It was formerly known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, in 2010, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association renamed it after the Holkar dynasty of the Marathas that ruled Indore State. It is one of the smallest international cricket ground in the world.
International games have been hosted here since 2006, when the ground’s first one-day international game was played here. Since then, India has a dominant record at this stadium, having only lost two international game across all formats hosted here, with the latest loss being against Australia in the Third Test of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The ground stages the majority of Madhya Pradesh cricket team‘s home matches in the Ranji Trophy. On 8 October 2016, It hosted its first ever Test match when India played against New Zealand. It became the twenty-second test venue in India.