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India going places

- By Statsman    

The Indian cricket team is the most widely-travelled squad in the history of one day internationals.

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The most experienced limited-overs outfit

'Team India' has played 576 ODIs on 108 different grounds all over the world at a quotient of 5.33 games per venue. India have played the maximum number of their games ( 72 ) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The West Indies are the only other team to appear on more than hundred grounds , having played 505 matches on 102 grounds at a quotient of 4.95 . None of the other nations has been able to complete this rather rare 'century' of grounds. Pakistan , New Zealand , Sri Lanka and Australia are in their nineties. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have also played most of their games at Sharjah, which is understandable considering the frequent limited-overs tournaments that used to held there in the past. All other nations have played the most on grounds in their own countries .

Countries ODIs Grounds ODIs/ground Ground where the country has played the most
India 576 108 5.33 Sharjah Cricket Stadium , Sharjah
( 72 )
West Indies 505 102 4.95 Port of Spain , Trinidad ( 40 )
Pakistan 603 96 6.28 Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah (108)
New Zealand 469 95 4.94 Eden Park, Auckland (50)
Sri Lanka 457 93 4.91 Sharjah Cricket Stadium , Sharjah (75)
Australia 577 93 6.20 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (97)
Zimbabwe 273 87 3.14 Harare Sports Club, Harare (54)
South Africa 318 80 3.98 Newlands, Cape Town(19)
England 406 79 5.14 Lord's London (30)
Bangladesh 99 40 2.48 Bengabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka (27)


Note:

1. Only Test-playing nations are considered here.
2. The figures in the brackets indicate the number of matches played
by a team on its most-used ground.
3. The table is accurate upto December 25, 2004.