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Premadasa Stadium Colombo



Premadasa Stadium Colombo or R. Premadasa Stadium is an international cricket stadium located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Earlier before 1994, the stadium was known as Khettarama Cricket Stadium. The stadium is named after the former President of Sri Lanka, Ranasinghe Premadasa. This is the largest cricket stadium in the country.



The ground was established in 1986. The stadium can accommodate nearly 35000 spectators in the gallery. The owner of the stadium is Sri Lanka Cricket. The ground is one of the three stadiums, which has hosted 1996 World Cup Cricket. Earlier, both test matches and one day internationals were played on this ground, but recently, the stadium authority ceased hosting test matches.

World cup history at Premadasa Stadium Colombo: Premadasa Stadium Colombo will host 2011 World Cup Cricket. Prior to that, it also had hosted 1996 World Cup. Two matches were played on this ground: Sri Lanka Vs Australia and Sri Lanka Vs West Indies.

Records at Premadasa Stadium Colombo

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  • Most successful Batsman: Sanath Jayasuriya with 568 total runs

  • Highest individual score in Test: Sanath Jayasuriya- 340 runs

  • Highest individual score in One day international: Gautam Gambhir-150 runs

  • Most successful Bowler: Muttiah Muralidaran with total 36 wickets

  • Best Bowler (on average): Muttiah Muralidaran

  • Sri Lanka hit 952 for 6 in a test match against India in 1997

  • Muttiah Muralidaran took 9 wickets in 60 balls in test cricket

  • The highest ODI total was hit by Sri Lanka (363/5) against India in 2009

Cricket World Cup 2011 at Premadasa Stadium Colombo



Since, Sri Lanka will be hosting the next Cricket World Cup 2011 along with India and Bangladesh. A couple of group matches and finals will be played on this ground. The details are given below:

Group matches

  • 26 February - Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan on 14.30
  • 1 March - Sri Lanka Vs Kenya, on 14.30
  • 3 March - Pakistan Vs Canada, on 14.30
  • 5 March - Sri Lanka Vs Australia, on 14.30
  • 19 March - Pakistan Vs Australia, on 14.30

Quarterfinal match

  • 24 March - Winners of Group A2 Vs Group B4, on 14.30

Semifinal match

  • 29 March - Winners of 1st and 2nd QF, on 14.30

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Last Updated on 01 April 2011



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