Cricketers and commentators alike are united in their praise for the Vidarbha, Nagpur’s colossal cricketing pantheon. Built in 2008 it is big and bold with sweeping stands and excellent facilities. Boasting an 80 yard straight and spacious boundaries it has one of the largest playing areas of any world-class pitch. But for all the plaudits it’s not always been an entirely happy hunting ground for the home team. Most recently India’s T20 side were dismissed for a paltry 79 by New Zealand in the 2016 World Cup. The last time England met the hosts here, in a test in 2012, the two sides settled for a draw.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium also known as New VCA stadium is a cricket ground in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is the largest cricket stadium in India in terms of field area. The ground, located at Jamtha on the southern outskirts of Nagpur, was inaugurated in 2008, replacing the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the city’s main stadium. The qualities of the stadium have been praised by the International Cricket Council.
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Home team: Vidarbha