Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium



Opened 2004
Capacity 38000
Known as Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground
Ends Pavilion End, North End
Location Hyderabad, India
Time Zone UTC +05:30
Home to Hyderabad (India), Sunrisers Hyderabad
Floodlights Yes

Indian Premier League 2020 matches scheduled at this venue

14:30 GMT SRH vs MI, 4th Match
10:30 GMT SRH vs RR, 16th Match
14:30 GMT SRH vs KKR, 21st Match
14:30 GMT SRH vs DC, 33rd Match
14:30 GMT SRH vs CSK, 37th Match
14:30 GMT SRH vs RCB, 43rd Match
14:30 GMT SRH vs KXIP, 51st Match


Total matches 5
Matches won batting first 2
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 404
Average 2nd Inns scores 377
Average 3rd Inns scores 205
Average 4th Inns scores 131
Highest total recorded 687/6 (166 Ov) by IND vs BAN
Lowest total recorded 127/10 (46.1 Ov) by WI vs IND


Total matches 6
Matches won batting first 3
Matches won bowling first 3
Average 1st Inns scores 277
Average 2nd Inns scores 250
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


Total matches 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 207
Average 2nd Inns scores 209
Highest total recorded 209/4 (18.4 Ov) by IND vs WI
Highest score chased 209/4 (18.4 Ov) by IND vs WI

Venue Description:

Rajiv International Stadium plays host to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. After the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) had limited access to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium – which belonged to the Sport Authority of Telangana State – the HCA proposed to build a new stadium. Also, because of its size, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was considered very small to host international matches.

The HCA’s proposal to build a new stadium was approved immediately by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N.Chandrababu Naidu. There was an auction held as to who would own the ground and Visaka Industries Ltd won the bid with a total amount of Rs. 65,00,00,000. The stadium was also named after the company. However, former Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy decided to name it in the memory of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.

The first match here was played between India and South Africa in 2005. Since then, India have played 4 games at the venue and it is not a happy hunting ground as they have lost 3 out of the 5 ODIs played. However, India have had success in Tests, winning 2 out of the 3 games.