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Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
New VCA Stadium
VCA Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
Ground information
LocationNagpur, Maharashtra
OwnerVidarbha Cricket Association
ArchitectShashi Prabhu[2]
OperatorVidarbha Cricket Association
TenantsVidarbha cricket team
End names
Secretary End
Pavilion End
International information
First Test6–10 November 2008:
 India v  Australia
Last Test24–28 November 2017:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First ODI28 October 2009:
 India v  Australia
Last ODI5 March 2019:
 India v  Australia
First T20I9 December 2009:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I23 September 2022:
 India v  Australia
First WODI6 April 2016:
 India v  England
Last WODI12 April 2016:
 India v  England
First WT20I18 March 2016:
 Australia v  South Africa
Last WT20I21 March 2016:
 Australia v  New Zealand
As of 10 November 2019
Source: Cricinfo

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium , also known as New VCA Stadium, is a cricket ground in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is the largest cricket stadium in India in terms of field area.

The ground, located at Jamtha on the southern outskirts of Nagpur, was inaugurated in 2008, replacing the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the city's main stadium. The qualities of the stadium have been praised by the International Cricket Council.[3]

VCA Stadium is the home ground for the Vidarbha and Central Zone teams for the domestic Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy tournaments, respectively. As of January 2020 it has hosted most T20I matches (12) the most by any stadium in India. As of 10 November 2019 it has hosted 6 Tests, 9 ODIs and 12 T20Is.


Layout of the VCA Stadium

Sachin Tendulkar said "the facilities exceeded all expectations" and Ricky Ponting commented on the comfort in the changing rooms.[4] Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne was extremely pleased with the "largeness of the ground" after his team's two-run win over Deccan Chargers. "Michael Lumb's slog to deep mid-wicket found a fielder. Now, if this was M. A. Chidambaram Stadium or M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, then that ball would have landed in a taxi going to the team hotel. We need big grounds like these," Warne said.[5] It has 80-yard straight boundaries and 85-yard square boundaries, which makes it one of the largest grounds (in terms of playing area) in the world.[6]

Lalit Modi said the VCA was "by far the best stadium in India". The stadium has been praised not only by the players but also by commentators and journalists because of the facilities.[6] Alan Wilkins said, "It is a fabulous stadium, a Colosseum here in Nagpur. It has the most impressive Press box for the travelling media. It really is a wonderful venue."

The first international match at this venue was the Fourth Test between India and Australia in November 2008, which India won by 172 runs. The Australian spinner Jason Krejza finished with 12 wickets, while Harbhajan Singh claimed seven for India.

Four matches were played at the stadium during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[7] The highest Test scores are by India: 566/8, 558/6 and 441. The leading run scorers in Tests are Virendar Sehwag (357), Virat Kohli (354) and MS Dhoni (339). The leading wicket takers in a Test are R Ashwin (23 wickets), Ishant Sharma (19) and Harbhajan Singh (13 wickets). The highest ODI scores are by India 354/7, India 351/4, Australia 350/6, New Zealand 302/7 and Sri Lanka 302/7. The leading scorers in ODIs are Virat Kohli (325), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (268) and Rohit Sharma (204). The leading wicket takers in ODIs are Mitchell Johnson (9 wickets), Ravindra Jadeja (6 wickets) and Dale Steyn (5) and Harbhajan Singh (5).

Panoramic view of VCA Stadium, Nagpur

Various format record[edit]

Test records[edit]

ODI records[edit]

T20I records[edit]

List of International Five wicket Hauls[edit]


Indian fast-bowler Zaheer Khan walking up to his run-up in the middle of an over. Khan is a dark skinned person, wearing a white shirt. The cricket field can be seen in the background.
Zaheer Khan is one of the twelve bowlers who have taken a five-wicket haul at the Brabourne Stadium in Test matches.
Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was man of the match
double-dagger 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
Result Result of the match


Five-wicket hauls in Test matches at VCA Stadium
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Jason Krejza daggerdouble-dagger 6 November 2008  Australia  India 1 43.5 215 8 4.90 Lost[9]
2 Dale Steyn daggerdouble-dagger 6 February 2010  South Africa  India 2 16.4 51 7 3.06 Won[10]
3 Ravichandran Ashwin daggerdouble-dagger§ 25 November 2015  India  South Africa 2 16.1 32 5 1.97 Won[11]
4 Imran Tahir 25 November 2015  South Africa  India 3 11.3 38 5 3.30 Lost[11]
5 Ravichandran Ashwin daggerdouble-dagger§ 25 November 2015  India  South Africa 2 16.1 32 7 1.97 Won[11]

One Day Internationals[edit]

Five-wicket hauls in One-Day International matches at VCA Stadium
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Dale Steyn dagger 12 March 2011  South Africa  India 1 9.4 50 5 5.17 Won[12]

Twenty20 Internationals[edit]

Five-wicket hauls in Twenty20 International matches at VCA Stadium
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Deepak Chahar dagger 10 November 2019  India  Bangladesh 2 3.2 7 6 2.10 Won[13]


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  2. ^ Rajaram, Sowmya (27 March 2011). "Going for WC finals? You've bought backache and discomfort for Rs 12,500". Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  3. ^ Nagpur likely to host third India-New Zealand Test – Times Of India. (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  4. ^ "Spectator-friendly minus the spectators". Cricinfo.
  5. ^ Bowlers in with a chance at the VCA stadium in Nagpur – Sport – DNA. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  6. ^ a b "Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur | Venues | BCCI". Archived from the original on 2 November 2013.
  7. ^ "International Cricket Council - Cricket World Cup 2011 - Fixtures". Archived from the original on 10 January 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  8. ^ Big-hitting Dhoni helps level series | India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur Report | Cricket News. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  9. ^ "4th Test, Australia tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 6-10 2008". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  10. ^ "1st Test, South Africa tour of India at Nagpur, Feb 6-9 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  11. ^ a b c "3rd Test, South Africa tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 25-27 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  12. ^ "29th Match, Group B (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Nagpur, Mar 12 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  13. ^ "3rd T20I (N), Bangladesh tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 10 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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