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Andhra Pradesh Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
|Location||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh|
|End names||Hill Fort End and Pavilion End|
|Home team||Hyderabad Cricket Team, Andhra Pradesh Cricket Team, and Hyderabad Heros|
|Owner||Gujarat Cricket Association|
|Operator||Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh|
|First Test||Nov 19-24, 1955; India v New Zealand|
|Last Test||Dec 2-6, 1988; India v New Zealand|
|First ODI||Sep 10, 1983; India v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||Nov 15, 2003, India v New Zealand|
|Domestic team||Hyderabad Cricket Team|
As state of the art technology stadiums in Hyderabad, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was initially called Fateh Maidan, however the name was then changed to name of India’s former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. Flood lights introduced in 1992, help the stadium in hosting day and night cricket matches. Home ground to Hyderabad Cricket Team, this stadium is spacious enough.
Presently the stadium is hosting Indian Cricket League matches while is also a home ground for Hyderabad Heros.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was established in the year 1940 as Fateh Maidian however was changed to its current name in the year 1967. Located behind the police control room, amid the Public Gardens and Nizam College in Hyderabad, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium is a cricket venue for many international and national cricket events. Earlier known as Fateh Maidan, this stadium is now called Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium. Speaking of history, this stadium has by far hosted only three test matches and that also all against New Zealand.
The stadium had its first ODI in 1983/84 where India won the match against Pakistan by 4 wickets. There was another thriller match that ended in a draw. The last ODI played on this ground was between India and New Zealand in the year 2003. Ever since then, this ground has been offering its services to ICL.
How to Reach
As this stadium is located in Hyderabad behind the police lines between the Public Gardens and Nizam College, it is counted as the most renowned stadiums in India. In close proximity with the Hyderabad International Airport, the stadium is just one hour away. Owning to this reason, flight has become a common mode of conveyance to reach this stadium.
Besides, the Secunderabad Railways Station is near to the stadium. Other modes of conveyance include cars and buses.
Acknowledged as one of the biggest cricket stadiums in the country, this stadium is capable of holding 30,000 spectators. Facilitated with floodlights, the stadium is best for day and night test and ODI matches. Apart from the playing ground, the stadium has swimming pool, indoor stadium and a shopping complex which form an important aspect.
The pitch of this ground is batsman friendly while is also well liked by the bowlers. With seats properly numbered, there is ample space to move around. Besides seating arrangement for public, this stadium has customized cubicles for corporate individuals, media persons and other celebrities.
Noted Events at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
Some milestones at this stadium include:
- Polly Umrigar made his first test double 100 at this stadium in Nov 1955.
- This stadium is the one that witnessed a record shocking score of 331 that was a joint effort between Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
- The highest score of 498/4 at test match was declared by India against New Zealand in 1955/56 series.
- In 1999/00 series, the highest ODI runs (367/2) at this stadium were made by India against New Zealand.
- The stadium has also hosted two matches, whenever India hosted the World Cup series.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium has hosted just three test matches against New Zealand, where Subhash Gupte’s 7 wickets and Polly Umrigar’s double century in first innings were the most remarkable performances; however the inaugural match ended in a draw.
Due to common wealth games, nearly 80 crore Rupees were spent on renovating the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium. The seating area, public stands, rooms, dressing rooms, rest rooms, corporate and customized cubicles, all are covered under the renovation project. The renovation has been undertaken to provide the stadium with a new international look so that it can host One Day International and Test Cricket Matches.