The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, commonly known as the Ekana Cricket Stadium, is the home ground of the Lucknow Supergiants (LSG). LSG and Gujarat Titans were the two new teams that played in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. LSG under KL Rahul had a wonderful season as they dominated since the start but ended at the third position on the points table.
The Ekana Stadium is named after the former prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and was opened in 2017. With a seating capacity of over 50,000, Ekana stadium is the fifth largest stadium in the country.
The only Test the venue hosted was back in 2019 between Afghanistan and West Indies. The first ODI was played that same year between the same two nations, while the first T20I was held in 2018 between India and West Indies.
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The Ekana Cricket Stadium is yet to host an IPL match
The Lucknow Supergiants franchise entered IPL in 2022. As the matches were played across multiple venues in Mumbai and Pune due to the Covid-19 pandemic, LSG are yet to play a home game in Ekana.
Talking about the records at this ground, Rohit Sharma slammed 111* in 2018, the only century at this ground. In Men’s cricket, only one century was scored in ODI, by West Indies’ Shai Hope (109) in 2019. The only Test century was scored by Shamarh Brooks (111) in 2019.
The stadium will host seven matches in IPL 2023. Check out Ekana Cricket Stadium in IPL 2023 matches:
|April 1, 2023||7:30 IST||Delhi Capitals|
|April 7, 2023||7:30 IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|April 15, 2023||7:30 IST||Punjab Kings|
|April 22, 2023||3:30 IST||Gujarat Titans|
|May 1, 2023||7:30 IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|May 4, 2023||3:30 IST||Chennai Super Kings|
|May 16, 2023||7:30 IST||Mumbai Indians|
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