National Stadium, Karachi

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Facts
Capacity
34.000
Location
Sindh
Address
National Stadium Road, National Stadium Colony, Karachi City
Home to
Pakistan, Karachi, Karachi Kings
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 765/5 declared by Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – Feb 2009
Lowest score: 80/10 by Australia vs Pakistan – Oct 1956

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 374/4 by India vs Hong Kong – June 2008
Lowest score: 115/10 by Bangladesh vs Pakistan – July 2008

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 205/3 by Pakistan vs West Indies – April 2018
Lowest score: 60/10 by West Indies vs Pakistan – April 2018

Stats – PSL matches

Highest score: 238/3 by Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars – March 2019
Lowest score: 136/6 by Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – March 2020

National Stadium profile

The Pakistan national team have made the National Stadium a Test fortress, of sorts. Pakistan have played 42 Tests at this venue, with only two Losses. The ground did not host international cricket for a decade between 2009 and 2019. A terror attack on the touring Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009 deterred international teams for most of the next 10 years.

International cricket has since returned and, with the Pakistan Super League moving away from the United Arab Emirates and back to Karachi, Lahore and surrounds, the National Stadium has returned to cricketing popularity.

What to look for when betting on matches in Karachi

The National Stadium in Karachi hosted the last eight fixtures of the 2019 Pakistan Super League and then nine more in the 2020 edition of the PSL.

Like in the PSL, this is a high-scoring ground in T20 International Cricket, with the team batting first going on to win the match more often than not. Betting on PSL matches in Karachi is among popular cricket bets with a lot of Pakistan Super League cricket fans.

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