Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Info, Capacity, Pitch Report, Records, Stats, Owner, Operator, Tenants, Ground facts and figures.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is a leading cricket stadium of Pakistan located in the Rawalpindi, Punjab. It has hosted all three formats of international cricket matches since 1992.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is the home ground of Islamabad United and Northern. Before the development of Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi Club Cricket Ground had been utilized as a scene for international matches, including one Test match against New Zealand that was held in March 1965. This arena has recently been extended to take special care of the always expanding number of spectators for the game. With the expansion in capacity, it can now hold around 28,000 spectators.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Information:
|Name:||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|Owner:||Pakistan Cricket Board|
|Operator:||Northern Cricket Association|
|Ends Name:||Pavilion End, Shell End|
|Home Teams:||Islamabad United
Northern Cricket Team
|Time Zone:||UTC +5:00|
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium facilitated its first test match in 1993, when Pakistan played against Zimbabwe. It facilitated its very first ODI match in 1992, when Pakistan played Sri Lanka. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium lies at an agreeable separation from the capital, Islamabad and each global match in the ground gets a solid turnout as it is the main arena in the territory. The ground is likewise utilized for multi-reason however more often than not just cricket matches happens.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
The Rawalpindi cricket stadium pitch is helpful for batting in Australia and offering little assistance to bowlers in second innings. The field has a good amount of help for the fast bowlers compared to the spinners. Taking into account the previous record on this ground, both teams would aim to bowl first after winning the toss.
Ground Facts and Figures:
- Capacity: 15,000
- Floodlights: Yes
- This Stadium is the home ground of Islamabad United team in Pakistan Super League, as well as Northern cricket team in Pakistan Cup and Quid e Azam Trophy.
- Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is situated in the Rawalpindi, Punjab.
- Modern facilities for the media are also provided.
- The first international match at the stadium was played on 19 January 1992.
- The flood lights were added in late 2001.
- The stadium is just 20 minutes from the capital Islamabad and is the only proper international stadium in the territory.
- Speed Star Shoaib Akhtar used to play his domestic matches at this very stadium.
International Cricket Information:
- First Test Match: 9–14 December 1993 – Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
- Last Test Match: 4–8 March 2022 – Pakistan vs Australia
- First ODI Match: 19 January 1992 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
- Last ODI Match: 3 November 2020 – Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
- First T20 Match: 7 November 2020 – Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
- Last T20 Match: 10 November 2020 – Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Records:
|High Score||270||Rahul Dravid||India|
|Most Runs||546||Saeed Anwar||Pakistan|
|Most Wickets||23||Waqar Younus||Pakistan|
|Best Bowling||7||Mohammad Zahid||Pakistan|
|High Score||188*||Gery Kirsten||South Africa|
|Most Runs||560||Inzamam ul Haq||Pakistan|
|Most Wickets||11||Waqar Younus||Pakistan|
|Best Bowling||5||Saqlain Mushtaq||Pakistan|
|High Score||82||Babar Azam||Pakistan|
|Most Runs||133||Babar Azam||Pakistan|
|Most Wickets||8||Usman Qadir||Pakistan|
|Best Bowling||4||Usman Qadir||Pakistan|
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Stats:
Total matches: 12
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won bowling first: 6
1st innings Average scores: 311
2nd innings Average scores: 386
3rd innings Average scores: 252
4th innings Average scores: 173
Highest total recorded: 600/10 (177.2 Overs) by India vs Pakistan
Lowest total recorded: 139/10 (41 Overs) by West Indies vs Pakistan
Total Matches: 24
Won while batting first: 11
Won while bowling first: 12
Average in 1st Innings: 236
Average 2nd Inns scores: 204
Highest total recorded: 329/6 (50 Overs) by Pakistan vs India
Lowest total recorded: 104/10 (33 Overs) by Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka
Highest score chased: 278/7 (47.1 Overs) by Pakistan vs New Zealand
Lowest score defended: 206/9 (50 Overs) by England vs Pakistan
Total Matches: 3
Won while batting first: 0
Won while bowling first: 3
Average in 1st Innings: 139
Average 2nd Inns scores: 141
Highest total recorded: 157/4 (18.5 Overs) by Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Lowest total recorded:
Highest score chased: 157/4 (18.5 Overs) by Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Lowest score defended:
West Indies Tour of Pakistan 2022:
West Indies tour of Pakistan 2022 has announced its rescheduled fixtures for the June 08 – June 12. This tour consist of 3 ODI matches. The following matches will be played at this venue:
|8th June 2022||Pakistan vs West Indies||1st ODI||15:30 IST | 10:00 GMT | 15:00 Local|
|10th June 2022||Pakistan vs West Indies||2nd ODI||15:30 IST | 08:00 GMT | 15:00 Local|
|12th June 2022||Pakistan vs West Indies||3rd ODI||15:30 IST | 04:00 GMT | 15:00 Local|