Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
|Known as||Willingdon Pavilion|
|Ends||Stadium End, Pavilion End|
|Time Zone||UTC +05:30|
One of the oldest international cricket stadium and home to Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, the Feroz Shah Kotla remains one of the iconic grounds in the history of Indian cricket. The ground has got its name from its location, Fortress Sultan Feroz Shah Tuglaq, have gone a significant amount of reconstruction over the years. The ground which staged its first international Test against the West Indies in 1948 has been one the few happy hunting grounds for India. It also hosts Delhi Daredevils during the Indian Premier League.
Pitch Conditions: Though the pitch at the Kotla largely favors the batsman, in the past few years it has proceeded to remain slow and sluggish with slow-bowlers with all their subtle variations like cutters and knuckleball coming into play.
Statistics over the years: While over the past ten years, the average first innings score has swelled from 167 to 179, the team batting first has won 47.9% times (35) while the side chasing has a winning percentage of 49.3% (36) and 2 matches have resulted in a tie or washout.