Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This page is about the cricket ground. For the fortress, see Feroz Shah Kotla.
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
फिरोज शाह कोटला ग्राउंड
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi.jpg
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi
Coordinates 28°38′16″N 77°14′35″E / 28.63778°N 77.24306°E / 28.63778; 77.24306Coordinates: 28°38′16″N 77°14′35″E / 28.63778°N 77.24306°E / 28.63778; 77.24306
Establishment 1883[1]
Capacity 41,820[2]
Owner Delhi District Cricket Association
Operator Delhi District Cricket Association
Tenants indian cricket team, Delhi cricket team, Delhi Daredevils
End names
Stadium End
Pavilion End
International information
First Test 10–14 November 1948: India v West Indies
Last Test 3–7 December 2015: India v South Africa
First ODI 15 September 1982: India v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 19 October 2016: India v New Zealand
First T20I 23 March 2016: Afghanistan v England
Last T20I 30 March 2016: New Zealand v England
As of 30 March 2016
Source: Feroz Shah Kotla, Cricinfo

The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is a cricket ground located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.[2] It was established in 1883 and is the second oldest international cricket stadium still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. As of 2016, the India national cricket team has been undefeated for over 28 years in Test matches and for over 10 years in ODI matches at this ground.[3] The ground is known for Anil Kumble's 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar's 35th test ton to overcome Sunil Gavaskar to become the batsman with the most international Test centuries and formerly Gavaskar's 29th test ton to equal Don Bradman's tally of 29 centuries.


The first Test match at this venue was played on 10 November 1948 when India took on the West Indies. It is owned and operated by the DDCA (Delhi District Cricket Association). In 1952, playing against Pakistan, Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed were involved in a record tenth wicket stand of 109 runs – a record that still stands. In 1965, S Venkataraghavan, in his debut series, demolished the New Zealand line up with figures of 8 for 72 and 4 for 80. In 1969–70, Bishen Singh Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna combined to spin India to a famous seven wicket win over Australia, the duo picking 18 wickets between themselves.[4] In 1981, Geoff Boycott surpassed Gary Sobers' world record test aggregate. In 1983–84, Sunil Gavaskar scored his 29th century to equal Don Bradman's long standing record for the highest number of hundreds in Test cricket. In 1999–2000, in a match against Pakistan, Anil Kumble took 10 for 74 in fourth inning of a Test Match and became the second person to take 10 wickets in an innings after Jim Laker. In 2005–06, at the same ground, Sachin Tendulkar broke Gavaskar's record of most centuries with his 35th Test century.[4]

On 27 December 2009, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because pitch conditions were classed as unfit to host a 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.[5] Since 2008 the stadium has been the home venue of the Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League.[4]


Feroz Shah Kotla - WI vs RSA
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

Indian cricket team have won 10 test matches here till date.

  • Most successful team overall:- India - 10 wins
  • Most successful visiting team:- England – 3 wins
  • Highest Innings Score : 644/8 by West Indies on 6 February 1959
  • Lowest Innings Score : 75 all out by India on 25 November 1987
  • Wins Batting First : 5
  • Wins Bowling First : 13
  • Average Innings Score : 288
  • Most Runs : Dilip Vengsarkar (671 runs)
  • Highest Individual Score : 230* by Bert Sutcliffe v India on 16 December 1955
  • Most Successful Bowler : Anil Kumble (58 wickets)

The highest test score on this ground is by West Indies, who scored 644–8 in 1959 and 631 all out in 1948. The next highest score was made by India scoring 613–7 in 2008. The most runs scored here is by Dilip Vengsarkar (673 runs), followed by Sunil Gavaskar (668 runs) and Sachin Tendulkar (643 runs). The most wickets taken here is by Anil Kumble (58 wickets), followed by Kapil Dev (32 wickets)and Bhagwath Chandresekhar (23 wickets).

The highest ODI score too here is made by West Indies, who scored 330–8 in the 2011 Cicket World Cup. The next highest score is made by Pakistan who scored 303–8 in 2005 and Australia who scored 294–3 in 1998. The most ODI runs scored here is by Sachin Tendulkar (300 runs), followed by Mohammed Azharuddin (267 runs) and Ricky Ponting (245 runs). Kemar Roach, Harbhajan Singh and Ajit Agarkar have taken 7 wickets on this ground in ODIs.

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1996 and 2011.

Twenty20 Internationals[edit]

The ground was selected to host matches in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Three matches from Group A were scheduled to be played here as well as one semi-final. The first ever Twenty20 International held at the ground was a Group A match between England and Afghanistan.

List of Twenty20 Internationals played at Feroz Shah Kotla:

No. Winner Loser Result Date Year
1  England (142/7)  Afghanistan (127/9)  England by 15 runs 23 March 2016
2  England (171/4)  Sri Lanka (161/8)  England by 10 runs 26 March 2016
3  South Africa (122/2)  Sri Lanka (120)  South Africa by 8 wickets 28 March 2016
4  England (159/3)  New Zealand (153/8)  England by 7 wickets 30 March 2016
Source:.[6] Last updated: 30 March 2016.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]