Pakistan, with an eye on the World Cup of 1996, unveil another new Test venue for the second Test against Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi. Karachi staged Pakistan’s first Test match and now Rawalpindi becomes the country’s 14th Test ground. Perched on the edge of the city of almost four million people and only three miles away from the capital Islamabad, the newly-built ground has seating for 15,000 people. Rawalpindi was used last January for the fifth and final one-day international against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won by 117 runs to win the one-day series by a margin of 4:1.
|Local Language Name:||راولپنڈی کرکٹ اسٹیڈیم|
|Coordinates :||33°39′5.44″N 73°4′33.82″E|
|Website:||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Cricinfo|
|Establishment:||19 January 1992|
|Owner:||Pakistan Cricket Board|
|Operator:||Rawalpindi City Cricket Association|
|Tenants:||Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams, Pakistan, Islamabad United|
|famous as :||modern and powerful floodlights|
|End names:||Pavilion End Shell End|
|First Test:||9 Dec – 14 Dec 1993: Pakistan v Zimbabwe|
|Last Test:||13 Apr – 16 Apr 2004: Pakistan v India|
|First ODI:||19 Jan 1992: Pakistan v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI:||5 Dec 2006: Pakistan v West Indies|
|Home teams:||Pakistan, Rawalpindi|
|Current local time:||15:05, Mon Jun 05, 2017 (UTC +0500)|
Pindi (Rawalpindi) Cricket Stadium is the only international standard cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This stadium has lately been extended to cater to the ever growing number of viewers for the game. With the rise in capacity, it can now hold around 25,000 audience. The stadium held its first Test match in 1993. Rawalpindi cricket stadium is head-to-head to Rawalpindi food street. Before the creation of Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi Club Cricket Ground had been used as a place for international competitions, including one Test match in contradiction of New Zealand that was held in March 1965. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was a major spot in the 1995–96 Cricket World Cup. With an eye on the World Cup of 1996, revealed another new Test place for the second Test against Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi. Karachi played Pakistan’s first Test match and Rawalpindi Cricket stadium became the country’s 14th Test ground. The flood lights were added in late 2001 when the Australians were set to tour the country. The stadium is just 20 minutes from the capital Islamabad and is the only proper international stadium in the area.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
- City: Rawalpindi/ Islamabad
- Constructed: 1992
- First Test Match: 1993 (Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe)
- Seating Capacity: 25,000
Situated in the suburbs of Rawalpindi and very close to Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad, the stadium first emerged as a Test venue in 1993.
- It was a busy venue during the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
- It was a regular Test venue till early 2000s.
- The pitches here have been largely sporting.
- The last Test played here was in 2004.
Test Matches played on Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi 8
- 9th December 1993 Zimbabwe in Pakistan 1993/94 2nd Test Pakistan v Zimbabwe t1240
- 5th October 1994 Australia in Pakistan 1994/95 2nd Test Pakistan v Australia t1269
- 28th November 1996 New Zealand in Pakistan 1996/97 2nd Test Pakistan v New Zealand t1342
- 6th October 1997 South Africa in Pakistan 1997/98 1st Test Pakistan v South Africa t1380
- 29th November 1997 West Indies in Pakistan 1997/98 2nd Test Pakistan v West Indies t1389
- 1st October 1998 Australia in Pakistan 1998/99 1st Test Pakistan v Australia t1424
- 26th February 2000 Sri Lanka in Pakistan 1999/00 1st Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka t1485
- 13th April 2004 India in Pakistan 2003/04 3rd Test Pakistan v India t1697
Matchs History Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
|Sr. No||Match Date||Teams||Match Name||Grounds|
|1||16-04-2017||Punjab vs Balochistan||1st Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|2||17-04-2017||Federal Areas vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||2nd Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|3||18-04-2017||Balochistan vs Sindh||3nd Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|4||19-04-2017||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Punjab||4nd Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|5||20-04-2017||Sindh vs Federal Areas||5nd Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|6||22-04-2017||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Balochistan||6nd Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|7||23-04-2017||Punjab vs Federal Areas||7th Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|8||25-04-2017||Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||8th Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|9||26-04-2017||Federal Areas vs Balochistan||9th Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|10||27-04-2017||Punjab vs Sindh||10th Match||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|11||29-04-2017||Balochistan vs Federal Areas||Final||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
Records and statistics
- First Test Pakistan v Zimbabwe – Dec 9-14, 1993
- Last Test Pakistan v India – Apr 13-16, 2004
- First ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Jan 19, 1992
- Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies – Dec 5, 2006