Iqbal Cricket Stadium In Faisalabad
Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad is the cricket stadium. This Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad is also known as Lyallpur Stadium, National Stadium and City stadium. Now his name honours our nation poet Allama Iqbal. It is a well-equipped stadium.
Iqbal Stadium Taking under PCB.
This Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad provides us with an impressive environment, and not much can be done about the weather. In 1998–99 fog caused the third Test match against Zimbabwe was abandoned without a ball being bowled in the Match , while bad light is often an issue especially for matches played during the winter season. The capacity of Iqbal Stadium is 18000. It is hosted 25 Test matches and 14 one day international matches.
14 test matches end without any result. In recent times Allama Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad hosted the matches of Quaid-e- Azam trophy matches. In this ground, first Test Match was played in “October 1978” between Pakistan and India. The first International match was played between Pakistan and new Zealand in1984.
PCB(Pakistan Cricket Board) also conducts its domestic tournaments at this venue. Recently, Super 8 T20 was held here from 11 to 18 May. The stadium itself is only 2 km out of the city centre, which can be reached by a walk through the tree-lined suburbs.
If we talk about Pitches of this Faisalabad stadium, then we observe that it is a grassy wicket and 47 centuries have been scored it means these are betting pitches but more then 25-time bowlers get five or more then five wickets.
Night View Of Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad
- Last test match was played on 21 Jan to 25 Jan between Pakistan and India.
- Last one day international played 29 May 2011 between Pakistan vs Afghanistan.
Now have a short note on Test Records in Allama Iqbal stadium.
- Highest Inning total: 6–674 by Pakistan vs. India, October 1984.
- Lowest Inning total: 53 all out by West Indies vs. Pakistan, October 1986.
- Highest individual score: 253 by Sanath Jayasuriya for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, October 2004.
One Day International Records :
- Highest innings total: 7–314 (50 overs) by Pakistan vs. New Zealand, December 2003.
- Highest individual score: 106 by Mohammad Yousuf for Pakistan vs. Bangladesh, September 2003.
- Best bowling figures: 4–27 (4 overs) by Mudassar Nazar for Pakistan vs. New Zealand, November 1984.