National Stadium Karachi is one of the oldest stadiums of Pakistan. It is situated in Pakistan biggest city Karachi. National stadium Karachi made its international debut when it hosted test match between India and Pakistan in 1955.
National Stadium Karachi Major Matches
National Stadium Karachi is one of the luckiest grounds for Pakistan cricket team in test matches as at one time Pakistan cricket team didn’t lost a test match after playing 34 games t National Stadium Karachi. It was only in year 2000 and its 35th test match to be played at Karachi when Pakistan cricket team were on the losing side at this particular stadium.
Inaugural one day international match was played between Pakistan and West Indies in 1980 and National Stadium Karachi hosted its first ever T20 international match against Bangladesh in 2008.
National Stadium Karachi has seen so many historic moments over the years. Viv Richards belligerent 181 against Sri Lanka in 1987 world cup. Also great cricket stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis both made their test debut on this vary ground in 1989. Inzamam ul Haq winning test match against Australia by just 01 wicket by putting more than 50 runs stand with #11 Mushtaq Ahmed in 1994 against Australia.
National Stadium Karachi History
In his rich history lasting over decades National Stadium Karachi hosted 50 over world cup matches during 1987 & 1996 editions of cricket world cup.
PSL 2020 matches to be played at National Stadium Karachi
In PSL 2020 season national Stadium Karachi will host 09 matches. Considered as home ground of Karachi Kings they will play half of their Pakistan Super League 2020 league matches at National Stadium, Karachi. Karachi will also host one of the qualifier matches of PSL 2020 season.
National Stadium Karachi Seating Capacity
With seating capacity of close to 34500 spectators National Stadium Karachi had hosted the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 edition and all Pakistan Super League 2019 edition matches took place in Pakistan had took place at National Stadium Karachi, as all PSL 2019 matches scheduled in Lahore also shifted to Karachi to simplify the logistics and administrative issues.
Schedule of Pakistan Super League 2020 matches scheduled at National Stadium Karachi:
|Day/Date||Team vs Team|
|Fri / Feb 20, 2020||Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators|
|Fri / Feb 21, 2020||Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi|
|Sat / Feb 22, 2020||Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators|
|Sun / Feb 23, 2020||Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators|
|Thu / Mar 12, 2020||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars|
|Fri / Mar 13, 2020||Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi|
|Sat / Mar 14, 2020||Karachi Kings v Islamabad United|
|Sun / Mar 15, 2020||Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators|
|Tue / Mar 17, 2020||Qualifier – TBC v TBC n Super League|