Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium is a state-of-the-art cricket stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Famously known as Ekana Stadium, it has a hosting capacity of 50,000 spectators. It was renamed after the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Quick Info about Ekana Stadium

Learn about the capacity, home team, and other important information about BRSABV Ekana Stadium. 

Known as Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium and Ekana Stadium
Established in 2017
Association Name  Ekana Sportz City
Capacity 50,000
Home Team Indian National Team, Lucknow Super Giants, Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team
Ends North End and South End
Boundary Size 70 m on average for straight boundaries
65 m on average for square boundaries
Time Zone UTC/GMT +5:30 hours
Places to Stay Hotels in Lucknow

Venue History

BRSABV Ekana Stadium is a joint venture between Lucknow Development Authority and Ekana Sportz City.

  • It was previously named Ekana Stadium, where Ekana means ‘Unity’ in Sanskrit.
  • In 2018, it became the 52nd cricket stadium in India to host an international cricket match.
  • In 2019, BCCI provided this venue as a home stadium to the Afghanistan Cricket Board for one year.

Unique Features of BRSABV Ekana Stadium

Some of the unique features of BRSABV Ekana Stadium are:

  • The stadium has the longest straight boundaries in India.
  • The stadium has VIP/VVIP lounges and 32 corporate boxes. 
  • This stadium is equipped with all the modern facilities like dressing rooms, ice baths, gym, and practice grounds.

BRSABV Ekana Stadium in the History of Cricket

  • In 2018, Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to score 4 centuries in T20 matches.
  • Afghanistan hosted their home match against West Indies in 2019.
  • This stadium hosted 7 home matches for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023.

ICC World Cup 2023 Matches in BRSABV Ekana Stadium

Here is the information about the scheduled World Cup 2023 matches in BRSABV Ekana Stadium. 

Date Match Day
October 13 Australia vs South Africa Friday
October 16 Australia vs Sri Lanka Monday
October 21 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Saturday
October 29 India vs England Sunday
November 3 Netherlands vs Afghanistan Friday

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ICC World Cup Tickets

BRSABV Ekana Stadium in Lucknow will host five matches in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament. Here are some details for the tickets:

  • Ticket Prices: 1000 to 15,000 ( it may vary; depending upon the match)
  • Ticket Categories:
    • East Stand Second Floor: 1000 approx.
    • East Stand First Floor: 1500 approx.
    • East Stand Ground Floor: 4000 approx.
    • Hill A: 7000 approx.
    • West Side Corporate Box: 13,000 approx.
    • VIP Box: 15,000 approx.
  • Platform for Purchasing Tickets: Bookmyshow, Paytm Insider, ICC official website, and Ticket counter at the stadium

How to Book ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets for BRSABV Ekana 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 Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

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

Test Matches

Total matches 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 187
Average 2nd Inns scores 277
Average 3rd Inns scores 120
Average 4th Inns scores 33
Highest total recorded 277/10 (83.3 Ov) by WI vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 120/10 (43.1 Ov) by AFG vs WI

ODI Matches

Total matches 9
Matches won batting first 2
Matches won bowling first 7
Average 1st Inns scores 219
Average 2nd Inns scores 212
Highest total recorded 269/3 (48.4 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
Lowest total recorded 157/10 (41 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
Highest score chased 269/3 (48.4 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
Lowest score defended 248/5 (50 Ov) by INDW vs RSAW

T20 Matches

Total matches 9
Matches won batting first 5
Matches won bowling first 4
Average 1st Inns scores 151
Average 2nd Inns scores 126
Highest total recorded 199/2 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL
Highest score chased 159/4 (20 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
Lowest score defended 156/8 (20 Ov) by AFG vs WI

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Q. Is BRSABV Ekana Stadium a bowling or batting pitch?

A. BRSABV Ekana Stadium pitch assists spin bowlers with the swing and turns.

Q. What is the seating capacity of BRSABV Ekana Stadium?

A. The seating capacity of BRSABV Ekana Stadium is 50,000.

Q. What is the highest score in BRSABV Ekana Stadium Chase?

A. The highest score chased in BRSABV Ekana Stadium is ODI- 269/3 (48.4 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW and in T20- 159/4 (20 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW.

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 BRSABV Ekana Stadium?

A. West Indian player Karim Janat holds the record for the most wickets taken at this stadium with 8 wickets.

Q. What is the lowest total in BRSABV Ekana Stadium?

A. The lowest total recorded is Test- 120/10 (43.1 Ov) by AFG vs WI. In ODI -157/10 (41 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW, and in T20 – 99/10 by NZ vs IND.

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 BRSABV Ekana Stadium in IPL?

A. S.D. Hope scored the most runs at BRSABV Ekana Stadium with 229 runs.

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.