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Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium - Sunrisers Hyderabad 's Home Ground
Source :- BCCI


Opened 2004
Capacity 55000
Known as Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground
Ends Pavilion End, North End
Location Hyderabad, India
Time Zone UTC +05:30
Home Team Sunrisers Hyderabad
Floodlights Yes

Venue Description

The need for a big ground and an exclusive cricket facility necessitated the building of a cricket ground in Uppal, an eastern suburb of Hyderabad. Moreover the earlier venue – the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium – was owned by the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, giving the Hyderabad Cricket Association limited control over the ground. Stretched over 16 acres of land, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium did away Hyderabad’s reputation of being a high-scoring venue. The ground has had its share of controversy. The first came with the name, which the state government changed to honour a former Indian prime minister. The HCA had to pay out the contractors – Visaka Industries – after whom the stadium was originally named. Then, ten days before what would have been its first first-class match – between the Australians and Mumbai – the ground was deemed unfit to host a big match. But the stadium is now ready, a state-of-the-art facility, complete with floodlights installed in April 2008 in time for hosting the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.


Total matches 5
Matches won batting first 3
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 286
Average 2nd Inns scores 252
Highest total recorded 350/4 (50 Ov) by Aus vs Ind
Lowest total recorded 174/10 (36.1 Ov) by Eng vs Ind
Highest score chased 252/5 (48.5 Ov) by RSA vs Ind
Lowest score defended 290/7 (50 Ov) by Aus vs Ind



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