(Last Updated on : 04/09/2013)
The ODI matches in India attract a large number of spectators every time, because of its wonderful entertaining features. The Indian people love watching ODI matches, as they takes shorter time than the Test matches and they are also lot more attractive compared to the Test matches. The colours, enthusiasm, excitement that are involved with the ODI matches easily attract and prompt the Indian people to go to stadium and watch the matches. The fact that the Indian team has a formidable record of winning most of the ODI matches in India has made the ODI matches more popular here. India has so far won various ODI series against the entire top cricket playing nations like Australia, England, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand, and South Africa etc.
Apart from the bilateral ODI series, the BCCI also organises tri-nation ODI tournaments, where India and two other teams compete for the title. India has a wonderful record of winning most of those tri-nation ODI tournaments in India, as well.
India is a country where the game of Cricket is considered to be one of the most popular sports. The Indian team has already established itself as one of the leaders in the game in all over the world and it has proved itself in both the formats of One Day Internationals (ODI) and Test Cricket. The Indian team usually shows a better performance in the ODI matches than the Test matches and hence, a large number of ODI matches are played in India, every year. All the ODI matches are organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) and all the top cricket playing teams visit India for playing ODI matches in India.
The ODI matches in India are held in several venues. The venues are well equipped with all the necessary facilities like a well structured stadium, modern gymnasiums, wonderful accommodation etc. These venues are playing an important role for the increasing popularity of the ODI matches in India. Some of the major venues that organise ODI matches in India include the Eden Gardens
; the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
; the Wankhede Stadium
; the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
, Mohali; the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
; the Sardar Patel Stadium
); the Vidarbha C.A. Ground, Nagpur
; the Brabourne Stadium
; the Green Park Stadium
; the Feroz Shah Kotla
; the Barabati Stadium
; the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
; the Sawai Mansingh Stadium