Teams Galle Cricket Club, Sri Lanka
Fun loving local crowds deliver a festival like Atmosphere for big matches and are ably reinforced by the likes of the Barmy Army when England are in town.
Practically destroyed by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the ground had to be reBuilt from scratch. On the field, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 87 wickets here in just 11 matches.
Despite, as above, most of the original stadium being reduced to rubble, it remains one of the worlds most scenic grounds. The 16th century Dutch fort, replete with clock tower, provides a memorable backdrop.