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The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida, is regarded as one of the most beautiful venues across North America. Despite being in the United States, the venue has regularly hosted international cricket matches, being home to the West Indies and the USA. 

Inaugurated in 2007, the venue in Florida has costed around 70 Million US dollars. Broward Park hosted its first-ever T20I game in 2010, between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. 

The venue will host four matches at the T20 World Cup 2024. As we turn onto the final rounds of the group stage game, Florida will host co-hosts United States, heavy-weights India and Pakistan, among other teams.

How many T20I games has Central Broward Regional Park Stadium hosted?

The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium has hosted 16 T20I games so far, with the previous one being in August 2023, between India and West Indies. 

How many spectators can the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium hold?

The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium has a seating capacity of about 25000 spectators.

Central Broward Regional Park Stadium: Pitch Report

The pitch at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium is regarded as a batting pitch. Contrary to the other venues in the USA so far, the pitch in Florida could bring the fans some joy. The venue has witnessed some high-scoring games, and the average score at the venue is as high as 166.

That being said, it is not a chasing ground, if the legend were to be believed. Historically, teams bating first are handed a massive advantage over the opposition. The ball grips onto the pitch, making it difficult for the batters to score runs freely.

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Average score at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium

The average first innings score at the venue in the 16 games played so far is 166 runs. It implies that the ball naturally comes onto the blade during the first half of the game. 

What happened in the previous T20I at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium?

India faced hosts West Indies in the previous encounter at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium. The two T20 giants played a bilateral series in August 2023, and played the final game at this venue. 

Windies beat India by chasing the 166-run target in 18 overs. Typically not a chasing surface, Brandon King (85*) and Nicholas Pooran’s (47) knocks ensured that the hosts scored 171 runs to win the game. 

What is the highest score by a team at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in T20Is?

The highest score at the stadium has been 245/6, posted by West Indies against India in August 2016. Openers Evin Lewis (100) and Johnson Charles (79) heroics meant that Windies won by a solitary run against India, who scored 244 in the run chase. 

What is the lowest score by a team at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in T20Is?

The lowest score at the stadium has been 81/10, posted by New Zealand, against Sri Lanka in 2010. The Blackcaps were bundled up for a low-score, in the second-ever T20I at this venue. Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga picked three wickets each to restrict the Kiwis for 81.

Sri Lanka eventually won the game by 7 wickets.

What is the highest individual score at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in T20Is?

The highest individual score at the stadium is 110*, scored by KL Rahul against West Indies, in India’s loss in 2016. While chasing 246, the Men in Blue came agonisingly close to the target. Rahul scored 110 off 51 deliveries, hitting 12 boundaries and five sixes.

What is the best bowling figure at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in T20Is?

The record for the best bowling figure is held by West Indies’ Sunil Narine. The veteran picked 4/12 against New Zealand in 2012. He dismissed the likes of Robert Nicol, Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, and Andrew Ellis. Courtesy of Narine’s 4-fer, Windies beat the Blackcaps by 61 runs.

Which batter has the most runs at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in T20Is?

India’s Rohit Sharma holds the record for most runs scored at this venue. He has scored 196 runs in just 5 innings, with a batting average of 49.00, and a strike rate of 153.12. Sharma holds a high-score of 67 at the venue.

Which bowler has the most wickets at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in T20Is?

West Indies’ Sunil Narine hold the record for most wickets taken at this venue. He has taken 9 wickets in 6 matches with an impressive average of 15.33. Narine holds the best figures of 4/12 at this venue.

Upcoming T20 World Cup matches at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium 

The stadium will host four matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Let’s take a look at the World Cup match schedule at this venue.

Date Match
12 June 2024 Sri Lanka vs Nepal
14 June 2024 United States vs Ireland
15 June 2024 India vs Canada
16 June 2024 Pakistan vs Ireland

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