Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records
The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is a cricket stadium. It is located in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It was established in 1883 and also it is the second oldest international cricket stadium that is still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Kotla Ground is run by politicized Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) – has witnessed a number of feats, most notably Anil Kumble’s 10 in an innings against Pakistan.
It is the home of Delhi Ranji team and IPL franchise team Delhi Daredevils. The Stadium gets its name from its Location. It is in the vicinity of the Feroz Shah Kotla, a fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
As it was established in 1883 so the ground has undergone some heavy reconstruction over the years. The locals also call this ground “Kotla” which means citadel or fortress.
How Does The Pitch The Play?
The pitch at Firoz Shah Kotla has largely been batting friendly. However, on 27 December 2009, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because pitch conditions were classed as unfit to host the match. Based on match referee’s report of the match, the ground was banned by ICC for 12 months and returned as one of the venues for the 2011 cricket world cup.
Nowadays the pitch generally remains slow and low. The women’s game also favored spin and had low bounce. Although DDCA has thrashed the stadium respect by not making a standard pitch now we can definitely say that it started supporting spinners.
|Known as||Willingdon Pavilion|
|Ends||Stadium End, Pavilion End|
|Time Zone||UTC +05:30|
|Matches Won Batting First||11|
|Matches Won Bowling First||12|
|Average 1st Innings Scores||233|
|Average 2nd Innings Scores||211|
|Highest Total Recorded||330/8 (50) by WI vs NED|
|Lowest Total Recorded||115/10 (31.3) by NED vs WI|
|Highest Score Chased||281/4 (40.5) by IND vs SL|
|Lowest Score Defended||167/10 (43.4) by IND vs PAK|
|Matches Won Batting First||6|
|Matches Won Bowling First||13|
|Average 1st Innings Scores||352|
|Average 2nd Innings Scores||323|
|Average 3rd Innings Scores||239|
|Average 4th Innings Scores||173|
|Highest Total Recorded||644/8 (214) by WI vs IND|
|Lowest Total Recorded||75/10 (30.5) by IND vs WI|
|Matches Won Batting First||3|
|Matches Won Bowling First||2|
|Average 1st Innings Scores||157|
|Average 2nd Innings Scores||143|
|Highest Total Recorded||202/3 (20) by IND vs NZ|
|Lowest Total Recorded||120/10 (19.3) by SL vs RSA|
|Highest Score Chased||159/3 (17.1) by ENG vs NZ|
|Lowest Score Defended||142/7 (20) by ENG vs AFG|
Interesting Things You Should Know About Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
The ground is proof of some record-breaking cricket performance, including Anil Kumble’s 10 wicket bowling spell against Pakistan. It is the pitch where Sachin Tendulkar made his 35th test century beating Sunil Gavaskar’s 34 and becoming the batsman with the most number of International centuries.
The Feroz Shah Kotla ground has been serving as the home venue for Delhi Daredevils team since the beginning of the Indian Premier League.
It has been a spot for selectors to hunt for the best cricketing talent in India.
In terms of International cricket, India has been the most successful team at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium with a total number of ten victories here. Anil Kumble is the most successful bowler in this pitch with a total number of 58 wickets and Dilip Vengsarkar has been the most successful batsman on this pitch with the total number of 671 runs here.