Established in 1864, Eden Gardens is the first international cricket stadium in India. It is often called the “Mecca of Indian Cricket” or “The Home of Indian Cricket”. It is the third-largest cricket stadium in the world and the second-largest in India with a capacity to host 68,000 spectators. It is operated by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

Quick Info

Learn about the capacity, home team, and other important information about Eden Gardens. 

Known as

Eden Gardens

Established in


Association Name 

Cricket Association of Bengal



Home Team

Indian National Team, Kolkata Knight Riders, Bengal State Cricket Team


Pavilion End and High Court End

Boundary Size

77 m on average for straight boundaries
67 m on average for square boundaries

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +5:30 hours


Places to Stay

Hotels near Eden Gardens

Hotels in Kolkata

Venue History

The first international match was played between India and England in 1934 and the first ODI was hosted in 1987 between Pakistan and India.

  • International football matches were also held in Eden Gardens in the 1980s.
  • In 1996, the stadium accommodated 110,564 spectators in the World Cup Semi-Final between India and Sri Lanka.
  • Two stands in the stadium are named after Indian Cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Pankaj Roy.

Unique Features of Eden Gardens

Some of the unique features of Eden Gardens are

  • The boundary dimensions are 66m X 74m.
  • The stadium is spread across 50 acres of land.
  • The stadium has air-conditioned boxes and a clubhouse for VIPs.

Eden Gardens in History of Cricket

  • The stadium has hosted 15 World Cup matches across all formats.
  • In 1987, the first-ever Cricket World Cup final outside England was hosted in Eden Gardens.
  • In 2001, Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian player to take a hat-trick in a test match.
  • In 2014, Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs, the highest score ever by a batsman in an ODI.
  • India’s first-ever day/night test match was hosted in 2019.

ICC World Cup 2023 Matches in Eden Gardens

Here is the information about the scheduled World Cup 2023 matches in Eden Gardens. 





28 October 2023


Netherlands vs Bangladesh

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

31 October 2023


Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

5 November 2023


India vs South Africa

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

12 November 2023


England vs Pakistan

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

16 November 2023



Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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ICC World Cup Tickets

Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata will host five matches in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament. Here are some details for the tickets:

  • Ticket Prices: 900 to 10,000 ( it may vary; depending upon the match)
  • Ticket Categories:
  • North East Stand: 1000 approx.
  • South East Stand: 1000 approx.
  • East Stand: 4000 approx.
  • West Stand: 4000 approx.
  • South West Stand: 10,000 approx.
  • North West Stand: 6000 approx.
  • Platforms for Purchasing Tickets: Bookmyshow, Paytm Insider, ICC official website, and Ticket counter at the stadium

How to Book ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets for Eden Gardens

You can book the tickets online by following these steps:

Step 1: Open the Book My Show app or go to the website. Register yourself on the app.

Step 2: Click on the cricket matches or ICC World Cup 2023 option.

Step 3: You will see the list of all the matches for the tournament on the screen.

Step 4: There are sorting options according to the venues, matches, and teams.

Step 5: Select the match you want to book tickets for and the number of tickets.

Step 6: Select the category of the ticket like stands, or VIP boxes, etc. and click the “Book” button.

Step 7: If there is a waiting for the tickets, then you will redirected to a queue to wait. You will receive your tickets on the app and e-mail after the confirmation.

Cricket Statistics of Eden Gardens

Read about the various statistics associated with Eden Gardens. We have covered the statistics of ODI, Test, and T20 matches held over the years.

Test matches

Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Average 3rd Inns scores


Average 4th Inns scores


Highest total recorded

657/7 (178 Ov) by IND vs AUS

Lowest total recorded

90/10 (30 Ov) by IND vs WI

ODI matches

Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Highest total recorded

404/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded

63/10 (39.3 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW

Highest score chased

317/3 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest score defended

195/10 (50 Ov) by IND vs RSA

T20 matches

Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Highest total recorded

201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN

Lowest total recorded

70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ

Highest score chased

162/4 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest score defended

186/5 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI

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Q. Is Eden Gardens a bowling or batting pitch?

A. Eden Gardens is popular worldwide for being a batting-friendly pitch. 

Q. What is the seating capacity of Eden Gardens?

A. The seating capacity of Eden Gardens is 68,000.

Q. What is the highest score in Eden Gardens Chase?

A. The highest score that has been chased in Eden Gardens is ODI- 317/3 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs SL and in T20- 162/4 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs WI.

Q. Which is the biggest stadium in India?

A. Currently, Narendra Modi Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in India.

Q. Who is the best bowler in Eden Gardens?

A. West Indian player Sunil Narine holds the record for the most wickets taken at this stadium with 59 wickets.

Q. What is the lowest score in Eden Gardens T20?

A. The lowest score in T20 in Eden Gardens is 70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ.

Q. What is the lowest total in Eden Gardens?

A. The lowest total recorded is Test- 90/10 (30 Ov) by IND vs WI. In the ODI – 63/10 (39.3 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW, and in the T20 – 70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ.

Q. What is the highest score in T20 history?

A. Afghanistan recorded the highest score in T20 when they totalled 278/3 against Ireland in February 2019. 

Q. Who is the best batsman at Eden Gardens in IPL?

A. VVS Laxman scored the most runs at Eden Gardens with 1,217 runs.

Q. Is Eden Gardens air-conditioned?

A. Eden Gardens has premium air-conditioned corporate boxes and a clubhouse with a lot of amenities. 

Q. Where is the smallest stadium in India?

A. Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is the smallest International cricket stadium in India. The straight boundary is 60 meters and the square boundary is 56 meters.