Arun Jaitley Stadium or the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, located in the heart of New Delhi, India, is a renowned cricketing venue steeped in history and excitement. Established in 1883, it is the second-oldest international cricket stadium in India. It is operated by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). This stadium was renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2019. It can accommodate 40,000 spectators in a match.

Quick Info

Learn about the capacity, home team, and other important information about the Arun Jaitely stadium. 

Known as Arun Jaitley Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
Established in 1883
Association Name  Delhi and District Cricket Association
Capacity 40,000
Home Team Indian National Team, Delhi Capitals, Delhi State Cricket Team
Ends Pavilion End and Stadium End
Boundary Size 68 m on average for straight boundaries
65 m on average for square boundaries
Time Zone  UTC/GMT +5:30 hours
Places to Stay Hotels near Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
Hotels near Arun Jaitely Stadium

Venue History

It was earlier named Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after the Kotla fort in Delhi. In 2019, it was renamed after the former finance minister of India, Arun Jaitley.

  • The first match was played in 1948 between India and West Indies.
  • In 2017, DDCA named four stands after the former Indian Cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi, Gautam Gambhir, and Mohinder Amarnath.
  • ICC banned this stadium in 2009 for 12 months because of unfit pitch conditions to host a match.

Unique Features of Arun Jaitely Stadium

Some of the unique features of Arun Jaitely Stadium are

  • Second oldest cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • Boundary dimensions are 60m X 54m
  • Spinner’s pitch in the starting overs and Pacer’s pitch in the end overs
  • The stadium has 3 air-conditioned boxes

Arun Jaitley Stadium in History of Cricket

  • Sunil Gavaskar hit his 29th test century in 1983, putting him on equal terms with Don Bradman.
  • Anil Kumble became only the second player to take 10 wickets in an inning in 1999 against Pakistan. 
  • In 2005, Sachin Tendulkar hit his 35th test hundred, breaking the record of 34 test hundreds by Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Dilip Vengsarkar has scored the maximum runs in this stadium with 671 runs.
  • In 2017, Virat Kohli scored the highest individual score on this ground with 243 runs.

ICC World Cup 2023 Matches in Arun Jaitley Stadium

Here is the information about the scheduled World Cup 2023 matches in the Arun Jaitley Stadium. 






7 October 2023


South Africa vs Sri Lanka

2:00 PM

11 October 2023


India vs Afghanistan

2:00 PM

14 October 2023


England vs Afghanistan

2:00 PM

25 October 2023


Australia vs Netherlands

2:00 PM

06 November 2023


Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

2:00 PM

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ICC World Cup Tickets

Arun Jaitley Stadium will host five exciting matches in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament. Here are some details for the tickets:

  • Ticket Prices: 1000 to 20,000 (it may vary; depending upon the match)
  • Ticket Categories:
    • East Stand Second Floor: 1000- 2500 approx
    • East Stand First Floor: 3000 approx
    • East Stand Ground Floor: 5000 approx
    • Hill A: 12,000 approx
    • VIP Box: 16,000 approx
    • West Side Corporate Box: 20,000 approx
  • Platforms for Purchasing Tickets: Bookmyshow, Paytm Insider, ICC official website, and Ticket counter at the stadium

How to Book ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets for Arun Jaitley Stadium

You can book the tickets online by following these steps:

Step 1: Open the Book My Show app or go to the website. Register yourself on the app.

Step 2: Click on the cricket matches or ICC World Cup 2023 option.

Step 3: You will see the list of all the matches for the tournament on the screen.

Step 4: There are sorting options according to the venues, matches, and teams.

Step 5: Select the match you want to book tickets for and the number of tickets.

Step 6: Select the category of the ticket like stands, or VIP boxes, etc. and click the “Book” button.

Step 7: If there is a waiting for the tickets, then you will redirected to a queue to wait. You will receive your tickets on the app and e-mail after the confirmation.

Cricket Statistics of Arun Jaitley Stadium

Read about the various statistics associated with Arun Jaitley Stadium. We have covered the statistics of ODI, Test, and T20 matches held over the years. 


Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Average 3rd Inns scores


Average 4th Inns scores


Highest total recorded

644/8 (214 Ov) by WI vs IND

Lowest total recorded

75/10 (30.5 Ov) by IND vs WI


Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Highest total recorded

330/8 (50 Ov) by WI vs NED

Lowest total recorded

99/10 (27.1 Ov) by RSA vs IND

Highest score chased

281/4 (40.5 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest score defended

174/7 (50 Ov) by NZW vs INDW


Total matches


Matches won batting first


Matches won bowling first


Average 1st Inns scores


Average 2nd Inns scores


Highest total recorded

212/3 (19.1 Ov) by RSA vs IND

Lowest total recorded

120/10 (19.3 Ov) by SL vs RSA

Highest score chased

212/3 (19.1 Ov) by RSA vs IND

Lowest score defended

96/7 (20 Ov) by INDW vs PAKW

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Q. Is Arun Jaitely Stadium bowling or batting pitch?

A. Arun Jaitely Stadium has a neutral pitch that helps both bowlers and batsmen depending upon the time of the day and innings.

Q. What is the seating capacity of Arun Jaitely Stadium?

A. The seating capacity of Arun Jaitely Stadium is around 40,000.

Q. What is the highest score in Arun Jaitely Stadium Chase?

A. The highest score that has been chased in Arun Jaitely Stadium is ODI- 281/4 (40.5 Ov) by IND vs SL and in T20 – 212/3 (19.1 Ov) by RSA vs IND.

Q. Which is the biggest stadium in India?

A. Currently, Narendra Modi Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in India.

Q. Who is the best bowler in Arun Jaitely Stadium?

A. Indian player Amit Mishra holds the record for the most wickets taken at this stadium with 58 wickets.

Q. What is the lowest score in Arun Jaitely Stadium T20?

A. The lowest score in T20 in Arun Jaitley Stadium is 120/10 (19.3 Ov) by SL vs RSA.

Q. What is the lowest total in Arun Jaitely Stadium?

A. The lowest total recorded is Test- 75/10 (30.5 Ov) by IND vs WI. In ODI – 99/10 (27.1 Ov) by RSA vs IND, and in T20 – 120/10 (19.3 Ov) by SL vs RSA.

Q. What is the highest score in T20 history?

A. Afghanistan recorded the highest score in T20 when they totalled 278/3 against Ireland in February 2019. 

Q. Who is the best batsman at Arun Jaitely Stadium in IPL?

A. Dilip Vengsarkar scored the most runs in Tests at the Arun Jaitely Stadium with 671 runs.

Q. Is Arun Jaitely Stadium air-conditioned?

A. The arena has 3 air-conditioned stands; 2 stands are corporate stands.

Q. Where is the smallest stadium in India?

A. Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is the smallest International cricket stadium in India. The straight boundary is 60 meters and the square boundary is 56 meters.