From Gwadar to Newlands: 26 of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world - in pictures

New stadium in Pakistan has one of the most stunning backdrops in world cricket

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Compiling a list of the best-looking grounds on the international cricket circuit is no easy task.

Cricket has been blessed with some truly beautiful venues. Be it Galle in Sri Lanka, Cape Town in South Africa, Dharamsala in India or Mount Maunganui in New Zealand, picturesque stadiums are dotted across the globe.

And we can add another name to the list. The Gwadar cricket stadium in Balochistan, Pakistan, has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world.

Check out the picture gallery above of 26 of the most beautiful cricket stadiums. To move on to the next image, simply scroll through or click on the arrows.

The only criteria is it has to have staged a men’s Test or one-day international. And it must be lovely.

Here is the definitive and in-no-way entirely subjective list of the 25 best.