Muthiah Annamalai Chidambaram Stadium is an International cricket stadium in Chennai. It is also known as Chepauk Stadium or Madras Cricket Club Ground. This cricket stadium has witnessed some classic matches and can host 50,000 spectators. It is located in Chepauk Palace and is near Marina Beach. MA Chidambaram Stadium is operated by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).

Quick Info

Learn about the capacity, home team, and other important information about MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

Known as

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk Stadium, and Madras Cricket Club Ground

Established in


Association Name 

Tamil Nadu Cricket Association



Home Team

Indian National Team, Chennai Super Kings, Tamil Nadu Cricket Team


Anna Pavilion End and V Pattabhiraman Gate End

Boundary Size

68 m on average for straight boundaries
66 m on average for square boundaries

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +5:30 hours


Places to Stay

Hotels near MA Chidambaram Stadium

Hotels in Chennai

Venue History

It was established in 1916 as Madras Cricket Club Ground and is the home for the Tamil Nadu cricket team ever since.

  • In 1859, Chepauk Palace was acquired by the Madras Presidency in an auction to build a pavilion on the palace grounds.
  • The first match was a Ranji Trophy match in 1934 and the first international match was played in 1952.
  • The Pongal Test was hosted every year in this stadium from 1960 to 1988 on the occasion of Pongal.

Unique Features of MA Chidambaram Stadium

Some of the unique features of MA Chidambaram Stadium are:

  • The stands are designed in a way to provide the flow to the sea breeze.
  • The stadium has 24 air-conditioned corporate boxes.
  • The stadium has an indoor training facility equipped with modern facilities.

MA Chidambaram Stadium in the History of Cricket

  • India had their first test win on this ground against England in 1952.
  • In 1986, the second-ever tied Test match was held here between Australia and India.
  • In 1983, Sunil Gavaskar broke the record of Don Bradman for most centuries in Test matches.
  • In 2008, Virender Sehwag scored a triple century (319 runs) against South Africa in a test match. 

ICC World Cup 2023 Matches in MA Chidambaram Stadium

Here is the information about the scheduled World Cup 2023 matches in MA Chidambaram Stadium. 







India vs Australia

2:00 P.M IST



New Zealand vs Bangladesh

10:30 A.M IST



New Zealand vs Afghanistan

2:00 P.M IST



Pakistan vs Afghanistan

2:00 P.M IST



Pakistan vs South Africa

2:00 P.M IST

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ICC World Cup Tickets

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host five matches including the first match of India in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament. Here are some details for the tickets:

  • Ticket Prices: 800 to 25,000 ( it may vary; depending upon the match)
  • Ticket Categories:
    • North East Stand: 1200 approx.
    • South East Stand: 1200 approx.
    • East Stand: 6000 approx.
    • West Stand: 6000 approx.
    • South West Stand: 14,000 approx.
    • VIP Box: 22,000 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 MA Chidambaram Stadium

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 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium

Read about the various statistics associated with M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. 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

759/7 (190.4 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Lowest total recorded

83/10 (38.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG

ODI Matches

Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Highest total recorded

337/7 (50 Ov) by ASIAXI vs AFRICAXI

Lowest total recorded

69/10 (23.5 Ov) by KEN vs NZ

Highest score chased

291/2 (47.5 Ov) by WI vs IND

Lowest score defended

171/10 (45.4 Ov) by ENG 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

182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest total recorded

80/10 (17.5 Ov) by PAKW vs ENGW

Highest score chased

182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest score defended

103/8 (20 Ov) by WIW vs PAKW

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Q. Is M. A. Chidambaram Stadium a bowling or batting pitch?

A. Chidambaram Stadium has a dry pitch which provides grip to spinners and makes it a bit difficult for the batsman to play strokes.

Q. What is the seating capacity of M. A. Chidambaram Stadium?

A. The seating capacity of M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is 50,000.

Q. What is the highest score in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium chase?

A. The highest score that has been chased in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is ODI- 291/2 (47.5 Ov) by WI vs IND and in T20- 182/4 (20 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 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium?

A. Indian player Anil Kumble holds the record for the most wickets taken at this stadium with 48 wickets.

Q. What is the lowest score in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium T20?

A. The lowest score in T20 in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is 80/10 (17.5 Ov) by PAKW vs ENGW.

Q. What is the lowest total in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium?

A. The lowest total recorded is Test- 83/10 (38.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG. In ODI -69/10 (23.5 Ov) by KEN vs NZ, and in T20 – 80/10 (17.5 Ov) by PAKW vs ENGW.

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 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in IPL?

A. Sunil Gavaskar scored the most runs at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium with 1,018 runs.

Q. Is M. A. Chidambaram Stadium air-conditioned?

A. Chidambaram Stadium has 24 premium air-conditioned corporate boxes. 

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.