MULTAN: International cricket will return to the City of Saints Multan after extra than 14 years whilst Babar Azam’s aspect will lock horns with the West Indies in three ODI matches on the Multan Cricket Stadium from Wednesday.
The MCS has been host to a few memorable contests since it first staged an international suit in 2001 whilst Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by using an innings and 264 run in a Test that began on 29 August.
The 3 ODIs among Pakistan and the West Indies promise to feature more to the legacy of the iconic venue. Pakistan arrived in Multan on Sunday and the West Indies will fly in on Monday for an motion-packed collection.
The MCS, boasting a potential of 25,000, is positioned off Vehari Road, in the suburbs of Multan. The stadium plays host to u . s . a .’s top-degree home cricket regularly.
The most recent excessive-profile cricket suits here had been the three Pakistan Super League suits in February 2020. Multan Sultans, the home side, gained all the video games, defeating Peshawar Zalmi (with the aid of six wickets), Karachi Kings (by using 52 runs) and Quetta Gladiators (with the aid of 30 runs).
When Nicholas Pooran leads his men out on the sector on eight June, it’d mark the second example of a West Indies side taking the sphere at the MCS in ODIs. The two aspects last played at the MCS on 13 December 2006 with Marlon Samuels’ breezy a hundred now not out off ninety nine balls securing a seven-wicket win for the travelers.
The stadium has hosted seven ODIs with Pakistan prevailing four. In its inaugural ODI, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 137 runs in September 2003. The sides also played the closing ODI on the venue to-date, which the hosts received by way of seven wickets.
In the second ODI here on 30 September 2004, Pakistan had recorded the largest win, in terms of runs, on the venue after they defeated Zimbabwe by using a hundred and forty four runs.
India and South Africa are the opposite two facets to have played right here. Both came out positive with India recording a 5-wicket win in February 2006 and South Africa triumphing by way of seven wickets in October 2007.
Opener Yasir Hameed has scored the most runs at this venue, smashing 197 runs in 4 innings, followed through former Pakistan captain and neighborhood celebrity Inzamam-ul-Haq (178).
Four batters have scored centuries on the MCS including Samuels. The other three are Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq and Yasir Hameed, and Bangladesh’s Shakib-ul-Hasan.
While spinners Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi, with six wickets each, have the maximum scalps in international 50-over contests on the MCS, India’s RP Sing – with four for forty – has the satisfactory bowling figures for a fast bowler right here.
The MCS has hosted 5 Tests from August 2001 till November 2006. Of the four Tests to have led to outcomes, Pakistan have won three.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh twice in August 2001 and September 2003, and England in November 2005, at the same time as India have gained the only Test to be performed right here between the 2 aspects. The remaining Test on the stadium – among Pakistan and the West Indies – resulted in a draw.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Yousuf has the most Test runs on the venue (517 at a impressive 86.16) and is the handiest batter to hit three centuries.
Virender Sehwag’s epic 309 in India’s win remains the very best rating and the most effective tripe-century on the venue and Brian Lara (216 in 2006) has made the handiest double hundred at the MCS.
Danish Kaneria has spun the net around 22 batters in five innings at 20.13 runs according to wicket. He has 3 five-wicket hauls and one match haul of 10 wickets.