Lord's Cricket Ground

Eden Park, Auckland

We now know that Eden Park in Auckland is the smallest ground in terms of boundary length. Short boundaries generally lead to high scoring and that’s largely been the case here.

The highest team score in T20is on this surface is a mighty 245/5 made by Australia in 2018. The previous record of 243/6 was set in the first innings of the same game by New Zealand.

Eden Park Cricket Stadium

The Wanderers, Johannesburg

South Africa’s Wanderers ground in Johannesburg is next up. It’s a spectacular location but it’s a relatively small one.

At its shortest point, one of the square boundaries measures just 64 metres. The Wanderers was the scene of that incredible ODI in 2006 when both South Africa and Australia passed 400.

Wanderers cricket Stadium and ground in Johannesburg

Lord’s, London

Lord’s is the home of cricket so it’s strange to think that it’s relatively small in modern day terms.

It’s been around for centuries so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the shortest square boundary comes in at 65 metres. That’s a more suitable size for cricket that was played in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens in Kolkata is another surface that seems huge when you see it on television.

In fact, this is another compact location and the shortest boundary here is a square one which measures in at 65 metres. One of the reasons for the small playing area is that most of the stadium is given over to seating.

Eden Gardens is one of the biggest cricket grounds in terms of its capacity which is 66,000.

Holkar Stadium, Indore

India are one of the most active countries when it comes to spreading their international matches around. The Holkar Stadium at Indore has been used by the national team since 2006 when India played an ODI against England.

Since then, T20is and test matches have also been played here. The straight boundary is one of the shortest in world cricket at 68 metres.

World’s Smallest Cricket Stadiums by Boundary and by Capacity

By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.