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Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium

Named after Lal Bahadur Shastri, former Indian Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India. Well-known for its batsman friendly pitch, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium organized Test matches from 1955-56.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad or Fateh Maidan has been the home ground of famous Indian batsmen like Patuadi, Mohammad Azharuddin and VVS Laxman.

Ground Facts and Figures

  • Owner: Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
  • Capacity: 30,000
  • End Names: Pavilion End and Hill Fort End
  • Floodlight facility
  • Home Team: Hyderabad
  • First Test: India v New Zealand (November 19-24, 1955)
  • First ODI: India v Pakistan (September 10, 1983)


  • The highest Test total: 498/4 declared by India against New Zealand in 1955/56
  • The lowest Test total: 89 by India against New Zealand in 1969/70
  • The highest ODI total: 376/2 by India against New Zealand in 1999/2000
  • The lowest ODI total: 99 all out by Zimbabwe against the West Indies in 1993/94
  • Best Batting Performance in Test: Polly Umrigar's 223, India's first double century in Test
  • Best Bowling Performance in Test: 7/128 by Subhash Gupte against New Zealand
  • Best Batting Performance in ODI: 186 by Sachin Tendulkar against New Zealand
  • Best Bowling Performance in ODI: 5/35 by Manoj Prabhakar against Sri Lanka

    How to Reach

    Getting to Hyderabad is easy and convenient. The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and the nearest railway stations are at Secunderabad, Hyderabad (Nampally) and Kacheguda.

    Apart from air and rail access, Hyderabad is well-linked with all the neighboring states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Orissa by an extensive road network.

    Nearby Accommodations

    As Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium is located in Basheerbagh, in the heart of the city, Accommodation in Hyderabad near the stadium is not at all a problem. Various hotels in Hyderabad offer comfortable accommodation and complete range of facilities and services to the guests.

    Some of the popular hotels located close to Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium include:

  • Hotel Anmol International
  • Hotel Har
  • Hotel Indiana
  • Hotel Megacity
  • Ohris Cuisine Court
  • Quality Inn Residency Hotel
  • Shanbhag Hotel

    Last Updated on 24 August 2012