There are a number of cricket stadiums which have nearby stations with the same name, ranging from this one in London:
A station by the name of Lord’s existed in the past, but the section was closed in 1939. The nearest Tube station is St. John’s Wood. Details here:
Elsewhere in England we can see stations for these Test venues:
In India, we have stations for Chepauk and Eden Gardens among others.
Also. if you travel from Mumbai to Surat, you will pass
The second one needs no explanation, while the first relates to the lesser-known international players Atul Wassan and Atul Bedade and possibly a few more.
The route north of Nagpur is more promising, as it has
Note that the name Amla is supposed to be derived from “Ammunition Lands” as it has one the largest ammunition depots in the country. This is probably one of the numerous urban legends of its kind.
Although Hashim Amla’s ancestors were from Gujarat this does not appear to be a common surname. Amla does mean a fruit (something like a gooseberry) in several Indian languages.
Also see: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/who-or-what-is-amla/
There are also stations such as Pataudi Road and Vizianagaram which are indeed the places where the concerned player’s families were rulers.
And finally this one in India which reminds one of Sri Lanka:
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Atul Mankad too – younger brother of Ashok Mankad.
Not an international player, though.
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