Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

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Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
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Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Ground information
LocationBahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi
Coordinates28°42′11″N 77°7′56″E / 28.70306°N 77.13222°E / 28.70306; 77.13222Coordinates: 28°42′11″N 77°7′56″E / 28.70306°N 77.13222°E / 28.70306; 77.13222
OwnerDelhi District Cricket Association
OperatorDelhi District Cricket Association
TenantsIndia national cricket team
Delhi cricket team
Delhi Capitals
End names
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Pavilion End
International information
First Test10–14 November 1948:
 India v  West Indies
Last Test2–6 December 2017:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First ODI15 September 1982:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI13 March 2019:
 India v  Australia
First T20I23 March 2016:
 Afghanistan v  England
Last T20I3 November 2019:
 India v  Bangladesh
As of 31 December 2019
Source: CricInfo

The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground (Hindi: फिरोज शाह कोटला ग्राउंड, Urdu: فیروز شاہ کوٹلہ سٹیڈیم‎, Punjabi: ਫਿਰੋਜ਼ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਕੋਟਲਾ ਮੈਦਾਨ) 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.

Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to name the Gate No. 3 and 4 of the Feroz shah Kotla stadium after the cricketer-turned-commentator, Anjum Chopra. The DDCA led by retired Justice Vikramajit Sen, has also planned to host its first Annual Conclave on 29 November 2017. In addition to that, the DDCA has planned to name two stands of the stadium after former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi and former India all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath. It has also been decided to name the home team's dressing room after Raman Lamba and the opposition's dressing room after Prakash Bhandari.[3]

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.[4]

Formerly Sunil Gavaskar hit his 29th test ton in this ground to equal Don Bradman's then record tally of 29 centuries. The ground is also known for Anil Kumble's 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan and Sachin Tendulkar's 35th test ton to overcome Gavaskar to become the batsman with the most international Test centuries. As of 1 Nov, 2017 it has hosted 32 Tests, 20 ODIs and 2 T20I.


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.[5] In 1981, Geoff Boycott surpassed Gary Sobers' world record test aggregate.

Special achievements[edit]

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.[5]

Banned issues[edit]

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.[6]

Indian Premier League[edit]

A panorama of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium during IPL 2019.

Since 2008 the stadium has been the home venue of the Delhi Capitals (formely Delhi Daredevils) of the Indian Premier League.


IPL 2017 evening

Indian cricket team have won 10 test matches here till date out of 18 test matches.(Matches which have loss or win)

  • 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[7]
  • Lowest Innings Score : 75 all out by India on 25 November 1987[8]
  • Wins Batting First : 5
  • Wins Bowling First : 13
  • Average Innings Score :285
  • Most Runs : Dilip Vengsarkar (671 runs)
  • Highest Individual Score : 243 by Virat Kohli v Sri Lanka on 3 December 2017
  • Most Successful Bowler : Anil Kumble (58 wickets)

Various format records[edit]

Test record[edit]

The highest test score on this ground is by West Indies, when 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 R Ashwin (27 wickets).

ODI record[edit]

  • Only 2 times has a team scored 300+ runs in an innings .
  • 7 batsmen have scored 100+ .
  • Viv Richards took 6 wicket against India in 1989.

ODI 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]

2016 ICC World Twenty20[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.

Indian Cricket Team Matches[edit]

The ground hosted a T20I match on 1st November 2017 between India and New Zealand which was the first ever Indian International Twenty-20 at this ground and also the last international match for Ashish Nehra.The north stand of the stadium was named the 'Ashish Nehra Stand' for the match.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi details, matches, stats - Cricbuzz". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.cricwindow.com/Venues/Feroz-Shah-Kotla-New-Delhi.html
  3. ^ "Feroz Shah Kotla to name stands after Bedi, Amarnath". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ Indian record at the Kotla
  5. ^ a b Feroz Shah Kotla crickinfo.com
  6. ^ No International matches in Feroze Shah Kotla until end 2010
  7. ^ "West Indies tour of India, 5th Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 6-11, 1959". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  8. ^ "West Indies tour of India, 1st Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 25-29, 1987". Retrieved 21 October 2016.

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