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Holkar Stadium

Holkar Stadium
Ground information
LocationRace course Rd, Indore, Indore district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates22°43′27″N 75°52′46″E / 22.72417°N 75.87944°E / 22.72417; 75.87944
Home clubMadhya Pradesh cricket team
Madhya Pradesh women's cricket team
OwnerMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association
OperatorMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association
TenantsIndia national cricket team
India women's cricket team
Kings XI Punjab
International information
First Test8–11 October 2016:
 India v  New Zealand
Last Test1–3 March 2023:
 India v  Australia
First ODI15 April 2006:
 India v  England
Last ODI24 September 2023:
 India v  Australia
First T20I22 December 2017:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I14 January 2024:
 India v  Afghanistan
As of 14 January 2024
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Holkar Cricket Stadium is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is owned and operated by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and serves as its headquarter. It is the home ground of Madhya Pradesh cricket team as well as MP women's team.[1]

It was formerly known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground. In 2010, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association renamed it after the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire that ruled Indore State.[2] Holkar stadium's ground is very small, its square boundaries are only 56 meters long.[3][4] in 2006 it hosted its first One Day International, since then it regularly hosts International matches.[1]

Indore city has another cricket stadium, Nehru Stadium which was used for International matches until 31 March 2001.[5]

It has a seating capacity of around 30,000 spectators. It is equipped with flood lights for night matches.[6] Virender Sehwag recorded the third highest ODI score of 219 at this ground.[7] Gwalior's Captain Roop Singh Stadium, another international stadium in Madhya Pradesh, is a bit smaller in capacity than Indore's Holkar Cricket Stadium.[8]

The ground stages the majority of Madhya Pradesh cricket team's home matches in the Ranji Trophy. On 8 October 2016, It hosted its first ever Test match when India played against New Zealand. It became the twenty-second test venue in India.


The credit for giving land for the stadium goes to the Holkar's of the Maratha Confederacy. The ruling Maratha family of Indore State encouraged and pioneered cricket in this part of the country. Holkar cricket team appeared in ten Ranji Trophy season's, reaching the final eight times and winning the title four times.[citation needed]

It is on the some part of this ground that an older stadium was present where the Holkar's cricket team won its three Ranji Trophy titles, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In this sense, some part of this stadium has seen greats like C.K. Nayudu and Mushtaq Ali playing for Ranji Trophy.

The stadium has hosted a total of 7 ODIs (2006, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2017, January 2023 and September 2023), 3 Tests (2016, 2019 and 2023) and 4 T20Is (2017, 2020, 2022 and 2024[9]). Apart from these the venue has witnessed a total of 9 IPL matches.[10] Since the stadium's inauguration, Team India had a 100% winning record until 4 October 2022, losing to South Africa by 49 runs in a T20I match during the South Africa Tour of India in 2022.[1]

The first match was staged on 15 April 2006, India successfully chased 289 to complete a 5–0 series win on England in what was a dead rubber. Its second international match came two and a half years later when England next toured, India again winning. The rest three ODIs were against West Indies, South Africa and Australia.

The Stadium hosted its first ever IPL match on 13 May 2011. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi is the home venue for the Indian Premier League team Kochi Tuskers Kerala and officially hosted 5 home-matches of the franchise. The remaining 2 home matches were played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. In 2017, Kings XI Punjab selected the Holkar stadium as one of their home grounds for three IPL matches.

Virender Sehwag made the highest runs in a limited over innings of cricket 219 here on 8 December 2011 against West Indies, which was later broken by Rohit Sharma.

In November 2015, the stadium was selected to be one of the six new Test venues along with Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium and Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in India.[11]

Holkar Stadium hosted its first Test match in October 2016 when New Zealand cricket team toured India.[12] India defeated New Zealand by 321 runs on the fourth day to complete a 3–0 series whitewash. The second Test match was played between India and Bangladesh in 2019.[10]

The Stadium was selected to host the final of the 2016-17 edition of the Ranji Trophy from 10 January 2017.[13]

Stadium hosted 2 international matches in 2017, One Day International between Indian Cricket Team & Australian Cricket Team was played on 24 September 2017 whereas T20 International between Indian Cricket Team & Sri Lanka Cricket Team was played in December 2017.[14] In this T20I match Rohit Sharma scored his 2nd T20I century. He scored 118 runs from 43 balls[15]

Names of places in stadium

In 2011, a committee was formed to decide the naming of Pavilion, Dressing Rooms and Stands/Galleries around the stadium. This committee had Surya Prakash Chaturvedi as the chairman. As per the recommendations of the committee following landmarks have been named :

List of international matches

Test Matches

No. Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date Scorecard
1  India  New Zealand  India 321 runs 8–11 October 2016


2  Bangladesh  India  India Innings & 130 runs 14–16 November 2019 Scorecard
3  Australia  India  Australia 9 wickets 1–3 March 2023 Scorecard

One-day Internationals

No. Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date Scorecard Notes
1  England  India  India 7 wickets 15 April 2006 Scorecard
2  India  England  India 54 runs 17 November 2008 Scorecard
3  India  West Indies  India 153 runs 8 December 2011 Scorecard India's highest total till date in ODI
4  India  South Africa  India 22 runs 14 October 2015 Scorecard
5  Australia  India  India 5 wickets 24 September 2017 Scorecard
6  India  New Zealand  India 90 runs 24 January 2023 Scorecard
7  India  Australia  India 99 runs (DLS Method) 24 September 2023 Scorecard India's second highest score in this stadium.

