World Cup Stadium – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

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Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Cricket is more than just a sport in India; it’s a passion, a way of life. In the busy city of Hyderabad, there is a stadium for all the game lovers of the city- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This stadium was renamed after the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. 

The Stadium is known for hosting some epic cricket battles internationally and domestically cricket. Furthermore, it is one of the main stadiums hosting the ICC ODI Men’s World Cup 2023. Keep scrolling for the details of this stadium with statistics and the schedule of the upcoming matches. 

History of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

The proposal for stadium was submitted in 2003, and then the construction of the stadium began. In 2004, an open auction was held for the name of the stadium, and the stadium was named Visakha International Cricket Stadium. 

It was later changed to the name of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in memory of the late Prime Minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi and one end was named in honour of VVS Laxman after his retirement. 

The first match ever held at this stadium was an ODI between India and South Africa and the first test was held in 2010. 


Till now a total of 7 Matches have been played at this stadium. Here are the statistics that you can refer to:

Total Played7
1st Batting Team Won4
2nd Batting Team Won3
Highest Score Chased252/5
Highest Individual Score208 (India)
Highest Team Innings350/4 (Australia)
Lowest Team Innings174/10 (England)

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Upcoming Matches

Here are some upcoming matches that are scheduled to take place in Stadium;

Playing CountriesDate
Pakistan vs Netherlands6th October 2023
New Zealand vs Netherlands9th October 2023
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka10th October 2023
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ICC World Cup Ticket Price 2023: Cheapest PricesClick Here


Is Rajiv Gandhi stadium big or small?

Rajic Gandhi International Stadium is considerably average in size. The maximum capacity of this stadium is 55,000 and is built in an area of 15 acres of land. 

Which match is played in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium currently?

Currently, matches of the ODI Men’s World Cup 2023 are played in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Where is Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium located?

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was built in the city of Hyderabad. 

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