Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi – T20 World Cup 2016: Patience is the test of love, and who knows it better than a cricket fan, who’s counting days since eternity for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2016 in India? Series apart, performances apart, when it comes to World Cups, fans have this tendency of developing all new hopes and ambitions, no matter how crappy their team plays at the moment.
Though Indian fans do have a strong hope for their Men in Blue to snatch the trophy back again on their home soil next year, the visiting teams are not going to give an inch space also. And when one of the venues is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, the fans have all the right to hope for the team to perform amazingly well there. Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi – T20 World Cup 2016 stats are as under:
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi – T20 World Cup 2016
With its 41,820 seating-capacity, Feroz Shah Kotla offers not only a marvelous view, but also extremely huge home support. The crowd comes together in all their fervor and emotion to such an extent that you can actually feel the game. And undoubtedly, it is for the same reason that India has been undefeated since 2000 in test matches on this ground.
This stadium has seen big feats, such as Kumble’s 10-wickets in an innings against Pakistan, and Sachin Tendulkar’s 35th test-century to become the batsman with most international Test centuries, after beating Sunil Gavaskar. West Indies have made the highest ODI score here, which was an enormous 330 for 8 in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Most ODI runs here are scored by Sachin Tendulkar, which is a giant total of 300.
Feroz Shah Kotla is also the home ground of the IPL team Delhi Daredevils. The Indian Premier League can be a boon to the foreign players, especially the ones playing for Delhi Daredevils. The likes of Imran Tahir, David Warner and Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka team player can damage the oppositions on this Indian ground.
Well, it will be an amusing challenge for all the sides, who’d want to crush Indian team amidst a huge fan support on this ground. Also, it will be interesting to see how much the IPL-experience will help the players also.