The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, also known as the Sylhet Stadium, is located in Bangladesh.

Established fairly recently in 2007, the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium has a capacity of around 18,500.

The first international match that took place in this stadium was a T20 international between Ireland and Zimbabwe in March 2014. 

This venue also hosted games during the 2014 Men’s T20 World Cup and the 2014 Women’s T20 World Cup. 

A scenic stadium that’s surrounded by hills and a picturesque view, it is also the home ground for the Sylhet Division Cricket team in Bangladesh’s domestic league as well as Sylhet Strikers in the Bangladesh Premier League.

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the records and ODI stats from the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium ODI records

Most runs

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is the player who has scored the most runs in ODIs at this stadium. He’s scored 391 runs here at a stunning average of 195.50 and a strike rate of 99.74. Tamim Iqbal has made two centuries and a fifty on this ground, including his career-best high score of 158 against Zimbabwe.

Most wickets

No player has taken more wickets in ODIs at this venue than Bangladesh’s Mohammad Saifuddin, who has accounted for eight scalps in three innings. He averages 12.62 and has an economy of 4.48 on this ground besides also boasting the best bowling figures of 4/41.

Highest individual score

The highest individual score at this venue in ODIs was made by Litton Das, who scored a 143-ball 176 for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe in March 2020. His knock helped Bangladesh to a 123-run win via D/L method and a 3-0 series triumph.

Best bowling figures

Mehidy Hasan Miraz boats the best bowling figures in ODIs at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Contesting the last game of a three-match series against West Indies in December 2018, Mehidy Hasan Miraz produced a magnificent spell that saw him finish with figures of 4/29 from his 10 overs. His effort restricted the Windies to 198/9 and helped Bangladesh win the match by eight wickets and the series 2-1.

Highest team total

Bangladesh’s 322/3 against Zimbabwe in March 2020 is the highest team total in ODIs on this ground. They posted the total in just 43 overs and went on to register a convincing win en route to a 3-0 clean sweep in the series against the Chevrons.

Lowest team total

Zimbabwe’s 152 all-out against Bangladesh in the first ODI of their 2020 tour in March is the lowest team total in ODIs on this ground. Set a target of 322 to chase by Bangladesh, the Chevrons succumbed to the pressure and were bowled out for 152, resulting in a comfortable 169-run win for the hosts.

Highest partnership

Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das are responsible for the highest partnership in ODIs on this ground and they did so in the same game that witnessed the latter register the highest individual score at this venue. The Bangladesh duo put on a 292-run opening stand against Zimbabwe in the final ODI of their three-match series in March 2020. The Tigers went on to win the game by 123 runs via the D/L method.


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