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Top 10: Most ODI Matches Played at a Single Venue

Cricket stadiums are an integral part of the gentleman’s game, with many having a storied history. A stadium acts as a bridge between players and fans, often witnessing an exhilarating atmosphere.

Many venues have been witness to many such incidents, along with memorable performances from players. A few of them have the distinction of hosting the most international matches.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 venues where the most ODI matches have been played.

Most ODI Matches Played at a Single Venue

StadiumLocationODI Matches
Sharjah Cricket StadiumSharjah, UAE248
Harare Sports ClubHarare, Zimbabwe182
Sydney Cricket GroundSydney, Australia161
Melbourne Cricket GroundMelbourne, Australia151
R. Premadasa StadiumKhettarama, Colombo148
Shere Bangla National StadiumMirpur, Dhaka120
Queens Sports ClubBulawayo, Zimbabwe90
Adelaide OvalAdelaide, Australia86
W.A.C.A. GroundPerth, Australia80
Eden ParkAuckland, New Zealand79

Key Insights

200: UAE’s Sharjah Cricket Stadium, which has seen many classic matches between top teams, became the first venue to host 200+ ODI matches. And Sharjah Cricket Stadium has hosted the most ODI matches.

70: More than 70 ODI matches have been played at 5 Australian cricket venues, which is the most by any country. The venues include some of the oldest cricket stadiums, such as Sydney Cricket Ground, Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Adelaide Oval, along with 2 illustrious stadiums, W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth) and Brisbane Cricket Ground.

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62: Kenya’s Gymkhana Club Ground has hosted 62 ODIs, which is the most among the associate members. However, they haven’t hosted any ODIs since losing their ODI status in 2010.

30: India is a cricket-crazy country that has over 50 international cricket stadiums, though only 4 venues have played host to 30+ ODIs. The venues are Eden Gardens (Kolkata), Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore), and Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad). Other prominent Indian stadiums, like Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Chennai’s Chepauk, and Mohali’s IS Bindra Stadium, are inching closer to 30 ODIs.

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