Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: ODI, T20I, Test

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Cricket is a sport with a long and storied history, and there have been innumerable games played all over the world.

But have you ever thought about which stadiums have hosted the most games? Where have the biggest cheers been heard, the most exciting outcomes witnessed, and the deepest emotions felt?

While some stadiums are acclaimed for their architectural magnificence, others are adored for the sheer volume of matches they've held.

But which soil ranks highest? Where does it go, and what tales does it contain?

Join us as we investigate the grounds that have hosted more matches than any others and learn the stories they have to tell about the sport of cricket. This isn't just about the stats; it goes to the heart of the sport.

Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: ODI, T20I, Test


When it comes to legendary cricket grounds, certain grounds have played host to a greater number of matches than others.

But which stadium holds the record for the most games being played there? It's possible that the answer will shock you.

Dive in to learn more about these illustrious places and the stories that are contained within them.


Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: ODI, T20I, Test


GroundSpanMatTestsODIsT20Is
Sydney Cricket Ground1882-202328911116018
Sharjah Cricket Stadium1984-2023288924732
Melbourne Cricket Ground1877-202228411515019
Harare Sports Club1992-20232563917938
Lord's, London1884-20232241456910
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka2006-20232072612061
Kennington Oval, London1880-20231981067616
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo1986-2023198914544
Adelaide Oval1884-2022179818612
Dubai International Cricket Stadium2009-2023155135389
Eden Park, Auckland1930-2023154507925
Old Trafford, Manchester1884-2023153845712
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane1931-2022153657810
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad1930-202314062726
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo1994-2023134259019
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi2006-2023131155066
Trent Bridge, Nottingham1899-2023129655014
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg1956-2023129445332
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore1959-2023129416721
Headingley, Leeds1899-202312881461
Edgbaston, Birmingham1902-202312655647
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth1970-201712644802
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados1930-2023125554723
Newlands, Cape Town1889-2022124594421
National Stadium, Karachi1955-2023112475411
Kingsmead, Durban1923-2023110454718
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo1982-202310744612
SuperSport Park, Centurion1992-2023102286014
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica1930-202210154416
Basin Reserve, Wellington1930-20239767300
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Rwanda2021-2023960096
Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1)2019-20229501877
AMI Stadium, Christchurch1930-20119240484
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi1996-20239106229
Eden Gardens, Kolkata1934-202389423611
Seddon Park, Hamilton1981-202378273912
St George's Park, Gqeberha1889-20227732423
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka1955-20057517580
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram2006-202375232824
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi1948-20237335317
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium2010-20236893623
ICC Academy, Dubai2012-20226503035
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai1934-20236434282
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru1974-20236324318
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai1975-20236226288
Bellerive Oval, Hobart1988-202262143612
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast2006-20226103427
McLean Park, Napier1979-20225910445
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia2002-202258103018
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium2001-2018550550
Marsa Sports Club2019-2023530053
Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad1983-20235215307
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur2019-20235202527
Galle International Stadium1998-2023504460
The Rose Bowl, Southampton2003-20235073211
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha2019-2023500347

Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: ODI


GroundSpanMat
Sharjah Cricket Stadium1984-2023247
Harare Sports Club1992-2023179
Sydney Cricket Ground1979-2022160
Melbourne Cricket Ground1971-2022150
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo1986-2023145
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka2006-2023120
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo1996-202390
Adelaide Oval1975-202286
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth1980-201780
Eden Park, Auckland1976-202379
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane1979-201878
Kennington Oval, London1973-202376
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad1983-202272
Lord's, London1972-202369
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore1978-202367
Edgbaston, Birmingham1972-202164
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi1996-201062
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo1982-202061
SuperSport Park, Centurion1992-202360
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka1988-200558
Old Trafford, Manchester1972-202257
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium2001-201855
National Stadium, Karachi1980-202354
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg1992-202353
Dubai International Cricket Stadium2009-202353
Trent Bridge, Nottingham1974-202350
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi2006-202150
AMI Stadium, Christchurch1973-201148
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados1985-202347
Kingsmead, Durban1992-202047
Headingley, Leeds1973-202246
McLean Park, Napier1983-201944
Newlands, Cape Town1992-202244
St George's Park, Gqeberha1992-201942
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica1984-202241
Seddon Park, Hamilton1981-202339
Eden Gardens, Kolkata1987-202336
Bellerive Oval, Hobart1988-201836
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium2011-202336
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein1992-202334
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast2006-202134
The Rose Bowl, Southampton2003-202332
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi1982-202331
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru1982-202331
Sky Stadium, Wellington2000-201931
Basin Reserve, Wellington1975-202130
Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad1984-202330
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club1996-201130
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff1999-202330
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia2002-201930
ICC Academy, Dubai2013-202230
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai1987-202328
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai1987-202328
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram2006-202328
VRA Ground, Amstelveen1999-202227
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium1992-202326
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh1993-202326
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota2011-202326
Castle Avenue, Dublin1999-201925
Providence Stadium, Guyana2007-202225
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur2020-202325
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada1999-202024
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent1981-201223
Buffalo Park, East London1992-202323
Willowmoore Park, Benoni1997-202322
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh1999-202222
Mannofield Park, Aberdeen2008-202222
The Village, Malahide, Dublin2013-202222
Carisbrook, Dunedin1974-200421
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street1999-202221
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom2000-202321
County Ground, Bristol1983-202320
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua2007-202120

Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: T20I


GroundSpanMat
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Rwanda2021-202396
Dubai International Cricket Stadium2009-202389
Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1)2019-202277
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi2010-202366
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka2011-202361
Marsa Sports Club2019-202353
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha2019-202347
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo2009-202244
Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre, Kigali2021-202244
Harare Sports Club2010-202338
ICC Academy, Dubai2012-202135
Kerava National Cricket Ground2019-202233
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg2005-202332
Sharjah Cricket Stadium2013-202332
Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground2019-202331
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi2007-202329
Desert Springs Cricket Ground2020-202229
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast2008-202227
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur2019-202327
YSD-UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi2022-202227
Eden Park, Auckland2005-202325
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram2014-202324
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh2015-202324
National Sports Academy, Sofia2020-202324
Tikkurila Cricket Ground, Vantaa2022-202224
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados2008-202223
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium2011-202223
Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 2)2019-202222
Newlands, Cape Town2007-202021
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore2015-202321
Willowmoore Park, Benoni2022-202321
Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval, Lagos2023-202320
Melbourne Cricket Ground2008-202219
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo2013-202219
Royal Brussels Cricket Club Ground, Waterloo2019-202219
Indian Association Ground, Singapore2019-202219
Sydney Cricket Ground2007-202218
Kingsmead, Durban2007-202318
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia2010-202118
The Village, Malahide, Dublin2015-202318
Amini Park, Port Moresby2019-202318
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur2019-202018
Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground, Krefeld2021-202318
Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field, Hangzhou2023-202317
Kennington Oval, London2007-201416
Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill2010-202316
Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur2023-202316
Sky Stadium, Wellington2006-202115
King George V Sports Ground, Castel2019-202215
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua2021-202115
Scott Page Field, Vinor2021-202315
Europa Sports Complex, Gibraltar2023-202315
SuperSport Park, Centurion2009-202314
Trent Bridge, Nottingham2009-202314
La Manga Club Bottom Ground2019-202314
White Hill Field, Sandys Parish, Hamilton2019-202314
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur2009-202213
Providence Stadium, Guyana2010-202313
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua2010-202113
Svanholm Park, Brondby2019-202313
Mulpani Cricket Ground2023-202313
Old Trafford, Manchester2008-202312
Seddon Park, Hamilton2008-202112
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts2009-202212
Bellerive Oval, Hobart2010-202212
Adelaide Oval2011-202212
Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready2015-202112
Vanuatu Cricket Ground, Port Vila2022-202212
The Rose Bowl, Southampton2005-202211
National Stadium, Karachi2008-202211
Eden Gardens, Kolkata2011-202211
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane2006-202210
Lord's, London2009-201810
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium2014-202310
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala2015-202210
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui2016-202210
Mission Road Ground, Mong Kok, Hong Kong2016-202310
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek2019-202310
Pierre Werner Cricket Ground, Walferdange2020-202310
Entebbe Cricket Oval2021-202110
Bulawayo Athletic Club2022-202210
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff2010-20229
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi2018-20199
College Field, St Peter Port2019-20229
Hagley Oval, Christchurch2019-20229
Terdthai Cricket Ground, Bangkok2020-20209
Santarem Cricket Ground2021-20239
Sano International Cricket Ground2022-20229
Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City2008-20088
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai2012-20238
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru2012-20228
Happy Valley Ground Episkopi2021-20218
Meersen, Gent, Belgium2022-20228
AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh2023-20238
Goldenacre, Edinburgh2023-20238
Edgbaston, Birmingham2010-20237
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota2012-20137
Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague2012-20227
Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad2012-20237
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek2013-20237
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi2016-20227
Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria2017-20227
Sportpark Het Schootsveld, Deventer2018-20237
Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala2019-20197
National Stadium, Hamilton2019-20237
Perth Stadium2019-20227
County Ground, Bristol2006-20226
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad2009-20176
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh2009-20226
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica2014-20226
VRA Ground, Amstelveen2015-20196
Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam2015-20196
Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida2017-20206
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun2018-20196
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow2018-20236
Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan2019-20196
El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A Ground, Lima2019-20196
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada2020-20216
University of Lagos Cricket Oval2021-20216
Malkerns Country Club oval, Malkerns2022-20226
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna2006-20165
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot2013-20235
McLean Park, Napier2017-20225
ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai2019-20195
Manuka Oval, Canberra2019-20225
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium2020-20235
Annadil Burhani Ground, Dar-es-Salaam2022-20225
Solvangs Park, Glostrup2023-20235

Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: Test


GroundSpanMat
Sharjah Cricket Stadium1984-2023247
Harare Sports Club1992-2023179
Sydney Cricket Ground1979-2022160
Melbourne Cricket Ground1971-2022150
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo1986-2023145
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka2006-2023120
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo1996-202390
Adelaide Oval1975-202286
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth1980-201780
Eden Park, Auckland1976-202379
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane1979-201878
Kennington Oval, London1973-202376
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad1983-202272
Lord's, London1972-202369
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore1978-202367
Edgbaston, Birmingham1972-202164
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi1996-201062
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo1982-202061
SuperSport Park, Centurion1992-202360
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka1988-200558
Old Trafford, Manchester1972-202257
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium2001-201855
National Stadium, Karachi1980-202354
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg1992-202353
Dubai International Cricket Stadium2009-202353
Trent Bridge, Nottingham1974-202350
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi2006-202150
AMI Stadium, Christchurch1973-201148
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados1985-202347
Kingsmead, Durban1992-202047
Headingley, Leeds1973-202246
McLean Park, Napier1983-201944
Newlands, Cape Town1992-202244
St George's Park, Gqeberha1992-201942
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica1984-202241
Seddon Park, Hamilton1981-202339
Eden Gardens, Kolkata1987-202336
Bellerive Oval, Hobart1988-201836
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium2011-202336
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein1992-202334
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast2006-202134
The Rose Bowl, Southampton2003-202332
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi1982-202331
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru1982-202331
Sky Stadium, Wellington2000-201931
Basin Reserve, Wellington1975-202130
Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad1984-202330
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club1996-201130
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff1999-202330
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia2002-201930
ICC Academy, Dubai2013-202230
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai1987-202328
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai1987-202328
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram2006-202328
VRA Ground, Amstelveen1999-202227
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium1992-202326
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh1993-202326
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota2011-202326
Castle Avenue, Dublin1999-201925
Providence Stadium, Guyana2007-202225
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur2020-202325
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada1999-202024
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent1981-201223
Buffalo Park, East London1992-202323
Willowmoore Park, Benoni1997-202322
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh1999-202222
Mannofield Park, Aberdeen2008-202222
The Village, Malahide, Dublin2013-202222
Carisbrook, Dunedin1974-200421
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street1999-202221
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom2000-202321
County Ground, Bristol1983-202320
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua2007-202120
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Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: ODI, T20I, Test


