Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report Cricbuzz


According to cricbuzz report, Rajiv International Stadium is the home ground of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The need for a new stadium arose after the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) faced limitations in accessing the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, which was under the control of the Sports Authority of Telangana State. Additionally, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium’s size was deemed insufficient to host international matches.

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

The HCA swiftly gained approval from the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, for their proposal to construct a new stadium. An auction was conducted to determine the ground’s ownership, and Visaka Industries Ltd secured the bid with a total sum of Rs. 65,00,00,000. The stadium was initially named after the company, but the former Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, decided to rename it in honor of the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.

The inaugural match at this venue featured India facing South Africa in 2005. Since then, India has played a limited number of matches here, with mixed results. In One Day Internationals (ODIs), India has a less favorable record, having lost three out of the five ODIs played. In Test matches, however, India has seen success, winning two out of three games.

Pitch Conditions: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Cricbuzz

As for the pitch conditions, there isn’t an extensive history to draw from, but the wicket at this stadium is generally considered flat, tending to slow down as the match progresses. Consequently, spinners tend to find more assistance on this pitch compared to pacers.

Important Memories

Notable moments include India nearly chasing down a target of 350 in an ODI against Australia, with Sachin Tendulkar scoring a memorable 175. On the Test front, India has clinched victories by innings against New Zealand and Australia, with spin bowlers playing a pivotal role in these successes.

ODI Records

Total matches10
Matches won batting first 6
Matches won bowling first4
Average 1st Inns scores296
Average 2nd Inns scores 261
ODI’s Records

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