Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket StadiumFormerly known as the Visakha Stadium, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Owned and operated by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), the stadium has a capacity of around 55000.
The ground is also the venue for the home matches of the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The HCA, named its North Stand after VVS Laxam on his retirement from the game to honour the star from Hyderabad.
Rajiv International Stadium plays host to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. After the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) had limited access to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium – which belonged to the Sport Authority of Telangana State – the HCA proposed to build a new stadium. Also, because of its size, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was considered very small to host international matches.
The first match here was played between India and South Africa in 2005. Since then, India have 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 have had success in Tests, winning 2 out of the 3 games.
|Known as||Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground|
|Ends||Pavilion End, North End|
|Time Zone||UTC +05:30|
|Home to||Hyderabad (India), Sunrisers Hyderabad|
STATS – TEST
|Matches won batting first||2|
|Matches won bowling first||2|
|Average 1st Inns scores||404|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||377|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||205|
|Average 4th Inns scores||131|
|Highest total recorded||687/6 (166 Ov) by IND vs BAN|
|Lowest total recorded||127/10 (46.1 Ov) by WI vs IND|
STATS – T20
|Matches won bowling first||1|
|Average 1st Inns scores||207|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||209|
|Highest total recorded||209/4 (18.4 Ov) by IND vs WI|
|Highest score chased||209/4 (18.4 Ov) by IND vs WI|