ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report, ODI Records & Stats:The historic Narendra Modi Stadium is undergoing its last round of renovations in preparation for hosting the ICC World Cup 2023. This Ahmedabad venue is not only set to host the opening match but also the grand final, in addition to other significant games during the 48-game event in India. With just a few nights left before the start of the ICC World Cup 2023, this article will provide an insight into the Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report for the tournament, along with ODI Records & Stats.
WC 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Overview
|Stadium Name||Narendra Modi Stadium|
|Previously Known||Motera Cricket Stadium,|
|Governing Body||Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA)|
|Ends||Adani Pavilion End, Reliance End|
|Field size||160 m X 140 m|
|International Games||15 Tests, 26 ODIs and 7 T20Is|
The world’s largest cricket stadium, with a capacity exceeding 100,000 spectators, is all set to host the opening clash of the ICC World Cup 2023 between England and New Zealand on October 5. This match will mark the beginning of this grand event, which will culminate with the final on November 19.
In total, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will be the venue for five games during the World Cup 2023. These crucial matches include the highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan encounter on October 14, England vs. Australia on November 4, and South Africa vs. Afghanistan on November 10.
While the stadium has previously hosted three World Cup matches – one in 1999 and three during the 2011 World Cup – it will make history by hosting its maiden World Cup game on October 5 following its recent revamp.
Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report for World Cup 2023
The Narendra Modi Stadium boasts six black soil pitches and five red soil pitches, which can be alternated by the curators. The red soil pitches offer more support to the seamers, while the black soil ones still provide decent conditions for bowlers, especially with good bounce. As the game progresses, the surface tends to slow down, making it favorable for spinners.
Batsmen have generally found the surface to be quite supportive. While the initial overs may pose a challenge, once a batsman settles in, it becomes akin to a batting paradise. The ICC World Cup 2023 matches are scheduled as day-night fixtures, introducing the dew factor, which is expected to enhance batting conditions further in the second innings.
Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad World Cup 2023 Matches Schedule
Details of all matches to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the ICC World Cup 2023:
|Date||Day||Match Details||Time (IST)|
|05 October||Thursday||England vs New Zealand||2:00 PM|
|14 October||Saturday||India vs Pakistan||2:00 PM|
|04 November||Saturday||England vs Australia||2:00 PM|
|10 November||Friday||South Africa vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM|
|19 November||Sunday||FINAL||2:00 PM|
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad ODI Records & Stats
|Total ODIs hosted||26|
|Avg 1st Innings Total||242|
|Won Batting 1st||14|
|Won Batting 2nd||12|
|Neutral Teams won||08|
|Highest Total||365/2 by RSA vs IND in 2010|
|Lowest Total||85/10 by ZIM vs WI in 2006|
|Highest Successful Chase||(IND) 325/5 in 47.4 overs vs WI in 2002|
|Lowest Total Defended||(WI) 196/10 vs IND in 1988|
|Highest Individual Score||(IND) Sourav Ganguly – 144 (152) vs ZIM in 2000|
|Best Bowling Figures||(IND) Prasidh Krishna – 4/12 in 9 overs vs WI in 2022|
|Most Runs||(IND) Rahul Dravid – 342 Runs in 5 Innings|
|Most Runs (Among Active Players)||(IND) Rohit Sharma – 221 Runs in 5 Innings|
|Most Wickets||(IND) Kapil Dev – 10 wickets in 6 games|
|Most Wickets (among active players)||(IND) Prasidh Krishna – 09 Wickets in 3 matches|
Narendra Modi Stadium World Cup Records
- Matches: 4
- Won Batting First: 2
- Won Chasing: 2