Feroz Shah Kotla

Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium New Delhi India
Facts
Capacity
40.000
Location
Delhi, India
Address
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Home to
Delhi Capitals, Delhi
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 644/8 declared by West Indies vs India – Feb 1959
Lowest score: 286/10 by Pakistan vs India – Feb 1961

The West Indies have the two highest Test totals at this venue, in 1959 and 1948, but for something more recent look to the 613/7 declared India hit against Australia in 2008. Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman struck a double-century each then.

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 330/8 by West Indies vs Netherlands – Feb 2011
Lowest score: 115/10 by Netherlands v West Indies – Feb 2011

The highest and the lowest ODI score at the Kotla came in the same match, during the 2011 World Cup, when Chris Gayle’s 80 and Kemar Roach’s six wickets were no match for the Dutch.

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 202/3 by India vs New Zealand – Nov 2017
Lowest score: 120/10 by Sri Lanka vs South Africa – Mar 2016

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hit 80 each against the Black Caps to give India their highest total at the Kotla. India later opened the bowling with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Stats – IPL matches

Highest score: 231/4 by Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab – Apr 2011
Lowest score: 66/10 by Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians – May 2017

The Capitals (formerly the Daredevils) have both the highest and lowest IPL scores at this ground. Their highest score at the Kotla was achieved thanks to 77 each from David Warner and Virender Sehwag.

Feroz Shah Kotla profile

The Feroz Shah Kotla is second oldest functioning cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is near the Kotla Fort and, although the stadium has been renamed the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the ground is still called the Feroz Shah Kotla. Arun Jaitley is the former finance minister and former president of the Delhi District Cricket Association.

An ODI cricket match in 2009 was abandoned due to unfit conditions at the Feroz Shah Kotla. It was then banned from hosting international matches by the International Cricket Council for one year. The stadium returned for international cricket during the 2011 World Cup.

It was among India’s slower pitches back in the day, but the wicket has quickened up over the years. The Delhi Capitals haven’t always needed big totals to win at the ground. They are still without an IPL title. Former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble took a record 10 wickets in one Test innings at this ground.

What to look for when betting on matches at the Kotla

It’ s always a good idea to pick one of the frontline spinners to take the most wickets or at least have the cheapest economy rate. The pitch has quickened up in the recent past, but this is still a ground typical of the sub-continent – slow and low.

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