The Holkar Cricket Stadium is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and was earlier known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground. However, it was renamed to Holkar Cricket Stadium after the Holkar dynasty that ruled Indore. It is a world class stadium which has a seating capacity of 30,000, is equipped with floodights and has one of the best draining facility in India. Holkar Cricket Ground is the same stadium where Virender Sehwag smashed the West Indies attack to score a brilliant knock of 219 in 2011. The stadium also hosts Madhya Pradesh's Ranji Trophy matches and Duleep Trophy games. The short boundaries and even bounce make the wicket at the Holkar Stadium a batting friendly track. The stadium is the 22nd venue to host a Test match in the country when India played New Zealand in 2016. The ends of the stadium were named after Col. CK Nayudu, who was India's first Test captain and Capt. Mushtaq Ali, the first Asian batsman to score a century. Similarly, the dressing rooms, press box and stadium gates are too named after famous cricketing personalities.
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End names: Col. CK Nayudu End, Capt. Mushtaq Ali End