The Barabati Stadium is a cricket venue in the east Indian city of Cuttack, Orissa. It is home ground of Orissa cricket team and is operated by Orissa Cricket Association.The Barabati Stadium is one of the older grounds in India, having hosted several touring sides-including the MCC, the West Indies team and the Australians - before it hosted its first international match. It is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for One Day Internationals (ODI) matches. Football is also played here.
History And Development:
The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack hosted only the third One Day International in this country, in January 1982, when India beat England by five wickets to lift the series 2-1. In the first Test match here five seasons later, the Sri Lankans were greeted with an underprepared wicket affording vastly unpredictable bounce. Dilip Vengsarkar, then at the most dizzying heights of his career, made his highest Test score of 166, his fourth century in eight Tests, when no other batsman on either side crossed 60. The Lankans were rolled over twice as India seized an innings and 67-run victory. Kapil Dev bagged his 300th Test victim, bowling Rumesh Ratnayake with a ball that failed to sit up.
Though it isn’t one of the regular Test venues anymore, it continues to enjoy the status of international venue and hosts One-Day Internationals regularly. India have won one of the two Test matches played here, and have a 9-4 win-loss record in ODIs.
The Barabati Stadium is an adopted home venue for the Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers. It hosted two of the seven home games of Deccan Chargers during the 2010 season of the Indian Premier League. Chargers Came out with thumping victories in both matches. Andrew Symonds was judged Man of the Match on both occasions.This is the only international standard cricket stadium in Odisha.
Cricket World Cup
This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup in 1987 and 1996.
Santosh Trophy 2012
This stadium was the main venue of the 2012 Santosh Trophy football tournament which was won by Services.