|First Test||India v West Indies, 10-14, Nov 1948|
|Last Test||India v South Africa, 03-07, Dec 2015|
|First ODI||India v Sri Lanka, 15-Sep-1982|
|Last ODI||India v New Zealand, 20-Oct-2016|
|First T20I||England v Afghanistan, 23-Mar-2016|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v England, 30-Mar-2016|
Founded in 1883, Feroz Shah Kotla is the second oldest international cricket stadium still running in India, the first being Kolkata's Eden Gardens. Turned up in New Delhi, the stadium is the home ground of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. It staged its first Test in the 1948-49 season
With a capacitance of 40,000 spectators, the stadium is famed for its cauldron-like ambiance. The stadium has been Indian national team's most successful Test ground with just six losses out of 24 games at Kotla (till 1st Oct, 2015).
How does the pitch play?
The pitch was deemed unfit and dangerous after instances of atrocious uneven bounce off the pitch. Sri Lanka was 83 for 5 when the match officials decided that the game couldn't be extended further, owing to players' safety.
Along with the match referee's report on the game, the stadium was in peril of getting cast out for a period of 1-2 years. A ban of more than 14 months would have visited the stadium lose out on hosting any games during the 2011 World Cup. Nevertheless, the ICC decided to banish it for only 12 months, paving the way for Kotla to go through with staging its four World Cup games, including India's game against the Netherlands.