Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Cricket Fans India
Facts
Capacity
40.000
Location
Hyderabad, India
Address
Uppal Stadium Road, Uppal, Gaddi Annaram, Hyderabad, Telangana
Home to
Sunrisers Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 687/6 declared by India vs Bangladesh – Feb 2017
Lowest score: 127/10 by West Indies vs India – Oct 2018

A double-century from Virat Kohli and other centuries from Murali Vijay and Wriddhiman Saha put Bangladesh to the sword. The visitors used all of eight bowlers in vain, as India managed to declare twice en route to an easy win.

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 350/4 by Australia vs India – Nov 2009
Lowest score: 174/10 by England vs India – Oct 2011

This is a rarity for an Indian venue, where the visitors hold the highest total. The Australians relied on a century from Shaun Marsh and 80 from Shane Watson. Sachin Tendulkar scored a big century in reply, but lacked enough support in defeat. The match yielded almost 700 runs.

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 209/4 by India vs West Indies – Dec 2019
Lowest score: 207/5 by West Indies vs India – Dec 2019

The ground has only hosted one T20I and again it’s Virat Kohli who starred here. His 94 not out showed what a great stadium this is for chasing big targets when a West Indian attack otherwise reliant on seamers was lined with two spinners and lost.

Stats – IPL matches

Highest score: 231/2 by Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – March 2019
Lowest score: 80/10 by Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – May 2013

The lowest total showed how good Hyderabad are at recruiting international bowlers in the Indian Premier League, as West Indian Darren Sammy, Sri Lankan Thisara Perera and South African Dale Steyn starred on the day against the Delhi franchise, which has since been renamed the Capitals.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium profile

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium took over from the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium as Uppal, Hyderabad’s largest international cricket ground. It has been good to Indian bowlers, hosting Umesh Yadav’s maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket and another 10-for for Ravichandran Ashwin.

The ground has hosted to IPL finals, in 2017 and 2019. It was initially the home ground of the Deccan Charges, but that franchise is no longer around.

What to look for when betting on matches in Hyderabad

Four spinners feature among the top five wicket-takers in Test cricket at this ground – and the theme continues in limited-overs competition. Bettors should look to back the slow bowlers in the IPL top bowler markets at a stadium that yields a lot of big scores.

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