The Arun Jaitley Stadium popularly & formerly known as the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is the home ground of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since the inception of the IPL in 2008, the stadium has hosted numerous matches for the Delhi Capitals. Stadium was established in 1883 as the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, and named after the nearby Kotla fort.
In total, the Arun Jaitley Stadium has hosted 76 IPL matches so far, as of the 2021 season. As per the record Delhi Capitals have played 39 matches at this venue. 50% of matches were won by Delhi Capitals.
In the first 76 matches played at this venue, teams batting first have won 35 matches, while teams batting second have won 41 matches. This suggests that the pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is generally good for batting. Teams are capable of successfully chasing the target. Arun Jaitley Stadium has been a popular venue for IPL matches over the years, with its good batting conditions and exciting finishes making it a favorite among fans.
Another interesting trend in IPL matches played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is the relatively high number of close matches. In fact, 22 out of the 76 matches played at this venue have been decided by a margin of less than 10 runs or with fewer than two balls remaining. This indicates that matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium are often closely contested and can be exciting for audience.
For the Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant holds the record for the highest individual score at this venue. In that inning Rishab Pant scored 128* against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. Among other memorable individual performances at this venue include Chris Gayle’s 128* for the Kings XI Punjab against the Delhi Capitals in 2018, and AB de Villiers’ 72* for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Delhi Capitals in 2014.
In addition to IPL matches, the Arun Jaitley Stadium has also hosted several international matches over the years.
In conclusion, the Arun Jaitley Stadium has been a witness to some unforgettable moments in the IPL, with several high-scoring matches and thrilling finishes. The Delhi Capitals have a strong home record at the ground, and their passionate fans are always cheering them on. With the IPL growing in popularity every year, we can expect many more exciting matches to be played at this iconic venue in the years to come.