The Arun Jaitley Stadium, formerly known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, is a prominent cricket stadium located in Delhi, India. The stadium has a seating capacity of approximately 41,820 spectators, making it one of the largest cricket stadiums in India.
The stadium was established in 1883 and has a rich cricketing history. It was established with a cost of approximately 115 crores. On 11th October 2023, the stadium is scheduled to conduct an India vs Afghanistan match in the ICC ODI Men’s World Cup 2023.
History and Importance
In September 2019, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to rename the stadium the Arun Jaitley Stadium in honour of the late Arun Jaitley, a former Finance Minister of India and cricket administrator.
The stadium was established in 1883 during the British colonial period. It was initially named after the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, which is a historic monument in Delhi. The Arun Jaitley Stadium serves as the home ground for the Delhi Capitals, one of the teams in the Indian Premier League.
Arun Jaitley Stadium, formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla ground witnessed an historic moment when former cricketer Anil Kumble became the first Indian cricketer to take all the 10 wickets in a test against the arch-rivals Pakistan.
Here are some of the statistics of this stadium in the ODI and T20 formats:
|Highest Score (ODI)||428|
|Lowest Score (ODI)||99|
|Highest Score (T20)||212|
|Lowest Score (T20)||120|
Other than the upcoming India vs Afghanistan match, here is the list of the upcoming matches in this stadium of this important tournament:
|South Africa vs Sri Lanka||7th October 2023|
|Afghanistan vs India||11th October 2023|
|Afghanistan vs England||15th October 2023|
|Australia vs Netherlands||25th October 2023|
|Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||6th November 2023|
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The highest score of Arun Jaitley Stadium in the ODI format is 330/8.
The next match to be conducted in Arun Jaitley Stadium is India vs Afghanistan on 11th October 2023.
The sitting capacity of the Arun Jaitley Stadium is over 41,000 spectators.