The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium is a world-class cricket stadium located in the city of Nava Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
Inaugurated in 2008, the Raipur cricket stadium is named after Veer Narayan Singh Binjhwar, a landlord from Sonakhan who spearheaded the 1857 war of Indian independence in Chhattisgarh.
Also known as Nava Raipur International Cricket Stadium, the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium is the fifth-largest largest cricket stadium in the world.
The state-of-the-art cricket stadium has a seating capacity of 65,000 and is the third largest cricket stadium in India after Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium and Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It also has the longest boundaries in Asia with an average boundary size of 80 meters.
The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium staged its first international match, a One-Day International (ODI) game between hosts India and New Zealand in January 2023. The Rohit Sharma-led India won the match by eight wickets.
Earlier in 2013, the stadium was announced as the second home venue for the Delhi-based franchise in the Indian T20 League. It also staged a few Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy games in 2018.
Let’s have a look at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium T20 records and stats:
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium T20 records and stats
Highest team total
Northern Districts hold the record for the highest team total at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in T20 cricket. During a Group B clash in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2014, Northern Districts posted 206/5 in their allotted 20 overs against Cape Cobras in Raipur. Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 49-ball 101 and Anton Devcich’s 67 off 46 balls helped Northern Districts register a huge total on the board. In reply, Cape Cobras were 44/2 in 7.2 overs before rain played spoilsport. Northern Districts won by the rain-curtailed game by 33 runs (D/L method).
Lowest team total
Northern Districts registered the lowest team total at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in T20 format in 2014. Chasing 179, the Daniel Flynn-led Northern Districts were bowled out for 92 in 16.4 overs against Hobart Hurricanes during a Group B clash in the Champions League Twenty20. Scott Styris was the top-scorer for Northern Districts with 37 off 27 balls. For Hobart Hurricanes, Ben Hilfenhaus and Doug Bollinger picked three wickets each. Earlier, Aiden Blizzard scored 62 off 43 balls to power the Hurricanes to 178/3 in their 20 overs. The Hurricanes won the match by 86 runs.
New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson has scored the most runs at this venue in T20I cricket. The right-handed batter amassed 223 runs in five T20 matches at an average of 55.75 and a strike rate of 159.28. Williamson slammed one hundred and two fifties in the five Champions League Twenty20 games played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.
Vidarbha’s Ravikumar Thakur has the most wickets at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in T20 format. The left-arm medium-pacer scalped 11 wickets in five T20 games at an average of 12.09 and an economy of 7.82 at this venue in 2018. Railways’ Amit Mishra features second on the list with 10 wickets in five matches.
Highest individual score
Kane Williamson holds the record for the highest individual score at this ground in T20 cricket. While opening the batting for Northern Districts, Kane Williamson smashed an unbeaten 101 off just 49 balls against Cape Cobras during a group match in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2014. Williamson’s scintillating knock was laced with eight fours and five sixes.
Best bowling figures
Uttar Pradesh cricketer Amit Mishra registered the best bowling figures at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in cricket’s shortest format. The right-arm pacer recorded impressive figures of 3-0-10-4 to help Uttar Pradesh defend 137 against Vidarbha in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game in 2018. Mishra took the wickets of Akshay Wadkar, Ganesh Satish, Karn Sharma and Rajneesh Gurbani to restrict Vidarbha to 131/8 in their 20 overs and guide his side to a six-run victory.
Northern Districts’ Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich hold the record for the highest partnership at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in the T20 format. Williamson and Devcich forged a 140-run stand for the opening wicket against Cape Cobras in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2014. While Devcich scored 67, Williamson remained unbeaten on 101. Northern Districts won the T20 match by 33 runs (D/L method) in Raipur.
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