Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium: This ground has just hosted five one day international matches and only one t20 so far, excluding the matches of Indian Premier League. It is the most preferred ground to host one day international matches and the other league matches by the BCCI because it has the best batting track in the world.
The Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is famous because of the most well maintained stadiums in the country and with the lushest green outfield. The second One day international was played in 2005 between India and Pakistan. Over 650 runs were scored in that match which is the evidence of being the best batting pitch in the world.
It has the best drainage system in the world and the Grass it has in the outfield was expressly brought from the Caribbean. The stadium management is trying to increase the seating capacity of the stadium up to 50000 people, which are 38000 now by adding more tiers to the stands.
It will stop the fresh air that is very pleasant for the people sitting in the stands by adding more tiers into the stands. Mainly nowadays it is used for cricket matches. It also has the floodlight facilities for the day and night cricket matches. Total 5 one day internationals have been played here and 4 of them had won by India that’s why it is also considered as the lucky ground for India.
Stadium’s Ground Information:
Site: Pothinamallayya Palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Cricket Team
Owner: Sports Authority of Andhra Pardesh
Tenants: Andhra Cricket Team, Deccan Chargers 2012, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indian Cricket Team
End Names: Vizzy End, DV Sunna Rao End
First ODI: April 05, 2005, Pakistan vs India
Last ODI: November 24, 2013, India vs West Indies