India's highest runs against Australia.

Twenty20 Internationals

No. Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Date Scorecard Notes
1  India  Sri Lanka  India 88 runs 22 December 2017 Scorecard India's highest total till date in T20I
2  Sri Lanka  India  India 7 wickets 7 January 2020 Scorecard
3  South Africa  India  South Africa 49 runs 4 October 2022 Scorecard
4  India  Afghanistan TBD TBD 14 January 2024 Scorecard

List of international centuries


  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Edgbaston.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to the player's team result

Test Centuries

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 211 Virat Kohli  India 366 1  New Zealand 8–11 October 2016 Won[19]
2 188 Ajinkya Rahane  India 381 1  New Zealand 8–11 October 2016 Won[19]
3 101* Cheteshwar Pujara  India 148 3  New Zealand 8–11 October 2016 Won[19]
4 243 Mayank Agarwal  India 330 2  Bangladesh 14–16 November 2019 Won[20]

One Day Internationals

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 118 Yuvraj Singh  India 122 1  England 17 November 2008 Won[21]
2 219 Virender Sehwag  India 149 1  West Indies 8 December 2011 Won[22]
3 124 Aaron Finch  Australia 125 1  India 24 September 2017 Lost[23]
4 101 Rohit Sharma  India 85 1  New Zealand 24 January 2023 Won[24]
5 112 Shubman Gill  India 78 1  New Zealand 24 January 2023 Won[24]
6 138 Devon Conway  New Zealand 100 1  India 24 January 2023 Lost[24]
7 105 Shreyas Iyer  India 90 1  Australia 24 September 2023 Won[25]
8 104 Shubman Gill  India 97 1  Australia 24 September 2023 Won[25]

Twenty20 Internationals

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 118 Rohit Sharma  India 43 1  Sri Lanka 22 December 2017 Won[26]
2 100* Rilee Rossouw  South Africa 48 1  India 4 October 2022 Won[27]

List of five wicket hauls


Five-wicket hauls in Men's Test matches at Holkar Stadium[28]
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 Ravichandran Ashwin 8 October 2016  India  New Zealand 2 27.2 81 6 India won[19]
2 Ravichandran Ashwin 8 October 2016  India  New Zealand 4 13.5 59 7 India won[19]
3 Matthew Kuhnemann 1 March 2023  Australia  India 1 9 16 5 Australia won[29]
4 Nathan Lyon 1 March 2023  Australia  India 3 23.3 64 8 Australia won[29]

One Day Internationals

Five-wicket hauls in Men's ODI matches at Holkar Stadium[30]
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 S. Sreesanth 15 April 2006  India  England 1 10 55 6 India won[31]

See also


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  2. ^ "Usha Raje is now Holkar cricket stadium". Dainik Bhaskar Online Edition, dated 2010-08-23. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  3. ^ "India Vs Australia 2nd ODI: Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Stats & Record". My Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  4. ^ "India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Indore Holkar Stadium Pitch Report, Weather Forecast". Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  5. ^ "Nehru Stadium. India. Cricket Grounds". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Maharani Usha Raje Cricket Stadium in Indore". Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Virender Sehwag scores a double century, breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record". Cricket Country. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar's knock was slightly better, says MPCA curator : Cricket, News - India Today". 10 December 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  9. ^ (14 January 2024). "Gulbadin Naib Qucik 57 Runs In 2nd T20I Against India, Who Is Gulbadin Naib?". Retrieved 16 January 2024.
  10. ^ a b "Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association". Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  11. ^ BCCI revamps selection committee, announces new Test centres
  12. ^ BCCI ushers in big home season: 13 Tests, six new venues
  13. ^ "Indore to host Ranji Trophy final". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Kolkata, Delhi, Nagpur to host Sri Lanka Tests, Guwahati gets Australia T20I". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Rohit Sharma slams joint fastest T20I century off 35 balls". India Today. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  16. ^ "'This is the most energetic Test crowd I have ever seen anywhere in the world'". 12 October 2016.
  17. ^ "The guy who keeps Hindi commentary alive in cricket". ReDiff. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Naming 'SUSHIL DOSHI COMMENTATORS BOX'". YouTube video. MPCA Exclusive. 19 February 2013. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
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  22. ^ "4th ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Indore, Dec 8 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  23. ^ "3rd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of India at Indore, Sep 24 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  24. ^ a b c "3rd ODI (D/N), Indore, January 24, 2023, New Zealand tour of India". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  25. ^ a b "2rd ODI (D/N), Indore, September 24, 2023, Australia tour of India". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  26. ^ "2nd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India at Indore, Dec 22 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  27. ^ "IND vs SA: Rossouw ने ठोका तूफानी शतक, कूटे 8 छक्के तो रोहित ने जोड़ लिए हाथ, देखें VIDEO". Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  28. ^ "Bowling records. Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  29. ^ a b "3rd Test, Indore, March 1-3, 2023, Australia tour of India". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2023.
  30. ^ "Bowling records. Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  31. ^ "7th ODI, England tour of India at Indore, Apr 15 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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