Rajiv Gandhi International stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Rajiv Gandhi International stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium. The stadium plays host to the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. After the Hyderabad cricket association (HCA) had limited access to Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium which belongs to the Sports Authority of Telangana State – the HCA proposed to build a new stadium.

Also because of its size, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was considered very small to host international matches. The first international match here was played between India and South Africa in 2005. Since then, India has played 4 games at the venue and it is not a happy hunting ground as they have lost 3 out of the 5 ODIs played. However, India has had success in Tests, winning 2 out of the 3 games.

Now Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium is regarded one of the professional and busy Cricket stadiums that Extend across 16 acres and has a seating capacity of 60,000 spectators.

The Ends are Pavilion End and North End (V.V.S Laxman end). Floodlights are also mounted on six towers to illuminate the stadium during day-night matches, floodlights were commissioned in April 2007.

It is the home ground of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rajiv Gandhi International stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

How Does The Pitch Play?

The wicket of Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium is considered as a flat track. This means that the spinners would enjoy bowling here than the pacers. India almost chased down 350 in an ODI against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar scored 175 runs on this pitch, which has a reputation of being batsman friendly and high scoring pitch.

Rajiv Gandhi International stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Opened2004
Capacity60000
Known asVisaka International Cricket Stadium Ground
EndsPavilion End, North End
LocationHyderabad, India
Time ZoneUTC +05:30
Home toHyderabad (India), Sunrisers Hyderabad
FloodlightsYes

ODI RECORDS 

Total Matches5
Matches Won Batting First3
Matches Won Bowling First2
Average 1st Innings Scores286
Average 2nd Innings Scores252
Highest Total Recorded350/4 (50) by AUS vs IND
Lowest Total Recorded 174/10 (36.1) by ENG vs IND
Highest Score Chased 252/5 (48.5) by RSA vs IND
Lowest Score Defended290/7 (50) by AUS vs IND

  TEST RECORDS 

Total Matches4
Matches Won Batting First2
Matches Won Bowling First1
Average 1st Innings Scores428
Average 2nd Innings Scores 380
Average 3rd Innings Scores 225
Average 4th Innings Scores 159
Highest Total Recorded687/6 (166) by IND vs BAN
Lowest Total Recorded131/10 (67) by AUS vs IND

 T20 RECORDS 

Total Matches1
Matches Won Batting First
Matches Won Bowling First
Average 1st Innings Scores
Average 2nd Innings Scores
Highest Total Recorded
Lowest Total Recorded
Highest Score Chased
Lowest Score Defended

Interesting Facts You Should Know About Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Most of the funding for the stadium came after an open auction of the Stadium’s title was held.

Yuvraj Singh Scored 233 runs in three matches and it is the highest runs scored in the stadium. Sachin Tendulkar’s 175 is the highest individual score at the stadium. He also completed 17,000 Runs on this stadium.

Only one T20 match is held on this stadium till now that was India VS Australia on 13 October 2017 which was called without bowling a ball due to heavy rain.

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