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.