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IPL 2018 Match Venue Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Know more about Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad History, ODI, T20I, Test Cricket, IPL Match Records, Upcoming Event an Pitch Report at IndiaTV Sports.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, Hyderabad [ Updated: April 16, 2018 18:44 IST ]

IPL 2018 Venue, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: A general view of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

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The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is the major cricket stadium in Hyderabad is home to Hyderabad Cricket Association and Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The stadium was opened in 2004 and has a capacity of close to 60,000. The stadium was proposed by HCA after it had limited access to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, which belonged to the Sport Authority of Telangana State. The proposal was accepted by the then chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu. The stadium was built by Visaka Industries Ltd after it won the bid with an amount of Rs 65,00,00,000. Later on, it was decided that the stadium will be named after former India Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium hosted its first match in 2005 - an ODI match between India and South Africa. It is spread across 16 acres and has six towers of flood lights. The pitch is considered as a good batting track with assistance to spinners.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Facts:

Opened: 2004

Capacity: 60,000
Floodlights: Yes
End names: Pavilion End and North End (V.V.S. Laxman end)

IPL 2018 Matches to be held in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
Date: April 9, Monday
Time: 8 PM
Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets 

Match 2: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians
Date: April 12, Thursday
Time: 8 PM
Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 1 wicket

Match 3: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings
Date: April 22, Sunday
Time: 4 PM
Result:

Match 4: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab
Date: April 26, Thursday
Time: 8 PM
Result:

Match 5: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils
Date: May 5, Saturday
Time: 8 PM
Result:

Match 6: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date: May 7, Monday
Time: 8 PM
Result:

Match 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date: May 19, Saturday
Time: 8 PM
Result: 

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