Asia Cup 2022: Sharjah Cricket Stadium achieved milestone of hosting most international matches

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Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Asia Cup 2022: The Super 4 stage matches have started in the Asia Cup 2022. The first match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka was played here on Saturday. In this match played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sri Lankan team won by performing tremendously. The Sri Lankan team achieved Afghanistan’s target of 176 with five balls to spare. It also became the record for the highest T20I run chase by any team in Sharjah.

With the start of the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, a big record was also made in Sharjah. The Sharjah ground has now become the cricket stadium hosting the most international matches. In this case he surpassed Australia’s historic Sydney Cricket Stadium (SCG). This was the third match of this Asia Cup played in Sharjah, which was also his 281st international match.

Significantly, this stadium in Sharjah with a capacity of 16000 spectators was completed in the 80s. The Asia Cup match was played here in 1984, which was also his first international match. Since then, limited overs matches have been held on this ground. This stadium is the home ground of the Afghanistan cricket team as well as the host of T20 World Cup 2021. Apart from this, India’s famous T20 league IPL has also been organized here.

Talking in statistics, this stadium in Sharjah has so far hosted the highest number of 244 ODIs, 28 T20s and 9 Test matches. While Sydney has hosted 159 ODIs, 110 Tests and 11 T20s.

The stadium that has hosted the most international matches

  • 281: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • 280: Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 278: Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 237: Harare Sports Club
  • 221: Lord’s Cricket Ground

How many matches in which stadium:

stadium total matches Test ODI T20
Sharjah Cricket Stadium 281 9 244 28
Sydney Cricket Ground 280 110 159 11
Melbourne Cricket Ground 278 114 149 15
Harare Sports Club 237 39 163 35
Lord’s Cricket Ground 221 143 68 10

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