The Providence Stadium is one of the largest sporting venues located in Guyana.

Also popularly known as Guyana National Stadium, the Providence Stadium was established in 2006 with a seating capacity of 20,000.

It was built to host Super Eight matches in the ICC World Cup 2007 held in March and April.

The Providence Stadium was also one of the selected venues for the ICC World T20 2010.

It staged its first T20 International played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in that T20 World Cup. Since then, it has hosted 11 T20I matches so far.

Providence Stadium T20I records and stats

Highest team total

The England cricket team recorded the highest team total at the Providence Stadium in T20I cricket. During a Group D clash in the ICC World T20 2010, Eoin Morgan’s 55 and Luke Wright’s 45 helped England post 191/5 in their 20 overs. However, West Indies later defeated England by eight wickets (D/L method) in a rain-curtailed encounter.

Lowest team total

The Ireland cricket team registered the lowest team total against West Indies at this cricket ground in the T20I format. Chasing 139, Ireland were bowled out for 68 in 16.4 overs during a Group D match in the ICC World T20 2010. Gary Wilson was the only Irish batter to reach double digits in their innings. For West Indies, Ravi Rampaul and Daren Sammy bagged three wickets each. Earlier, West Indies managed 138/9 in their allotted overs.

Most runs

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene scored the most runs at the Providence Stadium in T20I cricket. The Sri Lankan batter amassed 181 runs in two matches at an average of 90.50 and a strike rate of 157.39. He slammed one hundred and one fifty in the T20I format at this venue.

Most wickets

West Indies medium-pacers Daren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo picked up the most wickets at this venue in T20 internationals. While Sammy scalped five wickets in two matches at an economy of 3.91, Bravo claimed the same number of wickets in five games at an economy of 6.50. 

Highest individual score

Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for the highest individual score at Providence Stadium in T20I cricket. While opening the batting for Sri Lanka, Jayawardene scored a magnificent hundred off just 64 balls against Zimbabwe in a group clash in the ICC World T20 2010. He was later dismissed for 100. Jayawardene’s knock powered Sri Lanka to 173/7 in their 20 overs. Sri Lanka later beat Zimbabwe by 14 runs (D/L method) in the T20 World Cup fixture.

Best bowling figures

West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder has the best bowling figures against Pakistan at the Providence Stadium in T20I cricket. He registered impressive figures of 4-0-26-4 during the second T20I of Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies in 2021. Holder dismissed Sharjeel Khan, captain Babar Azam, Hasan Ali and Sohaib Maqsood to restrict Pakistan to 157/8 in their allotted overs. Chasing 158, West Indies could only manage 150/4 as they suffered a seven-run defeat 

Highest partnership

India’s Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli hold the record for the highest partnership at the Providence Stadium in T20I cricket. During the third T20I of India’s tour of the West Indies in 2019, Pant and Kohli forged a 106-run partnership for the third wicket to guide India to a seven-wicket win in Guyana. While Kohli scored 59, Pant remained unbeaten on 65.

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