|Hyderabad Cricket Stadium|
|Location||Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Owner||Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA)|
|Operator||Hyderabad Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Indian Cricket Team|
Hyderabad cricket team
|Shiv Lal Yadav End|
VVS Laxman End
|First Test||12 November 2010:|
India v New Zealand
|Last Test||12 October 2018:|
India v West Indies
|First ODI||16 November 2005:|
India v South Africa
|Last ODI||18 January 2023:|
India v New Zealand
|First T20I||13 October 2017:|
India v Australia
|Last T20I||25 September 2022:|
India v Australia
|As of 18 January 2023|
Source: ESPN Cricinfo
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, also colloquially known as Hyderabad Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Located in the eastern suburb of Uppal, it has a maximum capacity of 55,000 and extends across 15 acres of land. It serves as the home ground for the Hyderabad Cricket Association and the Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad. As of 18 January 2023, it has hosted 5 Tests, 7 ODIs, and 3 T20Is. This stadium hosted the opener and final of 2017 Indian Premier League, and also the final of 2019 Indian Premier League.
It is named after the former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.
HCA's previous home ground was the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in the Fateh Maidan sports complex at Basheerbagh in central Hyderabad. The ground belonged to the Sports Authority of Telangana State and HCA had limited operating autonomy over this ground.
Moreover, due to its smaller size, it soon came to be known as a high-scoring ground and so Hyderabad was not considered for many high-profile cricket matches in India.
In 2003, the proposal for a new stadium was submitted by HCA to the government of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, then headed by N. Chandrababu Naidu. The proposal was quickly cleared and HCA was allocated a budget for the same. The government also identified a large piece of land suitable for the project at Uppal.
Most of the funding for the project came after an open auction of the stadium's title was held. Visaka Industries Limited won the auction with a bid price of ₹65,00,00,000. A sum of ₹43,00,00,000 was paid in advance and the stadium was named Visakha International Cricket Stadium in 2004.
By 2005 when most of the stadium was built, it was ready to host its first ODI Match between India and South Africa. However, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh(before the separation of Telangana) decided to change the name of the stadium to Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in memory of the former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.
Following this decision, HCA was required to pay Visakha Industries six times the contract price in accordance with the contract clauses governing any subsequent renaming of the stadium or the Visakha name not remaining attached to the stadium. HCA however, following some negotiations by Govt, got away with paying an amount of ₹43,00,00,000, i.e. the contract price only.
The ends are named Pavilion End and North End. On the retirement of VVS Laxman, the HCA decided to honor the veteran by naming the North End after him.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is a cricket franchise based in Hyderabad city. The team is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network. Aiden Markram is the captain of the team. Brian Lara is the head coach and Simon Helmot is the assistant coach of the team. Dale Steyn and Muttiah Muralitharan are the bowling coaches of the team. The team won the 2016 IPL. So far this stadium is served as the home ground of the Sunrisers and now defunct franchise Deccan Chargers.
Its official jersey was unveiled on 8 March 2013, and the team anthem directed by GV Prakash Kumar was released on 12 March 2013. Their logo was unveiled on 20 December 2012, along with the announcement that the team's management would be led by Kris Srikkanth, Tom Moody, and VVS Laxman.
In IPL 2019, Hyderabad Cricket Association won the award for best ground and pitch.
Alzarri Joseph's bowling figures of 6 for 12 are the best recorded in any IPL match. 
It was the 101st venue for Test matches in world cricket.
|2 (5 Innings)||Cheteshwar Pujara||2012-2018|
|2 (3 Innings)||Murali Vijay||2013-2017|
|1 (1 Innings)||Mushfiqur Rahim||2017|
|1 (2 Innings)||Wriddhiman Saha||2017|
|1 (2 Innings)||Harbhajan Singh||2010-2013|
|1 (2 Innings)||Tim McIntosh||2010|
|1 (5 Innings)||Virat Kohli||2012-2018|
|1 (4 Innings)||Brendon McCullum||2010–2012|
|1 (1 Innings)||Roston Chase||2018|
|Highest Innings Total||Australia Australia 350/4 - India v Australia, 1 innings, 5 Nov 2009|
|Lowest Innings Total||England England 174 - 2 innings, 14 Oct 2011|
|Highest Individual Score||Shubman Gill India 208 (Balls:149 4x19 6x9) - India v New Zealand, 18 Jan 2023|
|Best Bowling in a Match||Mohammed Siraj India 4/46 (10 overs) - India v New Zealand, 18 January 2023|
|Most Runs||Yuvraj Singh India 233 Runs (Mat:3 Inn:3 HS:121 Ave:77.66 SR:94.33 100x2 50x0)|
|Most Wickets||UT Yadav India 6 Wickets (Mat:2 Runs:85 Best:4/53 Ave:14.16 Econ:6.07)|
The ground was scheduled to host its first-ever Twenty20 International on 13 October 2017, against Australia. However, it was called off due to a wet outfield.
The ground finally hosted a Twenty20 International on 6 December 2019, against West Indies. It was a high-scoring match, with India winning the match by 6 wickets. Team India played the 3rd T20 against Australia on September 25th, 2022, at this venue. India won by 6 wickets and won the Mastercard T20I trophy against Australia. Surya Kumar Yadav who scored 69 runs (36 balls) is awarded the Player of the Match.
|Most career runs at this ground|
|157 (3 Innings)||Virat Kohli||India||2019-2022|
|63 (2 Innings)||K. L. Rahul||India||2019-2023|
|69 (1 Innings)||Suryakumar Yadav||India||2022|