Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
|Location||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Owner||Saurashtra Cricket Association|
|Operator||Saurashtra Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Indian cricket team|
Saurashtra cricket team
|First Test||9–13 November 2016:|
India v England
|Last Test||4–6 October 2018:|
India v West Indies
|First ODI||11 January 2013:|
India v England
|Last ODI||17 January 2020:|
India v Australia
|First T20I||10 October 2013:|
India v Australia
|Last T20I||7 November 2019:|
India v Bangladesh
|As of 17 January 2020|
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, (Gujarati: સૌરાષ્ટ્ર ક્રિકેટ એસોસિયેશન સ્ટેડિયમ) also known as the Khandheri Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Rajkot, India. It is Gujarat's first solar-powered stadium.
In 2013, the first international match took place in this stadium. The host (India) played ODI against England. In same year, it hosted its first T20I between India and Australia which India won by six wickets. In 2016, this stadium hosted its first Test, India vs England. Although, the test ended in a draw.
Initially, the stadium was being used for Ranji Trophy matches, when the spectator stands were still being constructed. With the stands completed, the ground can hold 28,000 people. The stadium is a part of a larger sports complex that will include venues for other sports such as badminton, basketball, and volleyball. It will host Saurashtra Cricket Association matches along with Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.
It is a state of the art cricket stadium. The media box here is similar in design to the one at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. To facilitate spectator movement, there are several aisles between seat columns and the many entrances/exits for the three stands. There is also a spacious passage running around the stadium, between the stands and the outer wall, to enable easy movement.
A 30-acre portion of agricultural land next to the Jamnagar highway was acquired around 2004. Construction began in 2006 and the total cost, including land, is said to be around Rs 75 crore (around $14 million). The SCA shifted its offices from the cramped seventh floor of a commercial building in the city to the stadium which has been hosting first-class matches since late 2008.
The complex has two playing fields: the main one inside the stadium, with a 90-yard outfield, and a smaller one outside, with a 70-yard outfield. The latter is used for outdoor nets, and also for district-level matches. The dressing rooms are big and lined with large, luxurious, cushioned seats.
There are more than 60 hospitality boxes dotting the West Stand and the Pavilion Stand but the SCA has decided against selling them permanently to corporates and will only hire them out for international matches. There are even plans to have an academy in the future.
It also hosted its first T20 International match on 10 October 2013 between India and Australia during the Australia Tour of India Oct-Nov 2013. The match first saw Aaron Finch make 89 and then the return of Yuvraj Singh to international cricket in which he scored an unbeaten 77 as India chased down 201 runs.
In November 2015, the stadium was selected as one of the six new Test venues along with Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Holkar Stadium, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium and Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in India. The stadium was the home ground of the Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016. It hosted five matches in the season.
List of Centuries
- * denotes that the batsman was not out.
- Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
- Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
- NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
- Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Edgbaston.
- The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
- The column title Result refers to the player's team result
|1||124||Joe Root||England||180||1||India||9 November 2016||Draw|
|2||117||Moeen Ali||England||213||1||India||9 November 2016||Draw|
|3||128||Ben Stokes||England||235||1||India||9 November 2016||Draw|
|4||126||Murali Vijay||India||301||2||England||9 November 2016||Draw|
|5||124||Cheteshwar Pujara||India||206||2||England||9 November 2016||Draw|
|6||130||Alastair Cook||England||243||3||India||9 November 2016||Draw|
|7||134||Prithvi Shaw||India||154||1||West Indies||24 October 2018||Won|
|8||139||Virat Kohli||India||230||1||West Indies||24 October 2018||Won|
|9||100*||Ravindra Jadeja||India||132||1||West Indies||24 October 2018||Won|
One Day Internationals
|1||103||Quinton de Kock||South Africa||118||1||India||18 October 2015||Won|
|1||109*||Colin Munro||New Zealand||58||1||India||4 November 2017||Won|
List of Five Wicket Hauls
|The bowler was man of the match|
|10 or more wickets taken in the match|
|§||One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match|
|Date||Day the Test started or ODI was held|
|Inn||Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken|
|Overs||Number of overs bowled.|
|Runs||Number of runs conceded|
|Wkts||Number of wickets taken|
|Econ||Runs conceded per over|
|Batsmen||Batsmen whose wickets were taken|
|Drawn||The match was drawn.|
|1||Kuldeep Yadav||4 October 2018||India||West Indies||3||14||57||5||3.2||Won |
- Hindustan Times
- BCCI revamps selection committee, announces new Test centres
- IPL-T20 Schedule
- "England tour of India, 1st Test: India v England at Rajkot, Nov 9-13, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "1st Test, England tour of India at Rajkot, Nov 9-13 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "1st Test, West Indies tour of India at Rajkot, Oct 4-6 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "3rd ODI (D/N), South Africa tour of India at Rajkot, Oct 18 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of India at Rajkot, Nov 4 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at ESPNcricinfo
- Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at CricketArchive