Top 10 Cricket Stadiums in Pakistan – International Cricket Grounds

Gaddafi Cricket Stadium Lahore PakistanThere are many international cricket stadiums in Pakistan. Here is the list of top 10 cricket stadiums in Pakistan.

Top Cricket Stadium 1: National Cricket Stadium – Karachi, Pakistan

National stadium is one of the biggest cricket stadiums in Pakistan with the capacity of around 65,000 people. Pakistan has outstanding  Test record on this ground with 17 wins and 1 defeat. One of the 1996 world cup matches was played on this ground between S. Africa and W. Indies. Great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar played his first test match and made his debut on this venue on Nov 15, 1989.

Top Cricket Stadium 2: Gaddafi Stadium – Lahore, Pakistan

Established in 1959, Gaddafi (aka Qaddafi and Qazzafi) stadium Lahore is another huge stadium in the capital of  Punjab with the capacity of around  60,000.  World cup 1996 final between Sri Lanka and Australia was played on this ground. The headquarter of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is just adjacent to this beautiful ground.

Top Cricket Stadium 3: Iqbal Stadium – Faisalabad, Pakistan

Iqbal stadium Faisalabad is the third most popular cricket stadium in Pakistan with the capacity of around 25,000.  The wicket on this ground has been known as ‘paradise for batsmen’ due to its less support for the bowlers. Famous umpire Shakoor Rana and Mike Gatting of England incident took place on this ground in 1988.  Worldcup 1996 quarter final between Sri Lanka and England was played on this venue.

Top Cricket Stadium 4: Jinnah Stadium – Sialkot, Pakistan

Jinnah stadium Sialkot is one of the oldest stadiums in the country with the capacity of over 20,000 people. Sialkot is the home of Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas and Shoaib Malik. The stadium is multipurpose and has hosted other sports as well.

Top Cricket Stadium 5: Niaz Stadium – Hyderabad, Pakistan

Niaz stadium Hyderbad was established in 1959 and it has a capacity of around 15,000 spectators. 1000th Test match played on this venue while Javed Miandad and Muddasar Nazar held a partnership of 451 runs which was a record partnership for any wicket then.

Top Cricket Stadium 6: Jinnah Stadium – Gujranwala , Pakistan

Jinnah stadium Gujranawala has capacity of around 20,000 people . Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar made his ODI debut on this venue on Dec 18, 1989.

Top Cricket Stadium 7: Arbab Niaz Stadium – Peshawar, Pakistan

Arbab Niaz stadium (formerly known as  Shahi Bhaag Stadium) Peshawar has capacity of around 20,000. First international match on this ground was played in 1995.

Top Cricket Stadium 8: Rawalpindi Cricket Ground – Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Rawalpindi cricket ground was established 1992 with the capacity of 25,000. It has hosted world cup 1996 matches.

Top Cricket Stadium 9: Shiekhupura Stadium – Shiekhupura, Pakistan

Sheikhupura cricket stadium has the capacity of around 15,000. It has hosted few test and ODI matches. Wasim Akram scored his highest score of 257 runs on this ground.

Top Cricket Stadium 10: Ayyub National Stadium – Quetta, Pakistan

Ayyub national stadium Quetta is a multipurpose stadium with the capacity of 7,500. First ODI on this ground was played in 1978.

Other top cricket stadiums in Pakistan include Multant cricket stadium, Bugti cricket stadium (Quetta), Bahawal cricket stadium (Bahawalpur), Zafar Ali cricket stadium (Sahiwal) and Mirpur (Quaid e Azam) cricket stadium

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