Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is a cricket stadium. It is located in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It was established in 1883 and also it is the second oldest international cricket stadium that is still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Kotla Ground is run by politicized Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) – has witnessed a number of feats, most notably Anil Kumble’s 10 in an innings against Pakistan.

It is the home of Delhi Ranji team and IPL franchise team Delhi Daredevils. The Stadium gets its name from its Location. It is in the vicinity of the Feroz Shah Kotla, a fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq.

As it was established in 1883 so the ground has undergone some heavy reconstruction over the years. The locals also call this ground “Kotla” which means citadel or fortress.

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

How Does The Pitch The Play?

The pitch at Firoz Shah Kotla has largely been batting friendly. However, on 27 December 2009, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because pitch conditions were classed as unfit to host the match. Based on match referee’s report of the match, the ground was banned by ICC for 12 months and returned as one of the venues for the 2011 cricket world cup.

Nowadays the pitch generally remains slow and low. The women’s game also favored spin and had low bounce. Although DDCA has thrashed the stadium respect by not making a standard pitch now we can definitely say that it started supporting spinners.

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Known asWillingdon Pavilion
EndsStadium End, Pavilion End
LocationDelhi, India
Time ZoneUTC +05:30
Home toDelhi


Total Matches24
Matches Won Batting First11
Matches Won Bowling First12
Average 1st Innings Scores233
Average 2nd Innings Scores211
Highest Total Recorded330/8 (50) by WI vs NED
Lowest Total Recorded 115/10 (31.3) by NED vs WI
Highest Score Chased 281/4 (40.5) by IND vs SL
Lowest Score Defended167/10 (43.4) by IND vs PAK


Total Matches34
Matches Won Batting First6
Matches Won Bowling First13
Average 1st Innings Scores352
Average 2nd Innings Scores 323
Average 3rd Innings Scores 239
Average 4th Innings Scores 173
Highest Total Recorded644/8 (214) by WI vs IND
Lowest Total Recorded75/10 (30.5) by IND vs WI


Total Matches5
Matches Won Batting First3
Matches Won Bowling First 2
Average 1st Innings Scores 157
Average 2nd Innings Scores 143
Highest Total Recorded202/3 (20) by IND vs NZ
Lowest Total Recorded 120/10 (19.3) by SL vs RSA
Highest Score Chased 159/3 (17.1) by ENG vs NZ
Lowest Score Defended142/7 (20) by ENG vs AFG

Interesting Things You Should Know About Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

The ground is proof of some record-breaking cricket performance, including Anil Kumble’s 10 wicket bowling spell against Pakistan. It is the pitch where Sachin Tendulkar made his 35th test century beating Sunil Gavaskar’s 34 and becoming the batsman with the most number of International centuries.

The Feroz Shah Kotla ground has been serving as the home venue for Delhi Daredevils team since the beginning of the Indian Premier League.

It has been a spot for selectors to hunt for the best cricketing talent in India.

In terms of International cricket, India has been the most successful team at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium with a total number of ten victories here. Anil Kumble is the most successful bowler in this pitch with a total number of 58 wickets and Dilip Vengsarkar has been the most successful batsman on this pitch with the total number of 671 runs here.