Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, also colloquially known as Hyderabad Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Located in the eastern suburb of Uppal, it has a maximum capacity of 55,000 and extends across 15 acres of land. It serves as the home ground for the Hyderabad Cricket Association and the Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad. As of 18 January 2023, it has hosted 5 Tests, 7 ODIs, and 3 T20Is. This stadium hosted the opener and final of 2017 Indian Premier League, and also the final of 2019 Indian Premier League.
It is named after the former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.
- The stadium extends across 16 acres (6.5 ha) and has a seating capacity of 55,000 spectators. The ends are Pavilion End and North End (V.V.S. Laxman end).
- A stand was named after Newly appointed Hyderabad Cricket Association President Mohammad Azharuddin and opened on 6 December 2019.
- Floodlights are mounted on six towers to illuminate the stadium during day-night matches having been commissioned in April 2007.
- The wicket here is considered a flat track, with a reputation of being a batsman-friendly and high-scoring pitch.[by whom?]