Iqbal Stadium (Lyallpur Stadium; National Stadium; City Stadium)

Faisalabad, Pakistan
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The Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad is named after the great Pakistani poet Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal. It is a very famous and one of the most loved cricket ground in Pakistan. The Iqbal stadium has brilliant facilities and a good pitch and outfield. However, weather has often played villain and many a times matches have been held up and even cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Fog and bad light have been the two major factors in halting play at the ground over the years. Nonetheless, the ground has been witness to a number of thrilling innings and matches and is also, unfortunately remembered for being the venue where the infamous spat between Mike Gatting and Shakoor Rana occurred in 1987. Batsmen have always found an easy outing at the Iqbal Stadium but that is not to say that the ground is not suited for the bowlers. Pakistan were once dismissed for just 96 runs by the South African bowlers in 1997-'98. The first Test at the Iqbal stadium was played in 1978 while the ground first hosted an ODI in 1984.


Ground Statistics

In:
Matches Played:
24
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
13
Most Successful Team:
Pakistan
Wins by Team Batting First:
7
Wins by Team Batting Second:
4
Most Prolific Batsman:
Javed Miandad (1068 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
253 by Sanath Jayasuriya
Most Prolific Bowler:
Abdul Qadir (42 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
7/52 by Chris Pringle
Matches Played:
16
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
Pakistan
Wins by Team Batting First:
8
Wins by Team Batting Second:
8
Most Prolific Batsman:
Mohammad Yousuf (386 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
108 by Mohammad Yousuf
Most Prolific Bowler:
Shahid Afridi (7 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
4/27 by Mudassar Nazar

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