rough and slow surface over the years. There also have been occasions where the batters have really enjoyed themselves and got over the 200-run mark.
IPL: Top 5 venues to host most IPL matches
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Arun Jaitley Stadium/Feroz Shah Kotla
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
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