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10 cricket stadiums where most ODI matches have been played

Nikhilesh Mishra14-NOV-2017 16:20

Do you know that there are few cricket grounds in the world, where more than 100 ODI matches have been organized? You will be surprised to know that not a single Indian stadium is includes in this specific list of stadiums. The most ODI matches in India have been played in Eden Gardens of Kolkata, where 29 ODI matches have been played so far. In this article, we are giving details of 10 such cricket stadiums of the world, where most ODI matches have been organized.

10 cricket stadiums where most ODI matches have been played

1. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is the oldest cricket stadium of United Arab Emirates. So far, 228 ODI matches have been played at this ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1984, while the last match was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2017.
sharjah cricket stadium
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Key Features of Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Established: 1982
Capacity: 27,000
End names: Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
Home team: United Arab Emirates

2. Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (Australia)

So far, 154 ODI matches have been played at Sydney Cricket Ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Australia and England in 1979, while the last match was played between Australia and Pakistan in 2017.
Sydney Cricket Ground  
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Key Features of the Sydney Cricket Ground

Established: 1848
Capacity: 44,002
End names: Paddington End, Randwick End
Home team: New South Wales
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3. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (Australia)

Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world's largest cricket stadium according to the capacity of audience. So far, 147 ODI matches have been played at this ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Australia and England in 1971, while the last match was played between Australia and Pakistan in 2017.
Melbourne Cricket Ground 
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Key features of Melbourne Cricket Ground

Established: 1853
Capacity: 90,000
End names: Members End, Great Southern Stand End
Home team: Victoria

4. Harare Sports Club, Harare (Zimbabwe)

So far, 136 ODI matches have been played at Harare Sports Club ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Zimbabwe and India in 1992, while the last match was played between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan in 2017.
Harare sports club  
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Key Features of Harare Sports Club Ground

Established: 1900
Capacity: 10,000
End names: Prayag End, Cycle Pure End
Home team: Rhodesia, Zimbabwe and Mashonaland

5. R. Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (Sri Lanka)

R. Premadasa Stadium is named after former Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa. So far, 124 ODI matches have been played on this ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 1986, while the last match was played between Sri Lanka and India in 2017.
R Premdasa stadium 
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Key Features of R. Premadasa Stadium

Established: 1986
Capacity: 35,000
End names: Khettarama End, Maligawatte End
Home team: Sri Lanka

6. Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

So far, 98 ODI matches have been played at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in 2006, while the last match was played between Bangladesh and England in 2016.
Sher e Bangla National Stadium  
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Key features of Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium

Established: 2006
Capacity: 25,000
End names: Ispahani End, Aqua paints End
Home team: Bangladesh
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7. Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (Australia)

So far, 82 ODI matches have been played at Adelaide Oval ground. The first ODI match on the ground was played between Australia and Windies in 1975, while the last match was played between Australia and Pakistan in 2017.
Adelaide Oval  
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Key Features of the Adelaide Oval Ground

Established: 1873
Capacity: 50,000
End names: City end, Cathedral End
Home team: South Australia

8. W.A.C.A Ground, Perth (Australia)

So far, 80 ODI matches have been played at W.A.C.A ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between India and New Zealand in 1980, while the last match was played between Australia and Pakistan in 2017.
waca ground  
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Key Features of W.A.C.A Ground

Established: 1893
Capacity: 18,000
End names: Members end, Prindiville End
Home team: Western Australia

9. Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (Australia)

So far, 77 ODI matches have been played at Brisbane Cricket Ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between England and Windies in 1979, while the last match was played between Australia and Pakistan in 2017.   

brisbane cricket ground
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Key Features of Brisbane Cricket Ground

Established: 1895
Capacity: 37,000
End names: Stanley Street End, Vulture Street End
Home team: Queensland

10. Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand)

So far, 76 ODI matches have been played at Eden Park. The first ODI match on this ground was played between New Zealand and India in 1976, while the last match was played between New Zealand and South Africa in 2017.
Eden park  
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Key Features of Eden Park Cricket Ground

Established: 1900
Capacity: 41,000
End names: Broadcasting End, Terraces End
Home team: Auckland
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