Cricket Record for Most Matches on a Single Ground: ODI, T20I, Test

Cricket is a sport with a long and storied past, and its hallowed shrines reflect it. These legendary arenas have seen more than just the ups and downs of the game; they have seen its whole history unfold before their eyes.

Over the course of countless sunrises and sunsets, these fields have witnessed innumerable spikes strike the turf, balls sail into the seats, and players carve their names into the record books.

Match frequency is more than just a numerical value. It demonstrates how significant it is in cricket. This demonstrates the faith shown by cricketing boards in various locations.

It’s all about the throngs of supporters who show up, turning the arena into a boiling pot of sound and feeling with their chants, sobs, and roars.

We’re not stopping at a simple tally as we learn more about the stadiums that have hosted the most games. We’re taking a look back at legendary arenas to remember legendary athletes and historic occasions.

Join us on this adventure, as we discover the arenas that have truly been the throbbing heart of cricket.

The World’s Iconic Cricket Grounds: A Quick Tour

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia

There have been 274 international matches played at Australia’s huge MCG. Australia won the first Test played here against England by 45 runs.

In the inaugural limited-overs match at the stadium in 1971, Australia once again defeated England. In 2015, Australia beat New Zealand and won their fifth World Cup here.

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Australia

Sydney, which is not far behind, has hosted 272 international games. Australia beat England in the first ever Test at the SCG, which took place in 1882.

Interestingly, England’s first One-Day International at this venue in 1979 ended in a tie. The 2020 ODI with New Zealand was unfortunately postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

Sharjah was a mecca for one-day internationals (ODIs) from the 1980s to the early 2000s, hosting 263. In 2002, this country finally hosted its first ever Test match.

Many well-known people from different fields were regulars at the stadium. The ‘Desert Storm’ knock by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 against Australia was played here.

Tendulkar shares the record for most One-Day International hundreds (7) at Sharjah with Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar.

Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

Lord’s is best known for Test cricket, with 215 such matches. In 1884, England dominated Australia in the inaugural Test played at the venue.

In 1972, Australia won the inaugural one-day international. However, under Kapil Dev’s leadership, India won their first World Cup here in 1983.

Sourav Ganguly also gained notoriety here, first with a Test century in 1996 and then with his now-iconic shirt-off celebration following India’s Natwest series victory in 2002.

Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe

Harare is still a center for cricket in Zimbabwe, despite the difficulties the national team has been having. The inaugural Test between the club’s two countries, Zimbabwe and India, was a tie.

A century was scored by both Sanjay Manjrekar and Dave Houghton. India won the first-ever One-Day International played in this venue. 210 international matches have been played in Harare.

Famous Cricket Grounds and Their History

Not only do the players and the games themselves leave an indelible stamp on cricket, but the venues themselves do as well.

In our tour titled “Most matches on a single ground,” we visited some of cricket’s most famous stadiums throughout the world.

From Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground to Zimbabwe’s Harare International Stadium, these venues have served as much more than just places to watch the game.

They’ve been the quiet witnesses to history, to the rise and fall of cricketing titans, and to events that have defined the sport.

The sheer volume of games played here attests to the prominence of these arenas. They have witnessed groundbreaking changes in tactics and record breaking overhauls.

Australia takes great pride in the massive MCG, whereas every aspiring cricketer dreams of playing at Lord’s in London.

Sharjah, on the other hand, added a new dimension to the sport and, at its peak, became an ODI paradise.

These stadiums are more than simply buildings; they are shrines to the game of cricket, where history is written and legends are born.

Let us not only honor the players and teams, but also the historic stadiums that have made these games possible around the world and throughout the ages.

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