The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, also known as the Hyderabad Cricket Stadium, is situated in Uppal, Hyderabad. It was established in 2003 and has a seating capacity of over 55,000. The stadium plays host to Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) home matches.
SRH, which was founded in 2012, and owned by Malanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network, has won the trophy once. The Orange Army under David Warner lifted the trophy by beating Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2016.
This year, SRH will be captained by Aiden Markram after the franchise released their former captain Kane Williamson before IPL 2023 auction. Aiden Markram led Sunrisers Eastern Cape to win the inaugural SA20 title.
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IPL and other records made at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad
After its completion, it staged its first match, an ODI between India and South Africa in 2005. The first Test was played in 2010 against New Zealand, while the first T20I was played against Australia in 2017. Notably, it is here Bangladesh played their first-ever Test in 2017, since getting their Test status in 2000.
Talking about the IPL records scored at this venue, the Sunrisers scored the highest innings total here (231/2) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2019. The highest individual score belongs to David Warner who scored 126 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2017. Alzarri Joseph, who played for the Mumbai Indians, registered 6/12 in 2019 against SRh, which is the best bowling figures here and is also the best in IPL history.
Meanwhile, SRH will start their campaign against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday (April 2) at the Rajiv Gandhi Internation Stadium. Ahead of the 2023 IPL season, take a look at the details about the seven matches that will be played at the Hyderabad stadium.
|April 2, 2023||3:30 PM IST||Rajasthan Royals|
|April 9, 2023||7:30 PM IST||Punjab Kings|
|April 18, 2023||7:30 PM IST||Mumbai Indians|
|April 24, 2023||7:30 PM IST||Chennai Super Kings|
|May 4, 2023||7:30 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|May 13, 2023||3:30 PM IST||Lucknow Super Giants|
|May 18, 2023||7:30 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
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