History of the development of the Barabati Stadium

Barabati Stadium in Cuttack only hosted the third International Day in the country, in January 1982, when India defeated England with five goals to lift the series 2-1. In the first Test match here, five seasons later, the Sri Lankans were greeted with an unprepared wicket that gave a very unexpected bounce. Dilip Vengsarkar, who was then at the peak of his most troublesome career, scored his highest Test score 166, fourth century in eight Tests, when there were no other batsmen on either side crossing 60. The people of Lanka rolled twice when India won the innings and 67 wins. Kapil Dev pocketed his 300 Test victim, batting Rumesh Ratnayake with a ball that failed to sit.

The only other Test match here, against New Zealand in 1995-1996, was severely affected by the rain, giving less than 180 overs playing time. Narendra Hirwani, on a comeback trip, took 6 for 59 in the New Zealand innings, the best bowling figure here.

Although this is no longer one of the regular Test venues, it still enjoys the status of an international venue and regularly hosts One-Day International. India has won one of the two Test matches played here, and has an 11-4 win-loss record in ODI.

The Barabati stadium is one of the oldest reasons in India, having hosted several tour teams – including MCC, the West Indies team, and Australia – before hosting its first international match, he only hosted an international match one third day. in this country, in January 1982, when India put it in England with five goals to lift the series 2-1. It hosted the Test match the first time five years later in which India played host to Sri Lanka. Although this is not one of the regular Test spots anymore, she continues to enjoy the status of international venues and regularly hosts One-Day Internationals, she also hosts the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.